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AWAY TICKETS | MORECAMBE F.C (A)

Cambridge United News Feed - Mon, 12/17/2018 - 11:27

Ticket News

Cambridge United make the journey to the Globe Arena this Saturday to face Morecambe in their final Sky Bet League Two game before Christmas.

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‘Treasure trove’ of dinosaur footprints found in southern England

Cambridge University NewsFeed - Mon, 12/17/2018 - 09:00

More than 85 well-preserved dinosaur footprints – made by at least seven different species – have been uncovered in East Sussex, representing the most diverse and detailed collection of these trace fossils from the Cretaceous Period found in the UK to date. Click here to find out more. 

Neil DaviesTwo large iguanodontian footprints with skin and claw impressions


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MATCH REPORT | CAMBRIDGE UNITED 0 YEOVIL TOWN 0

Cambridge United News Feed - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 17:42

Match Reports

Cambridge United and Yeovil Town played out a stalemate, goalless draw in a scrappy wind-affected Sky Bet League Two affair at the Abbey Stadium.

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PRE-MATCH DUBLIN BAR BEER OFFER | £3 PINT FROM MIDDAY!

Cambridge United News Feed - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:41

Club News

Make sure you head down to the Abbey early tomorrow, with a special £3 discounted offer on Carling in the Dublin Bar prior to kick off.

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ETHOS COMMUNITY HERO | RODNEY SLACK

Cambridge United News Feed - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:57

Community

The Ethos Community Hero of the day for the U’s Sky Bet League Two match against Yeovil Town is none other than former U’s goalkeeper, Rodney Slack.

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INTRODUCING THE 12TH FAN…MARTIN BECK

Cambridge United News Feed - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:15

Club News

Cambridge United are delighted to introduce this Saturday’s 12th Fan and therefore leading the U’s out at the Abbey Stadium against Yeovil Town, is Martin Beck.

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University pledges support to students estranged from their families

Cambridge University NewsFeed - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:26

A pledge letter to the charity, Stand Alone, shows a commitment to improving the student experience for those who study without family support.

Recent research reveals that 86% of students rely on parental and familial support during their time at University. However, around 9,000 UK students have bo contact or relationship with their families, leaving them financially, materially and emotionally vulnerable during their studies. Accounts of student life show that estranged students often become homeless over summer and have to stay in student accommodation alone over the Christmas holiday period. These students may be up to three times more likely to drop out of University. 

Estranged students are commonly LGBT+ students who were rejected by their families after coming out, children of immigrant families who reject practices such as forced marriage or FGM, or children who are distanced after divorce and remarriage. There are also a proportion of estranged students who've been disowned for pursuing education against the wishes of their family or extended family network.

The University has joined others, including the University of Oxford, in pledging to create additional institutional support for those students who may be struggling because their families aren't behind them.

It commits to giving estranged students a non-repayable enhanced bursary to assist with financial struggles, and will ensure estranged young people are housed over the holiday periods. Further changes will follow after a full audit of their provision.

Professor Graham Virgo, Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) at The University of Cambridge said:

“The University of Cambridge understands that students studying without the support of their family may experience additional challenges. We are committed to helping estranged students meet their full potential at Cambridge by providing a comprehensive package of support. We will also aim to raise awareness among staff and students at Cambridge of estranged students, the barriers they face and the support available to them.”

The University's pledge letter can be found here

 

The University of Cambridge has made an enhanced commitment to supporting students without relationships with their family.

We are committed to helping estranged students meet their full potential at CambridgeProfessor Graham Virgo Students walking


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GEORGE MARIS NOMINATED FOR LEAGUE TWO GOAL OF THE MONTH AWARD

Cambridge United News Feed - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:47

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George Maris’ fine strike against Oldham Athletic has been nominated for the Sky Bet League Two November Goal of the Month award.

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HALF SEASON COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES AT CAMBRIDGE UNITED

Cambridge United News Feed - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:00

Commercial

With the 2018/19 season approaching the halfway point, we still have opportunities to get on board with Cambridge United commercially at a half season rate!

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Submissions open for BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University

Cambridge University NewsFeed - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:31

The BBC National Short Story Award is one of the most prestigious prizes for a single short story, with the winning author receiving £15,000, and four further shortlisted authors £600 each. The stories are broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in an anthology.

The 2018 winner of the BBC National Short Story Award was Trinidadian writer Ingrid Persaud, who won for The Sweet Sop, her ‘tender and ebullient’ story about a father-son relationship. Persaud’s 2018 victory was announced during a live broadcast of BBC Radio 4’s Front Row from Cambridge University’s West Road Concert Hall, with the winner of the 2018 BBC Young Writers’ Award with First Story and Cambridge University also revealed, before a reception at Cambridge University Library.

