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Freshers’ Info 2014

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Welcome all new Clare College Freshers! To help you prepare for coming to Cambridge in October here’s a pdf of the Freshers’ Booklet: 2014 Freshers’ Guide This booklet is made by the UCS and contains loads of useful info about Clare, Freshers’ Week, the UCS and what to expect when you arrive in October. Hopefully […]

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Renewal of the UCS Constitution

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Following a referendum of students, the changes to the UCS Constitution was passed, meeting the requirements of two ‘yes’ votes to every ‘no’ vote. As such, it was taken to Governing Body to be ratified, and I’m pleased to say that the Fellowship was happy to do so. Some of the changes were ones that […]

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Balloting Changes

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The snowdrops are fading, the wintry harshness is waning and the mornings are getting lighter… that’s right, it’s balloting season again! As you may have heard, the system is slightly different this year to previous years. If you’re a second year, you know the system from last year and everything’s exactly the same as that. […]

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Christmas and Rock n Roll Bops

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Christmas Bop This year’s Christmas Bop was themed a little differently to the usual Christmas one…Clareites had came as their favourite Christmas Tree decoration! This bop was joint with Queens College and was all in aid of charity, with all proceeds going to QCOEF. Music came from Clare’s very own band Rival Skies and Queens’ […]

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Progress on UCS Goals

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A successful exchange was had at Oriel College, Oxford. Next term will see our Oriel friends coming to Clare for what will hopefully be as much fun as our trip to Oriel • An Open Meeting was had on welfare and gender representation and consequently a referendum will take place next term on the matter […]

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Exchange with Oriel College 01/11/13

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For over 800 years, there has been kept a dark, dark secret. It is feared by all true Cantabrigians, but unfortunately they are all starkly aware of it deep down… There is, in fact, a university in this country that has a history nearly as rich as ours, and a reputation comparable. I am, of […]

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Halloween Alter-Ego Bop 27.10.13

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The Halloween Alter-Ego Bop took place on Sunday 27th October. There were high expectations after some of the weird and wonderful costumes that appeared at the first Disney Bop of term. Needless to say, the costumes did not disappoint. Who knew that Clareites have alter-egos such as ‘sparty rock’, wolves (some people just can’t resist […]

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Italian Themed Buttery 21/10/13

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On Monday 21st October, the UCS organised its first themed Buttery night. We are fortunate to have Italians on the catering team at Clare, so a range of authentic and delicious dishes were prepared. Feedback included ‘probably the best thing I’ve eaten in the Buttery’. With the help of decorations, music and Peroni the night […]

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UCS Goals for the Term Ahead

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• To organise and conduct a successful exchange with Oriel College, our sister college from the University of Oxford. We’ll hopefully be going over this term, and hosting our Oxonian friends in Lent • To revise and update the UCS Constitution, including reforming the way that welfare, gender and sexuality issues are accommodated for both […]

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Freshers Week

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I’m thrilled to look back on Freshers’ Week this year, though certainly sad to see that it has finally come to an end! Then again, one more day and the UCS Exec might have just collapsed… The freshers arrived, fresh-faced, on Saturday 5th October to a swarm of helpers, in yellow t-shirts (college pride and […]