CUCCS Michaelmas Term Week 8 Newsletter

Dear Members,

  • CCS Annual Play – Rhinoceros in Love online tickets booking
  • Messages From our Sports Officer – Chenglong Zhao
    • Saturday training as normal
    • Match results
    • Upcoming fixtures next term
    • iCUSU World Cup
    • Fitness
  • Follow us on CCS official WeChat Account (cuccs_wechat)
  • Table booking open for the Chinese New Year Ball 2014 – Moonlit Shanghai 新上海滩
  • CSSA ‘Break into your dream career’
    • Episode 1:Experience sharing and 1 to 1 CV refining
    • Episode 2:Ace Your Finance and Consultancy Interviews
  • UCL 留年剧社年末实验话剧《等待XX》
  • Malaysian Food Feast this SATURDAY
  • LSE SU China Development Forum — Rebalancing China

1. CCS Annual Play – Rhinoceros in Love

This year the CCS Annual Play will be performed in the Corpus Playroom in the first week of Lent. We are bringing to stage one of China’s most influential plays written by Yimei Liao. Due to the capacity of the Playroom, places are severely limited so please book early to avoid disappointment!


Rhinoceros In Love, China’s most successful piece of contemporary theatre, sketches a dark and extreme tale of unrequited love as a rhinoceros-keeper Ma Lu develops a dangerous infatuation with his neighbour, the uncompromising and unobtainable Mingming. A series of increasingly desperate yet consistently futile attempts to impress her culminate in the kidnapping of Mingming and the murder of Ma Lu’s his best friend, Tula [the Rhinoceros].

A play in which the bizarre and the grotesque strain the boundaries between tragedy and comedy, Rhinoceros In Love alternates between deep personal drama and lively choral scenes. This synthesis of Chinese humor and modern scenery promises an evening of engaging and emotionally-charged theatre.

Date/Time: Tue 14 – Sat 18 January 2014, 7pm

Venue: Corpus Playroom

Price: £6/5

Book your tickets online at:



2. Messages From our Sports Officer – Chenglong Zhao

Ok. Guys. This is gonna be the last email from me this term. How sad…. So please read on, otherwise you will probably miss some important information.
  • Saturday training as normal
  • Match results
  • Upcoming fixtures next term
  • iCUSU World Cup
  • Fitness
1. Training is on this SATURDAY and it’s gonna be the LAST session of the term.
2. The result from last week’s Oxbridge Chinese society match:  Cambridge 31-36 oxford, so unfortunately, we lost the first match against oxford at home. It’s a disappointing result for us. However, from my humble point of view, our players are more talented and more rounded than those on the opposite side. But they played more like a team, which outshone our brilliant individual play (especially the three pointers from JJ (Yuanjie Chen) and Lei Yuan at the start and end of the match respectively). Apparently, oxford guys train at least twice a week and have played together for a long time, which is what we are lacking right now.  So we would like all the players to come to the training more often, especially those with supernatural abilities. You know you are good, but just turning up to the match is not gonna win us glory and appreciation from others. So please, spare some time for basketball every week. If the turnout is good, it is possible that I will find us a proper basketball coach, who can take us to the next level.

3. Upcoming fixtures next term.

1st: CCS vs Chisoc
2nd: oxford vs cambridge (2nd leg) we can get our revenge!
4. iCUSU football World Cup.
Next year is World Cup year. AND there will be two world cups. One in Brazil and one in CAMBRIDGE. I have been waiting for too long. So hopefully, our football team can practice together a few times next term before the real thing.5. To all basketball and football players: keep your fitness level high. Do hit the gym a few times during the holiday. Running would be a good idea as well. Don’t party too much during Christmas. Haha.Finally, wish everyone a fab holiday and hope you all come back fresh and ready for the lent term!!

Chenglong Zhao
3.  Follow us on CCS official WeChat Account (cuccs_wechat)
Our official WeChat Account has just been set up. Please follow us (cuccs_wechat) !
We will put out the most recent news on it to keep you as updated as you can.
You can also scan the QR Code attached to follow us.
4. Table booking open for the Chinese New Year Ball 2014 – Moonlit Shanghai 新上海滩

Chinese New Year is the next big festival after Christmas, and this year the Ball Committee have planned a fabulous evening for you to welcome the Year of the Horse in unforgettable style. Return to 1920s Shanghai for a night of delicious authentic food, fine wine, and exhilarating entertainment. All profits will go to CNYTrust, a charity dedicated to supporting education of underprivileged children in China. Here’s a brief preview of what you can expect:

1. Champagne reception with jazz band to begin your evening
2. A night of incredible performances to watch during your meal
3. Post-dinner attractions, including chocolate fountain, photobooth and the CNY Casino
4. Free entry to one of Cambridge’s best clubs for an unforgettable afterparty

So what are you waiting for? Get booking! The details of the event are as follows:

Date: Saturday 8th February 2014
Time: 6pm – 12pm (not including afterparty)
Location: Guildhall
Prices: Platinum £68 / Gold £58 / Silver £45 – see seating plan attached*

There’s an early bird discount of £20 off per table of 10 if you book before Saturday 7th December 2013, so make the most of this early Christmas present!

To book your tickets, contact Shiqi Li by Text: 07583491892 or WeChat: Shiqi0117 – please note that ONLY TABLE BOOKING is available at this stage.

