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Cam River Health Survey

My name is Max, I’m a PhD student at the Cambridge Vet school. A group of grad student friends and I are currently doing a citizen science project: our aim is to monitor (via DNA sequencing) the Cam’s microbes associated with infections regularly obtained by rowers, swimmers, anglers, punters. With May Bumps starting now, this topic becomes more relevant than ever! It’s summer, it’s exam time, it’s May Bumps, let’s have a bath… and year by year, Cambridge rowers, swimmers and punters obtain serious infections associated with pathogens from the Cam river’s water.
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The Eleventh Annual River Cam Punt Race

Sunday 17 June 2018 — 5.30–6.30pm As you may know, every year sees the River Cam Punt Race, for the title of Champion of the Cam. The race will take place, as usual, from the punt shed at Darwin Island (Darwin College). The date is Sunday 17 June, starting at 5.30pm. We race from Darwin Island to Trinity Punts. Boats should be in position at 5.00pm to ensure an orderly start.
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Camp Shanghai

Fully funded language homestay program Want to explore the world for free, learn another language or discover a different culture? Spend 6–12 weeks this summer on an immersive Chinese language homestay program in Shanghai! 6–12 weeks of homestay accommodation Most meals free 10 hours/week Chinese language classes One cultural activity, meet-up or trip per week Possibility to intern with your host family’s company or travel with them to other cities 4000–8000 RMB allowance (should cover flight, visa and living costs) In return, you’d be expected to informally tutor the child of your homestay family for around 4 hours per day, generally consisting of helping with homework, playing English learning games or reading stories.
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TEDxCambridgeUniversity recruiting 2018-19 committee

Interested in great ideas and want to be part of one of the most exciting societies in Cambridge? Following the success of this year’s Conference, we are now looking for enthusiastic, creative undergraduate and postgraduate students to join next year’s committee. No experience is required and we have a range of roles to suit everyone – we are recruiting for team lead and officer roles for: Speakers Publicity Desigin (Web and Graphic) Salons Sponsorship, Finance Events The application takes less than 15 minutes to complete and interviews will be conducted after the exam period.
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Teach in China with CSSC

Great opportunity for those planning on a gap year after graduation! Teach in ‘China’s Bali’ this January – February (paid + flights) CSSC (Cambridge Summer Schools in China) are offering you the chance to teach on the sunny shores of Sanya, China; a great chance to escape the cold and have fun teaching enthusiastic kids! (no Mandarin/Cantonese required) From 21st January – 2nd February 2019 they are running a summer camp helping Chinese students (aged 10-14) to improve their English skills through fun and interactive lessons.
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Glucose Study

Psychology experiment - earn £7 for 30-45min! I am currently running a study looking to investigate the impact of glucose on cognitive performance. The study involves consuming a 330ml glass of Appletiser®, and completing some questionnaires and other short tasks. It should last between 30–45 minutes, and you would be reimbursed with £7 for your time and expenses. You can take part if you: have not taken part in my previous experiment; are aged 18 or over; are in good physical health; have English as a first language/equivalent level of fluency; are prepared to consume a drink that contains sugar; have no known allergies to the ingredients in Appletiser®.
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Blue Tutors are recruiting new tutors

Looking for a flexible, fun, fantastically well paid job? Ever considered teaching to earn some extra money, build your CV and keep up-to-date with your subject? Look no further. Blue Tutors is a UK based tuition agency recruiting only from leading UK Universities. Established in 2004, we have built up a network of over 8000 tutors across the country, linking them with tutoring opportunities across a wide range of subjects and levels.
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Varsity Education recruiting

Varsity Education is recruiting for July and August 2018! Varsity Education is a not-for-profit education organisation that runs summer programmes in both Oxford and Cambridge. Students attending our programmes are aged 15-18 and are keen to learn more about their chosen subjects and looking to apply to top UK Universities. We are running two two-week programmes in Cambridge between 8th July – 5th August and one two-week programme in Oxford between 7th August – 21st August.
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Point72 Academy Internship Program

Please direct questions to Olivia Aylett, Associate, Dartmouth Partners.
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Demonstrate with CHaOS at Strawberry Fair

Saturday 2nd June, 10:30am–7:30pm, Midsummer Common CHaOS (Cambridge Hands-On Science) will once again be demonstrating at Strawberry Fair (on Midsummer Common) on Saturday 2nd June to families, children and occasionally a few enthusiastic fair goers! The event will run 12–6pm with set-up/clear-up time either side (approx 10.30am–7.30pm) and will include a FREE LUNCH! Demonstrating at Strawberry fair is a great way to get some hands-on science demonstrating experience before our summer tour, or a compact alternative if you can’t make it.