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Cambridge University Eco Racing

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Cambridge University Eco Racing was founded in 2007 by an undergraduate engineer who, inspired by his work on a solar car team during his year participating in the Cambridge-MIT Exchange, began a similar project in Cambridge. By the end of the year, CUER had built a prototype vehicle, Affinity, in the hope of demonstrating the incredible potential of electric vehicles. Through the development of such vehicles, CUER aims to showcase cutting-edge sustainable engineering and to develop our own technologies for a low-carbon future.

This year, CUER has begun to make its way onto the international stage with its first competitive race vehicle - Endeavour. Launched at Goodwood Festival of Speed by F1 World Championship Leader Jenson Button, Endeavour will compete in the 2009 Global Green Challenge. This 3000km endurance race runs from Darwin to Adelaide in Australia, and pits the world’s most advanced solar vehicles against each other.

CUER comprises members from all over the world, including several from Hong Kong and China. Part of our aim is to raise public awareness of the acute environmental issues stemming from a reliance on fossil fuels, and to demonstrate the viability of solar technology. We are now beginning to do this on an international level, having so far received coverage from the BBC, MonacoTV, CCTV and RTHK.

For more information, you may visit our website at www.cuer.co.uk, or contact lucy.fielding@cantab.net. Whether you wish to make an individual donation, follow our progress or merely spread the word about us, we welcome the support of all Cambridge alumni as we make our first attempt to cross the Australian outback using only the power of the sun, on 25th – 31st October 2009.

Newsletter - July 2009

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Dear Friends of Cambridge,

1) Reminder: Upcoming mentorship seminars 11, 25 July, 1, 15 Aug 2009

2) The Chapel Choir of Pembroke College 17, 22 July 2009

Best regards,

Dominic

1) Upcoming mentorship seminars 11, 25 July, 1, 15 Aug 2009
We are running 4 seminars in the upcoming mentorship program this summer, jointly organized with CU Chinese Society and CU Hong Kong and China Affairs Society

Sat 11 July 2009: CV writing and interview workshop
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=107440751004

Sat 25 July 2009: Travel & Charity, Startup venture
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=115321414255

Sat 1 Aug 2009: Management consulting
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=91368932452

Sat 15 Aug 2009: Banking & Finance
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=90344928127

2:30pm-4:30pm
Venue: Conference Room, 23/F, The Bank of East Asia Building, 10 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Capacity: 40 people per session

Format: Casual (15 mins of mingling, 1-1.5 hour of panel discussion and then followed by 15-30 mins of Q&A and mingling)

If you are a potential mentor, speaker or simply wants to share your experience with the undergraduates and fellow alumni, please contact me if you have not already done so, thanks!

For participants, please follow the facebook links to register.
More on http://www.cambridge.org.hk

2) The Chapel Choir of Pembroke College 17, 22 July 2009

The Choir, led by Director of College Music Dr Sam Barrett, will be performing at the following venues:

1) Friday 17 July 2009 at the T.T. Tsui Gallery of The Hong Kong University Museum at 7.30pm; and

2) Wednesday 22 July 2009 at St. John's Cathedral, Garden Road, at 8.00pm.

The programme will be based on 'The English Choral Tradition' featuring pieces by Byrd, Holst and Tippett. Admission will be free of charge members and their guests would be very welcome to attend.

Newsletter June 2009 - Mentorship program 2009

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Dear Friends of Cambridge,

In this newsletter:
(1) Photos taken during vice Chancellor's visit on 24 March 2009
(2) Upcoming mentorship seminars 11, 25 July, 1, 15 Aug 2009
(3) CUHKCAS Conference ‘Reflections’ 2009, 22-23 Aug 2009
(4) Internship opportunity

Please visit http://www.cambridge.org.hk for further details.

Dominic
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(1) Photos taken during Vice Chancellor's visit on 24 March 2009:
The intelligent airport seminar;
Reception.

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(2) Upcoming mentorship seminars 11, 25 July, 1, 15 Aug 2009
We are running 4 seminars in the upcoming mentorship program this summer, jointly organized with CU Chinese Society and CU Hong Kong and China Affairs Society

Sat 11 July 2009: CV writing and interview workshop (facebook link)
Sat 25 July 2009: Travel & Charity, Startup venture (facebook link)
Sat 1 Aug 2009: Management consulting (facebook link)
Sat 15 Aug 2009: Banking & Finance (facebook link)

2:30pm-4:30pm
Venue: Conference Room, 23/F, The Bank of East Asia Building, 10 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Capacity: 40 people per session

Format: Casual (15 mins of mingling, 1-1.5 hour of panel discussion and then followed by 15-30 mins of Q&A and mingling)

If you are a potential mentor, speaker or simply wants to share your experience with the undergraduates and fellow alumni, please contact me if you have not already done so, thanks!

