Student Travel Award 2015

Student Travel Award 2015


The Student Travel Award provides two Cambridge undergraduates with up to £1,000 each to travel separately throughout Europe during the summer, visiting Cambridge’s volunteer-led Alumni Groups and promoting the Groups’ activities to students. This is a great opportunity for students to develop their networks with alumni and visit locations of personal and career interests.


Full details, including how to apply, are at: . I’ve attached a poster and put two in the post to you.


The deadline for applications is: 12pm, Monday 23 March.


Cambridge Literary Festival

Calling all volunteers! Cambridge Literary Festival is fast approaching and needs your help. If you love literature, have a passion for politics, rave about rhymes or are interested in meeting some of today’s brightest writers, thinkers, historians, scientists, artists and political commentators then join the festival fun as a steward this April. This year’s line-up is bigger and better than ever, as we are joined by woman behind The Theory of Everything film phenomenon Jane Hawking; Best Exotic Marigold Hotel actress Celia Imrie;Queen of the High Street Mary Portas; classic children’s authors Judith Kerr (Mog, The Tiger Who Came to Tea) and Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider); much-loved performance poets Michael Rosen (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt) and Roger McGough; prize-winning fiction writers Philippa GregoryAli Smith, Graham Swift and Eimear McBride;  historian Antonia Fraser and scientistHenry Marsh; Humans author Matt Haig and political commentators Jeremy Bowen, Will Hutton, Zoe Williams and Polly Toynbee. With the general election just around the corner, we are thrilled that three political grandees Lord Norman Tebbit, Lord Roy Hattersley and Baroness Shirley Williams will join BBC 4’s Reflections Peter Hennessy to discuss the condition of British politics, whilst the ever-popular New Statesman debate promises for engaging conversation on the future of Europe.


Our marvellous stewards are essential to the smooth running of the festival and they will work with a head steward and event coordinator to ensure that audiences fully enjoy the festival. Stewards’ tasks may include setting up venues, directing audiences, managing book-signing queues, collecting audience evaluation forms, manning the Green Room and keeping venues tidy. Stewards also get to wear a fabulous festival t-shirt!


Please find attached some more information about stewarding with Cambridge Literary Festival.


If you have any questions or would like to steward, please contact Anna Millward (Festival Manager) or find us on Facebook and Twitter!


Get paid £3 for taking part in a 15 minute psychology study.

Get paid £3 for taking part in a 15 minute psychology study.

The study looks at how quickly you can detect an object – you will play a very simple computer game where you have to press buttons as fast as possible depending on whether or not you see a particular object.

If you are interested, please email with a few times that are good for you over the next two weeks.

Cambridge Rare Disease Network (CRDN).

In celebration of Rare Disease Day, the Cambridge community is launching a new initiative, the Cambridge Rare Disease Network (CRDN).

On behalf of CRDN, we would like to invite you to our Launch Event at the Cambridge Judge Business School on April 2nd. We will focus on the topic of “Parent Entrepreneurship in Rare Diseases”. More details on the format of the event below.

Register here:

Our outstanding speakers include Dr Nick Sireau, Founder of the AKU Society and the charity Findacure; Ms Kay Parkinson, Founder of patient group Alstrom Syndrome Society; Dr Will Evans, Trustee of the Niemann-Pick Disease Group, and Dr Cesare Spadoni, Founder of aPODD Foundation.

CRDN is a new non-for-profit organisation aiming to create rare disease awareness and build a community within the Cambridge area. We aim to engage and connect relevant stakeholders from Cambridge University and the Cambridge Biomedical Cluster in order to address rare diseases more effectively. Please, find more details about CRDN on our website. Our supporters include Genetic Disorders UK, Findacure, Utah Rare, Cambridge Judge Business School, One Nucleus and Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, amongst others.

CRDN is also proud to support the crowdfunding campaign from AKU Society: Cure Black Bone Disease: Time is Running Out!
Please, do participate and help us make a difference for patients affected by Black Bone Disease today!

We are very much looking forward to having you at our launch event. For more details about the initiative, check out our website at

Launch Event details:

Title: “Parent entrepreneurship in rare diseases ”
Date: April 2nd, 2015
Location: Cambridge Judge Business School, LT1

– Dr Nick Sireau, Founder of AKU Society and Findacure
– Ms Kay Parkinson, Founder of Alstrom Syndrome Society
– Dr Will Evans, Trustee of Niemann-Pick Disease Group
– Dr Cesare Spadoni, Founder of aPODD Foundation

17.00: Doors open.
17.30: Lecture/panel discussion and Q&A’s
18.45: Reception.
20.00: End of event.

Questi fantasmi! (These Ghosts!)

we would like to invite you to the play Questi fantasmi! (These Ghosts!) by the Neapolitan playwright Eduardo De Filippo, directed by the Italian theatre director Ludovico Nolfi.

When? Thursday 12th March, 7pm

Where?  Palmerston Room, Fisher Building, St John’s College

St John’s Street, Cambridge CB2 1TP

£6 / £4 (students and senior citizens).

To book your ticket please send an email to (contact: Dea)

The play will be in Italian (with English subtitles).

The Rickshaw Theatre Project needs you!

Love travelling? Passionate about theatre and teaching children?

The Rickshaw Theatre Project needs you!

We are looking for enthusiastic, committed and creative people to teach/run workshops on this year’s Theatre in Education trip around India and Nepal. This is a voluntary project, which is self-funded, although we will be applying for funding from the University.

Over the last eight years groups of students have travelled to India and

Nepal in August/September visiting schools and NGOs with the aim of taking theatre to disadvantaged children and teenagers.

As a member of the team, you would be planning and running workshops, and organising performances with groups across India and Nepal.

We will be abroad for approximately 6 weeks in the summer from mid August to late September, with the opportunity for recreational travelling and other fun events in addition to the volunteer work. Any Cambridge University student is eligible to apply, whether you are an undergraduate, postgraduate, graduating or coming back next year!

The trip will be very challenging, but extremely rewarding!

Please do get in contact if you have any questions. You can reach Phoebe and Rebecca at .

Here is a link to the last trip’s blog so you can see what we got up to:

Applications should include:

– what excites you about this project.

– Any relevant experience, although no experience is necessary.

– What difficulties do you think might arise working with kids in India and Nepal, and how would you deal with them?

– Do you have any creative ideas for games or workshops that you would like to conduct with the kids?

Application deadline is midnight Monday 20th April and applications should be sent to

Psychology experimental study

The experiment takes 20 minutes, and you will be compensated with £3 for your time.
During the experiment, you will be asked to taste a variety of drinks and perform and music listening activity.
If you’re interested, please click on the following link and sign up to a time slot – please also include your gender after your name, for our records: