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This session is for staff in HR related roles and will provide an overview of different types of Academic Leave and how and in what circumstances they should be applied.

ACP : Academic Career Pathways Open Forum new Thu 2 Jul 2020   09:00 CANCELLED

Hosted by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, Professor Eilis Ferran, this session will provide an overview of the University's Academic Career Pathways (ACP) procedure, highlight the main changes to the process, provide an overview of the ACP CV Scheme and address some of the common misconceptions surrounding promotions.

We particularly encourage women and staff identifying as Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) to attend as they are currently under-represented at senior academic levels.

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

Apprenticeships: Supporting New and Existing Staff new Thu 12 Mar 2020   11:00 CANCELLED

This session will provide an update on apprenticeships within the University.

It aims to help HR colleagues across Schools and departments to understand the role that they can play in utilising this resource to support the development of staff and embed apprenticeships into the fabric of the University’s recruitment and workforce strategies.

This could include succession planning, and individual personal development and aspirations.

Athena SWAN: Attainment Gaps new Thu 23 Jan 2020   12:00 Finished

This session is for departments wishing to identify and address student gender and BAME attainment gaps. Gina Warren, E&D, and Dr Ruth Walker, Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, will discuss how to approach this work, and will explore methodologies to investigate attainment gaps.

Athena SWAN: Recruitment and Induction new Thu 13 Jun 2019   12:30 Finished

This session will give an overview of recruitment best practice and how to attract a more diverse range of applicants.

We will look at how to write an advert, further information documents, shortlisting and interview processes.

There will be discussion around best practice in inclusive induction and probation processes.

Athena SWAN Smart Action Planning new Tue 12 Nov 2019   11:00 Finished

This session will help departments develop appropriate actions for the issues identified from the self-assessment process and to make action plans SMART and effective tools for achieving gender equity.

Athena SWAN: SMART Action Planning new Tue 19 Mar 2019   12:00 Finished

This workshop will help Departments to develop appropriate actions for the issues identified in the self-assessment process, and to make action plans SMART and effective tools for achieving gender balance.

Athena SWAN: Smart Action Planning new Mon 20 Jan 2020   11:30 Finished

This session will help departments develop appropriate actions for the issues identified from the self-assessment process and to make action plans SMART and effective tools for achieving gender equity.

Athena SWAN Support Session new Tue 4 Dec 2018   09:30 Finished

To support our departments working towards Bronze and Silver Athena SWAN awards, this session will provide in-depth help with the different aspects of applying.

E&D team members will cover data collection, analysis and presentation and action planning including examples of best practice across the University and troubleshooting common problems.

Athena SWAN Support Session new Thu 1 Nov 2018   11:30 Finished

To support our departments working towards Bronze and Silver Athena SWAN awards, this session will provide in-depth help with the different aspects of applying.

E&D team members will cover data collection, analysis and presentation and action planning including examples of best practice across the University and troubleshooting common problems.

Athena SWAN Support Session new Thu 7 Nov 2019   11:00 Finished

Supporting departments working towards Athena SWAN awards, this in-depth session will help with the different aspects of applying including data collection, analysis and action planning.

E&D team members will help troubleshoot common problems and will share examples of best practice across the University.

BAME Staff Network: Monthly Coffee Morning new Fri 12 Jun 2020   11:00 Finished

Janet Ramdeo and I would like to invite you to join us in discussing a text, article or book that has had impact on you in terms of your identity (with regard to race or intersectionality). You're welcome to join even if you do not have any text in mind.

Joining instructions will be shared on your booking confirmation email.

Beach Visualisation Exercise new Fri 26 Jun 2020   15:00 Finished

Many of us are suffering from anxiety at the moment, which is not surprising given the impact on our lives from the Covid-19 pandemic.

This session offers you the opportunity to kick off your shoes, sit back and relax.

You will enjoy a 20 minute beach visualisation designed to take you on a mini-break that will leave you relaxed and refreshed. There will also be some information about the Staff Counselling Centre.

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

Building Wellbeing with LEGO® new Fri 26 Jun 2020   15:30 Finished

In this 90 min workshop you will explore what wellbeing means to you and how you could enhance yours. This online workshop will use the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation method to help explore complex topics.

Building with LEGO® bricks and using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation will make sure that you and the others in the group contribute equally and understand each other. It will stimulate your thinking, communication and problem solving skills, and create an environment with insight, confidence and commitment. Your possibilities for learning are enormous.

Please note that this workshop only has a small capacity and sign up will close on 12 June so that a LEGO® brick kit can be sent to you in the post. If you get a place in the workshop, you will be asked to complete an online form for your postal address.

To get the most from the session, the group will work together using the basic principles of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®:


  1. Question – an issue and a suitable open question is identified

  2. Build – you make LEGO® brick models to answer the question from your own perspective

  3. Share – you all explain your model using it as a metaphor to answer the question

  4. Reflect – the group checks everyone’s understanding, and makes sense of the knowledge that has been unlocked.

You will find the approach useful because:


  • We all have a unique perspective

  • Our brain works better in three dimensions

  • Playing in three dimensions lets us see more perspectives and have more ideas

  • Story-making and metaphors help you communicate more clearly.

