Event: Africa Together 2019 – Which Way Forward? (Africa and the global agenda for sustainable development)

Venue: The Cambridge Union

Date: Saturday 1 June 2019

 

Summary: Africa Together 2019 proposes to showcase the concrete ways in which African policymakers, business leaders, innovators and young people have responded to the call for sustainable action. Bringing together high-profile speakers and panelists from all over the world, the conference will confront complacent assumptions about Africa’s inability to meet the welfare aspirations of its citizens by showing how partnerships, science and technology, creative and innovative solutions as well as a willingness to engage women and other underrepresented groups are being leveraged for real and measurable sustainable growth. As part of our confirmed Keynote speakers and panelists, we have HE Ameenah Gurib-Fakim – Fmr. President, Republic of Mauritius, Benny Dembitzer – Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Obum Ekeke – Head of Computing Education Programs, UK & Africa at Google, Biyi Bandele – award-winning filmmaker and director of Half of a Yellow Sun, to mention a few.


Lunch will be provided at the conference and an African ball follows afterward. The evening will start with welcome drinks, followed by a three-course meal with wine and coffee to finish, and featuring beautiful music. Please see ticketing options for more details and note that our early bird ticket options close on May 26. Visit 
https://www.africatogether.org.uk/ to register and learn more.’’

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Welfare

We hope that your exam term hasn’t been too stressful so far. If you want a break from revision or a snack, make sure you check the St John’s Cambridge Students page as well as the St John’s Welfare page for updates on when we’ll be providing free snacks at various places around college!
Due to popular demand, we are bringing back yoga on the backs very soon so make sure you look out for the event page – it’s a really great break from revision and is open to absolutely everyone. If you’ve never given yoga a try, then now is the time. It’s completely free and mats and blocks will be provided.
Finally, make sure you all look after yourselves and your mental health during this very stressful term and make some time for things that you enjoy – and always remember that there are loads of people you can talk to in college, including: friends, your tutor, the health centre, the college counsellor and many more. We will be available at all of our events and via email (am2686@cam.ac.uk, and aom32@cam.ac.uk ) if you need advice or are unsure who the best person to talk to is.

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John\’s Jaguars

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Last Saturday, the John’s Jaguars competed in Cambridge’s Cheerleading Cuppers. Despite some tough competition from other colleges, John’s came out on top. 

The team, consisting of 2 university cheerleaders and 13 complete beginners, impressed the judges with their choreography, stunts and sassiness.

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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
DEADLINE 12pm 2nd JUNE
Tickets will sell out very s(al)oon so be sure to grab yours before they 
go!

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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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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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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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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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Cambridge City Foodbank

The Foodbank Society is currently running its end-of-term food collection for the Cambridge City Foodbank. We are looking for tins or non-perishable foods. There is a box in the JCR kitchen so please donate any leftover non-perishable food before Sunday 17th March. 

This is a list of the most-needed items if anyone wants to go out and buy anything.

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Long Life Milk (not Soya,
Almond, Oat, etc.)

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Long Life Fruit Juice

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Cooking Oil – 500 ml
preferred (1 litre max)

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Granulated Sugar – 500
grm preferred (1kg max)

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Tinned Rice Pudding

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Tinned Meats

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Tinned Vegetables (green beans, peas, carrots, mixed
veg, sweetcorn)

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Instant Coffee – small jars

 

PLEASE NOTE:

we CANNOT distribute ALCOHOL & BOTTLED WATER & we do not need
Sanitary Protection products – thank you.

 

ALL GOODS SHOULD BE UNDAMAGED & IF POSSIBLE HAVE LONG BBE DATES.

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***CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS***

Dear John’s members, 

Please assist a fellow Johnian out by completing a 
language background and context questionnaire that I have developed, the 
Contextual Linguistic Profile Questionnaire (CLiP-Q).
You need to be from The United Kingdom or South Africa to participate 
and it should take 20-30 minutes.
You could stand a chance to win an online voucher worth £50/R1000 for 
participating.
Click on the link to access the questionnaire and please SHARE this with 
others who may be interested 

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