Support and Social Groups


The following support and social groups will be running this Lent term:


– Chronic Fatigue/ME – Wednesdays, 1-2pm, Graduate Union (First meeting,

Wednesday 16th)

– Eating Disorders – Wednesdays, 5-6pm, CUSU Conference Room (First

meeting, Wednesday 16th)

– AS/Aspergers – Fridays, Bridget Room, DRC, (First Meeting, Friday



If you have any questions, please contact

Join the CUSU Welfare & Rights Part Time Executive


Want to get involved with CUSU’s welfare work this term? There are

three vacant positions on the Welfare & Rights Part time executive. The

part time exec helps the Welfare & Rights Officer with events, campaigns,

projects, as well as working in their own specific remit. The vacant

positions are:


Transport and Student Safety Officer

This role leads CUSU campaigns and activities relating to the protection of

students from harm, especially transport safety (including cycle safety and

local public transport provision), local crime, illumination, policing,

assault, and drug use.


Anti-Racism Officer

The Anti-Racism Officer leads CUSU campaigns and activities involving

issues of racism and the impact of racism on the students of the University.


Mature Students Officer

The Mature Students Officer represents the University’s Mature Students to

the CUSU and to the University and takes the lead on campaigns specifically

impacting on mature students.


To run for the positions, or find out more about what is involved, email by Sunday, 27th January!

Want to be a Sexpert?




We’re looking for eager individuals to become trained Sexperts to form part

of a student run Sexual Health Outreach team, to help with activities

during Sexual Health Awareness Wee (Week 3) and organise future events with

CUSU and other organisations who are committed to promoting sexual health.


Do you want to meet new people? Want to learn more about sexual health? Do

you want to have fun for a good cause?


Becoming a Sexpert is an enjoyable yet rewarding way to meet new people,

talk to students about sexual health and get involved with campaigning for

improved sexual health awareness. Time commitment is flexible – you can

commit yourself to as much or as little as you want!


What do Sexperts do?


After an afternoon’s training on STI’s, HIV, consent and confidentiality,

Sexperts will be able to coordinate a Chlamydia Screening Drive within

their own college, faculty or society which should only involve securing a

location, promoting the event, dispensing and then collecting, the self

testing kits which will be given to them. Running this sort of event can be

done in coordination with other events, charity fundraising, a general

welfare event, or any other way you think of!

It’s a great way to hone your social, organizational, peer-support and

peer-education skills, and will look great on your CV, and involve only a

limited commitment and time use (but with exciting opportunities to expand

next year as the Sexperts programme gets bigger and better)


*Email to be added to the mailing list and keep up to

date with upcoming sexpert events and opportunities *

CUSU WiFi Survey

Want better WiFi across Cambridge?

Fill in this quick survey to help CUSU campaign for better WiFi provision for students in Cambridge.

We’re looking for you to suggest areas where you can’t currently get university WiFi cover (outside of your College or Faculty), but would benefit from it.


Employment Vacancy – New Zealand Gap Year Tutorship

Wanganui Collegiate School is a Anglican, Co-educational, Boarding and Day school, with a current roll of 400 students, aged between 13- 18. The School is at the forefront of national academic, artistic, and sporting success, recognised for its considerable strengths and scope of activities. 

We are currently looking to fill the following vacancies:

Graduate Tutor 


July 2013 – June 2014 (3) 

October 2013 – September 2014 (1) 

Wanganui Collegiate School provides a safe and caring environment where academic excellence, sporting achievement, cultural enrichment, Christian fellowship and lifelong friendships flourish.

All applications must include a complete application form 

along with a concise CV and covering letter 

Application forms available on

or by request

Please forward all completed applications as soon as possible to Paula Menzies 

Private Bag 3002, Wanganui 4540, New Zealand

or email Fax (0064) 6 3490280

Further information is available from Paula Menzies 

Email: or phone: (0064) 6 349 0210 x. 801 




Valentines Superhall

Tickets for the Valentines Superhall go on sale on Monday 14th (that’s tomorrow!) at 14.00 so make sure you book soon to avoid disappointment!

For coffee lovers – Coffee Evening

Coffee Evening organised by the Catering and Conference Department

There will be a coffee evening on 28th January in the Wordsworth Room (First Court).

It will be a discussion on coffee/how it is made/Fair Trade etc.

It will include a presentation from our coffee company, that we use at St John’s.

 It will commence at 17.30 and finish at approximately 19.00

 There will be time for questions, and also a chance for an Espresso.

 Tickets are £1.50 and they are on U Pay, alternatively you can pay Sue Roe in the Catering and Conference Office in O Staircase, 2nd Court. (cash only)

Places will be limited.

Indian Classical Arts Society concert

Cambridge University Indian Classical Arts Society presents

❊ RHYTHM YATRA ❊A scintillating display of the beauty and power of Indian Percussion


Prathap ⋆ Prakash ⋆ Kousic Sen ⋆ Pt.Tarun Bhattacharya
Ghatam ⋆ Mridangam ⋆ Tabla ⋆ Santoor


The most flamboyant side of Indian Classical Music is often found in its scintillating drum beats. Displaying intricate and musical rhythm patterns, three renowned artists come together to present a unique sound, harnessing the power of percussion instruments from India.

PRATHAP and PRAKASH, brothers who are specialists in the field of the South Indian Ghatam and the Mridangam, two of India’s most traditional and popular instruments, joined by the KOUSIC SEN on Tabla. The much loved Rhythm Yatra ensemble from London will be joined specially and exclusively on this evening by Pandit TARUN BHATTACHARYA from India on the Santoor.


30th November, 7pm.

Cripps Auditorium, Cripps Court, Chesterton Lane
❂ Tickets £12 / £6 (Concession). Available on the door. Doors open 6.30pm❂

Faculty Rep Elections

The University is made up of six Schools, containing about 25 Faculties, many of which are split into Departments.

Right now elections are on to decide the lead student representatives in your Faculty and School. These reps give us a real voice as students, allowing us to have a say about our courses, our education and how to change Cambridge for the better.

Check your emails to get information about the candidates, and have your say on the future of your course by voting in these elections!

Vote online on Tues 27 Nov at (or follow the link in your email) and wait for results from your Faculty Secretary!

Work the May Ball

Work at the St. John’s College May Ball 2013

In the first week of Lent term we will be opening applications to work at the St. John’s College May Ball 2013. We are looking to hire workers for a range of positions requiring different levels of experience, and workers will compensated with either cash payments or discounted tickets. If this opportunity interests you please be ready to apply at the start of next term, when we will advertise the full range of positions available and what will be required – we look forward to hearing from you.’

Contact Hayley (mf27).