Weekly Bulletin 23/01/23

Welcome to the MCR committee! There are events and opportunities on around college during this week, we hope to see you around! This week’s events are :

This week’s Fitztivities 

9.30 pm Burns Supper Ceilidh [Reddaway Room]. You are all invited to the Reddaway room for the Fitzwilliam college Burns Supper ceilidh on Wednesday the 25th of January. This fun filled evening will include ceilidh dancing, caramel wafers, Irn Bru and whisky. Live music will be provided by the excellent Flying Cats ceilidh band. Look forward to seeing you there! If you have any further queries, you can send an email to our social secretaries.  

All other opportunities

Cambridge Zero Public Engagement & Media Fellowships 2023

The Call for Applications for the Cambridge Zero Public Engagement & Media Fellowships 2023 is now open! These fellowships are designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and support to enable you to engage with the public both on-line and in person when it comes to your research. Note, the fellowships are open to PhD students or Early Career Researchers (as defined by UKRI) only.

For details and application form, please follow this link: https://forms.office.com/e/iWKiEiVAxY

Kind Regards


The Efficacy & Ethics of Healthcare Strikes: A Discussion

The Cambridge University Society for Health Policy & Management

Our first event of term is an interactive discussion of the current healthcare strikes, which will be held in-person, on Friday 27thJanuary. As junior doctors across the UK vote on strike action, this is a great opportunity to debate this important issue, and features our local MP, Daniel Zeichner.

Date: Friday 27th January

Time: 18:30-19:30

Location: William Harvey Lecture Theatre, School of Clinical Medicine, Biomedical Campus


SolidariTee is a charity founded here in Cambridge in 2017, which is still run entirely by students & young people. We advocate, for long-term change in the way refugees are treated, as well as fundraise to give grants to local partner organisations providing legal aid to refugees in Greece. 

If you’d like to be part of a team making direct, real world impact, applications are open to join our Cambridge team, where you can get involved in as many of the following activities as you’d like:

  • Awareness-raising events: such as panel discussions, conferences, and film screenings
  • Fundraising events: like quizzes, Dance 4 SolidariTee nights, sponsored challenges and more!
  • SolidariTee t-shirts: photoshoots, campaigns and sales throughout the year
  • Social media: creating infographics, mythbusters and other educational campaigns

In the 21-22 academic year, SolidariTee gave out more than £142,000 in grants to grassroots organisations providing vital refugee aid. To join the movement, head to https://www.solidaritee.org.uk/join-us or email teamsolidaritee@solidaritee.org.uk

Re: MRI research study: earn £26.50 and a picture of your brain!

We’re conducting brain imaging research on how faces and objects are processed in the brain, and we’re looking for participants to take part. The study session will last around 2 hours in total (only ~40 minutes in the MRI scanner itself).

You will see some images of faces and objects and will have to make a button-press response. 

You will be paid £26.50 and receive a printed picture of your brain to take home!

The study will take place at: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 5 Chaucer Rd, Cambridge CB2 7EF.

If you’re interested in taking part, please get in touch at alba.peris-yague@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk for more info or sign up here: https://mrc-cbu.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=838 . 

Education Resources

Get to know the “Education Resources” tab on the Fitz MCR webpage!

This is a one-stop page which consolidates quick-access links to various academic databases and software that might be useful across different types of courses – not just those on which Cambridge already has institutional licenses for, but also others where one can request directly for a free educational/academic license! Have any ideas or suggestions on what databases or software to include here? Simply drop an email to mcr.academic@fitz.cam.ac.uk – this page is non-exhaustive and will have rolling updates!

Fitz MCR Charity

This year the MCR are supporting a local charity – Jimmy’s Cambridge – who support the homeless community in Cambridge. Please consider making a donation through our Just Giving page. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/MCR-Treasurer

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