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CUES Bulletin - Mon, 18th February 2013

1. CUES Elections

We are currently accepting applications for all positions on the CUES Committee.

See http://www.cuengineeringsociety.org.uk/index.php?page=elections for more information about the positions


To stand for election you must:

  1. Be a CUES Member
  2. Submit your manifesto to secretary@cuengineeringsociety.org.uk and webmaster@cuengineeringsociety.org.uk by 6pm Wednesday 20th February
  3. Have two other CUES members who will 'propose' and 'second' your application, which means that they are happy to have their names on your manifesto.

If you are not sure about how to write a manifesto, there is a template here.

Your manifesto should include:

  • why you would be a good candidate for the role
  • ideas you have for what you would do if elected.

If you're interested in running, but not sure which position to run for, then please get in touch (secretary@cuengineeringsociety.org.uk) and one of the current committee members can meet up with you and have a chat about the different roles.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

2. Engineers Without Borders UK - International Placements Launch Tuesday 19th Feb, 7:00pm, Castle End Meeting Room, Clare Colony

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/A09Bq


Do you want to do something meaningful with your summer? Does the thought of using engineering to help relieve poverty in some of the most deprived areas of the world get you going?


EWB-UK and our partners around the world are dedicated to reducing poverty through the use of engineering and appropriate technology. You can partner in this vision as an EWB-UK placement volunteer, by contributing your own energy, creativity and skills.


Come and find out more at the Cambridge Placement Launch, where we're privileged to have the CEO of EWB-UK, Andrew Lamb coming to tell us all about the various opportunities coming up in 2013. We'll also be hearing from a couple of students who have been on these placements in the past.


Note: Placement applications open on the 4th Feb and close on the 5th March.

For more information, check: http://www.ewb-uk.org/programmes/placements

3. The Great Cuppers Kart Race with CUAC - Sunday 24th February

Burn some rubber and defend your college pride at the CUAC Cuppers Kart
Race 2013!

You don't need any kit, experience or driving license to join in, and
transport to and from central Cambridge is provided at no extra cost.
The format will include a timed practice session and then a 90-minute
endurance race in college teams of three; 35 minutes track time per
driver for the super-low entry fee of £40 to both members and
non-members of the University Automobile Club.

We expect the event will run around 1:30-7:30pm, but can't guarantee a
finish time.

The race sees a huge range of abilities and some of our best
value-for-money in the calendar - so whether you're a seasoned
petrol-head looking to take on the might of Trinity, or a first-timer
just wanting to give it a go whilst it's cheap, contact Peter (pjn32) to
book, find out more or be put in touch with other drivers from your

Places are limited, so don't be slow!

4. Doing Good in Tough Places - CGHR Expert Practitioner Series: Working in Human Rights, Peacebuilding, Humanitarian Aid and Development

Gino HenryEngineer, Independent Consultant in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) with 20 years experience in disaster relief
Wednesday 20 February 2013, 17:00-18:30
Room S2, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site

Followed by drinks in the Alison Richard Building. 

The Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR) has launched a practitioner seminar series, partnering with expert speakers from key organisations to delve into the gritty realities of what working in field like human rights and international development really involves.

About the Lent 2013 series:

Cambridge University educates and trains many of the best young minds in the country and provides a critical insight into the issues surrounding international politics, security, development and humanitarianism. But with little clarity around what is involved in working in this sector, attempting to translate this theoretical knowledge into a meaningful start to a career can be a minefield. With this in mind, the CGHR series will allow students to listen and speak to a selection of high-level experts in these fields, and address key issues and questions. 

There will be four seminars throughout Lent 2013, designed to equip students with an in-depth and critical look at what each area involves; the type of work carried out, contingent challenges and essential competencies. 

The CGHR Practitioner Series will take place on Wednesdays, 23/1, 6/2, 20/2 and 6/3, from 5-6:30pm in S2 in the Alison Richard Building.

To show your interest or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the programme's coordinator Annette LaRocco: 

5. Unipart Group - IT Business Solutions Graduate Programme

Unipart Group – IT Business Solutions graduate programme, 2013, Cowley (Oxford)

The Unipart Group is a leading full service logistics provider and UK manufacturer that delivers services in
operational excellence, employee engagement and supply chain. For over 20 years Unipart has pioneered
ways of engaging people in continuous improvement.

For more information and in order to be considered for the programme please complete a brief online application and upload a copy of
your CV at http://www.graduatecareers.gtios.com/Vacancy/View/VacancyView.asp?GUID=44D17AF7-D0B9-47B7-90AD-6E30A85DEC14.

Deadline: Wednesday 13 of March

If you have any questions around the programme or the application process please contact Brenda on
Brenda.Mcmahon@gtisolutions.co.uk or 0207 0611907.

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