Newell Classical Event

The Newell Classical Event 2018, celebrating the classical world, is to
take place at St John’s College on 3 May at 7.15pm in the Palmerston
Room. Emily Wilson and Alice Oswald will talk about poetry and time.
This event is free and no pre-booking is needed.
Emily Wilson’s acclaimed new translation of Homer’s _Odyssey _has
been described as ‘a new cultural landmark’ (_The Guardian_) and ‘an
Odyssey for our moment’ (_The Spectator_).
Alice Oswald, the author of _Memorial _(commemorating the minor
characters of the _Iliad_), is one of the world’s best-known and most
brilliant living poets. Her latest collection, _Falling Awake_ (another
collection with strong classical influences), has been called
‘dazzling’ (_The Guardian_) and ‘stunning’ (_The Telegraph_).
We hope to see as many of you there as can make it: it should be a
thrilling occasion. Further details are here: [1]

Summer Research Programme

2018 SJTU & UCAS Joint Summer Research Internship Program
The SJTU & UCAS Joint Summer Research Internship Program provides excellent opportunities for top undergraduate students to experience academic and cultural immersion in two international universities over the summer. A wide range of research projects in various disciplines are provided, and students can not only study at world-class research laboratories, side-by-side with prominent research professors but also be prepared for further study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities.
In addition, participants will develop their research skills by attending lectures on topics such as “How to Write a Research Essay,” “How to Cooperate in a Project,” and more. Students will also learn about China and Chinese culture, enhancing their intercultural awareness and communication.
Institute Information:
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) welcome undergraduate students from all over the world this summer to study in Shanghai and Beijing, the top two cities in China.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) enjoys a long history and a world-renowned reputation. Through unrelenting effort over the past 120 years, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and top international university in China. SJTU boasts an increasing level of scientific research excellence and technological innovation.
The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) is a research university focusing on graduate education and promoting the fusion between talent cultivation and scientific research. Its predecessor, the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, was the first graduate school in China, set up in 1978 with the approval of the State Council of PRC. In 2014, UCAS started enrolling undergraduate students. According to the Global University Ranking released by Essential Science Indicators (ESI) in November 2017, UCAS is ranked No.114 in the world and No. 2 in China.
List of Projects
Project 1 Novel Cooling Technologies
Project 2 Cloning and functional characterization of rice male sterile genes
Project 3 Molecular mechanisms controlling inflorescence and spikelet development in rice and barley Project 4 Molecular Characterization of GMOs
Project 5 Design of nanostructures for enhanced photoelectrical catalysts
Application Deadline
15 May 2018
Please apply through the website:

University Education

‘Universify Education seeks volunteer coaches for our 2018-19 programme, which involves a week-long summer course in August, a 3 day Easter residential, and monthly coaching with up to 3 Universify students throughout the programme. 

Universify is a charity that exists to counter educational inequality by inspiring Year 10 students from non-selective state schools to make a successful application to a highly selective university, such as the University of Oxford. We are looking for people passionate about education with experience in access and outreach. For more information about how to get involved please see our website at

May Ball Payment and Name Change Deadline

Please be reminded that the deadline for payment for your May Ball ticket(s) is 11:59pm on May 4th. Any accounts with an outstanding balance will be invoiced with a late fee as per the deadlines and fees section of our website ( Name changes after this date will also be subject to a late name change fee (per name). 
If you have any difficulties or anticipate that you will not meet the deadline, please get in touch with Niamh at or Michael at before the deadline. Do not contact any committee members through other channels e.g. Facebook. 

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CHOP volunteering opportunity and toiletries collection

The Cambridge Homeless Outreach Programme (CHOP) have two opportunities to get involved to support the local homeless community on Tuesday 1st May. The first is to help out with the Cambridge Cyrenians allotment project on Elfleda Road: sign up here if you’d like to spare an hour or two between 10am-2pm to get involved (Facebook event here). The second is a toiletries collection for Wintercomfort: bring your donations of soap, shower gel, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste etc. to the Old Divinity School between 3-5.30pm, where we’ll be alongside the JCR charity clothes sale for Jimmy’s – so you can support two wonderful homelessness charities at once. Facebook event here.

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Chinese Summer School

Position: Teacher/Tutor

Location: Taicang Whalton Foreign Language School, Taicang City/Xuzhou Whalton International

School, Xuzhou City, China

Deadline: 31st April 2018

Duration: first course (10th July – 19th July), second course (22nd July – 31st July)

Application: please email cover letter and CV to

Job Description:

Taicang Whalton Foreign Language School is the only private full-residence bilingual school in Taicang,

Jiangsu Province. It covers kindergarten to high school. It was founded by Chiway Education

International Service Co., Ltd. (CEIS) which has invested 14 education specialist schools, such as

Etonhouse International School Suzhou, Suzhou Foreign Language School, Hefei World Foreign

Language School, Taicang Whalton Foreign Language School. CEIS has 13500 students across the

country. It has the largest independent investment group and is one of the most well-known domestic

education business group at present.

