ECSU NoticesEmma NoticesExternal Notices
Open Meeting about Ethical Investment in Emma
Thursday 6th March, 7pm in the MCR (Queen's Building)
Concerned about where Emma is investing its £100 million endowment? Don't want to see the money being invested in companies that jeopardise environmental security, encourage human rights abuses and labour exploitation, and perpetuate conflicts?Do you want to join and shape the discussion about ethical investment in college?
Then come to the joint ECSU/MCR open meeting. All students studying in Emma are invited.
We'll briefly go through Emma's investments and how it all works, then we'll have an open discussion about what should be done, and how we could go about doing it. It's straight after dinner, and promises to be fun and valuable, so please come along!
Cambridge Hub Night and Sleep Out at The Cambridge Union- Sunday 9th March
On Sunday 9th March Cambridge Hub and The Cambridge Union Society are putting on an an exciting evening to raise money for, and awareness about, homelessness in Cambridge. There will be an all night bar, live music, DJ sets, spoken word poetry,comedy, a film, a panel discussion on homelessness, and much more!
An all night sleep out will be run at the same time, from 10 p.m., outside the Union.
See here for more details on both:
HUB NIGHT EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/252181518296904/?fref=ts
SLEEP OUT: https://www.facebook.com/events/587598827982420/?fref=ts
Tickets to the Union event are £5 and the money will go to the valuable causes of:
Jimmy's Night Shelter, Cambridge Cyrenians and Cambridge Hub.
A £4 contribution to the sleep out will be split between Wintercomfort and Cambridge Hub.
We want to get as many students to both of these as possible. Could you circulate the message above in any internal college bulletins, relevant college groups etc?
We'd really appreciate your help and hope to see many of you there! Thanks ever so much.
Polyglossia Magazine Launch Party!
LANGUAGE IS POWER.
I hope you are all getting very excited about the event of the year - the Polyglossia Magazine launch party THIS MONDAY (3rd) at Emma Old Library. FREE FOOD AND DRINK, BANDS, A GREAT SPEAKER and, of course, a chance to get your hands of THE MAGAZINE.
Here is a little taster from our editors to whet your appetite:
"Language affords the power to unite people behind a given cause. Marked by protest, the past few years have shown what an effective tool it can be in bringing about social and political change. Yet, we cannot overlook the fact that anything so powerful can also be destructive and repressive. In the 9th edition of the Polyglossia journal, we consider the wide potential of language from a variety of angles. ?The more ludicrous the traditions became, the more I was drawn into them?. Come along to find out more."
There will be food and drinks to accompany the musical stylings of Daughters of Delamere and Wuthering Wuthering.
There will also be a brief and interesting talk from ESL Languages by the Regional Sales Director, about the language courses they offer, because at the end of the day, everyone loves to travel, and there are so many benefits to traveling when you know the language.
Entry will be FREE.
This is also your chance to come and chat to some of our committee members about being on the committee next year!
3rd March @ Old Library at Emma, from 7:30
Hope to see you there!
Secretary, Polyglossia Society,
Sponsored by Ernst and Young, Hogan Lovells and JP Morgan
Dear The Emmanuel College Student Body,
My name is Jeremy Brown, I am the co-founder of the charitable organisation, Chalkboard Kenya. Last year we took thirteen volunteers to Kenya on a life-changing experience. One year on and we are looking to expand our team and our social-impact.
Chalkboard Kenya is looking for six inspirational individuals who are interested in education. Teaching either:
- Physical Education
The placements would suit individuals interested in education after university and would like to gain meaningful teaching experience.
The successful applicants will be teaching between 20 to 25 lessons per week (subject depending) to some of the most inspirational children in the world. They will be able to gain huge amounts of experience developing the curriculum and their own style of teaching. The primary school has a large age range of children, from nursery through to year eight.
We firmly believe that there should be more creativity in education, however implementing this is difficult. Part of our mission in Kenya is to develop teaching through Design Thinking embedded in personalised education through a cross-curricular creative approach.
The school is based in Busia, Kenya, at Mama Orphans Children?s Home. The school has a serious lack of teachers and resources, which is where Chalkboard Kenya steps in. Providing six teachers (all of whom specialise in their own subject area) for each project.
Project dates for in 2014 are:
MAY - 26th May - 4th July
JULY - 7th July - 15th August
AUGUST - 18th August - 26th September
OCTOBER - 6th October - 14 November
(these coincide with the beginning of each Kenyan school half-term)
Busia borders Uganda to the west and Lake Victoria to the south. It is an area of natural beauty with much to see and do during weekends off.
For more information, please go to http://www.chalkboardkenya.org/enquiry-form/
Co-Founder | Chalkboard Kenya
British - (+44) 7896 415 020
Kenyan - (+254) 701 662 169
Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ChalkboardKenya
Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/chalkboardkenya
Get the Blog http://www.chalkboardkenya.org/blog/
****EMMA SKI TRIP COMMITTEE 2015 - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN****
We're looking for a team of 2 - 3 people to run next year's trip. You can send in an individual application or apply as a group of 2 or 3, its up to you. You'll be in charge of picking the resort and the company to take us, publicising the trip and getting as many people on board as possible and ensuring the smooth running of the trip once we're in resort. As a reward for your work, you end up with a FREE or heavily DISCOUNTED trip (depending on the contract you negotiate). Awesome deal!