Registration form and joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email

Career Conversations new Tue 29 Jan 2019   12:00 Finished

Join us for another WSN event profiling the careers and progression of Cambridge women.

Dr Litsa Biggs (Secretary to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine) and Caroline Newman (HR Business Manager for Clinical School) will describe their career pathways and the opportunities and challenges they have faced along the way.

Caring4Elders Workshops new Thu 30 Jan 2020   12:15 Finished

An Elderly Person in your life! An opportunity for individuals to explore positive approaches to preparing for and responding to the unexpected changes & challenges that occur as they include the increasing needs of an elderly person into your lifestyle. This includes those elderly people who are independent as well as those with specific needs.

Workshops to help you prepare participants for the future and respond to current challenges through informal networking and input from our experienced facilitators. The materials are delivered over 3 x 1-hour sessions:

  • Prepared to Care
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Problem Solving

All participants receive a pack with key information to improve their links to the elderly person.

Focus on you and your wellbeing Caring4Elders participants confirm the value of time to reflect on their approach to incorporating the practical and emotional changes that occur as an elderly person becomes less independent. Participants have all asked for more time to continue the network at the end of the workshops which have been offered in the East of England since 2017

12:00 Venue open

12:15 Workshop commences

13:15 Workshop finish

13:15 - 14:00 Time for informal questions and discussion

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL THREE SESSIONS

Caring4Elders Workshops new Mon 29 Apr 2019   12:00 Finished

An Elderly Person in your life! An opportunity for individuals to explore positive approaches to preparing for and responding to the unexpected changes & challenges that occur as they include the increasing needs of an elderly person into your lifestyle. This includes those elderly people who are independent as well as those with specific needs.

Workshops to help you prepare Participants prepare for the future and respond to current challenges through informal networking and input from our experienced facilitators. The materials are delivered over 3 x 1-hour sessions:

  • Prepared to Care
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Problem Solving

All participants receive a pack with key information to improve their links to the elderly person.

Focus on you and your wellbeing Caring4Elders participants confirm the value of time to reflect on their approach to incorporating the practical and emotional changes that occur as an elderly person becomes less independent. Participants have all asked for more time to continue the network at the end of the workshops which have been offered in the East of England since 2017

12:00 Venue open

12:15 Workshop commence

13:15 Workshop finish

13:15 - 14:00 Time for informal questions and discussion

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL THREE SESSIONS

Changing Mindset new Tue 16 Oct 2018   12:00 Finished

Based on the book Learn to Love Stress by Sara Hansen, this session will allow you to identify your mindset and use it to overcome stress, make personal changes, and improve your life at work and home.

Clarity about Caring : The Final Fifteen Framework new Thu 25 Jun 2020   10:00 Finished

A Webinar to introduce you to the technical and practical side of living life to the full aged 70 and beyond.

  • Increase your knowledge and gain information to ensure family members and friends who are older than you are able to live their final fifteen years to the full?
  • This presentation will provide you with insight into the common themes that can be prepared for and supported by working together with the elderly person in your life.

The presenter: Beverly Jones is a former senior executive and leadership coach who has been providing workshops for Caring4Elders since 2012. Her enthusiastic, down to earth approach has proved helpful to all participants. She is an engaging presenter, passionate about the need to incorporate the final fifteen as a life stage into our plans.

You will receive information, links and ideas about how to ensure that this stage of life works for everyone. You are never too young to prepare for this stage of life.

www.caring4eldersuk.org.uk

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

Connecting With Calmness In These Uncertain Times new Thu 21 May 2020   14:00 Finished

Join Lucy Highton from White Lotus Meditation for a 30 minute Zoom session.

Combining gentle breath work, mindful techniques and guided meditation you'll be led into your own space of inner calm and stability.

A welcome pause for busy, anxious minds.

Details on how to join this session will be on your booking confirmation email.

Join us in this conversation with Dr Arathi Sriprakash to hear about experiences, successes and challenges related to career progression and being racialised as BAME, and find out about strategies and suggestions to address the challenges at individual and institutional levels.

Joining instructions will be shared on your booking confirmation email.

Conversations on Career Progression and Race new Tue 18 Feb 2020   12:00 Finished

Janet Ramdeo (Senior Teaching Associate at the Faculty of Education ) and Hawa Sydique (Research and Communications Manager - UCCRI) will talk about their career experience and trajectory in Higher Education and beyond, the challenges faced and strategies of dealing with them.

It will be an opportunity to discuss ideas that might help others in the same situation, and talk about ways of addressing institutional obstacles.

Venue: Milstein Room, University Library

Conversations on Career Progression and Race new Wed 7 Nov 2018   12:00 Finished

Our speakers Kusam Leal, Deputy School Secretary in the School of Physical Sciences, and Ricardo Rocha, early career conservation scientist, will talk about their career experience in academia and beyond, the challenges faced and strategies of dealing with them.

