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Spend Easter in Japan at zero expense! Apply to be an activity mentor on Japan's government sponsored Youth Empowerment Programme
Your Role: To assist the leaders on the Japanese youth empowerment programme for Japanese high school students.
Your Reward: A chance to explore Japan for free! During the programme, flights, hotel accommodation and almost all other expenses are covered. You will join 9 other Oxbridge students, so this is also an excellent chance to meet like-minded adventurous spirits. Additionally, you are free to fix your own return flight date, so you can stay on and explore the natural beauty of Japan. Apply today by emailing a brief description of yourself (including college, subject and interests), a photo and any relevant experience. Deadline for applications is 30th July 2015, though applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Dates: 13th March - 2nd April 2016
Apply by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
English Teaching in Sudan
English Teaching In Sudan
Boyd English Centres in Khartoum, Sudan, is looking for young and enthusiastic English teachers. You don?t need teaching experience but not to say it wouldn?t help. Most important is an outgoing personality and an ability to work in alien cultural surroundings.
BEC is a new start-up institute that offers private English tuition to school children, students, NGO workers and business people. We aim to become the best centre in Sudan for private tuition. The centre is located in central Khartoum.
All classes are one to one but we hope to expand to give classes in the future.
BEC is a business institution but we also encourage our staff to take on work at other institutions around the city for those less fortunate. We work specifically with a charity for South Sudanese refugees in the city.
Sudan is one of the more troubled countries in a troubled region but the conflicts are restricted to the periphery. What you read in the press is mostly true but Sudan is a large country and the current problems do not affect Khartoum directly. You will find that the Sudanese people are unbelievably generous, hospitable, friendly and kind. You will often find people going out of their way to help you in everyday life.
Sudan is a Muslim country and its official language is Arabic. For those wanting to learn Arabic Sudan is a great destination.
In contrast with the periphery, Khartoum is undoubtedly one of the safest cities in the world and there is almost none of the crime normally associated with cities in the developing world. The weather is extremely hot but not unbearably so and you will soon get used to it.
Not everything that you might want is available in Khartoum but most things are. Anything that has to be imported is expensive, even by Western standards, but other things are very cheap. Alcohol and pork are strictly illegal but we have good contacts so don?t think that just because you?re in the desert that it will never rain!
We offer accommodation, (either at the centre or an apartment nearby), work permits and a local salary equivalent to approximately $300 per month. We also offer reimbursement for flights on the completion of a 12-month contract.
If you are interested or would like to find out more please send a brief c.v. and a letter of interest to email@example.com
You will need to attend an informal interview in person or on skype.
Job Opportunity at Cambridge Immerse
Cambridge Immerse is a two week residential educational experience that allows participants aged 15-18 to gain an unrivalled insight into a chosen discipline, ranging from the arts to the sciences, that takes place in August 2015 (approximately 8th-23rd). We're looking for Cambridge University undergraduates to fill positions as summer mentors. Salaries are very competitive, and it's also a great way spend some extra time in Cambridge this summer, whilst contributing to an enjoyable and memorable programme and gaining valuable experience and skills along the way.
If you're interested, please could you send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application deadline is June 30th 2015.
Technology Ventures Conference: "FUTURE RESOURCE ABUNDANCE"
Cambridge's Technology Ventures Conference (TVC) is one of the largest non-profit student-led entrepreneurship conferences in the world. We bring together more than 400 entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, academics, and students to share, collaborate, and connect with visionary thinkers on all aspects of technology and entrepreneurship.
This year's focus will be on how innovation and entrepreneurship can save resources to boost growth, enhance global welfare, and enable a sustainable future. Topics that will be covered include CleanTech, Energy, BioTech, MedTech, Materials, Manufacturing, Food, and Water.
Organizer: Cambridge Technology & Enterprise Club
Date: June 26th (8am-7pm)
Location: West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Main Event: keynote speeches, plenary sessions, workshops, and pitching sessions.
Opportunities: investment, recruitment, and collaboration through showcases and exhibitions.
Competitions: startup challenge, 3D printing innovation award, scientific poster award, sustainable futures challenge, i-Teams showcase.
Ticket discounts are available.
