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Wed 5 Jun 2019 – Thu 10 Oct 2019

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Wednesday 5 June 2019

09:30
FS20 Graduate Student Leadership Course new Finished 09:30 - 16:00 Chemistry of Health

A one day course that explores the considerable research that has been done into leadership and the ways to develop individual leadership skills. The challenges of leadership will be discussed and participants will gain an appreciation of effective leadership behaviour, as well as being given the opportunity to discuss and develop their own approaches to being a leader.

The Course Leader is Roger Sutherland, previously an HR Director for Mars Incorporated, and highly experienced in running courses for senior universities and companies

10:00

These are the accompanying workshops that will show the user how to perform DFT calculations and how to use the data generated by these calculations to draw conclusions about reaction mechanisms. No prior computational experience is required.

Monday 10 June 2019

12:00
DD10 Physicochemical Concepts in Drug Optimization and Development new (3 of 4) Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Todd-Hamied

The overall scope of this course is to provide an all-inclusive view of the importance of physicochemical properties in the design and development of drugs, delivered to patients by oral administration. In particular, it gives ample information on the importance of the role played by the solubility and the permeability of orally administered drug substances in influencing their rate of absorption and systemic circulation.

Tuesday 18 June 2019

10:00
FS28 Pitch Perfect new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Todd-Hamied

This is a two hour course designed to enable students and post-docs communicate and present their research in a succinct and engaging manner. It will teach the participants how to:

  • Identify the potential benefits of their reserach.
  • Understand the potential research users’/adopters’ characteristics and needs.
  • Identify the most direct competitors.
  • Prepare and present an 1-minute pitch of each research topic.

This fun, interactive course will provide a set of useful templates and frameworks and a hands-on experience to help participants communicate the value of their research.

Thursday 20 June 2019

10:30
Active Bystander new Finished 10:30 - 11:30 Pfizer LT

Have you ever been concerned about a situation affecting someone else at work and wanted to help, but didn't because “Everyone else seems to think it’s ok” or “Nothing will change anyway”? Have you ever heard a racist/sexist/homophobic joke in the tea room and felt uncomfortable? Watched a colleague wince at being belittled or interrupted in a team meeting and wished you could help? Seen an inappropriate touch of a friend and felt bad for them? You're not alone, we are all observers and bystanders simply by being at work.

Come along to this short session to find out why this happens and what it means to be an active bystander. This includes simple changes and actions we can learn to use to support others around us and, over time, create a respectful and inclusive environment for all of us to live and work in.

Friday 21 June 2019

09:00
FS3 Integrity and Ethics in Research Finished 09:00 - 11:00 Unilever Lecture Theatre

A thorough awareness of issues relating to research ethics and research integrity are essential to producing excellent research. This session will provide an introduction to the ethical responsibilities of researchers at the University, publication ethics and research integrity. It will be interactive, using case studies to better understand key ethical issues and challenges in all areas.

There are two sessions running, you need attend only one, this is the last session of the academic year.

11:00

A thorough awareness of issues relating to research ethics and research integrity are essential to producing excellent research.

This focus group aims to improve on what we currently offer.

What do we hope to find out? 1. To establish the priority topics for Research Integrity training 2. To identify which areas of Research Integrity and Ethics training are not currently adequately covered 3. Establish how to service the differing training needs 4. To find out which types of training courses are best offered centrally and which are best delivered locally

Lunch is provided.

12:00

The overall scope of this course is to provide an all-inclusive view of the importance of physicochemical properties in the design and development of drugs, delivered to patients by oral administration. In particular, it gives ample information on the importance of the role played by the solubility and the permeability of orally administered drug substances in influencing their rate of absorption and systemic circulation.

Tuesday 1 October 2019

13:00
Chemistry: FS8 Supervising Undergraduates Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Wolfson Lecture Theatre

In this short talk we will cover what supervisions are, the role they play in Cambridge teaching, and how supervisors are recruited. We will then go on to look at how you can prepare for supervising, how you can conduct a supervision, and how to deal with common pitfalls.

14:15
Chemistry: IS1 Library Orientation Finished 14:15 - 14:45 Library

This is a compulsory session which introduces new graduate students to the Department of Chemistry Library and its place within the wider Cambridge University Library system. It provides general information on what is available, where it is, and how to get it. Print and online resources are included.

You must choose one session out of the 9 sessions available.

Wednesday 2 October 2019

10:15
Chemistry: IS1 Library Orientation Finished 10:15 - 10:45 Library

This is a compulsory session which introduces new graduate students to the Department of Chemistry Library and its place within the wider Cambridge University Library system. It provides general information on what is available, where it is, and how to get it. Print and online resources are included.

You must choose one session out of the 9 sessions available.

14:15
Chemistry: IS1 Library Orientation Finished 14:15 - 14:45 Library

This is a compulsory session which introduces new graduate students to the Department of Chemistry Library and its place within the wider Cambridge University Library system. It provides general information on what is available, where it is, and how to get it. Print and online resources are included.

You must choose one session out of the 9 sessions available.