For participants, please follow the facebook links to register.
More on http://www.cambridge.org.hk

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CUHKCAS Conference ‘Reflections’ 2009
二零零九年度 思索香港 青年峰會

China 60 years on - Future Direction of Hong Kong
建國六十年: 香港發展何去何從?

Date: 22nd August (Saturday) to 23rd August (Sunday) 2009
Venue: LE1, Library Extension Building, University of Hong Kong
Subsidised Entrance Fee: $60 HKD

This is an event designed to promote dialogue between young people and the leaders of today. Apart from Cambridge students, we also target local and overseas Hong Kong students. The main themes are as follows:

1. Governance and Political Reform
2. Economic Competitiveness
3. Education and Attracting Talent
4. Judicial Independence
5. Heritage Conservation and Revitalisation

Short lectures will be provided on the above topics by distinguished speakers (including Cambridge alumni Dr. David Li (李國寶 ), Mr. Wong Yan Lung (黃仁龍 ), Dr. Louis Cheung (張子欣 ) and Mrs Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥 )). There will also be a half an hour question-and-answer session after each lecture.

A detailed introduction and a poster are attached for your perusal. Please visit our website: http://www.cuhkcas.org

to find out more about this fantastic event and to reserve your place! This event promises to fill up very quickly so please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
More on http://www.cambridge.org.hk
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(4) Internship opportunity
JOB DESCRIPTION – SUMMER INTERNSHIP, EXPEDIA AFFILIATE NETWORK

Are you a web-savvy and entrepreneurial university engineering / computer science student looking for an interesting and challenging internship with one of the biggest names in online travel? If so, this exciting and unusual internship with Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) might be right up your street. This is an 8-12 week project based in Hong Kong.

Project brief: Through various past acquisitions, EAN owns a number of valuable domain names such as www.orlando.com. Today, the sites sitting on these URLs are out of date. We are looking for a creative and entrepreneurial intern to leverage the tools and solutions that EAN offers to our affiliates and to create a transactional in-house affiliate sites. Our tools range from customizable hosted templates to XML services. Once the site is live, the intern is free to try different traffic generation techniques as our affiliates would do (SEO landing pages, blogging etc.) to enhance site value. The intern will be asked to document the entire process on an internal blog diary / step by step guide – including the time and challenges from start to going live, who they had to talk to, what documents they had to access and will be asked to present to the executive team at the end of the project, produce recommendations for how our offerings can be improved from an affiliate perspective.

More on http://www.cambridge.org.hk


Looking for volunteers

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Dear Friends of Cambridge,

We are looking for volunteers for the following events.

Mentorship program 2009
Sessions to be held in July and August 2009. In 2008, we have conducted 3 successful seminars last year namely "Management Consulting", "Banking and Finance", " Further studies and startups". For 2009, the potential events topic are CV and job interview workshop, "Travel and Charity", "Create your own business", we may also repeat some of the past topics.

WE NEED YOUR HELP: We need lead-organizer, helpers and speakers to co-host the events with the undergraduate societies, namely, CU Chinese Society and CU Hong Kong and China Affairs Society.

Cambridge experience sharing with International School students (hosted by Chinese International School)
When: 2pm Sat 6 June 2009
Where: Chinese International School, 1 Hau Yuen Path, Braemar Hill, Hong Kong
WE NEED YOUR HELP: We need volunteers to speak to prospective Cambridge students, advising them on applications process, life in Cambridge as a student, how to choose a course and college.

Please contact me if you want to help out!
Best regards,
Dominic

Newsletter April 2009

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Dear Friends of Cambridge University,

In this newsletter:
- Photos taken during Vice Chancellor's visit on 24 Mar 2009
- Sponsorship appeal: Cambridge University Hong Kong and China Affairs Society
- Sponsorship appeal: Cambridge University Asia Law Business Association
- Joint happy hour gathering: Cambridge, Warwick, Manchester and Oxford. 7 May 2009 7pm

http://www.cambridge.org.hk/events.html for full details or
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=75925179844
Hope to see you at the happy hour!
Best regards,
Dominic

Some of the photos taken during the Vice Chancellor's visit have been made available online.
http://www.cambridge.org.hk/photos.html

Sponsorship appeal from
Cambridge University Hong Kong and China Affairs Society
http://www.cambridge.org.hk/downloads/CUHKCAS_Sponsorship.pdf

and
Cambridge University Asia Law Business Association
http://www.cambridge.org.hk/downloads/Sponsorship%20Package_CUALA.pdf

Joint happy hour gathering: Cambridge, Warwick, Manchester and Oxford. 7 May 2009 7pm
We have been invited by Warwick Graduates' Association to co-host a Joint UK University Alumni Happy Hour Gathering. The event is supported by British Council (Hong Kong), British Consulate-General (Hong Kong) and the Chartered Management Institute (Hong Kong Branch).

