Author: G. Thompson, Jesus College

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Bulletin - Week 0

Dear Jesuans, new and old,


Welcome to the start of a new term at Jesus, and, for many of you, welcome to Cambridge.


There are loads of great events planned for this Freshers’ Week. Imminently, first years will be meeting their college parents in Hall. This evening, Bop-season starts with a Bang, with all invited from 9pm, dressed according to the 1st letter of your name. Let’s start in the bar initially!


The week will bring family parties, subject parties, Matriculation formals, a theatre trip, a JCSU organised bar crawl, and another brilliant bop – it sounds a fairytale! Finally, next Sunday, I’ll be co-hosting the famous JCSU bar quiz. Look forward to chatting to people over the coming week.


Have a great time,



Jesus College

Redeat/Exeat Book Please remember to sign in!
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Free Pie and Mash Dinner This Sunday!
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Guide to NHS Services Remember to get a GP!
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Code First:Girls Apply by midnight tomorrow!
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African-Caribbean Society Fresher’s Fun Day & Movie Night + Free Nando's!
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Archery Taster Sessions Next Sunday
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Participate in Studies

Participants needed for 2-session fMRI study (~£65) Earn £65
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Memory Study – participants needed! £7.50/hour
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The Other Bit

Get Ready to ABC!!! The Jackson 5
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Jesus College

Redeat/Exeat Book

Please remember you need to sign out in the Redeat/Exeat Book held at the Porters' Lodge to indicate your arrival for the Michaelmas Term 2016.


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Free Pie and Mash Dinner

The Chapel are hosting a free pie and mash dinner (plus wine) tomorrow, Sunday, in Hall after the first Evensong of term. Evensong begins at 6 pm and is a great chance to hear our amazing College Choir. Dinner will follow afterwards in Hall. All are very welcome!

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Guide to NHS Services

The NHS in Cambridge have produced a guide for students, old and new, about local NHS services. So if you’re not sure where GP practices are in Cambridge are or how to register with one, or if you want to find out about mental health support services, then have a look through their guide. (

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Code First:Girls

Code First:Girls is offering free, weekly coding courses at Cambridge for female students. It will give you the skills to be able to design websites and apps and an introduction to an exciting network of people and companies

Apply below, applications close on 2nd October at midnight!

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African-Caribbean Society Fresher’s Fun Day & Movie Night

Cambridge University African-Caribbean Society is holding a Fresher’s Fun Day & Movie Night from 3pm to 10pm in the TV Room, Christ’s College on 7th October. This is a chance not only for freshers but also for current students to mingle and relax over snacks and a movie before work begins. This event is open to all; entry is £1 for freshers and £3 for everyone else.

Cambridge ACS will be at the CUSU Freshers’ Fair on Tuesday and Wednesday. The first 20 people to sign up for lifetime membership will receive a voucher for a free half chicken at Nando’s!

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Archery Taster Sessions

The university's archery club, CUB, will be holding 3 taster sessions on Sunday the 9th of October, 8-9am, 9-10am, and 10-11am, in the sports hall at the West Cambridge Sports Centre. Anyone is welcome and we will provide all the equipment necessary. Come and see us at the freshers' fair or email to let us know you are interested, though if you forget to do this you're still welcome to come along.

We are a friendly club open to anyone, and will be running a beginners' course throughout Michaelmas - more information at the taster sessions. Hope to see you soon.
Please note we charge £2.50 in order to cover the costs of hiring the hall.

Find out more on our website and facebook page:

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Participate in Studies

Participants needed for 2-session fMRI study (~£65)

This is a 2-session fMRI study that concerns the brain mechanisms underlying attention. In one session, you will perform an attention task with action (~2.5 hrs). In another session, you will perform a similar attention task with words (~3-3.5 hrs). In both sessions, you will go through some behavioural training to get familiar with the task, perform the task in the MRI scanner while we record your brain activity, and then fill out some questionnaires after the task. You will be compensated for your time (£10/hour) and your travel (£2.50 or £3).

To be eligible for the study, you need to fulfil the following criteria:
Native English Speaker aged 18-45
Normal/Normal-corrected Vision
Normal Colour Perception
Normal hearing
No history or current mental health problems (e.g. Depression, Learning/Attentional/Language deficits)
No history or current neurological conditions
No physical disability (for the action task)
*MRI compatible* (please enquire)

Please email if you are interested in taking part. Slots are ongoing until December.

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Memory Study – participants needed!

The Memory Lab at the University of Cambridge is currently looking for volunteers to participate in a study investigating the precision of memory for visual details. The study involves performing a computerized task on two different days one week (7 days) apart. Each
session will last between 1 and 1 ½ hours. You will be paid £7.50/hour for your time.

We are looking for fluent English-speaking participants who are aged between 18 and 35, and have no current or historical diagnosis of any developmental, psychiatric, neurological disorder, or learning difficulty. Participants should also have normal or corrected-to-normal
vision and must not be colour blind.

If you meet the above criteria and would like to take part or to receive further information about the study, please email me at

Best wishes,

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The Other Bit

Get Ready to ABC!!!

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