‘Microfinance 3.0: Traditions and Trends for Maximising Financial Inclusion’

When : Thursday 28th February

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: King’s College, Munby Room

Speaker: Dr Phyllis SantaMaria

The Beyond Profit Careers Stream invite you to our upcoming lecture on Microfinance by the inspirational Dr Phyllis SantaMaria.

UK national coordinator for 2005, the UN Year of Microcredit, Dr SantaMaria currently heads Microfinance without Borders (MWB) and Learning without borders (LWB), London-based social enterprises that develop and deliver vocational programmes for sustainable development with partners in the UK, Kenya, Ghana, Guatemala and India. She is also Steering Group member at the UK Microfinance Club and Principal consultant at Experientia.

Having worked for the US Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala, founded the first Mayan women’s weaving group and taught secondary school in Kenya, she has worked to combine her experience and research in education in the UK, Germany and Kenya with interactive multimedia, microfinance and grassroots education for sustainable development (India, China, Africa, Guatemala, UK).

Come along to the talk to hear her present her vision, experiences and tips for how students can get involved in the realm of microfinance. Handouts will be provided and there will be a Q& A session with the audience afterwards plus informal drinks and nibbles.

For more information, please contact Grishma Shanbhag, our Careers Stream Director at gs427@cam.ac.uk or check out our website at www.beyondprofit.co.uk or our Facebook event at


We hope to see you there,

The Beyond Profit Committee

NOISE – 2013 Photography Competition, by Trinity College Photographic Society

Dear All,

You are cordially invited to our 2013 Photography Competition hosted by TCPS.

The event is open to ALL members of the University. Please read carefully the following information for the competition:

Theme: NOISE

When: 9th and 10th of March

Where: Wren Library Cloisters, Trinity College

Deadline for Submission: 12 noon, 4th of March

Entry Fee: £3

Open to ALL

All entrants are invited to an Evening Preview on 8th March with Champagne Reception at the Junior Parlour, Trinity College. This is followed by a two-day Exhibition at the Wren Library Cloisters. The winner(s) of the 2013 competition will be announced shortly after the Exhibition. There will be prizes for winning photos. Rules of the competition are outlined on http://tcpsblog.tumblr.com/

You can submit your work as a hard copy to us or digitally to noisecompetition2013@gmail.com

Please visit our website http://tcpsblog.tumblr.com/ for more information! If you have any question, feel free to get in touch with us using the email provided above.

We look forward to seeing your work! 😀

TCPS Committee 2012-2013





1 in 6 children will leave school unable to read, write or add and over a million young people are unemployed. Is this down to economic inequality and bad parenting, or are schools making the effect of poverty worse?

This vital panel event will reveal the ways in which teacher attitudes, curriculum content and school reforms exacerbate the social exclusion of the most impoverished young people.

Lending their phenomenal expertise to the question of whether schools are the enemy of progress will be our panel:

Dr Tony Sewell, who rose to fame with his work on black masculinities and institutional racism in schools. He is now Education Advisor for London schools and founder of “Generating Genius”, an initiative supporting high-achieving students from disadvantaged communities.

Dr Mary Bousted is General Secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL). As a union leader, she is the feisty political face of the teaching profession and has sparked great controversy for blaming educational deprivation on bad parenting.

Paul Dix has won numerous awards for his work transforming failing schools across the country. He believes that schools place children on a path of punishment whose inevitable end is prison and thus to end cycles of social exclusion, teachers need to radically change their methods and schools must reform their ethos.

Join us for what promises to be a revealing evening on the most pressing issue of our time.

7pm, Wednesday 27th Feb, Upper Hall Emmanuel College

Free to members/£2 for non members


CUSU and GU election nominations

Nominations for the CUSU and GU elections are open now!!

Do you want to do something worthwhile next year? Are you the missing piece? Cambridge University Students’ Union and the Graduate Union have several elected sabbatical positions up for grabs this Lent term. These are the GU President, CUSU President, CUSU Education Officer, CUSU Access Officer, CUSU Women’s Officer, CUSU & GU Welfare Officer and CUSU Coordinator

Alongside these positions there are three non-sabbatical roles being elected: Ethical Affairs Chair, University Councillor and NUS Delegate. You can run for any of these positions in any year of your degree.

If you think any of these jobs sound great or you’d like to find out more then visit www.cusu.cam.ac.uk/elections or email elections@cusu.cam.ac.uk – but hurry, because nominations close on Monday 25th February at noon.

Cut-price haircuts

Cut-price haircuts at off-peak times in Cambridge: www.handsome.ly

Handsome.ly has relaunched to give the students of Cambridge cheaper haircuts! Find cancelled and last minute appointments at significant discounts at your favourite salons in town.

1. Select your salon of choice.

2. Get notified by email of available, discounted appointments.

3. Say yes if you can make it; no worries if you can’t. Just wait for the next one.

Make the most of your flexible timetable by checking out www.handsome.ly


Saturday 23rd February, assemble 12 noon, Petersfield (opposite Parkside Pool and Parker’s Piece) Student Feeder march meet at 11am outside Great St Mary’s Church

The English Defence League have planned a protest in Cambridge on the 23rd February. The EDL is an organisation espousing xenophobic and racist ideology, and past demonstrations have made students afraid of venturing out in the city.

At the first CUSU Council meeting of term a motion was passed which shows CUSU’s condemnation of the EDL’s demonstration in Cambridge, and restates our belief that students should be able to pursue their studies and daily activities without fear of harassment or racial targeting, and that we must stand together against those who advocate such divisive, discriminatory views.

CUSU supports the counter-protest on the 23rd, and is liaising with the police and relevant authorities to keep students well-informed and safe.


Love Music, Hate Racism


An evening of music, fundraising for Unite Against Fascism On the 23rd of

February, the far right English Defence League will be marching in

Cambridge. To support the work of Unite Against Fascism against the EDL,

the GU will be holding an evening of music of all genres, open to all

Cambridge students. The GU bar will be open throughout the night £4 entry

on the door.


See our facebook event for the full list of acts:


Mental Health Week

Mental health week has been absolutely fantastic so far, and there’s lots more to come in this latter part of the week:

19th Feb, Tues

6.00pm – Talk by Robert Spooner – BEAT – Eating Disorders discussion @

Howard Theatre, Downing College –


6.00pm -Talk by Cambridge academic Dr Luke Clark on ‘Gambling and

Addiction’ – Mill Lane Room 6


20th Feb, Wed:

2.00pm – Professor Simon Baron Cohen head of Cambridge Autism Centre gives

a talk on ‘Asperger Syndrome : talents, disabilities and mental health’ –

Mill Lane Room 7


21st Feb Thurs:

6.00-7:30pm – Workshop on Wellbeing and Yoga from trained instructor and

accredited psychologist Tim Akers *limited spaces* @ Inner Spaces

Meditation centre, opposite Kings’ College