Michaelmas Term Newsletter 2/ 2013

Dear Members,
  • CCS Freshers Formal
  • Scintillate Audition
  • CICC (中金公司) Presentation NEXT MONDAY
  • Membership Form
  • CCS Couple List and Family Form
  • [IMPORTANT] Enquiries about CCS magazine (言吾言)
  • CNY Trust Annual Charity Run
  • Cambridge University Mandarin Debating Society
  • CU Chinese Orchestra Society
  • Cambridge University Securities Trading Club (CUSTC)
  • TARGETjobs Asia & Middle East Graduate Careers Event 2013
  • Career with Swire
1. CCS Freshers Formal
CCS Freshers’ FormalThe long expected CCS Freshers’ Formal is coming! This time we are going to hold it in the oldest college in Cambridge – Peterhouse. This will be the perfect opportunity for freshers to get to know each other and celebrating the start of the exciting uni life together. Don’t forget to get your pennies ready (dessert pennying is prohibited in Peterhouse so no 5ps please).

Time: pre-drinks at 19:00 and formal at 19:30
Date: 21 Oct 2013
Venue: Peterhouse College Formal Hall and pre-drinks in the bar

Price (drinks are fully subsidised by CCS):
   * Member: £10
   * Non-member: £12
   * Alumni: free

Places are limited and are offered on first-come-first-serve basis so grab a seat NOW!

To register, click on the following linkhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1c6S0hJBLVe1y1PwMSwwttJOQ2VSkWpTvKxIz3fp-guI/viewform

For Freshers: please transfer your payments through this link: www.cuccstickets.webs.com
For Non-Freshers: PLEASE ONLY FILL OUT THE FORM AND DO NOT PAY NOW! Since places are limited and we give pritorities to freshers at this event. If you are eligible for a place, we will send you a confirmation email and you can then complete the payment.
We will send you a confirmation letter once we have received your payment. 

If you have any questions, please contact Tianhan Pan (tp343@cam.ac.uk) or Christina Ye (by231@cam.ac.uk)

Hope to see you soon!


2. Scintillate Audition
This year our auditions will be held in the Music Centre in Churchill College. The first round will be on Sat 19th Oct and Sun 20th Oct from 2pm to 6pm. Please bring your own background music with you unless you prefer singing a cappella, which is also acceptable. 
A slight change in the rule of our audition is that now we will only record and upload the vocal performance for people to listen and vote instead of taking a video of you. Therefore don’t be shy and come. 
If you are interested, please contact Michael Zhou (zz264) to reserve a time slot for the audition. Or you can just pop in at any time you like, but we cannot promise you that there won’t be a long queue. 
We will give everybody around 10min for their performance within which you can have as many trials as you want. Please make sure you can finally give a complete piece of vocal performance in this 10min. 
Time and location:
2pm-6pm Churchill College Music Centre

Sat 19th Oct and Sun 20th Oct

Looking forward to your entering. Thank you.
Michael Zhitian Zhou
Vice President of CUCCS

3. CICC (中金公司) Presentation NEXT MONDAY
Date: 22nd October at 18:00-19:30
Location: Cripps Court Auditorium, Magdalene College (shown in the map attached)CICC is a leader in providing comprehensive financial services including investment banking, capital markets, institutional and individual securities sales and trading, fixed income, asset management, private equity, individual wealth management and research. It has expanded from its headquarters in Beijing to strategic locations such as Shanghai and Shenzhen, and currently has 16 securities brokerage branches in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. In line with increasing business diversity, the company is actively expanding overseas while consolidating its Chinese base in Hong Kong, New York, London and Singapore.

CICC London would like to invite students to attend our company presentation and find out more about our firm through an evening presentation and networking opportunities with CICC professionals.

As places are limited, registration is a prerequisite at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17oau_XfoH9Z7dj8K2JLy2ImYzzzaXWSieQJswbMIYn8/viewform

Confirmation emails will be sent out afterwards.

4. Membership Form:
If you want to join our membership, please fill in the form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BgaIhptkENA_66C1E4lQX-ovMlm5TIvUB3E16hh41Y8/viewform
We will put the membership card into your pigeon hole once we have received your payments.
5. CCS Couple List and Family Form
Please check the CCS Couple List attached below. You have been allocated based on your requirements. We have to apologise that we do not have enough boys on the list to make everyone a couple. 
N.B. Children will be allocated only to the listed couple this acadamic year. 
If you have any enquiry, please contact Zhitian Zhou (zz264)
Please fill in the live form (http://rrurl.cn/oCkt8D) if you are fine with the couple list so we can allocate your CCS kids for you.

6. Enquiries about CCS magazine (言吾言)
It has come to our attention that some of you who registered for our membership did not receive a magazine at the Freshers’ Squash. Please leave your details with us via https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mYwubQn-QSMWq6nxZd_5aUpr6DFkKM35qOA1gJp1ZwY/viewform and we will deliver a copy to you shortly.

7. CUCNY Trust Annual Charity RunThe Cambridge University Chinese New Year Trust (CUCNY Trust) will be holding its Charity Run! All participants will receive a free specially designed T-shirt. There will also be lots of fantastic prizes such as champagne and restaurant vouchers for the best runners and whoever raises the most money . It’s guaranteed to be an enjoyable afternoon, so sign up, get sponsored, and make a difference!

