Posted by Ethel Ng, Wednesday, 20th February 2013 @ 6:03pm
Interested in any of the above areas? Cambridge Hub works to support societies whose work relates to the local community, the environment, social enterprise and international development. We are looking to take on area support officers to work with each of these areas (except local action). Being a support officer involves adding capacity to, raising the profile of, and facilitating collaboration between societies who fall under your remit. You will have the opportunity to put on your own events as well as initiating at least one meeting of societies in your area per term. These positions allow you to do pretty much what you like with them- we do ask however that you have some previous involvement with a society in the category you wish to apply for.
Posted by Ethel Ng, Monday, 11th February 2013 @ 12:00am
When: Monday 11th February, 8:30PM
Where: The Anchor
Interested in volunteering? Already volunteering? Have an opinion on volunteering? Come down to the Anchor and meet like-minded people at our opening social to celebrate Student Volunteering Week!
SVW is co-launching with Green Week put on by CUSU Ethical Affairs! They've partnered up with a huge number of students, societies and organisations to bring you some fantastic events - whether it be vegetarian formals, careers panels on the environment, or a talk by the head of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett. Check out the live calendar here.
Pick up a free SVW wristband and have a great evening with equally great people. Plus if you manage to hold on to your wristband all week you can get discounted entry to our end of week Jazz night on the 16th!
Posted by Ethel Ng, Sunday, 20th January 2013 @ 9:49pm
Means of Exchange is a global initiative focusing on methods of economic self-sufficiency. It explores the potential of emerging, everyday technologies to democratise opportunities for economic self-sufficiency, rebuild local communities and promote a return to local resource use.
This video gives a broad overview of what they're looking to do, and what's wrong with the current thinking.
http ://www . kiwanja . net/media/video/video-poptech-moe . htm
Ken Banks, who initiated it and is based in Cambridge, wants help testing the Facebook app, developing ideas, building the community, and so on. If this sounds like something you could help with or are interested in, please email email@example.com
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.