CUMaSKini 8/10/2014: Freshers Squash, CUMaS Facebook Group, Science@Malaysia 2014 – Conference for National Scientific Engagement, Pilot Interview Survey, CUCOS Advertisement

CUMaSKini 8/10/2014: Freshers Squash, CUMaS Facebook Group, Science@Malaysia 2014 – Conference for National Scientific Engagement, Pilot Interview Survey, CUCOS Advertisement

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8th October 2014

Good day everyone and welcome, freshers, to your first issue of CUMaSKini!

We hope that everyone is all happy and settled before lectures officially start tomorrow. This newsletter contains a long list of announcements so let’s summarise it shall we? 🙂

The full details of CUMaS’ Freshers Squash and Science@Malaysia 2014 – Conference for National Scientific Engagement are listed below. We have also included the link to CUMaS’ official Facebook Group, directed specifically to new members (aka freshers). There is a repost of the pilot mock interview survey and an advertisement by Cambridge University Chinese Orchestra Society (CUCOS)

Yang suka bercakap,

CUMaS Committee 2014/2015 

 1. Freshers Squash Date: 12th October, Sunday
Venue: Jesus Green ( enter from Lower Park Street) 
Time: 2pm – 4pm The long awaited freshers squash is here! This is the perfect opportunity to mingle with freshers and seniors from chatting to enjoying a game of frisbee!  Above are the event details. Do mark this event on your calendar and see you there!

PS- Free food.

 2. CUMaS Facebook Group

If you have registered and paid your membership fees to the Cambridge University Malaysia Society (CUMaS), it means that you are an official member of CUMaS and are eligible to join our official CUMaS Facebook Group: Do like our Official Facebook Page: and follow us on twitter  to receive more updates on CUMaS too!

 3. Science@Malaysia 2014 – Conference for National Scientific Engagement Date and Time: 22 November at 08:00–19:00 Venue: Examination Schools High Street, OX1 4BG Oxford, Oxfordshire Science@Malaysia is a scientific conference organised by the Oxford University Malaysia Club (OUMC) and Scientific Malaysian. This conference consists of a series of panel discussions and will be held at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid, Science Advisor to the Malaysian Prime Minister)
Prof. Robin Grimes, UK FCO Chief Scientific Advisor

Panel 1: “The role of government in advancing science in Malaysia.”
Tan Sri Dr. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, President of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) Prof. Mohd Nordin Hassan, Director of International Council for Science (ICSU) Dr. Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman, President and CEO of Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MiGHT) Ms. Sherene Azura Azli, General Manager (Malaysian Diaspora Outreach) of TalentCorp Panel 2: “Raising the standards of academic research in Malaysia – challenges faced and lessons from abroad.” ————————–————————–————————–– Prof. Peter Mitchell, Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Nottingham Malaysia Prof. Chris Grovenor, Head of the Department of Materials, University of Oxford Dr. Chan Kok Gan, Research Coordinator of Universiti Malaya High Impact Research Dr. Charis Quay Huei Li, Maître de conférences (Physics) at Université Paris-Sud, France Panel 3: “Accelerating technology transfer in Malaysia – advancing science and creating more career opportunities.” ————————–————————–————————–– Dato’ Norhalim Yunus, CEO of Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) Dr. Stuart Kewley, Chairman of The Eurasia Consortium Dr. Rezal Ahmad, CEO of NanoMalaysia Bhd For more information, please visit our conference website at If you would like to attend this conference, please register at

4. Pilot Interview

Repost from previous CUMaSKini: This year, we are hoping to conduct several Mock Interviews over Skype for Malaysian students who have secured interviews with Cambridge. The actual interviews will be conducted in October from 25th Oct to 27th Oct, so we are expecting to do it over the weekend before, when we are already in Cambridge (Michaelmas Term 2-3)

Venue: Your own room in Cambridge, or pre-arranged
Time: TBC (around Oct 11th – 20th)
Format: 1 to 1 or 2 to 1; Academic question + general feedback (based on your own experience and memory)
Expected participants: About 20 (25-30minutes per participant)

If you are interested, please fill up this form and Ray Aun will contact you shortly! If there are insufficient volunteers, we will scale down or not do it at all 


5. CUCOS Advertisement

Attached are details of the Cambridge University Chinese Orchestra Society CUCOS_Poster CUCOS advertisement