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CUCES

The Cambridge University Chemical Engineering Society (or CUCES for short) is a student run society, which organises both careers and social events for undergraduate and post graduate students in the department.

Note from Krishan Shah, CUCES President 2017-18:

"I would first and foremost like to thank the outgoing Committee for their outstanding job over the past year. All of the events were well planned and truly enjoyable. Their effort and dedication has been instrumental to the success of the Cambridge University Chemical Engineering Society (CUCES), and so the new Committee has inherited a fantastic positon to start from. The new Committee of Liam Emmett (Careers Director, Part I); Hannah Bryson-Jones (Social Secretary, Part IIA); Felix Laing (IT & Publicity, Part I); Animit Kulkarni (Treasurer, Part I); and Flavia Bush (Secretary, Part I) is proving to be equally dedicated, with lots of enthusiasm and great ideas. It is fantastic that the majority of the Committee is comprised of Part I students and it is great to have people in all parts of the Department getting involved with CUCES. I do hope this trend continues as I’m sure their skills and ideas will prove invaluable.

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"Over the coming year, we hope to continue the hard work of the previous Committee in increasing exposure to the Teaching Consortium. There will be a continued push for networking and information events, so students gain more knowledge about the varied career options open to them after graduation. In addition, we are hoping to start an annual careers fair allowing students to engage directly with employers. Throughout Michaelmas term, interview preparation workshops will be organised so students are in the best place possible when applying for graduate positions and internship roles. We are also looking to improve the information available to those wishing to pursue an academic career, with presentations from current researchers and PhD students in the Department about their research and experiences.

"Another one of our aims is to improve integration between all years of the Department. We are very fortunate to have such a fantastic new building and are striving to make this a welcoming space for all students, through the social events planned. In addition to the Christmas Dinner, Frank Morton Sports Day and Annual Dinner, we hope to continue the various intra-departmental formal hall swaps and are hoping to organise trips from Cambridge to various breweries.

"We are looking forward to taking up our new duties and hopefully we can build on the success of the previous Committee. I hope that in a year’s time we can look back at what we have achieved and be proud of our CUCES."