Cam Express

CamExpress is an educational consultancy firm, established in Shanghai and London (UK registered 06932043), which aims to introduce Chinese A-level students to Western approaches to their studies and prepare them for student life in the UK. Participating interns therefore provide subject tuition but, perhaps more importantly, also offer Chinese students the opportunity to network and engage with British-based undergraduates before they embark on a degree in the UK. Put simply, we aim to provide Chinese students with the best complementary educational services possible.
Since its establishment, the company has recruited current Oxbridge students as university application mentors. Within the Shanghai market, CamExpress has developed the industry’s leading university preparation summer camps and other value-adding educational services for Chinese students. This is backed up by the consistency of our results: right now, there are around 80 former CamExpress students currently studying at Oxbridge.
For the 2018 summer programme (based in Shanghai and Qingdao, China), we are once again seeking hard-working, highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals with a consistent academic record and a desire to add significant value to the students and overall programme.
Benefits of the scheme include:
·       Being based in China for a period of 8 weeks during summer 2018
·       A travel grant of £600 to cover flight costs
·       Free accommodation
·       A weekly stipend
·       Organised weekend entertainment and trips
The following are some criteria that Cam Express will be looking for in prospective applicants:
ü  Excellent academic track record
ü  Strong command of both written and spoken English
ü  High levels of motivation
ü  Ability to work well in a team
ü  Passionate about education consulting
ü  Degree course in one of the following subjects: engineering, natural sciences (chemistry, physics, biology), mathematics, medicine, computer science, finance and accounting, land economy or economics major, history, philosophy 
Those that are interested in applying will need to fill in the application form, found here:
by Sunday 18 February 2018 (Early Recruitment Deadline). Interviews will be held shortly after this date. If you have any further questions or simply want to find out more about the programme, please do get in touch with one of our representatives at

Cafe Synthetique

“Café Synthetique is the monthly meetup for the Cambridge synthetic biology community with informal talks, discussion and pub snacks. Join us!
22 Jan – Low-cost Open Hardware for Biology
19 February – Al and Automation: Revolutionising Biology
19 March – Synthetic Biology Industry Night
Learn more here:”

CUSU LGBT+ and the big Cambridge LGBT+ survey

CUSU LGBT+ is the Cambridge campaign for LGBT+ students – our goals are to provide social events, welfare, representation and political campaigning for LGBT+ students across the university. If you missed our events in Michaelmas, it’s never too late to join! We’re always very happy to see you come to our events and contact us. If you have any questions, worries or concerns about LGBT+ life at Cambridge, please feel free to send an email to To keep up with our events, here are useful links:

CUSU LGBT+ group:

CUSU LGBT+ page:

CUSU LGBT+ website:

Join the mailing list:

We also have a secret LGBT+ Facebook group, so that anyone who’s not publicly out on Facebook can still follow us and come to our events. If you wish to be added to this group, please send a message on Facebook to Simon Percelay (Chair), Ali Hyde (President) or to another member of committee, as there is no other way to be added!
Finally, we have just released an extensive survey to learn more about the issues facing LGBT+ people at Cambridge. It’s quite long, but its results would be extremely helpful to us, and you have the chance of winning one of two £25 Amazon vouchers! The survey will be closed at 6pm on January 27th, so make sure to fill it out before then ?

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Sports Results

St John’s 1st XI 4 – 1 Long Road

St John’s 1st XV 18 – 6 Jesus

St John’s Women 2 – 2 Magdalene Women

Want your team’s results to be publicised? Email results to

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St Johns May Ball Worker Applications

✨ Applications are now open to work at the 2018 St John’s May Ball ✨
St John’s is changing its worker system! Work the John’s Ball and pay
for your next ball this May Week.
We are hiring paid workers to work set-up, the ball night and clear-up.
We pay above minimum wage for all roles and our all-night workers will
be provided with regular breaks, refreshments and the opportunity to
explore the ball.
As always we have a variety of roles available, and we will also be
recruiting senior supervisor staff.
Please see our role descriptions document for more information about
shift-timings and pay:…/1iJH1dm7EmrIRia43gnCnP4OqxOr…/edit [1]
Apply here to work at the ball: [2]
Applications must be submitted by midnight on Monday 19th February. We
look forward to hearing from you!
Please direct all enquiries to More information
can be found on our Facebook page (St John’s College May Ball) and
website (

