CUMSA Ski Trip

This December, enjoy a full week of skiing with CUMSA as we head up to Val d’Isère, a fantastic resort right in the heart of the Espace Killy ski area of the French Alps! :) This will be from the afternoon of 10th December 2016 (Saturday) to the afternoon of 17th December 2016 (Saturday), with 6.5 days of skiing starting Sunday morning.

The standard package will cost £370, which includes 12 hours of ski lessons(including an extra half-day for beginners), 6.5 days equipment hire (boots, skis & poles OR snowboard & boots), 6.5 days lift pass, 7 nights accommodation, full board (buffet-style every meal guys), and evening entertainment. The UCPA in Val d’Isere is in the heart of town, so there will be plenty to do for après-ski – visiting the local bars and nightclubs, walking around, or even taking a dip in the swimming pool nearby (for free)! This is probably one of the cheapest and best deals to get around if you have ever wanted to try skiing or snowboarding :)

As you may have noticed, there is no travel included in the price. There are several ways to reach Val d’Isere:
1. Take the London Coach from London Victoria all the way to the resort, and all the way back the following Saturday. This will take about 20+ hours.
2. Fly into Geneva airport and take the Shared Transfer to and fro the resort (~4-4.5 hours).
3. Fly into Grenoble airport and take the Shared Transfer to and fro the resort (~3h45min).
4. Arrange your own travel plans (train, taxi, walk, whatever).

Please check the link below for more details about the transfer options and the exact timings. In my opinion, I would recommend flying in, since you can catch a good night’s sleep instead of roughing it out on the coach. It also gives you the flexibility of travelling anywhere in Europe first and then flying straight in :)

To find out more details about the resort and the trip itself, please follow this link: https://www.action-outdoors.co.uk/holiday/cart?ActivityID=17938. Alternatively, just drop me a message!

For those avid skiers who are thinking of going for the Varsity Trip before that, just a heads up that it will be in Val Thorens again this year! From experience, it is possible to do both trips with a little bit of planning, especially since the skiing for VT ends on a Friday, giving you a rest/travel day on Saturday :) If you have any questions about this, or if you are deciding which one to go, do get in touch!

On a final note, Action Outdoors, our partner company, requires that everyone must have adequate Winter Sports Travel Insurance cover. Action Outdoors have partnered with ERV and are offering a 15% discount, so you can choose this option (link accessible after paying the deposit – save it). Alternatively, you can find your own or ask around for other options :)

Do not worry if you have never skied before in your life or if you are a seasoned skier; Val d’Isère is a resort known for its varied terrain and early season snow, so there will definitely be something for everyone! Places will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis, so hope to see those sign ups coming in!! :)

CUMSA Fresher’s Camp 2016

Freshers, get ready for the best Freshmen Orientation Camp (FOC) ever.

Have you been listening to hearsay from your seniors or fellow freshies in other non-local universities? Expecting a l̶a̶m̶e̶ overseas SingSoc uni camp like, well, maybe every other non-local uni?

Then you’re WRONG! It’s gonna be 3D2N of fun, excitement, (Pokemon?) and making friends that will last you through the uni days. FOCs are a common bonding experience that all Singaporean undergraduates experience, and fret not, you’ll not be left out. Invite all your fellow freshmen friends to join; the more the merrier!

Look out for our publicity material coming up, and sign up right HERE

Date: 2 to 4 September 2016 (Friday to Sunday – 3 full days)
Venue: Aloha Changi – Fairy Point Chalet 1 (30 Netheravon Rd, Singapore 508522)

CUMSA Fresher’s Tea

CUMSA will be organising its Fresher’s Tea on 28 August (Sunday). The details are as follows:

Date: 28 August 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 2.15 to 4.30 pm
Venue: Imagination Room, Level 5, National Library Building (100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064)

The CUMSA Fresher’s Tea will provide helpful guidance to Singaporeans and Malaysians departing for their studies in Cambridge this October. Do attend the Tea to find out more about CUMSA, the help it provides as well as its upcoming exciting events, including the Fresher’s Camp! There will also be talks given by our sponsors and other Cambridge societies. These will be followed by opportunities to mingle with other freshers and seniors while enjoying the refreshments. The Fresher’s Tea will be an excellent occasion for you to find out more about anything you wish to know, from packing to flying off to settling in Cambridge. You will also get to know other freshers and seniors from your course or college. Please register here if you are coming :) (for freshers only) Thank you and hope to see you there

CUMSA Garden Party

Summer is coming – and the fun comes with it! Seeking a great time in the sun now that all the hard work is done? Join us for a magical adventure at this year’s CUMSA Garden Party at the gorgeous Pembroke Gardens!

Look forward to catching up with CUMSA friends, gobbling down wizarding treats, trying your hand at our giant games or Quidditch Pong. Perhaps you could help yourself to a healthy serving at the chocolate fountain – we hear it counteracts the chilling, cold effect produced by contact with the Tripos. Or you could choose to lounge around with a complimentary serving of popcorn or candy floss. Wash it all down with magical home-made Butterbeer or, if you would prefer more muggle-like intoxication, Pimm’s! Bewitch your friends with Polaroids and props from the non-Muggle world. The magic doesn’t stop there – more surprises will be revealed closer to the event!

All graduating CUMSA members who will no longer be students of the University at the end of this academic year, or are medics in their third year, can get tickets free of charge. (However, they are still required to sign up for a ticket; while stocks last!)

Date: 10th June 2016
Time: 3pm to 6pm
Venue: Pembroke College

Ticket prices:
£0 (Graduating / 3rd year medics CUMSA member)
£9 (CUMSA member)
£11 (CUMaS member)
£13 (non-member)

Tickets will be released on Monday, 9 May 2016, 8pm at http://cumsa.org/tickets/buy-tickets/?event_id=5

Keep your eyes peeled and invite anyone you know along; here’s to an enchanting afternoon!

*The Garden Party is not officially endorsed or licensed by J.K. Rowling or Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

CUMSA / CUMAS Easter Sports Day

Location: Jesus Green
When: April 30th (Sat) 1400-1600

Take a break from mugging by joining us for a day of sports, games and of course, lots of food at Jesus Green on 30th April from 1400 to 1600!

We are glad to hold this event in conjunction with CUMAS this year and look forward to a good day of fun!

For more information, click here.