If you find yourself at a loose end tomorrow at 17:30, lost in the wilderness between this week's Bulletin and the next, why not come down to the JCR Open Meeting, held, as usual, in the JCR, and participate in the thrilling political debates of the moment. Here's the agenda.
The time has finally come. University Challenge trials will be held in the basement of the library tonight and tomorrow night from 7-7:30pm. The trials consist of a timed 30 minute paper, so please bring a pen and PLEASE turn up on time - if you miss the start then you won't have extra time added on to the end. If catastrophe befalls you and you and end up missing the trials but still want to try out then please let Eleanor know and we can arrange something!
Just a quick target and access survey here asking why people apply to the colleges they do. It will take literally two minutes to fill in and would be really useful info for us to have! The survey is completely anonymous and all info provided will be kept confidential. Thank you!
Fitz is having a cultural food festival, hosted by the JCR Ethnic Minorities officer Buki Sule. We really need volunteers to cook dishes from countries and cultures around the world for the event on the 7th November. You'll receive £5 reimbursement for your ingredients and be put in a draw for the chance to win a pair of tickets to formal. More importantly, all the proceeds go to Fitz charities (SOS Children's Villages and Afrinspire) - both great causes!
If you'd like to be involved, please contact Buki (email@example.com) as soon as possible letting her know what type of dish or dishes you'd like to cook. The event can't happen without volunteers so please encourage your friends to get involved too!
We've heard that some people have been experiencing problems with the WiFi speed in the Library and in Tree Court (Blocks A-F). The most likely reason for this is that the building works that were going on in A block were disrupting some of the IT infrastructure in that part of college. Since this is now finished, everything ought to be back to normal - so if you do think there are still speed issues, feel free to let me know either by email or via the JCR website and I'll raise it with IT.
Also remember that if you are experiencing particular problems with internet in your room/wherever, you can report a problem on the Helpdesk on MyFitz and the IT department will be happy to help. You can also contact IT directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (or visiting their offices up the corridor at the north end of the pigeon holes).
There are only 8 DAYS left to volunteer for the CUSU Shadowing Scheme! It's a lot of fun, doesn't take up too much time and you get the opportunity to show a sixth-former how great Cambridge really is. Find out more on our T&A page and SIGN UP HERE.
Cambtweet are looking for new HSPS, Classics, PBS, Architecture and 1st year Medicine volunteers to take part in a new student-run, low time commitment Access project. #CambTweet gives prospective applicants an insight into what daily life as a Cambridge student is really like, through generic subject-based Twitter accounts. The idea is to tweet at least once a day about lectures, societies, hanging out with friends, essay crises, photos of college... To get a better idea, take a look at #cambtweet twitter.com/hashtag/cambtweet
Sound good? If you’re interested in joining #CambTweet, please fill in this short form by Wednesday 28th and we’ll get back to you soon. Any questions, please email email@example.com. Thank you!
I hope you are all having a good start to the term - I just wanted to let you know about the opportunity to attend the first open meeting of the Disabled Students' Campaign which will be followed by a social. This is particularly for the attention of anyone who self-defines as disabled and would like to find out a bit more about what the Disabled Students' Campaign are doing. Check out the facebook event here.
I hope the term’s going well for everyone. As JCR Charities Officer, I just wanted to remind you all about the volunteering and fundraising opportunities on offer around Cambridge. I’ll include a few links below, and if you have any particular interests, let me know and I’ll find something for you!
Here, the involvement of students in voluntary community work is encouraged, through providing services to disadvantaged groups within the community. There are a variety of internal and external volunteering schemes on offer here, including the ‘ Big Sib’ scheme.
Find out more here.
The Cambridge HUB encourages the involvement of students with social and environmental challenges in Cambridge and around the world. They are currently recruiting, and are welcoming applicants for Event’s Officer and Development Officer. (see below link for details) They also offer a ‘Social Innovation programme’ where students work alongside a local organisation, acting as external consultants to propose and implement innovative solutions to problems. Check this out for more info. Find out more about the HUB here.
This is the biggest University-wide student charity fundraising organisation. There are many fundraising challenges you can get involved in, including the following: Ugandan Gorilla project 2016 Borneo Trip 2016 Kilimanjaro Summit 2016 Skydiving Firewalk You can find out more about all of the challenges offered by RAG this year at their info evenings on 27th and 29th October 2015, 6pm in the Bateman Room in Gonville + Caius college. Also check out the RAG website.
There are also many charitable societies you can get involved in, such as: Giving what we can: Cambridge Cambridge Homeless outreach Programme (CHOP) Streetbite Foodcycle Cambridge Student Minds Cambridge (SMC) For a full list, check out the CUSU ‘Community and Charity’ page.
Stay tuned to find out what ethical affairs events will be happening at Fitz this term. If you have any questions about volunteering/charity stuff please feel free to get in touch!
Enjoy the rest of week 2!
Billy charity love,