Hong Kong Oxbridge Summer Camp

Come teach English in Hong Kong this Summer! Running from the 30th June – 4th August, you will be part of a team of 11 Oxbridge students, 10 teachers and 1 camp director, teaching English to a wide range of ages and abilities. It is an amazing experience – from being taken for drinks at bars all over Hong Kong by the chief executive of Hong Kong Study Tours, to seeing sights like the Big Buddha and spending evenings at the stunning Clear Water Bay Beach (which is a twenty-minute walk from your accommodation). It’s a chance to experience working in Asia and build your CV. Teachers are given £800 for flights plus food and accommodation is provided for the duration of the camps. There will be a five-day gap in between in which you are free to go and explore China, Hong Kong of further afield. For the break in-between the camps, HKOSC generously give you cash to cover food expenses and make it extremely easy to get a double entry visa into China or any other places if you want to continue travelling after the camps finish.
No knowledge of Mandarin or Cantonese is required. Applicants must be available for a meeting and free dinner in Cambridge 11.00-14.00 on Thursday 15th March – the CEO of Hong Kong Study Tours will be flying over to meet with you and tell you more about the program!
Please fill in the short form below if you are interested in taking part. If you have any other questions at all, please feel free to email Rhiannon (, who taught on the camp last year and is recruiting for this year.
Deadline: Sunday 11th February 23:59
Application Form:’

Jesus May Ball Worker Applications

Applications to work at the Jesus College May Ball 2018 on Monday 18th June are open! For the opportunity to experience one of the largest May Balls in Cambridge first-hand while earning money, complete an application form by following the link below. You will also find more information on the May Ball and the job positions available.
We do not offer a half on / half off option, but all staff get breaks during the event in which they will be allowed to explore the Ball and sample the food and drink on offer.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Eloise and Jacquie at

CL Global

This is Ting Huang writing on behalf of CL Global, which is a short-term course provider in Cambridge. CL Global has been running programmes at Corpus, Catz and Luch for 6 years. I am writing to let you know about our coming easter programme residential advisor job and would like to seek your help to reach out to students in your college to have them updated of this opportunity. 
CL Global is an educational institute aiming to promote global learning and culture exchanges. Having taken thousands of students to see the world, we are on a mission to make our programmes the best experience a student can ever have locally. Besides Cambridge, we also run programmes in the US, Italy, Japan and China.
Our programme at Catz website:
Know more about us from:
Thanks and Best Regards,
Ting Huang 

Cambridge University OTC

Military training, Leadership development, Skiing, Sailing, Hill Walking, Kayaking, Cycling, Rugby, Hockey, Football, Orienteering… The list of things you can do with CUOTC is endless! By far the best university society out there, we can provide focussed leadership training to gain recognised Leadership Qualifications and help you develop your military skills and use them as a tool for leadership. There are opportunities to lead your own expedition anywhere in the world and it is a great CV enhancer.
To make things even better, you get PAID a daily rate of £40 for any activities you undertake with CUOTC! All activities are either scheduled to fit around academic schedules in term time or fit in vacations.
We are recruiting NOW for another intake of Officer Cadets to train with our society. THERE IS NO COMMITMENT TO JOINING THE ARMY!
Come to one of our INFORMATION EVENINGS to find out more.
Evening 1
Date: 30/1/18
Time: 19:30 
Location: Army Reserve Centre Cambridge
Cambridge Transport: Bus at 18:45 from Cambridge Fire Station on Parkside (just off Parker’s Piece). You will be dropped off at the end of the evening at the same place.
Evening 2
Date: 7/2/18
Time: 18:00 
Location: Bateman Auditorium, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
Transport: None.
Joining requirements:
British Passport or ILR from a Commonwealth country.
To be medically fit.
Facebook event here:
Any questions please ask!
Contact details: 
Tel 01223247818 email:

Pol Roger Champagne Dinner

Pol Roger Champagne Dinner
13th March, 2018
We will be holding a dinner hosted by Pol Roger, the Champagne House that we serve and sell at St John’s College. 
It will be hosted by Mr James Simpson of Pol Roger UK and myself.
Pol Roger have given a great service at the College and produced the special Champagne for the 2011 Quincentenary Celebrations, which was very well received.  Pol Roger are one of only three family Champagne houses and they have a close association with Cambridge and Oxford Universities.
The evening will commence at 19.00 hrs with a glass of Pol Roger in The Old Music Room, followed by dinner in the Wordsworth Room with Pol Roger Champagne.
It will be £65.00 per head for College members, or £78.00 for non-College guests.  The ticketing process will be on U-Pay for current students, and for others it will be by taking a cheque (made payable to St John’s College) to the Catering Office, St John’s College, Cambridge, with your full name and the name of your guest and any dietary requirements.
We look forward to seeing you on what will be a wonderful evening.
W A Brogan
Catering and Conference Manager
St John’s College