External News

NACUE Student Enterprise Conference

NACUE is organising Student Enterprise Conference 2014 on 15 and 16th February at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield. Early bird tickets are available till 31 January for £15.00. The main speakers are Steve Pateman, Head of UK Banking at Santander; Russel Hall, Co-founder of Hailo; Julia Hash, CEO - Bag it, Don’t Bin it. Click here for more details.

McKinsey & Co Social Enterprise Venture Academy - Jan. 30th, 2014 6:30pm

CUE are partnering with McKinsey to introduce the Venture Academy for Social Enterprise. Come find out more about this exciting business plan competition by signing up here or visit the website to submit your entry.


Join Cambridge Development Initiative

Become a social entrepreneur in Tanzania this summer - Cambridge Development Initiative Following a successful Public Launch, the Cambridge Development Initiative would now like to invite you to join their summer projects. CDI’s projects in Entrepreneurship and Health both focus on empowering talented Tanzanian students and nurses to start successful social enterprises serving Dar es Salaam’s slums.

As a volunteer, you will be providing mentorship and hands-on guidance - you could be helping to develop an innovative financing model that brings medicines to those currently priced out of the market, or devising a strategy for student start-ups to market their products/services in the slums. Whichever project you join, you will get the chance to work creatively, experience entrepreneurship in a challenging environment and develop valuable business skills for your next venture.

Further details of the placement: Application information can be found on The deadline will be 5:00pm on Sunday 19 January.

Find out more by coming to our “Does Business Hijack Development?” event at the Cambridge Union at 5pmthis Friday:

The CDI Team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing your application!

The Marshall Society Conference: ‘The Road Ahead: Visions for the Emerging World and Poverty’

The Marshall Society is proud to present its inaugural conference ‘The Road Ahead: Visions for the Emerging World and Poverty’. We invite you to join us on Saturday 25th January 2014, from 10am to 6pm at the Union building, to listen to and engage with leading thinkers in the field of global development.

Confirmed speakers include Liu Xiaoming (Chinese Ambassador to the UK), Peter Coy (Economics Editor for Bloomberg Businessweek) and Gwen Hines (Executive Director to the World Bank). For full speaker line up and to buy tickets, please visit:



Second Go is recruiting

Are you in your last year of Cambridge? And you don’t know what to do with your stuff when you leave? Or do you still have a year or two left in Cambridge and you want to buy reliable second hand goods? What if you could do all this while increasing access to your own educational opportunities?

Second Go is a social enterprise that is starting at the University of Cambridge with a novel and innovative model: we aim to increase access to University education by reducing waste. We are currently at a very exciting stage: we are very close to make our highly sustainable model public by launching our website and social media channels and our team is growing stronger. If you wish to be part of this exciting start-up, please contact Sara at We are currently looking for:

  • Marketing Co-Director
  • Logistics Director
Also, please participate in the secondGO survey linked here. This start up is delivered by a group of dedicated students and your response will provide tremendous insights for their social enterprise.


Join the Planting Promise Committee- message from our friend, the Planting Promise

We are looking for students to join our committee and help get this new society up and running. We aim to raise awareness and funds for Planting Promise, a charity that funds education in Sierra Leone through sustainable farming initiatives in the country. Please see for more detail and email to get involved! We look forward to hearing from you.





Credit Suisse Microfinance Talk, Cambridge University Finance and Investment Society (CUFIS)

October 22nd 2013, 6.00 pm, Harley Mason Room- Corpus Christi. Sign up at

Sonia Ait-Zenati, Credit Suisse advocate committee member will be speaking about their growing involvement in Microfinance.

  • In 2000, 100+ heads of state deemed microfinance a key initiative to combat global poverty.
  • For 10+ years, Credit Suisse has successfully combined business and microfinance initiatives.
Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Young entrepreneurs (aged 30 or under) are invited to submit inspiring initiatives that tackle the challenge of sustainable living. A total of €200,000 in financial support and tailored mentoring will be awarded to the seven most impressive entries. Deadline: 1st November 2013. See more at:

NACUE’s Varsity Pitch Competition
Create and develop your business, create your video-pitch and submit your entry before October 14th. See more at: