CUMaSKini 25/6/2012 – Summertime!

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25 June 2012

Happy holidays, undergrads!

With summer celebrations in full swing, there are only a few events left to participate in. If you’re still in Cambridge, the Cambridge University Energy Network is holding its Annual Conference tomorrow. On the other hand if you’re in Malaysia, the Oxford University Malaysia Club has organised a talk with Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on Wednesday. Be sure to sign up for either event if you’re interested!

If you haven’t taken part yet, consider becoming a parent for the incoming freshers next year! Just sign up for the Parenting Scheme below. Also, if you have spare stuff to sell or need new items for the next year, have a look at the Jumble Sale list.

Have a great summer!

  1. Nuclear Power Conference
  2. Dialogue Session with Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad
  • Ongoing: CUMaS Parenting Scheme, CUMaS Online Jumble Sale

1. Nuclear Power Conference

Dear All,

The Cambridge University Energy Network (CUEN) is proud to announce its 2012 Annual Conference:

Sustainability, policy and prospects

Tuesday, 26-06-2012
Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge


Nuclear power is playing an ever more fundamental role in energy strategies, providing about 15% of the world’s electricity. In addition to the on-going debate about the sustainability of nuclear energy, nuclear power has come under the spotlight following last year’s accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Plant and Germany’s decision to shut down all its nuclear reactors by 2022. After these events, experts, as well as common people, are eager to discover the truth about the sustainability of nuclear energy from an objective perspective. The goal of the CUEN 2012 annual conference is to deliver this perspective to its audience.


In bringing together professionals, academics and students, this conference aims to inform, inspire, and facilitate interaction and discussion on the sustainability of a future fuelled by nuclear power.

The conference will be a one-day event on Tuesday 26 June 2012 and will be divided into sessions: after a brief historical introduction, an overview on current and future technologies in nuclear power generation will take place, followed by two sessions focused on safety & waste and on policy & finance, with a closing discussion on the sustainability of nuclear power. There will be opportunities for attendees to network at the buffet lunch, coffee breaks, and wine reception, which are all included as part of the conference fee.

For more information and a list of confirmed speakers, please visit the CUEN website.

To purchase a ticket, please click here.

2. Dialogue Session with Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

Oxford University Malaysia Club invites all CUMaS members to attend this session at the start of the summer holidays in Malaysia.

Dear friends,

The Oxford University Malaysia Club is honoured to invite members to a dialogue session with YABhg. Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in June 2012, as the first event of our Summer Speaker Series. The meeting will provide an insightful opportunity for us to hear Tun’s views on a range of national and international issues, as well as his vast personal experience in having helmed our nation for 22 years as Prime Minister. We also look forward to sharing our own views and opinions with Tun.

Details are as follows:

Date: 27th June 2012 (Wed)
Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Perdana Leadership Foundation, Putrajaya

If you would like to take part, please e-mail Jiann Meng (publicity [at] with your full name and contact details. Kindly be informed that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, please e-mail Shivanand Sivamohan (shivanand.sivamohan [at] if you need more information.

Thank you.

A. CUMaS Parenting Scheme

It is the time of the year when we officially welcome another batch of freshers into our CUMaS family! We will be trying something very different this year that is CUMaS members will have the option to choose their respective “wives” or “husbands”.The fun part is that you may choose to propose to your prospective husband/wife however you wish. Alternatively, you may choose to have us allocate you a partner. Please note that:

  1. Members should try to pair up with members from other colleges and/or subject, so that it will be easier for the Welfare Officer to allocate kids.
  2. Choosing parents outside of your respective cliques (if any) are encouraged.
  3. Marriages should not be based on pre-existing relationships.
  4. We will do our best to accommodate your marriage proposals, but we may have to reallocate spouses to ensure all freshers have suitable parents.

Please note that those who sign up for the parenting scheme are responsible for the welfare of their respective families, especially that of their kids – which includes welcoming and always checking up on their kids, meeting up with their families and being a friend/help where needed.

So, if you are interested in becoming parents for the incoming freshers, start spouse-hunting now and please sign up by 15th of July 2012 using this form:

(Only one person from each “marriage” is required to fill in the form)

If there are any enquiries, feel free to email our Welfare Officer, Stephanie, at welfare [at]

B. 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

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