CAMBRIDGE HUMANITIES REVIEW ISSUE 9, LITERARY FESTIVAL AND GARDEN PARTY
This bumper is shortly due for publication and features Prof. Raymond Geuss 'Who may make fun of whom?', Prof. Paul Cartledge '10 Things You Really Should Know About Ancient Greek Democracy', as well as articles and reviews on topics as diverse as Seamus Heaney, the late historian Sir Christopher Bayly, Indian art, counterfactual history and much more. Buy a year subscription for our next three issues for just £5 on our website, which includes free entry to the CHR Literary Festival and Garden Party, held on the 18th June at the beautiful venue of Leckhampton House, with live jazz, speakers including Lord Maurice Glasman and Professor Christine Carpenter, food and drink:
Earn up to £17.50 for attention and distraction study (2-2.5 hours)
The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit is recruiting participants for an attention and distraction study. Participants will be asked to perform a computer-based task that involves focusing attention on some words while ignoring other distracting words. The task will take around 2-2.5 hours.
To be eligible to participate, you should be a native English speaker aged 18-50 years with normal/normal-corrected vision. You should not be colour blind or have learning/language/attention deficits or any other psychological or neurological impairments.
If you are interested in participating or need further information, please contact email@example.com.
Alternatively, you can register and sign up on SONA:
The study title is "Computer-based Attention and Distraction Task (Guo, 2015/3269)"
Volunteering opportunity at Latitude Festival
Do you want a FREE ticket to Latitude Festival?
KOPAfrica are looking for enthusiastic, helpful, happy people to join us this year as Charity Concierges - you get to be everyone's favourite person on site offering help putting up tents, bringing them breakfast in the morning, and providing a waiter service (with queue jump!) in the arena, so nobody has to miss any of their favourite act!
You will need to be available from the evening of Wednesday 15th until Sunday 19th July.
As a Concierge, you will get:
A free ticket to the festival (which has just been named 4th best in the world)
ALL your evenings free (so you don't have to miss any of the headliners, which include Alt J, Portishead, and comedy acts such as Jason Manford!)
A great addition to your CV
The chance to help some of the world's most vulnerable children get a healthy meal and go to school (see here for more information).
If you think this might be for you (who wouldn't, with those benefits?), have a look here for some more information and to register, or get in touch with Holly at KOP with any questions or queries.
We can't wait to welcome you on board!
Summer Volunteering in China - final openings
IVSC has had some last minute openings come available on programmes in Yangshuo, Xiamen and in Nanchang. 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," Xiamen is also a very exciting location, set around a bay that features the stunning setting of Gulangyu Island, famed for having the most intact colonial era architecture in East Asia. A position in Nanchang allows you to experience a typical Chinese city while giving the opportunity to take weekend breaks to the stunning mountains of Jiangxi province. These programmes all provide free bed and board, free TEFL certification, while some partners also offer Chinese classes. Travel scholarships are usually available through colleges.
Programmes run in July and August, exact dates are TBC. Schedules vary between the different schools but generally involve 3-8 hours of English teaching activities per day. Typically students are aged between six and sixteen.
In house TEFL certification, Chinese classes, assistance with 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. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or view our website www.ivsc.org.uk for general information. Positions are offered on a rolling basis, to apply please send in a CV, 200 word statement and smart photo.
Rickshaw Theatre Project Prize Draw
'The Rickshaw Theatre Project' is running a prize draw to raise money for our trip to North India over August and September, to assist NGOs in providing drama workshops for marginalised children.
Tickets are £1, an absurdly cheap price considering that the prizes include:
? 2 GUESTLIST tickets to ANY Cambridge JUNCTION EVENT?
? 2 free FOOTLIGHTS Tourshow TICKETS ?
? 2 free PICTUREHOUSE TICKETS - Any film. Any time.?
? SUCCULENT FUDGE from the Fudge-Kitchen ?
?4 free TICKETS to ANY ADC show ?
? 2 TICKETS to Sidney Sussex Arts Festival 2015 ?
? 2 TICKETS to the Freshers sketch show - PIMMS INCLUDED ?
? 2 Homerton May Week Tickets ?
If you would like to purchase one, or several tickets, email KYLE TURAKHIA on email@example.com. Alternatively, I will be outside hall at lunchtime on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th June.
Cantapp - Optimise your procrastination - Android version now available!
All student media through one app - Cantapp!
Now available on both Android and iOS, download the app to make procrastinating that little bit more efficient and so you can get back to not working just a little sooner!
Web - http://www.cantapp.com
Android (released this week) - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cantapp.cantapp
iOS Version - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/cantapp/id873051956