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Past Events 2010-2011

2011-3-1 iCUSU International Formal at Emmanual College

In conjunction with the Black Students Campaign Week, iCUSU will be having our next international formal at Emma. Please refer to the details below.

Date: 1 March 2011, Tuesday

Venue: Emmanuel College

Prices: £15

Wine: To be advised

Dress Code: Formal

Please inform your international and consolidate their names and dietary requirements. Do also limit the number of people per college to 8.

I will only receive applications from 17 Feb 2011 (Thursday)

1. Name

2. Dietary Requirements

Note that demand will be high for these tickets and we will not be able to accommodate everyone, so do get your numbers sent in as early as possible as they are on first-come-first-served basis.

Once your place has been confirmed, please make your cheques payable to "Cambridge University Students' Union", with the name and college on the overleaf. Cheques should be sent via UMS/ otherwise to my pigeon-hole in St John's College by 24 Feb 2011 (Thursday). Your place is not confirmed until payment is received. Wristbands will be issued thereafter to confirm your places.

Thanks to June and Nadia (Emma reps) for helping out!

Best Regards,

Derrick Sim

iCUSU Social Officer '10/11

2011-3-5 CUSU's Autonomous Campaigns Present Diversity Week

The BSC, along with iCUSU, Lucy Cavendish, King's, Robinson's and much, much more, is hosting Diversity Week!

The exciting culmination event- our celebration of diversity performance evening- 'Cambridge Unite' will take place onSaturday 5th March at Emmanuel United Reformed Church. We have dance and music from around the world, Jamaica's finest dub poet, Britain's finest slam poet, as well as White House Acclaimed Joshua Bennett.... and many more!

Doors open at 7pm and the show will start at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £5 in advance and £7 on the door.

Please check out the Facebook group:

Please also see attached the flyers for Cambridge Unite and the wider programme of events.

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Diversity Week Programme Mon-Sat.jpg

2010-12-2 iCUSU Christmas Formal

Date: 2 Dec 10, Thursday
Venue: Murray Edwards College
Prices: With Wine: £29.50
Without Wine: £25.50

Dress Code: Black Tie

Afterparty: To be confirmed

As this is a private event, I believe there will be sufficient spaces for everyone so please consolidate the numbers,names and dietary requirements and revert to me (ds500) where possible. The menu can be viewed at the bottom of this email.

Make your cheques payable to "Cambridge University Students' Union", with the name, college and dietary requirements on the overleaf. Cheques should be sent via UMS/ otherwise to my pigeon-hole in St John's College by 29 Nov 10 (Monday). Your place is not confirmed until payment is received. Wristbands will be issued thereafter to confirm your places.

Best Regards,
Derrick Sim
iCUSU Social Officer '10/11


Classic 'Murray Edwards' Prawn Cocktail Salad

Traditional Roast Norfolk Turkey with Bacon Wrapped Chipolata Sausage, Chestnut Stuffing & Cranberry Sauce

Steamed Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce



2010-11-28 Keresimesi Afehyia Pa

You are warmly invited to Keresimesi Afehyia Pa, a Christmas party West African style!

On Sunday November 28, drop your books and join iCUSU in conjunction with Cambridge University Nigeria Society (CUNS) and Cambridge University Ghana Society (CUGS) for the ultimate West African Experience. Expect to be dazzled with traditional West African Cuisine, fashion, and traditional Yoruba poetry, complete with DJ Kunle all the way from London rocking the latest jamz. To top it all off, there will be a festive raffle draw with attractive prizes!

The Party will be at Wesley House which is on Jesus Lane near the ADC, and starts at 7PM. The event is the FIRST of its kind and open to everyone- so if you've ever wanted to try Jollof rice, Kelewele or Efo Riro, or are just generally curious and can't face another evening in the library- come along to what is promising to be a hugely popular event!

Tickets are £5 for members of CUNS and CUGS. Members of CUNS and CUGS, please purchase your tickets through your society representatives. For everyone else, advance tickets are £8 and £10 at the door.

Book now to avoid disappointment!For further details and information on venue and ticketing please see attached flyer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Isabella Akinseye from CUNS,, Moses Amagnya from CUGS, or Alex Ngoi from iCUSU,

Keresimesi Afehyia Pa is supported by the Cambridge Black Students Campaign.

