Wednesday 21st January, 2015

When: Friday 30th January, 7.30pm

Where: Emmanuel URC (opposite Pembroke)

How much: £7.00 , or £8.00 on the door

Cambridge University Amnesty International is hosting an exciting ceilidh on Friday 30th January! This will be a super evening of Scottish dancing and live music, with the fantastic Cambridge University Ceilidh Band. The ceilidh is going to be gender neutral, meaning that there will be no gendered calling. Everyone is welcome – the band provides a ‘caller’ who will teach the dance steps so it doesn’t matter if you’ve never been to a ceilidh before. Free soft drinks will be provided, and all profits will be going to Amnesty International. Looking forward to seeing you there!


Wednesday 21st January, 2015

Cambridge Marrow is back with the first event of the term – this is your chance to give just 15 minutes and a spit to join the Anthony Nolan Marrow Donor Register and potentially give someone with a blood cancer like leukaemia a second chance at life.

Donating marrow isn’t as scary as you may think – the process is similar to giving blood and you only donate if a match is found (a 1 in 100 chance).

We’ll be in Benson Hall on Tuesday 27th January, so pop along anytime between 2.30 and 5.30pm to give a spit, save a life!

For more info on the donation process, check out our handy myth-busting factsheet – https://docs . google . com/document/d/1nr8aQV2skD2lXPwO7yZSK1eAalC2tDN21peVG4fO4As


Wednesday 21st January, 2015


Magdalene May Ball (Wednesday 17th June) is looking for keen workers to help make the 2015 Ball a fantastic night for everyone. There are several available roles: Bar Worker, General Worker, Fire Marshal, Stage Manager and Clear Up, as well as the possibility of more responsibility in a management position. Unlike at other May Balls there is no ‘half-on, half-off’ policy, but workers are paid a competitive rate to compensate for this.

Charisma and enthusiasm: these skills will help make the Magdalene May Ball the best night of May Week. Previous experience is useful, but by no means essential. Training will be provided as necessary before the Ball. As well as earning money, workers will also gain experience and have a great night. Applications are now open, and close on 5th February. Interviews will be held between the 13th and 16th February. To apply please complete the online form http ://goo . gl/forms/48Yqp0SGlm

Work at St John’s May Ball 2015!

Applications are currently open and will close on the 21st January for St John’s College May Ball 2015. We are looking to hire security stewards and general workers for a range of positions requiring different levels of experience, and workers will be compensated with either cash payments or discounted tickets. If this opportunity interests you, please fill out a short application here:
3. ESSAY PRIZE (Exploitation/Slavery)

Magdalene College: The College invites submissions for its annual Peter Peckard Prize, worth £1,000, on a topic relating to some form of human exploitation and slavery today. Essays or contributions in other media are welcomed from all undergraduate members of the University. The closing date for the receipt of entries is 10 April 2015. Further details are available at http ://www . magd . cam . ac . uk/college-news/the-peter-peckard-prize/


Wednesday 21st January, 2015


Auditions for Queens’ May Ball 2015 will take place on Sunday 25th January.

If you would be interested in performing please book an audition slot;

https://docs . google . com/forms/d/1CCZy053u_3H_FzFS5cKsxOMfoWZ9c_cYmpe3-l_sBKY/viewform


Pembroke May Ball Committee is looking for the most talented Bands, single performers, dancers, magicians, acrobats or groups of any genre to perform at Pembroke May Ball on 17th June 2015. We welcome both Musical and Non-Musical acts to audition and we are looking for as diverse a selection as possible, in order to make this year’s May Ball the best yet!

Auditions will be held in Pembroke College on the weekend of 31st January and the weekend of 7th February.

To audition please click on the following link that will take you to our website where you can fill out an application form. http ://www . pembrokemayball . co . uk/

**N.B. Our Ball takes place on Wednesday 17th June 2015 so please make sure you are available to perform on this date before applying.**

Also say that you’re are attending on our facebook event. Applicants will be contacted with an audition time in the week before the first audition weekend.

Newnham proudly announces it will be holding its much anticipated MCR Garden Party on June 18th 2015.

Auditions for music performers will be on January 30th at our garden party launch event between 8 and 11 pm in Newnham bar. To sign up for a set please email Rdk30@cam.ac.uk

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:


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


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 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


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!

New website welfare feature!

Friday 16th January, 2015

The SSCSU website now hosts an anonymous messaging system to increase the ease with which students can contact the student welfare team. As the name suggests, no sign-in is required so all messages are anonymous, the student being able to return to the conversation by pasting in their randomly generated conversation ‘code’.

You can find the system by clicking on the ‘welfare’ tab in the top right hand corner of this page and selecting ‘anonymous message’ from the list on the left. The officers able to answer messages are the male and female social welfare officers, the academic welfare officer, the LGBT+ officer, the women’s officer, the disabled students’ officer and the BME officer.

While any of the above officers can answer the message, once the conversation begins it is kept private between correspondents. If you have any questions feel free to email an officer via the committee page or use the new anonymous message system!

Remember: No problem is too big or too small; if its bothering you then we want to hear about it. Questions, problems or just a vent about life are all welcome 🙂

Welfare love xxx


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