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14th January 2016

Dear CUMaS,

Brr… It’s getting chilly isn’t it? This weather is snow-joke if you ask me! Bundle up, stay warm, and keep an eye out for a few events coming your way, including our very popular Lent Formal! There’s also a CNY lunch in the works, stay tuned for more info!

Yang berminum teh tarik,

CUMaS Committee 2015/2016 

 1. New Silver-level Sponsor: logo-Creador

We are pleased to announce that we have secured another Silver-level sponsor for CUMaS, which is none other than Creador. We look forward to our partnership with them and hope that

Creador company description:

Creador is a private equity firm which partners with passionate entrepreneurs to grow world-class businesses in South and Southeast Asia. Creador was founded in September 2011. Our senior management team, led by Brahmal Vasudevan, Cyril Noerhadi and Anand Narayan has many years of investment experience and worked with many successful companies in South and Southeast Asia.
Our executive team brings together a unique combination of proven investing skills and strong operating experience. Creador believes that this combination enables its executives to identify and develop long-lasting relationships with successful entrepreneurs, and to actively support them in building world-class businesses. The sectors we are excited about are the Financial Services, Consumer, Manufacturing and Business Services sectors. Creador is committed for the long-term and builds on the experience and track record of the team in sourcing and investing in world-class businesses in the emerging economies of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, India and Sri Lanka. We believe that these markets are large, deep and offer tremendous growth potential for the next several decades.

 2. Summer Work in Cambridge – Teaching & Administration (positions for graduate researchers and undergraduate students)

Oxbridge Academic Programs leads two well-established (est. 1995), academically rigorous summer programs for advanced secondary school students in Cambridge – The Cambridge Tradition held in Jesus Colleges, and The Cambridge Prep held in Peterhouse. They are currently recruiting candidates to teach and serve as program staff.  Applicants for teaching posts should be well-qualified graduates who either have obtained, or are working towards, an appropriate postgraduate qualification (MPhil, MSc, PhD). A wide variety of courses is offered, including courses in the humanities, social sciences, natural and applied sciences, and the creative arts. Program staff positions are open to current undergraduates and include Program Assistants and Activities Directors. Details regarding the positions, including a complete list of courses and dates, are available online at: To apply, email a CV and a brief cover letter to Justin Bangs, Associate Director of Faculty, at Those applying for teaching roles should identify in the cover letter the course or courses in which they are interested.  The application deadline is Monday, February 8, 2016. Interviews will be held in Peterhouse, Cambridge, during early March 2016.

 3. Malaysia-Singapore Research Conference (MSRC) 2016

The MSRC is a student-led conference that aims to gather the brightest minds from the Malaysia and Singapore postgraduate community in the UK for a one-day conference. This creates a unique knowledge-sharing platform that brings together academia and industry. This conference is an ideal opportunity for the academic work done by students to translate to fruitful partnerships, collaborations, and even employment. It will begin with plenary sessions with representatives from academia and industry followed by a series of student oral and poster. Our keynote speakers are Mr Mark Rozario (CEO of Agensi Innovasi Malaysia) and Mr Philip Yeo (Chairman of SPRING Singapore) This event provides opportunities to network with other delegates, speakers and our various sponsors. The day will conclude with a formal dinner at the renowned St John’s College in Cambridge.

Date : 9 April 2016, Saturday

Time : 9.00 am – 6.30 pm

Venue : Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

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4. CNY Lunch

Hi guys, welcome back to Cambs for another exciting term! To give you all something to look forward to, CUMaS will be organizing a CNY lunch (and potentially karaoke after that) on 6th February (Saturday) 1pm onwards. Sign up form will be up once details are confirmed. Halal option is available as well. So save the date!

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