Posted by Ethel Ng, Sunday, 14th October 2012 @ 4:30pm
When: Monday 15th October, 7PM
Where: Barbara White Room, Newnham College
Joanne Beale from WaterAid, an ex-Cambridge engineer, got involved in EWB-Cambridge too late (in her opinion) but has been making the most of the opportunities ever since. She will talk a bit about her involvement in the Cambridge branch (including the time she persuaded everyone to go vegan), her time on the national executive and some of the work she continues to do for EWB-UK now. However she will probably spend most of the time showing you photos of work she’s done in Bhutan and Mozambique and telling you about her current role in the technical support unit at WaterAid.
Posted by Ethel Ng, Sunday, 15th April 2012 @ 10:54pm
This will be a collaborative student arts project to support action on climate change at Cambridge as part of the Hub's Local Action week. We are challenging each college to submit photos on a theme (or other visual media if you're feeling ambitious). We're going to create an inspiring montage of all the images we receive, which will be available as posters and calendars FREE to all contributors next term. And most of all, we're going to send a powerful message that students care about climate change!
This is definitely not limited to expert photographers - this is something for everyone to get involved with! And please feel free to submit as many photos as you want, you don't have to take only one!
The aim is to build up an motivational portfolio of pictures that focus on a central image - Energise Cambridge's iconic little green windmills - with participation from students from all parts of the university. Windmills will be available from green officers and from Porter's lodges (and in LAW goody bags!), and students are encouraged to take them and photograph them in exciting places around their college, department or Cambridge in general. The more recognisable the location the better.
The content of the images is up to you to decide, and we encourage you to get creative. The images can include you and your friends, or just the windmills, or whatever other objects/places/things you wish to include. You might want to think about making a poster or banner with an inspiring message, but it's totally not obligatory! The aim is to show that students care about climate change and to display a range of visual media that captures this message. There will be a special prize for the best submission. Visit www.energisecambridge.org for more info and to submit your media.
Posted by Ethel Ng, Sunday, 16th January 2011 @ 8:34pm
Details: Volunteer position, part time
Availability/Duration: Immediate, present until May 2011
Location: Suite 33 Sheraton House, Castle Hill Business Park, Cambridge
Function: Campaigning, Media
Reporting to: Yes to Fairer Votes Cambridge Lead Organizers
Yes to Fairer Votes is the campaign to change the voting system in the May 2011 referendum. We are looking to recruit activists who can help us campaign, raise awareness and get ordinary people voting ‘Yes’.
Campaign Assistants will join our regional Cambridge campaign team. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual who enjoys a challenge. The candidate will possess initiative and a capacity to enjoy a high-pressure political environment. A desire to be part of an active, self-motivated team is essential.
The role would suit students looking for real campaign experience to complement their academic studies. This is a unique opportunity to gain real political experience in a nationwide campaign. Training and support will be provided throughout and we are flexible with regards to the number of hours students are willing and able to give. While the campaign will run till May 2011, short term candidates are welcome.
Areas of Responsibility: Support the Regional Organisers in their day-to-day activities, may include;
- Data handling and analysis
- Utilizing the Cambridge phonebank to contact voters and volunteers
- Helping to organize and run Yes Campaign events
- Volunteer management
- Assist with development and implementation of local strategy
- Social Media Communications, including twitter and facebook
Posted by Ethel Ng, Sunday, 7th November 2010 @ 4:24am
Beyond Profit is a careers and entrepreneurship society providing a student forum for social and sustainable business. We aim to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders. By connecting professionalism and enterprise with ethical incentives we want to encourage talented students to get involved in this rapidly emerging movement in social and sustainable business.
We run practical 'hands on' workshops and provide exclusive access to a network of resources that will support students looking to pursue a meaningful career or start an ethical business. Beyond Profit can help you find a career or start a business through its two streams, Careers and Enterprise.
Our next workshop is on Monday 15th November with Tom Rippin (founder of the OnPurpose Leadership Programme and ex Mckinsey consultant) provides an overview of the challenges facing the next generation of business leaders. On Monday 22nd November Amanda Jones, who successfully pitched on Dragons' Den, is running a targeted workshop providing practical advice on how to start an ethically centred business that can also make a profit.
To sign up to these events and find out more visit www.beyondprofit.org.uk. You can also sign up to our mailing list on the website to keep in touch with everything that is happening in social and sustainable business in Cambridge.
We are also launching the Rwanda Entrepreneurship Week (REW) an exciting new initiative in conjunction with the African Innovation Prize (AIP). Rwanda Entrepreneurship Week is a week-long workshop that aims to inspire, support and develop business in Rwanda through training Rwandan university students in the hard and soft skills of entrepreneurship. We are looking for five or six volunteers who will spend the rest of this academic year supporting the second year of AIP and, for the first time, initiate and implement, Rwanda Entrepreneurship Week in Kigali (25th-29th July 2011).
Email: email@example.com with your CV and a 250 word summary of what you think would most help young entrepreneurs in Rwanda. Additionally please indicate (in a couple of sentences) what area of the project you would be most interested to work on and anything that demonstrates your ability to undertake such a role. The deadline for submissions is Monday 22nd November. Submissions after this date will not be looked at. Successful candidates in this first round will be invited for a brief interview on Wednesday 24th November. The two or three successful candidates joining the existing members of the Rwanda Entrepreneurship Week Team will be announced on Friday 26th November.
Posted by Stephen Tate, Saturday, 9th January 2010 @ 11:23pm
Looking for work experience? Need to find out more about the third sector? Want to help organisations that are doing good?
The Student Hubs Ethical Internships 2010 scheme places students in ethical organisations during university Easter and summer breaks, giving you the opportunity to gain experience, learn new skills, get training, network and have fun - all whilst doing good for a cause you care about!
This year, the scheme is running in Bristol, Cambridge, London, Oxford and Southampton and the Easter placements will be launched on FRIDAY 15th JANUARY! Make sure you get online to check out the limited placements available for the Easter break and see what's in store for summer!