MCR Weekly Bulletin 20/02/23

Welcome to the MCR committee! It’s going to be pancake filled. There are lots of events and opportunities on around college, we hope to see you around!

This week’s events are :

This week’s Fitztivities 

6pm Tuesday– Pancakes in the MCR!

7pm-9pm Tuesday- Shrove Pancake Party [K11A] : 7-9pm We will be making, flipping and eating sweet pancakes together at a relaxed gathering in K11A. We will mark ‘Fat Tuesday’/Mardi Gras. Please let the chaplain know if you plan to come:

12pm Wednesday – Mindfulness session with wellbeing coordinator

12-4pm Thursday- Fundraiser for victims of the Turkey Syria Earthquake [Upper Hall 2]. A bake-sale fundraiser is taking place in Upper Hall 2.  Drop in to buy some baked goods in support of this important cause.

7.30pm Thursday- Grad Salon [SCR]

9 pm Thursday Fitz/Darwin Pub Quiz [Darwin Bar]. More details to follow!

Other Opportunities

Opportunity to mentor talented high school students part-time ($75-$100 per teaching hour)

Founded by Harvard grad students, Lumiere is a social enterprise where students work 1-1 with a research mentor on an independent research project. Mentorship is entirely remote and compensation is between  $75 to $100 per teaching hour with an option to do the program pro bono and work with low-income students. 

If you are interested, please email Mireia at by the 26th of February. 

Wellbeing event with Hughes Hall

I would like to invite you all to two exciting upcoming events which I am organising in collaboration with Hughes Hall and St Catharine’s College on the topic of Reframing Failure.

  • Reframing Failure: Encountering failure in the pursuit of success – Thursday 23rd February at 5.30pm at Hughes Hall – Open to all students, staff and fellows.  More details and bookings here: Fitzwilliam College’s Master Baroness Sally Morgan, and Professor Srinivasan Keshav will form part of the Panel in what promises to be an inspiring discussion.
  • Reframing Failure: Exploring the value of failure – Thursday 2nd March at 6—7.30 pm on at Fitz – Upper Hall 1- Open to STUDENTS ONLY.  More details and bookings here: – This event will be an informal, facilitated workshop where we will explore why failure feels so hard, how else we might understand it’s role and value and what approaches can help us find more sustainable and compassionate ways to respond to failure.

The Cambridge Black Postgraduate Society [Launch Event]

The Cambridge Black Postgraduate Society invites you to their official launch event on Friday 24th February 2023 at the Cambridge SU. Launched from a WhatsApp group that existed to provide a space for the formation of friendship and community, we have developed into a fully-fledged society with hundreds of members. We have a lot in store for this amazing network of postgraduates and cannot wait to share our vision with you all.

If you are interested, please register through the link provided as spaces are limited.

Link to find out more:

Link to register:

Link to our society on the SU page:

Cambridge University Film Association – Cambridge Shorts

Cambridge Shorts is a biannual event, run since 2016, that showcases the best of student short films. This year’s Shorts will take place on Tuesday the 21st of February 2023 at 8:30 p.m. in the Palmerston Room in St John’s College.

As part of our publicity, we were wondering if your college would be able to advertise the event on any of your mailing lists/college newsletters. It is a university wide event, and it would be great to have as many students attend as possible.

All information about the event can be found here:

And tickets can be purchased here:

The event will screen eight student short films, and we will be conducting Q&As with their directors afterwards, all topped off with free popcorn! We would be grateful for you to get the word out within your college community. 

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 – 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.

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