November 2016

Emma Victory Continues on University Challenge

The second round of University Challenge featuring Emmanuel College aired on Monday, 28th November 2016. The show saw the quiz team of Tom Hill, Leah Ward, Bobby Seagull and Bruno Barton-Singer up against SOAS, who were beaten 195 to 130.


ECMS Jazz and Cocktails

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Dance away those deadline stresses and come along to the Old Library on Tuesday 29th November from 9pm for a great evening of Christmassy-themed cocktails and the fantabulous playing of Emma's very own Big Band. A perfect event for after formal, and for before going out!

Entry: £2, and then a free cocktail After your one free cocktail, drinks will be £1.50 (£1 for the non-alcoholic option).

This is always a great event in Emma, and really gets everyone into the festive spirit. So bring your santa hats, tinsel and elf ears - the best-dressed may even get a free cocktail!

This event is for Emma students only, so please bring your uni cards!


ECMS Michaelmas Concert

It's the musical event you've all been waiting for! ECMS invite you to our annual Michaelmas Concert, featuring amongst others: the talented singing of Emma Chorus, the glorious sounds of Big Band and the melodious playing of SECCO. And if that's not enough for you, we'll be offering wine, juice and mince pies after the concert to really get into the festive spirit!

Start time: 28/11/16 8pm Price: £3 Venue: Queen's Building Lecture Theatre

We hope to see you there!


UCPO Winter Gala Concert

UCPO Winter Gala Concert, Saturday 3rd December at 8pm Wesley Methodist Church

Following the success of last years pilot event, the University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra is again joining forces with Cambridge University Ballet Club for an evening of overtures, waltzes and danced ballet suites. The programme will include: Sibelius' Karelia Suite, Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel Overture, exerpts from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Smetana's The Bartered Bride Overture and Act I (Les chasseresses) of Delibes' Sylvia. There will also be festive mulled beverages and mice pies available. Our conductors are Karol Jaworski, Laura Dunkling and James Grimwood.

Tickets: £5/£10 in advance, £7/£12 on the door Available from or call 01223 300085


English Tutor Fixed-Term Job Opportunity in New Zealand

Christ's College is one of New Zealand's leading independent boys' schools. Situated in the heart of Christchurch, the South Island's largest city, it has a student roll of 630 boys. Further details about Christ's can be found at

The position The position is a year-long commitment beginning in mid-July 2017. The primary role of the English tutor is to become fully involved in all aspects of the English Department. This is a large, vibrant department with extensive opportunities for the tutor ranging from working with Scholarship-level students, to providing one-on-one tuition, and assisting with administrative duties. Christ's offers classes for boys from Year 9 through to Year 13 and caters to a wide range of academic abilities (as is typical for a secondary school in New Zealand). The English tutor will have the opportunity to work with many of these students.

The main requirement for this role is a passion for English and appropriate academic expertise. However, an interest in teaching and working with students is just as important. The position is ideal for anyone considering teaching as a profession and as a constructive and enjoyable way to spend a year in New Zealand.

Extra-curricular involvement The school also places a strong emphasis on extra-curricular activities, and tutors are strongly encouraged to take part in this aspect of college life. The college has a thriving extra-curricular programme. Previous tutors have produced student plays, played in the school orchestra, coached sports teams ranging from rugby to MTB, and run other societies as diverse as debating and creative writing.

Other perks There are fantastic opportunities for the tutor in school during term time. These include skiing with the boarders at weekends, going on numerous overnight tramping (hiking) trips with students, and engaging with the full range of college activities and events.

Tutors do not have boarding duties. As such, they are also free to take advantage of their evenings and weekends during term time. During the vacations there is, of course, the opportunity to travel extensively. Tutors enjoy approximately 3 weeks of holidays in October, 8 weeks December-January, and another 3 weeks in April.


  • Salary: approximately NZ$20,000 per annum.
  • Flights: Christ's College will refund the cost of the tutor's UK-Christchurch return flights up to NZ$3,000.
  • Accommodation: provided on-site in a furnished college flat. Costs are met by the school; this includes wireless internet and a weekly cleaning service.
  • Meals: provided in the dining hall during term time. The tutors' flat does also feature its own kitchen.
  • Laptop loan: tutors are loaned an Apple laptop for the duration of their employment with Christ's College.

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