The poster for the event is available for download here.

2010-11-26 iCUSU Open Meeting

iCUSU is holding an Open Meeting at *5.00pm Fri 26th Nov in the Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College*.

A key item on the agenda is a talk by the *Pro-Vice Chancellor For Education, Prof John Rallison*, who will be speaking on the issue of overseas fees.

There will also be a Q&A session following the talk. We plan to be done by 6.00pm.

Please do attend, as it if the FIRST time that the university is directly addressing the student body regarding overseas fees. Encourage your friends to come as well.

Finally, please sign our petition, which is now being circulated around colleges by your reps. We need as many signatures as possible, and will be handing them over to Prof John Rallison at the end of the meeting.

2010-11-12 iCUSU Week 5 Welfare Session

Having the Week 5 Blues? Feeling homesick and stressed? Want to relax and chill with other Internationals for an afternoon? Then come to the iCUSU Week 5 Welfare Session!

Your friendly iCUSU Welfare Officer will be there if you need a chat but if not, just come by for some internationally-themed snacks!

2010-11 CU Stands Up Week - iCUSU Campaigns Against Fee Rises

CU Stands Up is a week of events and activities to celebrate and explore diversity in the Cambridge community and beyond. As part of this year's CU Stands Up, iCUSU will be representing you in a campaign against fee rises for all current and prospective international students starting in 2011/12. We will be facing a re-banding of fees categories, with a significant across the board increase in all fees and an effective 100% increase for pre-clinical Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Detailed fee structure here.

We will also be campaigning against any subsequent increases and requesting the consultation of the student body in deciding such changes.

In a recent open meeting, iCUSU passed a resolution in favour of campaigning against the university to reverse their decision over the fee increases, and to guarantee consultation of the student body in the event of future fee adjustments. The motion is currently being presented to CUSU Council on Monday 15th Nov 2010.

We will be setting up a booth at Sidgwick Site and New Museum Site from 12pm to 2pm on Tuesday 16th Nov 2010. There will be a petition to the Vice-Chancellor to effect change and voice our concerns. Please join us in this historical campaign and lend us your support!

2010-11-3 International Formal at Queens'

ICUSU is proud to resume our International Formal services with our first formal of Michaelmas.

Date: 3 Nov 10, Wednesday
Venue: Queens' College
Price: £14.50 (Inclusive of 2 glasses of wine)
Dress Code: Formal

Afterparty: To be confirmed

As per previous occasions, Queens' will be serving wine to us due to the dean's ruling last year.

Limited seating for 180 people is available, so please consolidate your numbers asap and revert to me, as places are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please do give freshers' priority for this event.

Please send your confirmed numbers + dietary requirements to myself (ds500) ASAP.

Make your cheques payable to "Cambridge University Students' Union", with the name, college and dietary requirements on the overleaf. Cheques should be sent via UMS/ otherwise to my pigeon-hole in St John's College by 29 Oct 10 (Friday). Your place is not confirmed until payment is received. Wristbands will be issued thereafter to confirm your places.

2010-10 International Freshers' Week

The International Freshers' Guide 2010 is

International Freshers Week is an introductory series of events taking place in Cambridge, UK for international students beginning undergraduate studies. Starting on 29th September 2010, we will be hosting a variety of social gatherings, city tours and will be happy to help with any querues.

2010-5-14 Exam Relief Session

As the exam is coming closer, iCUSU will organise an Exam Relief Session to help those who feel stressed. There will be a professional counsellor from the University joining us and giving us tips on how to cope with exam stress! The iCUSU Welfare Officer will be present as well should you have any questions or problems you would like to discuss.

Internationally-themed snacks will be available! So get keen!! :)

2010-4-28 International Formal at Pembroke

iCUSU is proud to present an International Formal at Pembroke on Wednesday, 28th April.

Dress code: Formal
Wine: Bring your own/ from Pembroke JP
150 places (First come first serve!!)
Price: £12
Deadlines: Revert with numbers ASAP, by 23 April (Friday)
Cheques addressed to "CUSU", due by 26 April (Monday) - sent to "Derrick Sim, St John's College" via UMS
Overleaf: Name, College, Dietary Requirements, Email