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CUES Bulletin - Thu, 28th February 2013

1. Election Results

Congratulations to the new members of the CUES committee.

Results can be found below.

SINGH, Abhimanyu


HALL, Stephen



TAN, Kai
REID, Will

LAM, Percy

If you are still interested in being a part of the committee, get in touch! We still have some spaces remaining!

2. EWB Gravity Fed Water Supplies Training Session - Saturday 9th March

Hi all,

We're very lucky to have managed to organise a training session on GRAVITY FED WATER SUPPLIES on SATURDAY 9th MARCH at Clare Farm (in Dullingham) as part of Engineers Without Borders Cambridge and the CamCam project.

The course is being run by Gino Henry, an experienced public health engineer who is heavily involved with RedR (Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief) and is hosted by Kim and Beth Waterhouse. We will also be joined by Stephen Jones who works with EWB and who is a water and sanitation specialist.

The day will run from 9.30 - 5.30 at Clare Farm and lunch will be provided at the venue. This day will be similar to the Clare Farm Training Course (http://www.ewb-uk.org/training/reviews/clarefarm) that is run annually that is always very popular. Those of you who haven't been able to go on the Clare Farm course before - this is your chance!

This is a great opportunity for all involved to learn about water supplies and systems through a number of practical, hands-on activities and will be a great learning experience. 

There is a course fee of £15 including travel and lunch. Places are LIMITED so please drop me a reply (sg628@cam.ac.uk) if you are interested in going on the course ASAP! I will then send you further details on how to pay - payment deadline will be Tuesday 5th March. Do drop me an email if you have any questions.

3. Cambridge Wikipedia Meetup

Wikipedia - you know the website, now meet the people! Cambridge University Wikipedia Society is joining the Wikimedians in Cambridge at the 17th Cambridge Wikimedia Meetup. All welcome.

Date: 2 March 2013
Time: 3pm onwards
Location: CB2 cybercafé, Norfolk St, Cambridge, CB1 2LD (Note: we always meet upstairs!)

Please visit http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Cambridge/17 for more details.

4. Join the Green League Table Team: Greener Colleges, Golden CVs

Put your skills to use in a practical context, and for a good cause: join the CUECS Green League Table Team. 


We aim to promote sustainable policies within colleges by producing meaningful statistics, providing constructive feedback and by highlighting best practice. Data is collected from colleges on management, energy use, water consumption, and recycling. This is used to generate graphical representations to help them see their strengths and weaknesses, energy hot spots and red-herrings, and to track their improvements. Coupled with a healthy dose of competitive spirit, the objective of the League Table is to lead colleges into environmentally beneficial change.


For an example of our reports, see http://www.societies.cam.ac.uk/cuecs/current_projects/lt/downloads/08-09/CUECS_LT_Report_PEM.pdf

To sign up, use the link below:


For more information, visit http://www.srcf.ucam.org/cuecs/GLT/

5. McKinsey & Company- Content lecture and an opportunity to hear more about Discover 2013 programme

McKinsey & Company – Infrastructure in Africa

African economies have recently been growing at record rates. To sustain this African countries need to strengthen the infrastructure foundations that underpin its economic development. Historical investment in such infrastructure has been relatively poor, and even current ambitions to increase annual spending to $200 billion by 2020 are less aggressive than those of other high-growth economies. McKinsey research has shown that there is an opportunity to increase the impact of available funds by up to 80 percent by employing four levers: building the right infrastructure, delivering infrastructure more productively, making the most of existing infrastructure, and working more effectively with private partners. There are multiple examples from within the African continent where countries have used each of these four levers to great effect - however, much more can be done.

If you would like to hear more about the work McKinsey & Company have been doing on the above, please join us next Tuesday 5 March at 5:00 pm at a Cambridge location. we will confirm location with you by early next week.

We will also be discussing our Discover 2013 programme at this event. There will be an open Q&A session to discuss this programme in detail

It would be helpful to us if you could pre-register your interest for attending our content lecture, as spaces are limited, by clicking on the link below.  


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