CUMSA Chronicle Week 3 020217

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Dear members,

CUMSA’s Asian Food Festival 2017 will be held this Saturday, 4 February 2017, 7pm at the Upper Hall of Stoneyard Centre. We hope that you are as excited as we are for this evening of great Asian food and amazing company!

Do note that tickets for Lent Mid-Term Lunch will be opening on 6 February 2017, and ticketing for Annual Dinner is still ongoing. Applications for committee positions and constitutional amendments will be open until tonight, 2 February 2017, 11.59pm. Do also check out the relevant announcements below for more information on the Rajah & Tann-Cambridge Reception and the various programs offered by the Economic Development Board.

Bridget Zhang
Secretary 16/17

1. Economic Development Board Programs
2. Rajah & Tann-Cambridge Reception
3. CUMSA Lent Mid-Term Lunch 2017
4. CUMSA Annual General Meeting 2017
5. CUMSA Annual Dinner 2017

[Opportunities] 1. Economic Development Board Programs

Planning ahead for your summer, or looking for jobs after graduation? The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) has 3 enriching programs catered specifically for different undergraduate levels, that you might be interested in.

The Emerging Leaders Program is open for application by 1st or 2nd year undergraduates. This is a 3-day experience program at EDB HQ, and all ELP participants will be considered for the EDB scholarship and fast tracked for EDB’s Summer Internship. Students who are in their penultimate year, or at least 6 months away from graduation can apply for the Summer Internship, a 10-week internship in EDB HQ working on real life industry problem statements. Finally, the Associate Program is open to final year and recent graduates, and is a 1-year program structured to ensure that you have the right foundation to set you up for career success.

Please refer to the attached files to learn more about the programs and apply for them on the EDB Careers website (!

[Events] 2. Rajah & Tann-Cambridge Reception

We are pleased to invite all of you to this year’s Rajah & Tann-Cambridge Reception. Lawyers and partners from Rajah & Tann who have flown down from Singapore as well as law undergraduates from 8 universities across the UK will be present.

The reception is free and proves to be a great opportunity to learn more about and build up a strong network with one of Asia’s leading law firms. Students interested to apply for a summer internship with the firm are strongly encouraged to attend.

Here are the details of the reception.

Date: 4th February 2016, Saturday
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: University Center, Granta Pl, Cambridge CB2 1RU

We look forward to seeing you there!

[Events] 3. CUMSA Lent Mid-Term Lunch 2017

Take a break from all that work and join us for a delicious lunch and great company at the Chinese Canteen right before CUMSA’s Annual General Meeting!

Date: 11 February 2017 (Saturday)

Time: 12.30pm

Venue: Chinese Canteen

The menu will be as follows.

Soup of the Day

Braised Pork Knuckles

Chinese Stir-Fried Eggs and Tomato

Deep Fried Chicken with Sichuan Chillies

Steamed Vegetables with Oyster Sauce

Sichuan-Style Boiled Fish

Glass Noodles with Scallion and Minced Meat

Braised Tofu

The dishes will be accompanied with white rice and Chinese tea. Tickets are subsidised by CUMSA and cost £6 each. Ticketing will open at 8pm on 6 February 2017 at

[Events] 4. CUMSA Annual General Meeting 2017

CUMSA AGM will be held on 11 February 2017 (Saturday), 2.00pm – 6.30pm at the CUSU Lounge, 17 Mill Lane.

We are calling for all interested and eligible CUMSA members to run for a position on the new Committee which will hold office from February 2017-18. This is a fun and fulfilling experience, as well as a platform to hone your leadership skills. 5 positions each in the Executive and General Committees are available. They are as follows:

Executive Committee



Junior Treasurer

Publicity Secretary

Sports Secretary

General Committee

Sponsorship Officer

Logistics Officer

Welfare Officer

Events Officer

Database Officer

These positions – together with the Graduate Representative who has already been elected – will function as one CUMSA Committee in the upcoming year.

We strongly encourage all interested members to speak to any current or past Committee member to find out about their experiences. The contacts for the current Committee can be found here:

If you wish to run for a position, please submit a manifesto to by 2 February 2017, 2359h. Your manifesto must include a photo of yourself, the names and college/s of your proposer and seconder, and the position you are running for (optional if you are aiming for the General Committee – more details below). It should also include your motivation for running and what you hope to achieve during your term. Past manifestos can be viewed here:

For those running for a position in the Executive Committee:

The position that you are running for should be made explicit in your campaign from the start. If you are not elected into the Executive Committee at the AGM, you have the option of running for a position in the General Committee. Please inform Bridget if you wish to run for the General Committee as well by 2 February 2017, 2359h.

For those running for a position in the General Committee:

As it is up to the new Committee to define the roles of the General Committee, candidates are not required to specify the position that they are running for, although they may explicitly do so in their campaigns if they wish.

Candidates should refrain from posting or distributing any additional material so as to ensure fairness and accessibility. Voting will take place both during the AGM and online.

Besides submitting the above, members interested in running for a position will need to attend the AGM in person and give a short speech, as well as field questions from the ground. You are also required to be present for the entirety of the AGM unless in such exceptional circumstances as approved beforehand. If you feel that this may be the case, please include this in the email with the manifesto.Additionally, the outgoing Committee traditionally has a dinner with the incoming Committee after the AGM, so please plan your schedules accordingly! More details will be given at a later date.

Any CUMSA member may submit motions to propose changes in CUMSA’s Constitution. These motions would then be voted on during the AGM and online. Our current Constitution may be found at If you wish to propose a motion, please submit a motion preamble to describe the rationale for change in addition to the actual change itself. You will also require a seconder. Please send all these to by 2 February 2017, 2359h.

If you have any queries about the conduct of the AGM, please feel free to drop either Michelle ( or Bridget ( an email.

[Events] 5. CUMSA Annual Dinner 2017

CUMSA is proud to present a night of movie magic and fun! Join us for an unforgettable evening of great food, entertainment and company, centered around some of the greatest blockbuster films! In addition to a 3-course meal with drinks, you can look forward to amazing photo booths, lucky draw prizes, and performances.

Date: 25th February 2017

Time: 6.00pm – 11.30pm

Venue: Hilton Cambridge City Centre, 20 Downing Street, CB2 3DT Cambridge

Dress code: Black tie

Pre-dinner drinks will start at 6.30pm and dinner at 7pm.

Tickets cost £22 (CUMSA members), £25 (CUMaS members) and £28 (others) for dinner, wine and entertainment. Buy your tickets at!

There will be 12 tables of 10 people. Please purchase your tickets individually first, and then email your preferred table allocations to Bridget at, stating the full names of those at your table. This should be done as soon as you have your entourage sorted out, and latest by 7 February 2017 to facilitate preparations. We will try our best to give everyone their preferred allocations.

We are also calling for all members who are interested in performing for our annual dinner to sign up with us. You may perform both individually and as a group. All performers will receive a £6 discount off their Annual Dinner tickets. Please email Bridget by 7 February 2017 if you wish to perform.

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any queries, please contact me at

Best wishes,
Bridget Zhang
Secretary 16/17

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