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Results of Michaelmas 2016 Elections

Thursday 5th January, 2017

Welcome to the new members of SSCSU! Welcoming:

President: Fran Jenkins

Treasurer: Timothy Fairbairn

Female Social Welfare: Katie Roberts

Academic Welfare: Sanjana Sanghavi

Ents Reps: Ella Monkcom, Charlie Spicer, Niamh Reid, Paavan Sawjani

Freshers’ Rep: Eleanor Pitcher and Josh Loyd

Publicity: Beth Goulson

Women’s Officer: Alannah Lewis

Bar Manager: Tim Havard

Bar Committee: TBC

Access Initiative Reps: Ella Nixon, Bryony Pearce

Vice-Chair: Lewis Thomas

Gym Officer: Joshua Pike

A very well done to all, and good luck for the next year!

The 2015 Committee

Wednesday 21st January, 2015

After the Hustings of last term, a new Committee has been formed to run SSCSU in 2015. This comprises:

Publicity Officer: Darcy Levison
Female Social Welfare Officer: Rosie Morris
Access Initiative Reps: Jenny Lomax, Joseph Gregory
Fresher’s Rep: Michael Travers
Treasurer: Rebecca Lea
Bar Manager: Nick Matthews
Ents Rep: Fergus Powell and Isabella Inzani
Academic Welfare: Emma Hughes
Women’s Officer: Rosa Verity

Sam Dickens is returning as gym officer. Union President is likely to be Annie Magee, Fresher’s rep of last year, if the results of a second election produce the same result. All the committee are really looking forward to getting involved with their roles, and representing Sidney students for the next three terms.

Summer Internships for 2015

Friday 16th January, 2015

Oliver Wyman – First Years Wanted:

Oliver Wyman is inviting first year undergraduates to see INSIDE OLIVER WYMAN

Oliver Wyman is currently accepting applications from first year undergraduates, and second-years on four-year courses, to participate in our INSIDE OLIVER WYMAN days. Join us on dates in April at our London office for an introduction to management consultancy with an Oliver Wyman problem-solving exercise and sessions on CV/cover letter writing. Plus you will get tips on getting the most out of your opportunities at university, and meet some of our consultants and partners at an evening event. Find out more at www . oliverwyman . com/insideoliverwyman.

The final application deadline is Thursday, February 28th. To request an application form please email insideoliverwyman@oliverwyman.com.

Summer Mentoring:

Looking for an interesting and rewarding summer job?

Dates: Sunday 2nd – Saturday 15th August, 2015

Venue: Churchill College

We are looking for Undergraduates and Graduates to work as Mentors on our Programmes in the summer of 2015. We offer an Academic English Programme, an English Literature Programme or a Science Programme for students aged between 13 and 17. We now also offer a Junior Programme which incorporates English, History and Science especially designed for 11-12 year old children just moving up to Middle School after the summer holidays.

These successful Programmes, which have been running for 10 years, are particularly suitable for boys and girls from Australia, Hong Kong and Malaysia. There will be several foreign teachers accompanying the students from their schools and some of their parents will join them at the end of the programme.

The main U.K. teachers on these Programmes are professionals drawn from schools in and around Cambridge. Each day, the students are taught in formal lessons in the morning. Then the students will be divided into small groups averaging about six per group and they will work with their Mentors in further sessions for the rest of the day. Mentors will supervise the students’ work which is set by their teachers in the mornings.

Mentors are required to live in College for the two weeks near the students.

We are particularly interested to hear from Undergraduates and Graduates reading English, History, Law, Medicine, Natural Sciences or Engineering and who are talented in music, sport, drama, dancing and debating etc. Patience and good communication skills are also necessary as Mentors also organise daily extra-curricular activities.

Remuneration: £880 for the two weeks plus free accommodation and meals

Please visit our website and apply with your CV and cover letter (as attached documents) before Friday 20th March 2015 by sending ONE email to Mrs Rebecca Clarke, Director: info@cambridgeprogrammes.com and Dr Richard Kueh and Mrs Claire Kueh, Operations Directors at: Operations@cambridgeprogrammes.com

Successful applicants will require two references and a CRB check prior to appointment.

May Ball Worker Applications

Friday 16th January, 2015

A number of 2015 May Balls have opened their applications to workers, see below for more details:

Pembroke:

Applications to work at Pembroke May Ball 2015 are now open!

We are recruiting  workers for a range of positions throughout the event at competitive rates. We are looking for enthusiastic people, and previous experience is useful but not essential. For more information, and to apply, please go to http ://www . pembrokemayball . co . uk/#workers

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Pembroke May Ball Committee 2015

Queens’:

Applications to work at Queens’ May Ball 2015 are now open!

We are recruiting workers for a range of positions, both during and after the Ball. To view the roles available and apply, please go to: http ://www . queensball . com/employment

The deadline for applications is Saturday 31st January 2015, although some streams may be closed earlier depending on the number of applications received. Interviews will commence the following week. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Best wishes,

Queens’ May Ball Committee

Jesus:

Jesus May Ball is currently looking for motivated and enthusiastic workers to help make this year’s Ball a success. There are a variety of roles available, including food and drink workers, security stewards, and entertainment runners, as well as opportunities to take on a leadership position in the capacity of a Team Leaders or Court Supervisor. We do not operate a ‘half-on, half-off’ employment policy like many May Balls, and workers are offered a competitive rate which starts at £65 for the night and increases for certain roles.

Applicants must be willing to work as part of a team and should demonstrate charisma and enthusiasm in order to make the 15th of June a spectacular night. Previous experience in hospitality or May Balls, whilst beneficial, is not essential.

