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CUDC Seminar Assistant Recruitment

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 assistant 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 me, Angela, at!

See the flyer below for more details including salary and how to apply!

(Update: 16 April 2018)

In preparation for our forthcoming Summer residential seminars for undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from Asia, we still have a number of vacancies available and we are currently recruiting assistants from the University who would be interested in assisting these seminars.



Ensuring the smoothness of visits to help students have a happy and safe experience in Cambridge, London, and Oxford.


Ensuring the smoothness of lectures.

Social Activities

Socialising with students, sharing your university experience and helping out with the organisation of activities.


Leading supervisions to help students prepare their final presentations.


Helping with airport transfers, welcome reception, etc.


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (essential)
  • Experience of working effectively within a team (essential)
  • University members (students/staff) and alumni (desirable)
  • Prior experiences in event organising (desirable)


If you can’t see the flyer, the same information can be found at this link.

Please direct questions to Ester, Department of Human Resources, China UK Development Centre, or Angela Lam.