2019 Africans in STEM Symposium

Venue: Center for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, West Cambridge Site

Event Date: Fri 28 June 2019

Abstract submission deadline: Fri 17 May 2019

Description: The mission of the inaugural Africans in STEM symposium is to highlight Africans conducting research in STEM fields and also any STEM research that is directly related to the African climate and market. The symposium will create an avenue for researchers to connect, share ideas and potentially form collaborations. It is primarily targeted at STEM researchers at all levels of expertise – from undergraduate Part IIs to principal investigators. We strongly encourage young researchers, especially students, to present their work in the form of a poster and/or oral presentation at the symposium. Delegates who are interested in giving a presentation should submit their presentation title and abstract by Fri May 17. This can be done by following the links on our website which is found here: https://www.africansinstem.co.uk/. Details of how to register for the symposium can also be found on the website. We welcome all to attend.

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Boddy Writing Prize

The prize of £400 is designed to help promote inclusivity and diversity at St John’s College with a particular focus on gender equality.

Students at St John’s College are invited to submit their essays or research findings which relate to the theme (“Promoting the understanding of the role of women in society throughout history”) and chime with the objective of the prize. Students who have previously written pieces in other contexts can still submit them for the Boddy Writing Prize competition. The remit will be interpreted broadly and any piece of writing which promotes our understanding of the role of women throughout history will be considered.

The competition is open to all students at St John’s College. The successful submission will be shared with the donor of the prize.

The deadline for submission is Thursday, 20/06/2019 at 9:00.

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SJC June Event – St. John\’s Most Wanted

The SJC JCR & SBR present the June Event 2019: St. John’s Most Wanted.

Expect to see:
– Free-flowing drinks
– BBQ food
– Inflatable fun
– Live music from the best of John’s homegrown talent and a special guest appearance

Tickets are available to Johnians through UPay

Johnian Standard Release – £15
Tickets will sell out very s(al)oon so be sure to grab yours before they 

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Want to learn Chinese, intern abroad or travel for free this summer?

– Homestay in China for 4-12 weeks
– Free Chinese lessons or internship, cultural activities and trips
– Free flights, luxury homestay accommodation and insurance
– Bonus 2000 RMB for those who can commit to a full 8 weeks in Beijing/ Shanghai/ Hangzhou
– Tutor English and assist with light housework
For more details, reviews, blog posts and to apply, visit www.abridgeeducamp.com/educare! The final application deadline for this summer will be the 10th May to allow sufficient time for preparations and visa applications

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Recruitment for TiME Study

Researchers at the Department of Psychiatry are recruiting healthy people for a study on time perception in which we investigate variation in people’s perception of time and how this may be affected by regular use of alcohol or cannabis. 

We are looking for healthy people, aged between 18 – 48, who use alcohol or cannabis regularly or not at all. 

The total assessment takes up to 90 minutes, for which you will receive £10 cash as compensation. 

For more information/registration: Click Here

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University outreach programme volunteering opportunity

Universify Education seeks enthusiastic students who are passionate about university to act as Volunteer Coaches on our summer residential and 3-day Easter weekend at Oxford University.   

We inspire Year 10 students from non-selective state schools to strive for, apply to, and be accepted at highly-selective universities. Our intervention starts earlier than most outreach programmes, giving students the time to develop their goals and achieve the required GCSE grades to make a good application to university. Students attend academic sessions, delivered by academics, and undergraduate volunteers provide student welfare support and ongoing coaching throughout the programme.   
Help run our summer programme in Oxford between 10th– 17th August, 17th-24th August, or 24th– 31st August 2019 and receive free meals and accommodation and join our extensive leadership and coaching training programme. Our volunteers play a vital role in leading student groups, providing pastoral care and delivering one-to-one academic coaching. Our team of professional coaches, who specialise in working with excluded pupils, provide all volunteers with training in what makes an effective coach. You will also receive training in mental health first aid and safeguarding. Please visit our website for further details.


Apply by 31st May 2019 at universifyeducation.com/volunteer/ for an opportunity to help young people to achieve their dreams of attending university and to continue breaking down the barriers to higher education.

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May Week Alternative committee applications

Are you interested in helping to shape an award-winning and fast-growing student charity movement that has a global impact and is changing the way students think about charity? May Week Alternative has raised £40,000+ in just over a year and is now recruiting a committee for next year – we would love to have as many new faces on board as possible. Apply now at https://forms.gle/zRCCqtHXTTECXJJ39 – applications close Thursday 2nd May.

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