Xuzhou Whalton International School, founded in 2014 and located in the new urban district of Xuzhou

with an overall floor space of 31,000 square meters, Xuzhou Whalton International School is a private

full-time primary and secondary international boarding school. It has a primary school department,

secondary school department and an international department that runs on a 12-year talent training mode.

In addition to focusing on general basic education, the school also designs targeted, appropriate and

extended curriculum for students, which not only enables them to finish school with high qualifications,

but also gives them superior skills in diversified, international competition, thereby reflecting the

boutique, quality, specialized and international features of the school.

The summer camp invites native speakers from the top universities in the United Kingdom, which offers a

variety of English-speaking courses for the Chinese students. During the camps you need to lead your

own campers (Chinese children ages 10-16, 15-20). Through the 11-day summer camp, the students

would complete the thematic English courses and collective projects and establish long-term friendships

with tutors and teachers.

Requirements and Qualifications:

l Native English speakers from Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, MIT and others top


l Speaking English with standard pronunciation and intonation;

l Enthusiasm and passion in teaching juniors(10-16 years old);

l Candidates who can participate in two terms of summer camps will be given priority;

Responsibilities and Duties:

l Teaching up to 3 classes per day, 45 minutes per class;

l Organizing 2 hours outdoor activities (basketball, football, rugby, painting or dancing depends on the


l Teaching and arranging 2 hours drama rehearsal;

l Organizing 1-2 hours evening events (movie, mini Olympic, talents show, fashion show, dragon’s den



l Transportation between Shanghai and UK is covered;

l the sum of salary for 11 days is 4000RMB (Around 450 GBP);

l Food, beverages and accommodations are provided during the camp;

l 1-2 days of Chinese cultural exploration tour after camp

Cambridge UK Development Centre

Haven’t managed to secure any plans for summer? Looking for something productive to do, where you can earn some money whilst learning valuable skills and still have fun? Just want to procrastinate revision because you’re not quite ready to face the wrath of exam term?
Apply to be a seminar assistant for China UK Development Centre!
You will be supporting one of the best summer-schools that run in Cambridge to oversee a group of university students from China. There are opportunities to supervise a group of students, join in with excursions e.g. to watch Phantom of the Opera in London (for free), as well as network with Chinese universities and some of Cambridge’s well-known lecturers. Most importantly, there is scope for promotion within the company – if you are enthusiastic about the role, then you could climb from assisstant to manager!
The job is really good value for money and the working hours are flexible, such that you are able to enjoy your summer without feeling the burden of being at ‘work’. I’ve been with this programme for two years and the atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming – if you have any further questions about what it’s like to be part of the programme, then email Angela at!

Share Cambridge

ShARE is currently recruiting a founding team at University of Cambridge
Founded in 2002, ShARE is a hybrid of a think tank, a corporate school, a social network for bright students and an innovation consulting firm. We have more than 500 members and are located in more than 30 universities from 15 countries. 
Here are the reasons why you should be the founder of ShARE-Cambridge:
Real consulting experience with big companies such as UBS, Shell, EDF, and Valeo. Whether you are considering a career in consulting or are simply interested in working with some real businesses, ShARE will be a rewarding experience, allowing you to use the insights from your degree to have an impact on the world around you. Together with our ShARE training programs, members’ career events and alumni mentoring, ShARE is a comprehensive platform for professional development and personal growth.
International elite network with other national top universities including University of Oxford (UK), EPFL (Switzerland), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Peking University (China), and alumni who have gone to work at McKinsey, BCG, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Blackrock and many more.
Entrepreneur experience of founding a local student consultancy group to develop organization management skills and sourcing local corporate clients. ShARE global will help you with the initial team setups, by providing funding and professional founding guidance. After which, you will be the one to make the final decision and bring the group to the next destination. You will also have the opportunities to build a network and contribute to local startups and NGOs and make a real impact on the local community.
Lots of our top performing student consultants actually come from non-business related backgrounds has who happened to find us by chance. They often tell us that ShARE was the first stepping stone into their business career and encourage us to spread the reach as wide as possible.
To apply to join ShARE-Cambridge, please click the following link and finish your application on or before 2 May 2018 23:59 GMT.
For more information on ShARE and how to join, you may refer to

Associated Societies vacancy

Secretary of the Associated Societies Vacancy:

The Associated Societies is responsible for overseeing the Co-Curricular Societies at St John’s. The current secretary of the Associated Societies is graduating this year, and no junior member has yet been found willing to take on the role. It is a relatively light workload, which consists primarily of the organisation of the AGM at which funds for the coming year are allocated, along with occasional administrative matters which may arise over the course of the year.

If you are interested in applying for this role, email

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