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2015 Summer Teaching in China

IVSC is recruiting 100 volunteer teachers for summer camp projects in the idyllic southern Chinese town of Yangshuo?? as well as other locations including Shanghai, Dongguan, Pingjiang, Beijing and Changsha. Lonely Planet says of Yangshuo that "pedalling across the rice fields through Yangshuo's soaring limestone peaks is often the top experience of travellers in China," but all of these other locations have their own charms.

Programmes run in July and August 2015, exact dates are TBC. Schedules vary between the different schools but generally involve 3-8 hours of English teaching activities per day. Generally students are aged between six and sixteen, every week teachers accompany the students on outdoor summer-camp activities.

In house TEFL certification, Chinese classes, advice regarding visas, free accommodation and food are all offered. There is no programme fee of any kind, IVSC has been working with UK students since 2007. Applicants usually fundraise and apply for university travel grants to help them with the costs of flights. For more information please contact or view our website Positions are offered on a rolling basis.

BREDEX Summer teaching in Romania

BREDEX is a non-profit student-centric programme that was started in 1991 by students at the University of Oxford.

We are recruiting university students to take up voluntary summer posts teaching conversational English to locals across Romania in July and August. No prior teaching experience is required, and free accommodation is provided in university halls of residences for the duration of the 7 week courses.

It would be a fantastic opportunity for students to gain casual teaching experience, take part in a working holiday and do some independent travelling.

If you'd like to know more about the programme and to apply, please email Ridwan at


Music and Taste Study

You are invited to participate in a music and taste study taking place this coming week and the next.

The experiment takes 20 minutes, and you will be compensated with 3 for your time.

During the experiment, you will be asked to taste a variety of drinks and perform and music listening activity.

Sessions will take place in Room 412, Psychology Department,Downing Site, CB2 3EB.

If you're interested, please click on the following link and sign up to a time slot - please also include your gender after your name, for our records:

Cash and Business Mentoring on offer for Food and Drink Entrepreneurs

According to research*, 80,000 UK university students run a business while they study to achieve their degree, with a quarter planning to turn it into a career when they graduate.

Despite undeniable entrepreneurial spirit only 4% of young people go on to create a company capable of paying a wage and making a profit.

Paul Hargreaves, Founder of Cotswold Fayre said: ?The growing number of young entrepreneurs looking to start a business is a fantastic sign for the fine food industry. However, the prospect of starting a business with little or no experience can be incredibly daunting.?

To help support these young entrepreneurs into the food industry, Cotswold Fayre runs a start-up support scheme, Young Food and Drink Entrepreneur of the Year.

Now in its third year, the initiative aims to help food entrepreneurs aged between 16-25 years old who are looking for help and support with their business.

Paul adds: ?The winning entrant will receive not just monetary support but also sound business advice to help face the difficult and often unexpected challenges of setting up a new business.?

The winning applicant will be awarded 1,000 to help grow their company. On top of this, they will be invited for monthly mentor meetings with Paul Hargreaves to discuss and develop their business plan, while gaining industry insight and advice.

In addition to this support, Cotswold Fayre?s in-house designer will work with the winner to develop a strong brand identity through design.

Last year?s winner, Chris Hannaway, co-founder of Overly said: ?Winning this award has been great. As a business, we?ve managed to get a listing with Cotswold Fayre, the UK?s best wholesaler for farm shops and delicatessens. They really are a great team that are so helpful and supportive to new suppliers.

?On an individual note Paul?s advice has been great. He?s helped me to develop the way I think about the industry and has given me some great ideas as to how we can take the business forward.?

Applications for this year?s award open on 1 March 2015 and close on 30 June 2015. The application form can be found on .

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Are there too many people? A head-to-head debate on overpopulation

Location: Divinity School Lecture Theatre, St John?s College, Cambridge
Date: 31 March
Time: 7-8pm

The human population has increased seven fold in just over 200 years, exceeding 7 billion in 2011. The global population is expected to continue to rise in the coming decades, with the United Nations predicting numbers to reach between 8.3 billion and 10.8 billion in 2050.