Applications are open to skiers and boarders of any level from any year, the only prerequisite is having been on the trip at least once before.
To apply, please send your answers to the following questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by FRIDAY 7TH MARCH:
1) Name, crsid, year, subject
2) Skiing/boarding experience
3) Your experience of college/university ski trips
4) Why you think Emma Ski Trip is such a good idea
5) What you would change about the trip
6) Why you think you would make a good committee member
7) Have you had any thoughts as to which company you would use and which resort you would go to?
8) Anything else we should know which makes you suitable for this job
9) Is there anyone you want to organise the trip with in college?
Any questions about the role or application, send me a message or email email@example.com
MAY WEEK: Clare Employment
To all those interested in working during May Week,
The Clare May Ball Committee have now opened up application for workers!
We will require most of the successful applicants to work half of the event. We will be offering £6.50 per hour worked and the opportunity to purchase a discounted ball ticket for the other half of the event for £80.
We also have a few Coordinator positions available. We require our supervisors to work for the whole ball and are offering £100 for their expertise.
Applications close on Wednesday 26th February after which we will be holding interviews. If you would like to be considered, please use the following link to create an account and fill in the short application form:
Personnel Clare May Ball 2014
A peek into the future of our cities; Inventing and developing for the future
How would our cities look like in 10, 20 or even 50 years from now? Will we be closer to a futuristic looking utopian paradise or a smog filled industrial dystopia? This topic will be addressed by:
? Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director of Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction and former Research Business Manager at ARUP, will explain to us what are Smart Cities and why we need it.
? Dr Andy Stanford-Clark, FBCS., IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM Master Inventor and a visiting professor at the Newcastle University, will speak about the Internet of Things and the art of interconnectivity of the future.
?Peter Guthrie (TBA) shall discuss about the human challenges faced in the future climatic situation and policies that can assist toward building future-proofing cities.
Date and time: Wednesday 5th of March, 6-8pm
Venue: Queens Building Theatre, Emmanuel College,
Join us for the first joint event between the Cambridge presence of the two of the world?s largest professional organisations: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and EWB (Engineers Without Borders).
For enquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
or visit our website: http://sites.ieee.org/sb-cuuk/ or http://www.ewb-cam.org
Image | Object | Image: New Modes of Representation is Cambridge's biggest contemporary art exhibition and cultural event of the year. Art has been gathered from all over the world from a mix of practising artists and students, with the theme exploring our relationship with images in our image saturated culture. There will be live music and drinks at the opening party, starting at 7.30pm on the 28th February, to which everyone is welcome. For more info and updates, join the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/232169140240816/. The exhibition is being held in the Judith E. Wilson studio in the English faculty - we hope to see you there! "
Careers Speed Dating Event!!!
The Careers Speed Dating Event is THIS THURSDAY 27th February in Upper Hall. There are still slots available with a wide range of successful alumni from Emmanuel, in a variety of careers including law, investment banking and the charity sector.
Sign up for slots here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Atl3Xazo7sNodDhzQ21vOHNyQS1QcmhGTnBMWXlZc1E&usp=sharing#gid=0 and visit the Facebook event for more information https://www.facebook.com/events/257959667705827/?fref=ts
It's free of charge and refreshments- including wine!!- will be provided.
The CUSU-GU elections are upon us! Hopefully you'll all have seen posters around your college and faculty over the last week or two and lots of publicity from CUSU Online on your Facebook and Twitter feeds. Here's a last reminder of the vital info you need...
Positions available are:
CUSU Education Officer
CUSU-GU Welfare & Rights Officer
CUSU Access & Funding Officer
CUSU Women's Officer
University Council Rep
NUS delegates x5
If you want to stand for any of these roles, you need to print off the nomination form here and hand it in personally at the CUSU office tomorrow Monday 24 Feb before midday: http://bit.ly/1eVN6qw
Nominations will close tomorrow at midday sharp!
There are four Hustings happening across the city next week where you can hear the candidates speak and debate. The two with largest capacity are:
Monday 24 Feb - 7pm - McCrum lecture theatre, Corpus Christi College
Saturday 1 March - 4pm - Cormack Room, University Centre Mill Lane
Look out for details of two further Hustings on Wednesday evening, one at a hill college at 7pm and another in town at 8:30pm. You can see all the elections info on the CUSU website here: http://bit.ly/1hdVYwb
On Wednesday afternoon, CUSU together with VarsiTV will be hosting a live online Q&A session with the candidates for each position. Please see the CUSU Elections website after nominations close tomorrow for the timings of the Q&A sessions and to see how you can submit your questions.
Online voting opens at midnight on 3 March and closes at 7pm on 4 March. Paper voting in colleges on the 5 March closes at 7pm.
This looks like it'll be an extremely exciting election! Get involved, engage with the candidates and on 3-5 March, VOTE!