This is a great opportunity to be a part of one of the most exciting events of the year whilst earning some money. Applications close on the 27th February, with interviews being held on the 7th, 8th and 9th of March. To apply, please complete our online application form at http ://jesusmayball . com/staffing/, or email us for more information at staffing@jesusmayball.com.

Date: Monday 15th June 2015

Big Audition Weekend, Selwyn & Magdalene Auditions

Friday 16th January, 2015

Interesting in performing at May Balls this June? Audition in front of up to 9 May Balls or June Events at this years Big Audition Weekend!

The Big Audition Weekend is run by the May Ball Presidents’ Committee and will take place on the 24th/25th January at Selwyn College Diamond.

The weekend gives performers the opportunity to audition in front of up to 9 May balls and June events including;

Emmanuel May Ball 2015

Downing College May Ball 2015

Clare May Ball 2015

Selwyn May Ball 2015

Trinity Hall June Event 2015

Pembroke May Ball 2015

Darwin May Ball 2015

Homerton May Ball 2015

Robinson May Ball 2015

Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. There is a charge of £5 per act to cover costs.

Signups can be made via the May Ball Presidents’ Committee website;

http ://www . mayballpresidents . com/big-audition-weekend/

Or find us on Facebook – https://www . facebook . com/events/1672490222977928/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_user_joined

Nicky Collins

mbpc-chair@srcf.net

Selwyn May Ball Auditions:

The Selwyn May Ball auditions are coming up this term. Link to the facebook event is below: https://www . facebook . com/events/790033204366122/?fref=ts and sign up form for audition slots is here: http ://tinyurl . com/selwynball

The auditions are being held on the 31st Jan/1st Feb in Selwyn. We’re looking for all kinds of musicians and entertainers with any level of experience. Any questions please get into contact with entertainment@selwynball.com

Magdalene May Ball Auditions:

The Magdalene May Ball Committee would like to announce that Auditions to perform at the 2015 May Ball will be held on the weekend of 24th/25th of January and Sunday 1st of February. Auditions will take place in Magdalene’s College Cripps Court Auditorium (1-3 Chesterton Road Cambridge CB4 3AD).

We welcome all musical and non-musical entertainment acts. We are particularly interested in small-scale classical acts, acoustic sets, Barbour-shop groups, jazz, big bands, DJs, comedians and entertainers.

If you are interested in performing, please book an audition slot by filling the form in this link: http ://goo . gl/forms/5U715sdz4e [1]

If you can’t make any of the above slots, please contact us (music@magdalenemayball.com or entertainment@magdalenemayball.com) and we will try to figure out some other time, if possible.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you talented people!

Mixed Lacrosse

Saturday 4th October, 2014

Joining the mixed lacrosse team at Sidney is something you won’t regret. It provides a great opportunity to meet people in different years, stay active and embrace the competitive spirit of intercollegiate sports. It is a low commitment with short games once a week. There is a wide ability range, with plenty of novices, and in fresher’s week there will be an opportunity for everyone to give it a try. So, if you’re looking for a way to keep active, promised yourself you would try something new, or just like lacrosse, come along in fresher’s week. We’re looking forward to another fun season!

Captains: Paul Barnes pb589 and Rachel Hawthorne rh535

 

Netball

Saturday 4th October, 2014

The Sidney Sussex ladies netball team have had a phenomenal year. Starting the sporting year at the bottom of the second division in Lent Term, we finished with a promotion into the first division (a feat which I understand had not been achieved before in Sidney Sussex history!). I started playing netball for Sidney in Lent Term 2012, when we had just been promoted into the fourth division. Victory after victory have demonstrated that we deserve to be playing in the highest, most competitive division. At the end of the year, our team had scored 125 goals against 59, a statistic that cannot be rivalled by any other college team this year.

The end of year netball dinner rounded off the year nicely, and I handed over the captaincy to Georgie Tyas. A special mention must go to this player of the year, who played a significant role in our success. It also marked a sad goodbye to the third year players. Special mention must go to the previous two captains Charlotte Best and Aimee Hutchinson, and to Anna Barth. You will all be sorely missed. However, we are all very excited by the prospect of playing against some of the best teams in Cambridge next year.

Varsity American Football

Saturday 4th October, 2014

The Cambridge University Pythons American Football team is recruiting for the upcoming season following a 7-1 regular season record and a Varsity victory last year. Join Sidney students Joe Moore and Jaason Geerts and do battle on the gridiron!

Varsity Ice Hockey

Saturday 4th October, 2014

The Cambridge University Ice Hockey Blues and Women’s Blues are recruiting for the upcoming season!! All students with ice hockey experience are welcome to contact Sidney student and CUIHC captain and president Jaason Geerts at jmg201.

Playing ice hockey for Cambridge is the highlight of players’ university experiences, a tradition that dates back to 1885!

For more information see http://www.srcf.ucam.org/cuihc/

Cambridge University Leadership Development

Saturday 4th October, 2014

What is real leadership and how can one learn to be an exceptional leader? How is leadership different in medicine versus business or professional sports? These are some of the questions behind Cambridge University Leadership Development.

Sidney PhD student Jaason Geerts is the founder and president of this organisation, which is designed to engage in three forms of professional calibre leadership development. These include providing leadership development for Cambridge students and faculty and local professionals, conducting research on effective leadership development, and evaluating organisations’ existing leadership programmes.

This is an extension of Jaason’s research on how to teach leadership optimally to doctors, business executives, and other professionals.

All students and faculty are welcome to contact Jaason at jmg201 to get involved or for more information.

Please see the website for more information: www.cambridgeleadership.co.uk.

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