But is population growth really a problem, or is the real issue wealthy countries consuming resources at an incredible rate? Will population growth cause widespread shortages of food and energy or will technological innovations allow us to overcome this? And should the government be adopting policies to tackle population growth here in the UK?

Chair: Professor Dame Athene Donald, Cambridge University

Confirmed speakers:
Fred Pearce, author and journalist on environmental issues.
Fiona McKenzie, Trustee, Population Matters

Tickets are free, but booking is essential, using the link below.

We hope to see many of you there.

CUFIS & Teach First Event

Want to have a job that will give you responsibility from the start? Unsure about what path you want to take? Come along to a joint event between CUFIS and Teach First to find out more from an ambassador who has worked in one of the most challenging schools in the country, and in one of the most challenging companies in the world. They will give a brief talk and you will have the opportunity to find out more about what a career in teaching can prepare you for, what life is like in a top financial institution, and what opportunities Teach First can offer you.

7:30pm, the University Centre, Monday 9th March

Sign up by emailing with your name, subject and year to

Apply to work at Peterhouse May Ball

Applications to work the first half of the Peterhouse May Ball are still open!

Apply with friends, work the first half together and then enjoy the second half at a discounted rate.

Working with friends can be a great experience, and enable you to enjoy what promises to be an incredible May Ball at June Event prices.

Go to for more details.

Any questions, feel free to email

Sing! A Celebration of Non-Audition Choirs

Monday 9th March 20:00, Magdalene Cripps Court Auditorium

A Charity Concert, raising money for Parkinson's UK
(]), hosted by Magdalene's Vox Soc.
With musical contributions from Non-Audition choirs around Cambridge:
Clare Voices,
The Jesus Singers,
Pembroke College Lovely Choir,
The Trinity Hall Singers,
Vox Soc.

To reserve a seat in the Auditorium please email

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Watersprite events

Watersprite, the Cambridge International Student Film Festival is back from 6-8 March with events for anyone with interest in film. This really is an unmissable weekend if you are at all interested in film, the chance to watch, listen, ask questions and above all network with those who are in the film industry only happens once a year.

Our line-up includes the following incredibly exciting events:

'Setting up a Company' - 7th March, 11:30am. - Crowdfunding, Kickstarter, start-ups- where to begin?

' The Insight Sesions: Hair and Make-Up on Film' - 7th March, 1pm - Get to know another fascinating part of the detailed behind-the-scenes world of costume and design in film!

'Producing an Indie' - 7th March, 3pm - A panel of British independent filmmakers will discuss how they go about making successful British independent films, and what makes these productions distinct from others, whether big-budget, stateside, or European.

'The Insight Sessions: Script Lab' - 8th March, 11am - Watch and learn as Tom and Lawrence take the two student writers through a hypothetical development meeting based on their winning scripts, and highlight the key stages of turning an early draft into an award winning screenplay.

'Still ?Male, pale and stale?? Diversity in Film & Television' - 8th March, 12:30pm - In the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, this event will spark a provocative discussion on the unequal representation of BME and women in the film and television industries as we ask: how far have we really come?

'Agencies & Distribution: Getting Your Film Seen' - 8th March 1pm - With a festival programme full of filmmaking talks and workshops, we feel it's important to discuss the next step ? once you've made a film, how do you get it seen?

'The Insight Sessions: Getting Started in Directing' - 8th March, 3:30pm - Join our panel of directors as they discuss and offer advice on the processes involved in directing and hear about their (very recent!) experiences with breaking into the industry.

The events are FREE, however, you will be asked for a refundable 3 deposit on booking. This will be returned to you by Watersprite on attendance of the event. For more information about these events, venues, the rest of the programme and to book tickets please visit