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Cambridge Literary Festival

13-15 April 2018 Get ready to see former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, Artistic Director of the National Theatre (2003-2015) Nicholas Hytner, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson, double Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge, Sky News presenter Afua Hirsch, activist and author Laura Bates, comedian and director Simon Amstell and much more! To discover more about these events and to see our full programme click here. Please direct questions to Camomile Soper, Festival Intern.
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Varsity Education Recruitment

Varsity Education is recruiting for new summer roles! Varsity Education is a not for profit education organisation that provides residential summer programmes for students aged 15 – 18 from the UK and abroad. This summer, we are running three two-week sessions, two in Cambridge and one in Oxford. Our residential programmes are not your average ‘camp’. We have a strong focus on intellectual development and academic integrity. We strive to fuel the academic curiosity of our students and develop key skills, from public speaking and critical thinking to debating and essay writing.
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Volunteering Opportunities for students in China and Mongolia with Lovvol

Come join our Lovvol volunteering / internship programmes in China and Mongolia. Unlike other volunteering organisation, not only are all our programmes completely FREE, but also selected student applicants get free training and certification as well as free food, accommodation, excursions and even Mandarin lessons during the programme in China. This year we will be visiting Shanghai, Beijing, Ulaanbaatar, Xiamen, Shenzhen and many more! We welcome students from across the UK, USA and Australia.
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Student testers wanted for focus-enhancing biometric wearable

We are a small team of current students and alumni who designed this wearable and are looking for early feedback. We know from our own experience with Tripos (11 of them altogether!), it is so easy to get stressed and distracted amidst during exam term. This is why we have built this technology, to help us stay focused and be more productive. The biometrics captures user’s cognitive states which enable the AI to coach user to optimise focus.
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Participants needed for brain stimulation study

Our lab at the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge is currently looking for participants in psychological research. The purpose of this study is to examine the brain’s mechanisms of 3D depth perception. Most of the experiment will take place over separate days in the Department of Psychology (Downing Site, CB2 3EB). During the experiment, you will be asked to perform a visual task. You will receive brain stimulation to investigate the role of certain brain networks in visual perception.
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CUiD Talk: The Changing Landscape of UK Aid - Good or Bad?

Cambridge University International Development Society’s last event for the term will be held on Thursday 15th at the Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex! Dr Gregory Wilson will be speaking about ‘The Changing Landscape of UK Aid’ charting its development and consequences. As an experienced governance and public-sector reform practitioner having worked with the UK Government, the UN, IFIs, OECD and numerous overseas governments, Dr Wilson also consults in fragile and conflict-affected states.
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CL Global Summer Course Residential Advisor Recruitment

This is Ting Huang writing on behalf of CL Global, which is a short-term course provider in Cambridge collaborating with Corpus Christi, St Catharine’s and Lucy Cavendish. I am writing to let you know about our coming summer programme residential advisor job. Please see this document for the RA job description. CL Global is an educational institute aiming to promote global learning and culture exchanges. Having taken thousands of students to see the world, we are on a mission to make our programmes the best experience a student can ever have locally.
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Navroz Celebration

Cambridge Central Asia Forum would like to invite you for the annual celebration of Navroz in Cambridge. Date: 17 March, 2018 Time: 7:30–9:30pm Venue: Jesus College Chapel, Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BL Navroz transcends religious, ethnic, linguistic, and national divisions and brings people together. It showcases the region’s rich tradition and mythology for the world to experience. Above all else it is an occasion for celebration. This year the programme focuses on music and cultural performances from the countries which celebrate Navroz.
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Student President of the Cambridge University Musical Society: Applications Sought

Applications are now sought for the role of Student President of Cambridge University Musical Society. CUMS this year celebrates its one hundred and seventy-fifth year, and boasts a rich history of fostering the best musical performance in the University. Today the ensembles include the Cambridge University Orchestra and Sinfonia, the Cambridge University Wind Orchestra, the Cambridge University Symphony Chorus, the Cambridge University Chamber Choir and Cambridge University Percussion Ensemble, as well as associate ensembles such as Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra.
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End-of-term moving help

With the end of term approaching, Simon Byatt — one of the Catz porters — has offered favourable rates for Catz students to move belongings back home or to Catz for the Easter break. He can be contacted on 07971787334, at siby1968@aol.com or via Facebook for a quote.