Previous alumni include Lionel Shriver, Zadie Smith, Hilary Mantel, Jon McGregor and William Trevor.

This year marks the 14th year of the award with broadcaster Nikki Bedi chairing the judging panel for 2019. Nikki is a television and radio broadcaster who writes and presents The Arts Hour on BBC World Service and BBC Radio London. Her counterpart on the BBC Young Writers’ Award with First Story and Cambridge University (YWA) is BBC Radio 1 and CBBC’s Book Club presenter Katie Thistleton, who will chair the judging panel for the teenage award for the second time as it opens for submissions for the fifth year.

Bedi and Thistleton will be joined by an esteemed group of award-winning writers and artists on their respective panels. For the BBC National Short Story Award: novelist and writer of narrative non-fiction, Richard Beard; short story writer, novelist and youngest author to be shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Daisy Johnson; screenwriter, novelist and 2017 BBC National Short Story Award winner, Cynan Jones; and returning judge, Di Speirs, Books Editor at BBC Radio.

For the BBC Young Writers’ Award, Thistleton will lead former teacher and Betty Trask Award winner, Anthony Cartwright; Waterstones Prize and YA Bookseller Prize-winning writer, Patrice Lawrence; winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year children’s author, Kiran Millwood Hargrave; and writer, rapper and world-record breaking human beatboxer, Testament.

James Gazzard, Director of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education, home to the Centre for Creative Writing, said: “Cambridge has produced great writers for many hundreds of years, and we look forward to discovering the new and diverse writers these awards give a voice to.

“This collaboration with the BBC and First Story contributes to the University’s and our Vice-Chancellor’s commitment of opening up Cambridge to all, to nurturing talent in new ways, while drawing on the unique teaching and academic environment that the University famously provides. We were delighted with the numbers of writers who decided to take part last year. The success of First Story’s Young Writer’s Festival on our Sidgwick Site – as well as our own Short Story Festival at Madingley Hall – proved that the form is not only alive and well, but thriving.”

Nikki Bedi, Chair of the 2019 BBC National Short Story Award Judging Panel, said “The short story is my favourite form of literature and there is nothing more delicious and perfect for me than devouring, digesting and loving a surprising and perfectly formed short story. From sneakily reading my parents’ copies of Roald Dahl’s dark works when I was far too young, I developed a taste for the form that has never left me.

"There are so many undiscovered voices and stories waiting to be told out there and we’ll be in the privileged position of receiving and reading them. I’m looking forward to works that transport me to new places, physically and culturally.”

The writers shortlisted for the BBC Young Writers’ Award have their stories broadcast on a special Radio 1’s Life Hacks Podcast, and published in an anthology. Entrants can access a virtual treasure trove for writing inspiration courtesy of Cambridge University Library’s specially curated digital archive. The winner of the 2018 Young Writers’ Award was 17-year-old Davina Bacon for her ‘compassionate’ and ‘intelligent’ story Under a Deep Blue Sky. The previous winners are Brennig Davies for Skinning, Lizzie Freestone for Ode to a Boy Musician and 2017 winner, Elizabeth Ryder for The Roses.

In addition, the BBC Student Critics’ Award with First Story and Cambridge University (SCA) launches today and calls for applications. 2018 saw 600 16–18-year-old students from 40 schools flex their critical muscles as they read, discussed and critiqued the five shortlisted NSSA stories. For 2019, this activity is being extended to encourage wider community link-ups between schools, colleges, libraries and bookshops around the UK.

Full Terms and Conditions for the NSSA and YWA are available with submissions accepted online at www.bbc.co.uk/nssa and www.bbc.co.uk/ywa from 9am (GMT), 13th December 2018. The Terms and Conditions for the BBC Student Critics’ Award can be found here. The deadline for receipt of entries for the BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University is 9am (GMT) Monday, 11th March, 2019. The deadline for receipt of entries for the BBC Young Writers’ Award with First Story and Cambridge University is 9am (GMT), Monday, 25th March, 2019. The deadline for receipt of applications for the BBC Student Critics’ Award with First Story and Cambridge University is 9am (GMT), Monday, 1st April, 2019.

The shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University will be announced on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row at 7.15pm on Friday, 6th September, 2019. Readings of the shortlisted stories will broadcast on BBC Radio 4 from Monday 9th to Friday 13th September and interviews with the shortlisted writers will air from Friday, 6th September, 2019 on Front Row. The shortlist for the BBC Young Writers’ Award with First Story and Cambridge University will be announced on Radio 1’s Life Hacks from 4pm on Sunday, 22nd September, 2019.

