Weekly Bulletin 27/02/2023

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

This week’s Fitztivities 

7pm Monday – Music Concert [Chapel] Fitz’s Organ Scholars Alex van Dijk and Charlotte Johnston give a joint recital

6pm Tuesday – LGBTQIA+ relationships and the law: Progress, problems and possibility [Gordon Cameron Lecture Theatre]. An informal conversation between Fitz’s three law Fellows, Stevie Martin (Human Rights), Jonathan Rogers (Criminal) and Anna Heenan (Family) concerning the ways in which the law has regulated, restricted and facilitated LGBTQIA+ relationships. There will be ample time for questions and further discussion between speakers and those attending. This is an informal event, accessible to all – no legal knowledge is required! 

12pm Wednesday- Mindfulness with the Wellbeing Coordinator

1pm Wednesday – Grads on High Table [Dining Hall]

7pm Thursday- Compline and hot chocolate [Chapel]. Compline is a short and traditional service of ‘Night Prayer’ to complete the day.  Members of the choir will join us as we gather in Chapel for Compline, followed by refreshments, including the offer of a ‘nice mug of cocoa’: the perfect way to wind down at the end of the day!

7.30pm Friday- Arts and Craft [MCR]

12pm Sunday- MCR Gardening Allotments

Accommodation Survey

Hello everyone! So the committee wishes to circulate an accommodation survey so we can gain feedback from MCR members about the current accommodation. Do try to fill it out as it is important to recognise any concerns with the current accommodation so they can be passed forward.


All Other Opportunities

Hercules Cambridge

For many of us, having good vision is something we take for granted. We wake up each morning and can easily see the world around us. But among the population around the globe, this isn’t the case for many; their lack of access to eyewear could even be the reason why they are not able to work for a job, let alone guaranteeing their own safety. This is where Sightsavers comes in. They are an NGO committed to helping people regain their sight and their independence, so they can once again participate fully in their communities.

With the drive to make positive change to the world, Hercules and Sightsavers are collaborating in a project to help spread awareness to the younger generation through their website. We are now recruiting students who would like to join us for the cause and play and important role in the 4-week project during this Easter break. The project places emphasis on conducting market research among young adults to analyse their experience when navigating through and interacting with the Sightsavers website. The insights you provide would help Sightsavers improve their storytelling and enable a more effective outreach to the younger generation.

If you are passionate in making changes while doing a paid work, please sign up to learn more about this opportunity! All backgrounds are welcome!

For more information and the application form, please visit the Hercules project website:


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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