CUMSA Chronicle – Lent 2013 Week 8 (8 Mar 2013)

Dear members,

We’ve finally made it to the end of Lent term (well, almost)! It’s been a stressful term for everyone, so why not head down to our End-of-Lent Movie Night to relax and unwind? And if you’re hoping to keep fit while sampling the delights of Ely, do join in our Bike Hike during the Easter vacation!

Also, as you’ve likely noticed, The Weekly Noose has now been renamed CUMSA Chronicle! We hope that this will better reflect what we do here at CUMSA: your time here in Cambridge is like a historical, epic journey and we are here to facilitate this. We hope that the Chronicle will not just be a source of weekly updates, but also help you to rekindle fond memories as you look back on your time in Cambridge in the future. :)

1. End-of-Lent Movie Night

It’s been a long and arduous Lent term, but we’re almost done with the 8 weeks of struggle. What better way to celebrate the start of the Easter holidays than with the people you love, watching the movies you love, while eating the food you love! Best of all, it’s completely FREE FOR ALL!

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our online poll. By popular vote, we will be watching 21 Jump Street! What better way to de-stress than watching a hilarious action comedy? Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) were a jock and a dork respectively in high school, and both end up in the police force after graduation. They are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring in a high school, but find that high school has changed a lot since their time, and they now have to confront their adolescent problems all over again! (Watch the trailer here.)

Date: 15th March 2013 (Friday)
Time: 7.30pm – 11.00pm
Venue: Gordon Cameron LT, Fitzwilliam College

Park your brains outside.

2. Bike Hike to Ely

Shihuan is sporty, but still single and very sad :(

Help him to tide through this lonely Easter break by going on a sexy cycling trip with him to Ely and savouring scones from Peacocks Tearoom!

Date: 3rd April 2013 (Wed)
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Start point: Fitzwilliam College (Huntingdon Road entrance)
Distance: 19 miles (~30km)
Things to bring: Bike, bottled water, poncho and your enthusiasm!

You may choose to return from Ely by train or bike.
Participants will bear the cost of their own lunch and of their train ticket back, if they choose to return by train.

Sign up by 31st March at:

Join our Facebook event at:

Important: Do ensure your bike is in good shape and well-oiled! If there are any queries on bike maintenance, post on the FB page above or contact Shihuan at

3. SMS Notification Service

Hi everyone!

Given the unintelligible clutter that constantly fills up our Facebook and mailboxes every day, some of us might prefer to receive updates on important CUMSA events by other means. As such, we are launching the new SMS Notification Service (SNS) for CUMSA members! By subscribing to this service, you will be agreeing to receive notifications on CUMSA events and activities via text messaging to your phone, so as to ensure that you aren’t left out of the loop. This would be especially useful for those of us without Facebook, since the bulk of our publicity will be going out through Facebook.

To sign up, please visit and enter your details. Rest assured, your contact information will be kept confidential and used only for authorized purposes.

(Note: This does not replace CUMSA Chronicle and you should still check the Chronicle for information on career & internship opportunities and other miscellaneous events!)

Your friendly Publicity Secretary,
Daniel Yee

4. Career & Internship Opportunities

4.1 An Exclusive Invitation: With Chairman EDB!

London calling!

EDB will be organising an exclusive networking tea session with the Chairman of EDB and our London team, in April. Sign up for this event and we will reimburse a portion of your travel costs* to London! Upon registration, the venue details will be provided.

To register, you and a friend may send your CVs to, under the subject line “London Event RSVP”. Registration closes on 15 March 2013. Please note that this event is only open to Singaporeans and Singapore PRs who are not currently under any bonded scholarship.

EDB is currently embarking on its Campus Recruitment Cycle for 2013!

Join us as we provide you more details on the day in the life of an EDB officer.

Looking for Summer Internships?

EDB is looking for interns to work on more than 40 different internship projects this year.

Keen to learn more about EDB’s Culture?

Check us out at

We look forward to meeting you in London!

*EDB will reimburse you up to 70% of your two-way transportation cost incurred.
Please present your transport receipt at the event to qualify.
Only Singaporeans and Singapore PRs who are not currently under any bonded scholarship are eligible for reimbursement of transportation costs.