Term 3 Week 3 Newsletter

Mon 10 May Newsletter

It's week 3 and I'm ready for more of doing nothing except writing this newsletter!

G’day mate! Welcome to this scorcher instalment of the UWCS newsletter!

Lightning Talks

Mon 10th @ 7pm

Tonight at 7pm we have our next instalment of Lightning Talks! We will have a lovely set of speakers for you, speaking for about 15 minutes on a topic of their choosing. There will also be an infamous “karaoke talk”, where the slides have been written by someone else and the speaker will be seeing them the same time we all do. These will be held in our Discord server and I’m sure it’s going to be a fun time for all! See the image below for the titles of our talks!

Nettitude CTF Event

Wed 19th @ 2pm-6pm

Nettitude will be running a remote capture the flag (CTF) event, over MS Teams.

The event will last 3-4 hours in total, consisting of:

You don't need any prior knowledge or experience! There are flags for different skill levels, and hints will be given throughout.

Before the event, you'll need to set up a Kali Linux VM (up-to-date, and with tools installed). You can find a guide for installing Kali Linux here: https://www.kali.org/docs/installation/

If you need any help with this or have any questions, head over to our Discord and we will be more than happy to help.

Signing Up

We need to know the names and email addresses of all participants before Friday 14th May (that’s this Friday). Please head over to https://forms.gle/P9CGubdfwh6fvhTu7 to sign up (please note this is different to what we advertised last week)

Merch Update!

We’re hoping to do a merch order in the coming weeks! We are looking into offering the following for everyone to choose from:

Hopefully we’ll be able to open up ordering in the next couple of weeks, to then place an order near the end of term. But for now, imagine in your head what merch you could own soon...

Summer LAN

Summer LAN/BFL/whatever we call it is a thing and will be happening during Week 10! That's 28th June to 2nd July for those of you who want dates. Make sure to mark those dates in your calendar ahead of a fun & pizza filled week! We'll be announcing events running that week soon (TM) so keep an eye out for more info...

A message from our Sponsor, TPP

TPP would like to wish you Good Luck in this exam season!

This week in UWCS

Here's our schedule for this week!

And here's a duck:

Hope you all have a lovely week!


If you would like to keep in touch with us, check out our Discord server, or you can find more information in our Facebook Group, or on Twitter.

And now, a message from our sponsors!

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank is the leading German bank with strong European roots and a global network. We’re driving growth through our strong client franchise. Against a backdrop of increasing globalization in the world economy, Deutsche Bank is very well-positioned, with significant regional diversification and substantial revenue streams from all the major regions of the world. We are investing heavily in digital technologies, prioritising long term success over short-term gains, and serving society with ambition and integrity. We serve our clients’ real economic needs in commercial banking, investment banking, private banking and asset management. All this means a career packed with opportunities to grow and the chance to shape the future of our clients.

Our Technology, Data & Innovation programmes are open for applications now at https://www.db.com/careers

Intern & Graduate vacancies close on 11th December 2020

Spring Into Banking vacancy closes on 8th January 2021

The Phoenix Partnership

TPP is a global digital health company. With over 5,500 organisations using our solutions to care for over 50 million patients, our software is used across all health and social care settings, including GPs, emergency departments, hospitals and mental health services. This means that wherever and whenever a patient needs care, a detailed and up-to-date record is available. No other company has a digital healthcare solution on this scale. Our database is one of the largest in the world. It processes a billion transactions daily - more than the London Stock Exchange and Visa combined.

After 22 years of success in the UK, TPP is now expanding their offering to deliver connected care to new markets in China and the Middle East. We're currently hiring for seven different graduate roles and for our 2020 summer intern programme. We're looking for the brightest minds from the UK's top universities who have a passion for problem solving.

To find out more about the opportunities TPP have to offer, visit https://www.tpp-uk.com/careers.


G-Research is a leading quantitative research and technology company. By using the latest scientific techniques, we produce world-beating predictive research and build advanced technology to analyse the world's data.

Join us and you'll explore complex challenges with some of the world's smartest people in an open and informal environment. We are all working towards achieving our long-term goal: human ingenuity limited only by the speed of thought.

To find out more about the opportunities G-Research have to offer, visit https://gresearch.co.uk

Jane Street

Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm and global liquidity provider. Our trading is based on mathematical modeling and strategies and we use innovative technology, a scientific approach, and a deep understanding of markets to stay successful. With offices in some of the world's most dynamic cities: New York, London, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, we operate around the clock and around the globe.

We offer internships in four different groups: trading, technology, research and business development. All of our offices follow a slightly different internship schedule, though our typical summer internship lasts 10-12 weeks. You work alongside full timers, and we get to know you and see how you think about and solve the kinds of problems we deal with every day. All interns also spend time in a foreign office with travel and accommodation arranged by Jane Street.

To learn more about the opportunities that Jane Street offer, visit https://www.janestreet.com/join-jane-street/apply.

London Stock Exchange Group - Grow your career at market speed

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) has a long, prestigious heritage that few organisations around the world can rival, dating back to 1698. Since then, we have grown to become one of the world's foremost financial market infrastructure and capital markets groups, and a global leader in new financial technology (FinTech). Headquartered in London, our geographic footprint extends to more than 25 cities worldwide, and more than 60 nationalities are represented by our 5000-strong workforce.

We understand that this is a challenging and unprecedented time for everyone, but our graduate and internship programmes - and the development of new talent - remains critical to our future business success. As we continue to expand and diversify, we are looking for the next generation of talented, ambitious graduates to help us shape the future of LSEG. You will get direct exposure to the exciting innovations happening within finance and technology, putting your ideas and problem-solving skills to use and helping to drive our growth.

The applications close for the Graduate & Internship Programmes on 6 December and our Technology Spring Week will close on 3 January 2021



Optiver is a leading trading firm driven by technology with over 1000 employees world-wide. Our systems play an essential role in everything we do in trading.

That is why our Technology and Trading teams work closely together to explore ideas and set the new directions. We build and maintain an outstanding suite of high performing, high reliability and low-latency systems and algorithms that are constantly evolving.

With 12 datacenters and thousands of servers, we run ten thousand trading components executing hundreds of thousands of trades every day, responding to changes in microseconds.

If you are interested in joining our technology team in Amsterdam of over 150 people from 40 countries, check-out our career opportunities page, at https://www.optiver.com/eu/en/job-opportunities.