DATE: 27th October 2013
TIME: 2pm onwards 
LOCATION: Jesus Green 
DISTANCE: 2.5km casual route and 5km competitive route 

SIGN UP LINK:  http://bit.ly/cnyrun2013

Don’t forget to create a JustGiving page through http://bit.ly/cnyrun2013JG and raise as much as you can for an important cause! All proceeds will go to CNYTrust, a charity which aims to support underprivileged children in China through investing in small scale, high impact projects.

If you have any questions or for more information, email us at cucnytrust@gmail.com

Only for CCS and CSSA:

Chinese New Year Ball 2014 is recruiting performers!

Have you always wanted to sing, dance or perform in front of a large audience? If so, the CNY Ball is the perfect opportunity to showcase your talent! 

If you are interested in being a part of an awesome night, book an audition slot as soon as possible: 

DATES: Sat 19th October & Sun 20th October
VENUE: Sidgwick Hall, Newnham College 
TIME: 1-5pm (on both days)

To book your audition time and for further information, contact TORREY CHEN (email – xc258@cam.ac.uk, WeChat – torreychen1). If you are keen to perform and can’t make the audition dates, don’t worry! Contact Torrey and he will be able to sort something out.

If there are any problems on the day of the audition, either contact Torrey or call CHERRY TANG on 07523324916.

We look forward to seeing many of you there.

8. Cambridge University Mandarin Debating Society
Welcome to CUMDS!
Founded three years ago by enthusiastic students, CUMDS has come to its fourth year of progress and excellence. The team members’ effort has seen great reward: In the last British Mandarin Debate Championship, the Cambridge team emerged as Champion.We believe in the effectiveness of open discussion, cross examination and logical deduction in facilitating knowledge inquiry and exploration of creative ideas.

Each year, we participate in about four national tournaments which are not only great chances for you to show your talent on a national platform, but also opportunities to meet friends from other universities.

Moreover, the society has a longlasting tradition of organising self-cooked meals and self-made Chinese steamboat besides our time dedicated to debate.

So don’t hesitate to join our nurturing and loving family now!

If you have any questions, please contact:
Ruby Zhao qz245
Lyndon Zhu xz309

A great start to the new academic year!

赵起越 qz245
朱翔宇 xz309

9. CU Chinese Orchestra Society

Dear All,

Wish you an auspicious new term! We are writing on behalf of the CU Chinese Orchestra Society (CUCOS) to look for musicians who share our passion in oriental music.

CUCOS is an experienced orchestra that holds concerts, recitals and performances on Cambridge’s major stages. We aim to promote Chinese music, interpreted on both traditional Chinese instruments as well as standard Western orchestral instruments. We are the only music group that features instruments of contrasting origins on the same stage and even in the same composition – it will be a truly unique and amazing experience with us, no matter what instruments you play! 

Last year, we successfully presented a charity recital, three other recitals in coordination with other music groups, wonderful performances on CNY GALA, CNY BALL  as well as Robinson May Ball, and a groundbreaking annual concert. This year, more exciting events will come up on stage- there will be plenty performing opportunities with us, from solos to full orchestra performances.  Musicians of all skills levels are welcomed and there will be NO auditions. 

Our first Rehearsal will be held in:

  1. The Old Labs, Newnham College from 13:30 to 16:30 on Sunday 20th October for Chinese instrument players
  2. Long Room, Murray Edwards College from 13:00 to 15:30 on Sunday 20th October for Western instrument players.

We look forward to meeting you in our first rehearsals and please bring along your instruments if you would like to[Z4] . 

For any questions or more information, please don’t hesitate to e-mail Cassie Yang (zy239@cam.ac.uk), music director of CID, or Zhuocong Xiao (zx223@cam.ac.uk), music director of WID. Or you can visit our website http://cucos.co.uk/ and click join us. Hope to hear many from you soon! 

Warmest Regards,

Cassie Yang and Zhuocong Xiao

Music Directors of CUCOS

10. Cambridge University Securities Trading Club

The Cambridge University Securities Trading Club (CUSTC), a partner of the Cambridge University Chinese Cultural Society, is the only society at the University of Cambridge that specifically caters for students interested in both sell-side and buy-side trading.

The society firmly believes that a sound education in trading should combine theoretical and practical training, and through its partnerships with Amplify Trading, The London Academy of Trading, and Credit Suisse, the society has developed a program that aims to: 1. Provide training on technical analysis 2. Develop members’ market awareness 3. Provide practical experiences and exposure to trading.

The society welcomes students of all levels of understanding and experience in trading to join the society, and membership is free of charge. To become eligible to join CUSTC events and benefit from the society’s offerings, please kindly register for membership through the following link:


Thank you very much and we hope to have the chance of meeting you at our events this year!


11. TARGETjobs
TARGETjobs offers graduate jobs and internships with top employers, along with expert career advice.They are launching a brand new event: Asia & Middle East Graduate Careers Event 2013.
This event, taking place in London on Saturday 9th November, is aimed at Asian and Middle Eastern students studying in the UK looking to return to these regions to work after graduating.
At this event you will gain valuable information to start a career in Asia and the Middle East through:
  • Networking with employers from these regions who are offering work experience and career opportunities
  • Attending seminar sessions providing insider advice on working in these regions
  • Discussing your career options with industry professionals
Please see the attachment for more details.
If you have any questions about this event or would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact:
Lauren Brant
Events Marketing Assistant
TARGETjobs, GTI Media, The Fountain Building, Howbery Park, Benson Lane, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BA UK 
Dept tel: +44 (0)1491 828925 Main tel: +44 (0)1491 826262 Fax: +44 (0)1491 826401 Web:www.groupgti.com 
12. Career with Swire

Please see attachment for more details.
Best wishes,

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