The announcement of the winners of the BBC National Short Story Award and BBC Young Writers’ Award will be broadcast live from the Award ceremony in BBC Broadcasting House on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row from 7.15pm on Tuesday, 1st October, 2019.

 

Booker Prize shortlistee Daisy Johnson and beatboxer Testament have today been announced as judges of the BBC’s National Short Story Award and Young Writers’ Award with Cambridge University and First Story – as submissions for the 2019 competitions open.

Cambridge has produced great writers for many hundreds of years, and we look forward to discovering the new and diverse writers these awards give a voice to.James Gazzard2018 winner Ingrid Persaud accepts her award at the West Road ceremony earlier this year.


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U18S SHOULD “HOLD THEIR HEADS HIGH” SAYS UNWIN AFTER FA YOUTH CUP EXIT

Cambridge United News Feed - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:57

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Cambridge United’s Jimmy Unwin feels the U18s put 100% into their FA Youth Cup clash with Reading on Tuesday night, which resulted in a 1-3 defeat and ended their cup campaign for 2018/19.

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Bats to the rescue

Cambridge University NewsFeed - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:00

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A new study shows that bats are giving Madagascar’s rice farmers a vital pest control service by feasting on plagues of insects. And this, a Cambridge zoologist believes, can ease the pressure on farmers to turn rainforest into fields.

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CHRISTMAS DINNER WITH THE PLAYERS 2018

Cambridge United News Feed - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:14

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Monday night saw Cambridge United host to the annual Christmas Dinner with the Players event within the Premier Travel Hospitality Suite, as over 100 supporters joined the U's first team stars for an evening of festivities.

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FA YOUTH CUP REPORT | CAMBRIDGE UNITED U18s 1 READING U18s 3

Cambridge United News Feed - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 21:18

Match Reports

Cambridge United’s U18s fell to a 1-3 defeat as category one Academy Reading ended their FA Youth Cup campaign for 2018/19 in the third round at the Abbey Stadium.

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TONIGHT | LATE NIGHT SHOPPING

Cambridge United News Feed - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:32

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CLUB SHOP OPEN UNTIL 7PM

Take advantage of Cambridge United’s late night shopping hours, with the U’s club shop open and available until 7pm tonight!

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Cambridge receives £100 million for major new children’s hospital

Cambridge University NewsFeed - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:14

Built on land adjacent to Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals, the children’s hospital will bring together some of the world’s top scientists to explore new ways of diagnosing and treating some of the most challenging diseases of childhood. Mapping the whole human genome and understanding the genetic basis of disease and recovery is central to the hospital’s vision. It aims to make an important contribution globally to the development of children’s healthcare while providing world class care for families in the east of England.

The project is a partnership involving Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Cambridge. The development is a major part of the strategy to invest in world class facilities led by the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Professor Stephen Toope, said: “The announcement from the Secretary of State is extremely positive. It is not only an investment in the research and clinical expertise in Cambridge but, importantly, it is an investment in the future of our children and young people. By helping us to improve how we treat those young people unfortunate enough to be affected by serious childhood diseases, the new hospital  has the potential to transform the provision of healthcare for families in the East of England.”

Professor David Rowitch from the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Cambridge added: “It is time to bridge the divide between physical and mental health and move away from silo working. With strengths across the board from genomics to complex medical care, child and adolescent psychiatry, Cambridge is perfectly positioned to lead by example.”

The announcement has also been welcomed by the chief executives of the two NHS trusts involved. Roland Sinker, CUH chief executive, described the announcement as “a tribute to our outstanding staff who care for very poorly children day in day out in facilities that currently are not reflecting the world class service we provide”. Tracy Dowling, chief executive of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health services for young people and adults as well as physical health services for older people and those with long-term conditions, said the new hospital would provide “the most incredible opportunity” to bring together physical and mental health services under one roof.

Adapted from a news story from CUH.

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has announced up to £100 million of public capital for an innovative children’s hospital for the east of England. This will be a new facility that is purpose-built to meet the needs of the region’s youngest patients, integrating mental and physical health and combining the highest quality services with world class science and research.

It is not only an investment in the research and clinical expertise in Cambridge but, importantly, it is an investment in the future of our children and young peopleProfessor Stephen Toope944010Children


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HOME TICKETS | YEOVIL TOWN

Cambridge United News Feed - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:34

Ticket News

Cambridge United host Yeovil Town at the Abbey Stadium this Saturday (Kick off 3:00pm) in Sky Bet League Two with tickets available online, in-store and by calling 01223 566 500.

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