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Positions in China with IVSC

IVSC is recruiting 100 volunteer teachers for summer camp projects in the idyllic southern Chinese town of Yangshuo?? as well as other locations all over Zhejiang combined with a period in Yangshuo at the end of one month's volunteering. 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.? The programme provides free bed and board, free TEFL certification, some partners also off 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. Generally students are aged between six and sixteen, every week teachers accompany the students on fun summer-camp activities.

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 or view our website Positions are offered on a rolling basis.


The Cambridge date of Hollie McNish?s UK and Ireland poetry tour is this Tuesday 5th May at the Cambridge Junction, with support from Cambridge poet Charlotte Higgins (Christ?s College).

The show has been selling really well (over 200 of 300 tickets gone!) ? so if you?d like to come along, make sure you grab a ticket soon at the link below:


For more details on Hollie McNish and her poetry:

CUSU's Big Cambridge Survey

The Big Cambridge Survey is CUSU's student experience survey. The point of the survey is for us to gather data on how students feel about a range of issues across colleges and departments, so that when we or CRs are trying to campaign for change they can have up to date, comparative data to take to colleges or the central University. This year we used the data from last year's survey to help with several college rent negotiations and welfare campaigns in colleges, and found that college committees responded well to the presentation of stats from the survey.
The CR with the highest proportional turnout will win 100! All individuals taking the survey will also be entered into a 100 prize draw.


The recent earthquake in Nepal has had a devastating effect on rural communities. As well as the devastating loss of life, many buildings have been flattened, food sources have been wiped out and roads have become impassable. International aid has been largely centered in Kathmandu and has yet to reach many of these communities.

CU HELP supports roughly 40 volunteers going out to the rural Helambu region of Nepal each summer and all of us know people who so generously hosted us in summer, who are now caught up in this disaster. We have set up a fundraising campaign in partnership with The MondoChallenge Foundation to help support these communities.

Please think about donating to our appeal at:

And visit: to see and hear more about the current situation.

Thank you very much for your help!
All of us at CU HELP

May Ball & Garden Party Dress Swap

Cambridge dress wearers - this Saturday, the Hub is hosting a charity May Ball & Garden Party dress swap. If you need a new or second outfit for May Week, but can't afford to splash the cash, this is perfect for you! Entry is 3.50 plus at least one dress. You can lend your dress out for just one May Week night, or for several - it is up to you.

EITHER Bring your dress or dresses to the Hub Office at 10 Pembroke Street on Thursday at 12PM, along with your entry fee and contact details, OR bring at the START of the event on Saturday, at 2PM. You must then be able to pick up your dress at 5PM when the event finishes, unless you arrange otherwise.

There will also be body glitter and doughnuts to help you beat that revision stress!

Click attending, and share the event - the more people attend, the greater variety there will be from which to choose!

Contact Abby Simkin at for more information.

Summer Volunteering Positions in China

IVSC needs 100 teachers for summer camp projects at some exciting locations around China for the coming summer vacation, there are a range of different summer camp options all with bed and board included as well as TEFL certification. Some schools also offer Chinese lessons, there is no fee for participation and participants usually are able to request travel grants from their colleges.

If you would be able to paste the blurb at the bottom of this email into your weekly message I would be delighted! The programmes get very good reviews each year and students really enjoy them, if you have any more questions please get in touch.

**Apply now to be on the CU FoMSF Committee 2015/16**

We are a student group that supports the work of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). Throughout the year, we organise speaker and fundraiser events to raise awareness of the work done by MSF across the world. We would love to hear any ideas you have about making this society bigger and better!

Positions available: Vice president, Fundraising Officer, Publicity Officer, Speaker Co-ordinator, Treasurer, Webmaster.

To apply: fill out an application form (see below) for the role you are interested in and email it to Fiona at

Deadline: Monday 4th May

Details of roles and application forms at:

Oxford Summer College is recruiting for July and August 2015!

Oxford Summer College is a not-for-profit education company that runs summer schools in Pembroke College, Oxford. Our summer programmes are for students aged 16-18 from all over the world looking to apply to top UK universities. We are running two, two week programmes (between 4th July-1st August) for international students and a series of shorter, more intensive programmes primarily aimed at British students (50% being scholarship students ) from the 10th-22nd August.

We are looking for undergraduates and postgraduates from Oxford and Cambridge to lead students in small group classes (in both subject specific lessons as well as study skills workshops), complete general pastoral tasks and accompany students on excursions and activities around Oxford. The role will be varied and is a great opportunity to work with bright students from the UK and around the world.

We will require applicants who are available for the entire session however, there will also be some part time work and shorter sessions available.

We can provide some accommodation and all meals will be included. Pay will be up to 500 per week.

If you would like to find out more, please email us at or apply by clicking on the link below.

Oxford vs Cambridge eSports Varsity Match 2015

Welcome to the Oxford vs Cambridge eSports Varsity Match 2015.

The oldest university rivalry in the world meets the modern world of eSports.

Starting at 10am on Sunday 3rd May, Cambridge University's finest gamers take on the best from Oxford in an all-day eSports pentathlon featuring:

- League of Legends
- Dota2
- StarCraft 2
- Counter Strike: Global Offensive
- Hearthstone

Come to watch in person at the Cambridge Union Society on Bridge Street, or watch online at

Paid Psychology Study on Downing Site: £8 - £12 for one hour

I am a PhD student in the Department of Psychiatry, recruiting participants for a study investigating how personality differences in the general population may be associated with different learning styles. I have slots available in April and May.

If you would like to take part, you will be invited to come to the BCNI on Downing Site (in the centre of town ? see map,0.122472,17) for a single visit lasting approximately one hour. During the visit, you will fill out some questionnaires on your experiences and behaviour, and play a computerised learning task.

You will be reimbursed 8 for your time, and in addition to this you will have the opportunity to also win some extra money on the task (up to a maximum of 4).

If you are interested in participating, or if you would like to know more information, please contact myself, Juliet Griffin, at