Date: 7th May 2009 (Thursday)

Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Venue: Club Avenue, 20/F, Century Square, 1-13 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central

Entry charge: (pay at door) HKD 60 (this includes 2 standard alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks)

Participating Associations:

- Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong
- Manchester Business School Alumni Association (China)
- Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hong Kong
- Warwick Graduates’ Association (Hong Kong)

Supporting Organizations:
British Consulate-General (Hong Kong)
Chartered Management Institute (Hong Kong Branch)

Enquiry:
Shirley Chau (WGAHK) 9193..., shirley.chau@graduate.warwick.hk

Will Bedoucha (WGAHK)974..., william.bedoucha@graduate.warwick.hk

Remarks:

1. No smoking is allowed in the event venue.
2. Drink coupons will be valid for the whole evening.
3. The whole venue will be reserved for this private event only.

Newsletter - Dec 2008

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You can also view this from http://www.cambridge.org.hk/newsletter.html

Dear Friends of Cambridge University,

Thank you for your support through out the year and we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous year 2009. Also we would like to reflect on the numerous events that took place since Christmas 2007 and we look forward to seeing you in more events in 2009.

Also if you are interested in participating in the internship consulting projects with Cambridge University Judge Business School, please see below.

Best regards,
The Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong



Christmas Party 15 Dec 2007


Vice Chancellor's Visit (31 March 2008)


Girton alumni dinner hosted by Ms Francisca Malaree, Development Director and Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge 31 March 2008
- Cocktail in honour of Dame Patricia Hodgson, 29 March 2008

Mentorship seminars (July - Aug 2008)
Consulting industries

Financial industries

Further studies and Startup ventures


Prince Philip Award Ceremony 2 Sept 2008
Reception for Dr. Hickson, Dr. Martin and Dr. Huang Sept 2008


Prince Philip Scholarship Seminar


The Bi-Annual dinner of Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong (28 Nov 2008)


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Opportunity to work with Cambridge University Judge Business School on Consulting Projects URL http://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/projects

The Global Consulting Project is the culmination of the MBA core course and gives JBS's students the chance to apply what they have learned to a real management situation, working as consultants in a team of four or five. Client sponsors in return get fresh perspectives and new insights from some top minds on a pressing business issue that they have themselves identified. The student team works on the project for four weeks (16 March to 10 April 2009) during the University Easter vacation and the final deliverable is a report and presentation to the client.

JBS has its strongest ever cohort of MBAs this year - 149 young professionals from 49 countries. They come to us with an average GMAT of 690, excellent references and an average of six years work experience, so they are mature, motivated business people. The teams may work for any client, anywhere in the world on the GCP, completing projects of all types, including complete strategic reviews, benchmarking and best practice analysis, marketing analysis, merger and acquisition strategy, to mention just a few. There are no fees involved, but the client must meet all student expenses associated with the project (ie travel, accommodation, subsistence etc), and we need to know that procedures are in place to ensure prompt payment. Given the wealth and breadth of experience the student team brings, the projects represent incredible value for money and are a wonderful low-risk opportunity to talent spot; the students have rightly earned a reputation for delivering results of real and lasting value.

For further information please visit http://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/projects and contact Ms Margaret O'Neill m.oneill@jbs.cam.ac.uk and Ms Raquel Villero rv235@cam.ac.uk

Events Reminder - August 2008

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Dear Friends of Cambridge,

A reminder of the upcoming events: please visit http://www.cambridge.org.hk/newsletter.html for details.
- Oxbridge mixer: Friday, August 29, 2008, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Crow’s Nest, Stormy Weather, 1/F, 46-50 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong
- The mentoring seminar series part 3: Startups and Further studies 30 Aug
- Prince Philip scholarship award ceremony 2 Sept 2008
- Cambridge University Chinese Society Annual Hong Kong Dinner 6 Sept 2008
- Report on the Banking seminar - 16 Aug 2008

Hope to see you in the seminar series and/or Hong Kong dinner.