*This year, tables P7, P8, G9 and G10 will be served a mix of Chinese and Western food, whilst the remaining tables will be treated to a menu of tasty Chinese cuisine.


5. CSSA ‘Break into your dream career’

  • Episode 1:Experience sharing and 1 on 1 CV refining

    Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm, 5th December
    Venue: Lecture Room 4, Lecture Theatres, Engineering Department, Cambridge
    [Never get lost—Experience sharing and 1 to 1 CV refining]
    Christmas is coming, how’s your job-hunting going? Got a handful of offers or still wandering around without a direction?
    Our speaker Binglun Li, from CSSA Career division, will share her experiences in how to break into a career step by step from internships, and how to position herself so as to fit in roles in various industries. Binglun Li is currently working for KPMG in consulting department. She graduated from Cambridge with a degree in Biochemistry, and had work experiences in companies such as P&G, BP, and Goldman Sachs.

    We also provide a 1 to 1 CV checking session, where you are encouraged to bring a printed copy of CV, and we will give personalised suggestions.

    Content: Presentation on getting jobs from various industries and how to do it step by step; Personalised CV refining; Q&A


  • Episode 2:Ace Your Finance and Consultancy InterviewsTime: 7:30pm-9:30pm, 7nd DecemberVenue: Lecture Room 4, Lecture Theatres, Engineering Department, Cambridge

    This is a presentation on finance and consultancy interviews and we strongly encourage you to attend. It is a great opportunity to know more about the application process at investment banks and consultancy companies, and ask questions that you don’t get to ask the recruiters!

    The speakers are recent graduates from Cambridge with experience in Global Markets & Banking in major investment banks and consultancy companies in London. They will share their experience in applying for internships/jobs and the challenges they face as ethnic minorities in the City. They will offer advice and useful tips on the application process, with a particular focus on interviews.


    Introduction to application process

    Application techniques

    Different types of interview questions and how to tackle them

    Q&A: Questions you don’t get to ask the recruiters


    Ingrid Zhang: BA(Hons) Economics at Cambridge (2010), Msc Finance at Imperial College (2011); Founder of New Generation Education, previously in Metals and Mining, Corporate Finance at BNP Paribas

    Jia Cong Lim: BA(Hons) Economics at Cambridge (2010); Interest Rates Exotics Trader, Global Markets at Nomura

    Claire Jean Hou: BA (Hons) Engineering at Cambridge (2010), PGCE at Cambridge (2011); Previously at JCDecaux, Currently in Risk Management at Barclays

    Charles Zhao: BA(Hons) Economics at Cambridge (2010), MPhil Economics at Cambridge (2011); Previously at OC&C Strategy Consultants, Currently in Risk Management at Barclays



6. Malaysian Food Feast this SATURDAY
“Indulge in the rich and exotic flavours of multi-cultural Malaysia as the 2013 Malaysian Food Feast (MFF) hits Cambridge this 30th November. With exciting delicacies and local favourites, the MFF will showcase the colourful and vibrant Malaysian culture in the way we know best; through our food! Begin your food-adventure this November and explore, or perhaps rediscover, the Malaysian in you.Date: 30th November, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 7.30pm-11pm
Venue: The Centre at St. Paul’s, Hills Road

7. UCL 留年剧社年末实验话剧《等待XX》A:《等待XX》是什么?
B:12月4日-8日晚上7:30在Old Street附近的Courtyard Theatre,《等待XX》等着你。
B:打这个电话买5赠1:07876 737267。也可以去这里订票:
8. LSE SU China Development Forum — Rebalancing China
Venue: New Academic Building, LSE
Date: Saturday, 8th February 2014
The LSE SU China Development Forum (CDF) is a prestigious annual conference jointly organised by the LSE Asia Research Centre and the LSE SU China Development Society, in collaboration with the 48 Group Club and the Confucius Institute for Business London. As the largest student-run China forum in Europe, CDF has enjoyed phenomenal growth in reputation, audience base and media coverage over the past five years.
The China Development Forum 2014 – “Rebalancing China” will take place on Saturday, 8th February 2014. Our 7 themed panels provide an ideal opportunity to learn about the latest reform strategies and trends discussed by world-class China experts. How could the “383 Scheme”, the proposed road map for China’s next round of reform, help to rebalance the GDP-driven and export-reliant Chinese economy? What should the government and other stakeholders do to steer the dragon away from a hard landing?
This year we are honoured to have over 20 high-profile speakers; all of whom are renowned leaders and experts in their respective fields, including: Sir Christopher Hum, Former British Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China; Mark Edward Tucker, Executive Director, AIA Group Limited; Nicholas Lardy, Senior Fellow in Peterson Institute for International Economics; Gongcheng Zheng, Member of the 11th National People’s Congress Standing Committee.
If you want to engage in intellectual debates about China’s current development and meet like-minded peers, this is the forum for you. Visit our website www. lsecds . org to find out more! Tickets can be purchased online here. Alternative link: http ://tinyurl . com/nrbl882
Early-bird student ticket: £37.99 (saving 20%)
Early-bird professional ticket: £129.99
In 2013, the Forum received over 600 ticket orders for 400 seats and we expect even higher application figures for the 2014 forum. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain further insight into and understanding of China!
For details on speakers and guests, please refer to the attachments.
Best wishes,

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