CUMaSKini 10/8/2012 – MPPC, PhD

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10 August 2012

  1. Malaysia Public Policy Competition
  2. Ong Sek Pek-UCL Cancer Institute PhD Studentship
  3. MathCLASS Media
  • Ongoing: CUMaS Online Jumble Sale

1. Malaysia Public Policy Competition

The Malaysia Public Policy Competition (MPPC) is back! Gather your ideas, assemble your team, and present your policies to our panel of honourable judges. Visit us on Register now at

2. Ong Sek Pek-UCL Cancer Institute PhD Studentship

We are seeking applications from highly motivated candidates for a 3 year PhD Studentship in the UCL Cancer Institute, to commence in the 2012-13 academic year. This studentship is funded from a collaboration between the UCL Cancer Institute and a Malaysian Charity partner; UCL fees at the overseas rate and stipend commencing at £16,321 p.a. are included.

Applicants should hold at least an Upper Second Class Honours Degree (2.1). Candidates will also need to meet UCL’s English language proficiency requirements. They should have a strong academic background in the biological sciences and a demonstrated desire to pursue research in line with those of the Cancer Institute’s research groups. A Master’s degree and research experience are also highly desirable. This post is only open to applicants of Malaysian Nationality who hold a valid passport.

The closing date for applications is August 15th, 2012. Short-listing and Skype interviews will be conducted before the end of September 2012.

For more information, please go to:

3. MathCLASS Media

Attention: Cambridge Malaysian Postgrads

Steve Hoy is part of a UK TV production company which is developing an English language broadcast mathematics series for use in Asia (in collaboration with Cambridge University). They’re looking for presenters, men and women, who are UK-based and of an appropriate Asian ethnic background. They have presenters who are of Indian descent and are now looking for others from Asia – Singapore, Malaysia, China etc.

While the presenters must speak English, English doesn’t have to be their first language. Ideally the presenter(s) will have mathematical or scientific teaching experience. As well as familiarity with presenting to camera, the ability to use a tele prompter is essential.

It is expected that auditions for these roles will take place in the Cambridge area late August (30th/31st) with studio recording dates being the week beginning 12th November.

Applications to steve [at] please, by 15th August at latest.

A. CUMaS Online Jumble Sale

Too many things? Are you finding ways to get rid of your belongings/pass them on? Well, here’s your chance! The long awaited CUMaS “Online” Jumble Sale 2012 is now on! This is a great opportunity to sell anything* you have but do not really want! (*in good condition) Leavers, you might want to make full use of this opportunity to get rid of some belongings piling over the years.

So here’s how it works:

  • Interested sellers, please sign up and register your items at These items will be updated in this spreadsheet:
  • Interested buyers, you will be able to view the updated version of the spreadsheet here: You are to contact the sellers directly via the contact details provided. CUMaS only acts a platform to bring interested sellers and buyers together.

The rest is self explanatory. But if you do have any queries, feel free to contact our Welfare Officer, Stephanie, at