Best regards,
Dominic

- Report on the Banking seminar - 16 Aug 2008
Another good turn-out for our 2nd of the 3 seminars. Lots of interactions between our speakers and students.
The speakers were:
Ms Winnie Kwan (Economics, Trinity) - The Capital Group Companies, she formerly worked at Morgan Stanley
Ms Bianca Law (Economics, Pembroke) - Standard Chartered, she formerly worked at Citibank, Credit Sussie
Ms Jenny Tse (Chemical Engineering, New Hall) - UBS, she formerly worked at Dah Sing Bank

Newsletter - August 2008

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Dear Friends of Cambridge,

In this newsletter:
- Reminder of the mentoring seminar series and new venue: (part 2) Banking and Finance 16 Aug (part 3) Startups and Further studies 30 Aug (Booking is full, we are putting people on waiting list)
- Prince Philip scholarship award ceremony 2 Sept 2008
- Cambridge University Chinese Society Annual Hong Kong Dinner 6 Sept 2008
- New Hall has a new name - Murray Edwards College
- Report on the Consulting seminar - 26 July 2008
- Cantab.net now provides more email service function (please visit http://www.cantab.net for more)

Hope to see you in the seminar series and/or Hong Kong dinner.

Best regards,
Dominic

Mentoring seminar series (click http://www.cambridge.org.hk/events.html for details)
(2) Sat 16 Aug 2008 4-6pm: Banking and Fund management (PE, VC, Hedge)
(3) Sat 30 Aug 2008 4-6pm: Startups (new ventures) and further studies

Guest speakers are all Cambridge alumni who are very experienced in the above topics. They are current or former executives in corporation including McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Bain & Company, Booz & Co, Goldman Sachs, Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, and various fund management company and startup companies.

NEW venue: Conference Room, 23/F, The Bank of East Asia Building, 10 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Capacity: 30 people per session*

Format: Casual (30mins of mingling, 1 hour of panel discussion and then followed by 30mins of Q&A and mingling)

Cambridge University Chinese Society Annual Hong Kong Dinner 6 Sept 2008
(click http://www.cambridge.org.hk/events.html for details)
Dragon Room 2-5, The Hong Kong Bankers Club,43/F Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, Central

Reception 6:30 p.m. dinner 7:00 p.m.
HKD$300 per person (freshers, current students and recent graduates)
HKD$370 per person (Alumni and guest)
rsvp by September 2, 2008

Guest speaker, MRS CARRIE LAM CHENG YUET-NGOR, JP, Secretary for Development

New Hall has a new name "Murray Edwards College"
New Hall is set to change its name to Murray Edwards College following a massive ?30 million endowment.

The donation, made by Cambridge-based entrepreneurs Steve and Ros Edwards (n�e Smith), herself a New Hall graduate, marks the largest ever gift to a Cambridge College by a British couple.
Read more from http://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/issue/news/new-name-for-new-hall/

Prince Philip Scholarship Award Ceremony Dr. the Honorable Sir David K.P. Li, Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong is hosting a Prince Philip Scholarship Award Ceremony

Tue 2th Sept 2008 at 5:30pm

Dragon Rooms, The Hong Kong Bankers Club, 43/F Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong

All alumni and students are welcome.

Hope to see you then!!!

A brief report on the Consulting seminar - 26 July 2008
Nearly 30 students turned up and we had a very good interactive session where the speakers shared their experience in working at various consulting firms and the students asked a lot of questions about how to get in this industry.


"Hong Kong's Extreme West" - Fan Lau, Lantau Island

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Due to weather condition, this event is postponed until further notice.

Details prepared by Arthur

Date: Sat 10 May 2008
Time: 10:15am
Meeting Point: Tung Chung MTR Station, Exit B
Difficulty: 4 out of 5 (5=hard) - for experienced hikers

Please be on time and bring: snacks, water (1.5 - 2 litres), sun-screen, hat/umbrella, torch

Description:
This time we'll explore together an adventurous part of the Lantau Trail: from Shek Pik Reservoir to Tai O. We hope to reach the legendary Fan Lau Fort after 2.5 hours' walk before having lunch at Fan Lau Tsuen. We will then continue the scenic trail through Yi O and target to reach Tai O by 5:30pm. Some of you may be aware that this exciting route has no short-cut: so prepare the whole day for it!

Please reply Email by Fri 9 April 2008

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