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ECSU Bike Sale

This Wednesday, between 11 and 2, we will be selling some of the unused bikes from the bike sheds for cheap prices.

We will also have the bike repair kits out to help out with any bike related issues!

Please come along with cash. :)

Freshers' Balloting Mythbuster TODAY!!!!!!!!!!

TODAY the bar will be open from 12 noon for ECSU Committee members to answer questions about balloting and housing for freshers.

There will be tours running to Warkworth and Blantyre schedule straight after this, with the whole mythbuster ending by about 2:30pm.

If you cannot make this but still would like tours, please try and get in touch with current residents, who will be more than happy to show you around.

If you are free this lunchtime then please come along to our mythbuster, where we can help you with everything ballot related!

The ECSU Rooms Database:

MAY WEEK: Murray Edwards Employment

Murray Edwards Garden Party 2014: Castle Hill Carnival Worker applications to the Murray Edwards Garden Party now open! We are recruiting enthusiastic workers to help out with the best garden party of May Week. Applicants are expected to be available for interview at some stage in the early weeks of Easter term. Once chosen, workers will be expected to attend a short training session prior to the event, and work approximately six hours (tbc) on the afternoon/evening of Sunday June 15th. Payment will be distributed upon completion. Please send your applications to Employment Officers Abby Simkin ( and Freya Sanders ( by Friday 11th April. Your application should address the following: 1) Name 2) College 3) Course year (e.g. 1st year, 2nd year, etc) 4) Do you have a right to work in this country and can you prove this with provision of NI and appropriate ID? 5) Previous relevant experience (200 words MAX) 6) Why are you our ideal worker? (200 words MAX) This is set to be a fantastic event and we're sure everybody, guest or worker, will have a lot of fun. So get your applications in, and remember - a love of carnavalesque fun is compulsory!

Teaching in Sudan - Boyd English Centres

I'm starting a school in Sudan and think that students from Emma might be interested in coming out to Sudan for a year to work after graduating.

No experience necessary just a great attitude and a desire to live in an interesting culture and country. Teachers would be provided with accommodation, flights and a local salary.

This is a really great opportunity for someone who wants to do something a bit different after uni.

Looking forward to hearing back from you,

With very best wishes,

Mark Boyd

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:

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.

Best wishes,

Maeve Slattery

Polyglossia Magazine Launch Party!


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!

Best wishes,

Rosie Topham,

Secretary, Polyglossia Society,

Sponsored by Ernst and Young, Hogan Lovells and JP Morgan

Chalkboard Kenya

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:

- Art/Design
- Nursery
- Physical Education
- Science
- Music
- Maths

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

Many Thanks
Jeremy Brown

Co-Founder | Chalkboard Kenya
British - (+44) 7896 415 020
Kenyan - (+254) 701 662 169

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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 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

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:

Best wishes
Fiona Clapperton
Personnel Clare May Ball 2014