Thursday 3 October 2019

10:15
Chemistry: IS1 Library Orientation Finished 10:15 - 10:45 Library

This is a compulsory session which introduces new graduate students to the Department of Chemistry Library and its place within the wider Cambridge University Library system. It provides general information on what is available, where it is, and how to get it. Print and online resources are included.

You must choose one session out of the 9 sessions available.

14:15
Chemistry: IS1 Library Orientation Finished 14:15 - 14:45 Library

This is a compulsory session which introduces new graduate students to the Department of Chemistry Library and its place within the wider Cambridge University Library system. It provides general information on what is available, where it is, and how to get it. Print and online resources are included.

You must choose one session out of the 9 sessions available.

Friday 4 October 2019

10:00

The session will cover the use of electronic laboratory notebook which is a computer programme designed to replace laboratory notebooks. ELN will help the users to document research, experiments and procedures performed in a laboratory.

12:00

This course will focus on recent progress in the application of kernel-based methods, Random Forests and Deep Neural Networks to modelling in chemistry. The material will build on the content of the core Informatics course and introduce new descriptors, advanced modelling techniques and example applications drawn from the current literature. Lectures will be interactive, with students working through computational exercises during class sessions.

14:15
Chemistry: IS1 Library Orientation Finished 14:15 - 14:45 Library

This is a compulsory session which introduces new graduate students to the Department of Chemistry Library and its place within the wider Cambridge University Library system. It provides general information on what is available, where it is, and how to get it. Print and online resources are included.

You must choose one session out of the 9 sessions available.

15:15
Chemistry: IS1 Library Orientation Finished 15:15 - 15:45 Library

This is a compulsory session which introduces new graduate students to the Department of Chemistry Library and its place within the wider Cambridge University Library system. It provides general information on what is available, where it is, and how to get it. Print and online resources are included.

You must choose one session out of the 9 sessions available.

Monday 7 October 2019

11:00
Chemistry: SF1 Departmental Safety Induction Finished 11:00 - 12:30 Wolfson Lecture Theatre

The Departmental Advanced Safety Training covers basic induction training in how to work safely, including emergency arrangements for fire and evacuation, first aid and incidents including flood and gas leak. By attending, you are made aware of the Department’s Health and Safety Policy and your responsibilities under health and safety law. You will be introduced to the process required to prepare a risk assessment with standard operating procedure (SOP) or method statement, how to select the correct type of protective equipment (PPE) and why it needs to be worn, and reminded of the importance of good house keeping for reducing the likelihood of there being an incident. The hazards associated with display screen equipment (DSE) and manual handling are identified and the need to control them by a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risk is explained. Electrical safety and the requirement for annual Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is made clear.

13:30
Chemistry: SF2 University Chemical Safety Training Finished 13:30 - 17:00 Wolfson Lecture Theatre

Part of Induction Week

Tuesday 8 October 2019

09:00
Chemistry: SF4 Pressurised Gas & Cryogens Finished 09:00 - 12:30 Wolfson Lecture Theatre

This course will cover safe storage and use of cryogens, safe use and stores of compressed gas, and aspects of oxygen depletion with respect to the above.

13:30
Chemistry: SF3 Advanced Safety Training for Experimentalists Finished 13:30 - 15:00 Wolfson Lecture Theatre

Advanced induction training for experimentalists introduces some of the department’s special chemical hazards including explosives, hydrogen fluoride and cyanide, and restricted chemicals, and illustrates the consequences of incorrect waste disposal. Experimentalists are made aware of the biological hazards in the department and how these are controlled with a suitable risk assessment, safety cabinets and the need for the appropriate inactivation method to be applied. Attendees are alerted to the hazards and damage caused by non-ionising radiation, glassware and sharps, oil baths and lifting equipment. The induction concludes by directing the experimentalist to compulsory University-provided specialist training courses, the requirement for fire awareness training and sources of Health and Safety information.

Wednesday 9 October 2019

11:00
Chemistry: SF5 Introduction to Demonstrating Finished 11:00 - 12:30 Part 1A Lab

We view demonstrating to undergraduate students as a key part of postgraduate education.

Demonstrating is compulsory for 1st and 2d year postgraduate students with the right background (we do not wish to place anybody in the undergraduate laboratories for whom this would be inappropriate).

Demonstrating is also open to all MPhil, 3rd/4th year graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

14:00
Chemistry: IS1 Library Orientation Finished 14:00 - 14:30 Library

This is a compulsory session which introduces new graduate students to the Department of Chemistry Library and its place within the wider Cambridge University Library system. It provides general information on what is available, where it is, and how to get it. Print and online resources are included.

You must choose one session out of the 9 sessions available.

Thursday 10 October 2019

10:00
Chemistry: FS29 Fortran 90/95 for Physical Scientists new (1 of 4) Finished 10:00 - 11:00 G30

You will be introduced to Fortran 90/95 and provided with materials which cover the basics of Fortran 90/95 with an emphasis on applications in the physical sciences. The key concepts of loops, functions, subroutines, modules, and other standard Fortran syntax will be introduced sequentially.