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Volunteering with the Scouts

11th / 9th Cambridge is a local scout group based in Newnham, about 5–10 mins from Queen’s College, within easy walking or cycling distance. We’re an active group with five meetings a week Mondays–Thursdays (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and Explorers) and two to three camping trips a year. The aims of Scouting are to provide fun, challenge and adventure, which can result in you organising and taking part in a range of different activities from hikes, wide games and cooking over open fires, to making smoke bombs, go-karts, and learning circus skills.
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Participants Needed for Paid Psychological Studies

If you are interested in any of the studies below, please do not hesitate to contact the researcher, Simon Kwon (smk63@cam.ac.uk). All studies take place at the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute (Downing Site, Central Cambridge). Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a commonly used non-invasive brain stimulation techniques that temporarily affects brain activity. TMS Studies 1 & 2: How Precise is Your Reality? Duration: Each study consists of two 60–90-minute sessions
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Eating Disorder Study: Request for Participants

Do you ever lose control of your eating or binge eat? Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry are inviting women with eating disorders (bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa with bingeing/purging) to participate in a brain imaging study on mood and eating behaviour. The study involves two visits to Addenbrooke’s Hospital: one screening visit, lasting about 4 hours, and one overnight visit, lasting about 36 hours. At the screening, we will collect a blood sample, measure your body composition and ask you some questions about your health history.
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Town and Gown 10k Run

On Sunday the 21st October, Muscular Dystrophy UK will be holding the much awaited Cambridge Town and Gown 10k run. The scenic route takes you through the heart of Cambridge passing many landmarks, historic University College buildings and along the River Cam. The event is fully organised by Muscular Dystrophy UK and the proceeds will go towards our cause of fighting muscle-wasting conditions by finding treatments, cures and campaigning for independent living for 70,000 children and adults.
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Brain Stimulation Study: Participants Wanted

Participants wanted for brain stimulation study! The Adaptive Brain Lab is currently recruiting for a study investigating the neural basis of 3D vision. We are looking for right handed participants aged 18–35, with normal or corrected-to-normal vision. The study includes an initial practice session with our computer-based task (1 hour/£7) and then up to two further sessions during which we would stimulate your brain (each 1.5 hours/£11.50). If you would like more information, or would like to take part, please email Elizabeth Michael at psycabgr@hermes.
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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.