CUMaSKini 27/04/2012 – Cambridge Vs Oxford

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27 April 2012

It’s finally here! Cambridge has won the Boat Race (and Goat Race), and it is now time for us to win the almost-as-prestigious Malaysian Oxbridge Games! This Sunday, come and support our brave warriors as they fight against our bitter rivals from Oxford. Come rain or shine (most probably rain), this is sure to be a great day full of sports, free food and fun!

May the odds be ever in our favour.

Of course, it’s not all fun and games in this newsletter. If you’re planning to pursue a graduate course in Arts and Humanities, consider applying for the Tunku Abdul Rahman Graduate Scholarship. And for the photographers, the UKEC is holding a photography competition.

  1. Oxbridge Games 2012
  2. Tunku Abdul Rahman Graduate Scholarship
  3. CEKU Photography Competition
  • Ongoing: CUMaS Online Jumble Sale; Ethos Business Brain Olympics 2012

1. Oxbridge Games 2012

The Oxbridge Games have arrived at last! Come and support your fellow Malaysians as we face off against the Oxford University Malaysian Club! The schedule for the Oxbridge Games is as follows:

Oxbridge Games 2012  (29th April, Sunday)
9.30am – 12.00pm Badminton St John’s College court
12pm – 1pm Tennis Trinity College court
1pm – 2pm Lunch Parker’s Piece
2pm – 3pm Basketball & Football
Kelsey Kerridge*
3pm – 4pm Captain’s Ball Parker’s Piece

You are highly encouraged to come and support us (or Oxford, if that’s your thing)! We encourage you to bring a plastic bottle and fill it with coins, or create large, overelaborate posters, or don a cheerleading costume to support your team. Also, and this is important, all athletes and supporters will receive free lunch at Parker’s Piece (or somewhere close by if it rains).

If you are lost or encounter difficulties finding the venues on Sunday, feel free to call Amirul (07548 656776) or Jiann Meng (07511 410699).

*Please tell the receptionist at Kelsey Kerridge that you are here for the basketball/football sessions booked by CUMaS. The daily fee for entering Kelsey Kerridge has already been paid for.

If you’d like to find people to go with, and for the latest updates, please join the CUMaS Sports Group on Facebook:

2. Tunku Abdul Rahman Graduate Scholarship 2012

St Catharine’s has an annual scholarship competition for Malaysian students wishing to pursue a Graduate course in the Arts and Humanities. The closing date for applications is March 1st for courses commencing this October.

The Tunku Fund aims to encourage the development of the Humanities and the Social Sciences in Malaysia. It offers a scholarship for students wishing to pursue Ph.D. research or a studentship for work that leads to an M.Phil. degree. It will also fund small project grants for Malaysian citizens.

The Fund provides one scholarship each year to enable an academically outstanding Malaysian student to undertake research leading to a Ph.D. degree in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge. The Scholarship provides full fees and maintenance. The value of any studentship awarded will be reduced appropriately to take account of any payment from other sources.

For more information, visit or e-mail grad.admin [at]

3. CEKU Photography Competition

Malaysia is shaped by its people, and we want you to tell us and our readers your story.

Take a picture of a picture from the past in the present, and to tell us the story behind it in 200 words or less, in English or in Bahasa Malaysia. Then email your entry ceku [at] by 31 May 2012 in .DOC format, with the picture attached separately.

The grand prize winner will walk away with a Polaroid camera (and film!).

For more information, please go to


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 welfare [at]


B. Ethos Business Brain Olympics 2012

Ethos & Company is holding an intensive inter-university business plan competition among more than 20 of the best universities in the UK, USA, Australia and Malaysia. We are looking for highly motivated and capable teams of 3 undergraduates (in their penultimate year or below) or post graduates to develop and showcase a compelling business plan. Short-listed teams will participate in a 3 day management consulting training in Kuala Lumpur, at the end of which they will present their business plans to a panel of judges and leading corporate figures in Malaysia. Winning teams will receive media coverage and prize money of RM7,500 and RM4,500 for 1st and 2nd place respectively. This is a unique opportunity for students to experience what it is like to be a management consultant, and to sharpen their business acumen and interview skills. Participants will have two full days of training on consulting techniques and coaching to refine their business plan presentations.

Application Process

Interested applicants should send the complete application form including short essay and team CVs to brainolympics [at] by 6 pm, Kuala Lumpur Time, on 14th June 2012. Finalists will be notified by End June – Early July 2012. Please note that only shortlisted candidates and finalists will be notified. Should you require any further clarification, do contact our organising team at brainolympics [at]

Application form:

CUMaS is proud to be sponsored by: PLATINUM SPONSORS - Kurnia, Gamuda; GOLD SPONSOR - Celcom; SILVER SPONSOR - MABECS; BRONZE SPONSORS - Ethos & Company, Wong & Partners, Analysys Mason; GENERAL SPONSOR - Oxford & Cambridge Society Malaysia

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