It will be an opportunity to discuss ideas and suggestions that might help others in the same situation.

CUL : Implicit Bias new Mon 29 Apr 2019   10:00 Finished

Details entered after training. Attendees also listed on Moodle

CUL : Trans Awareness new Wed 22 May 2019   12:00 Finished

This session will set the wider context for trans identities, provide greater understanding of the experience of trans people and explore uses of language and key terms such as cisgender, non-binary and transgender, all in a safe supportive environment. 

Cycle Maintenance Workshop new Wed 24 Jun 2020   12:00 Finished

Learn basic cycle maintenance with Outspoken Cycles via a live online workshop!

Places are limited so booking is essential. If you have any questions, please email travel@admin.cam.ac.uk

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

Effective Staff Review and Development new Tue 12 May 2020   11:00 Finished

Staff Review and Development (Appraisal) provides the opportunity for supervisors, managers and academics to engage in constructive discussion with their staff or academic colleagues about current and future work and their personal and career development.

This session is to clarify the nature of SRD and its objectives, and consider best practice for individuals and those supporting SRD more broadly in Departments.

Employment Law Update new Thu 7 Nov 2019   14:30 Finished

In this session, the Legal Services Office will provide staff in HR related roles with an employment law update, including the latest in case law and forthcoming legislation changes.

EM - WDYDTL? new Tue 24 Sep 2019   00:00 Finished

Listed after session from emailed list

Engineering - WDYDTL new Tue 28 May 2019   14:00 Finished

Where Do You Draw The Line - Miriam Lynn

Equality & Diversity Essentials Self-taught Bookable
  • This module introduces Equality & Diversity at the University
Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) new Mon 10 Feb 2020   10:00 Finished

Equality Impact Assessments: Embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion The Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) is the University’s mechanism for undertaking equality analysis of new, or changes to existing, policies, functions or practice. This helps us to understand the actual, or potential, impact of policies, functions or practice when assessed against the nine protected characteristics. This session will explain:

  • what the process is
  • what policies and functions should undergo an EIA
  • who is responsible for undertaking EIAs

Examples will be given examples of situations where EIAs have been used.

Come and join Dr Susanna Unsworth for an informal discussion on all aspects of the menopause. Topics covered will include:

  • What exactly is the ‘menopause’?
  • When might it affect me?
  • What can I expect?
  • Self-care and HRT options

Followed by an open Q&A session Take the opportunity to find out the truth about the menopause!

Joining instructions will be provide on your booking confirmation email.

Faculty of Maths : Respect at Work new Thu 27 Jun 2019   12:30 Finished

The Faculty of Maths is hosting “Respect at Work” workshops for ALL staff as part of the University wide E&D policy and training programme.

This session will be held in room MR3. (Please disregard the AL.01 part of the venue address)

Faculty of Maths : Respect at Work new Fri 27 Sep 2019   12:30 Finished

The Faculty of Maths is hosting “Respect at Work” workshops for ALL staff as part of the University wide E&D policy and training programme.

This session will be held in room MR3. (Please disregard the AL.01 part of the venue address)

Family Friendly Policies: Managers’ Responsibilities new Mon 17 Jun 2019   12:00 CANCELLED

Flexible working gives employees flexibility on where and when they work, allowing them to balance home and career. A panel of managers from the Clinical School will provide insight into their experience of supporting staff who work flexibly and the benefits and challenges such arrangements can bring.

Coming back into the workplace after a few months off is hard at the best of times, but combined with new caring responsibilities and sleep deprivation, it can feel like a huge step.

In partnership with My Family Care, this session will signpost tools and tactics for getting back to work, building confidence and balancing career and family.

Flexible Working new Thu 11 Jun 2020   11:00 CANCELLED

This session is an opportunity to find out more about the work ourcambridge and colleagues in the HR Division are progressing on supporting flexible working opportunities.

You will hear about the different types of flexible working, the benefits, how to overcome barriers and how you can help build a flexible working culture within your area.

Hear the story and see highlights of the largest collection of art by women in Europe with curator Harriet Loffler. Murray Edwards College

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

Global mobility: Supporting overseas working new Thu 15 Aug 2019   09:30 Finished

This session is for staff in HR related roles and will:

  • Introduce the Global Mobility policy and associated guidance documentation.
  • Explore the key considerations when sending or recruiting someone to work overseas on an Assignment.
  • Discuss different types of overseas working and the processes applicable to each case.

Please note: The seminar will be very similar in content to the Global Mobility Seminar held in August 2019.

The University’s work on race and racism has been acknowledged with the Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter (REC) Bronze award.

As part of the institutional work, we developed a three-year REC action plan to tackle racial inequalities.

The event will help departments make sense of the REC action plan, and to develop their own initiatives aligned with the institutional approach.

Immigration and 'Brexit' Update new Thu 14 Nov 2019   13:30 Finished

This session is for staff in HR related roles and will provide an overview of recent changes to the UK immigration system for non-EEA nationals, and an update on ‘Brexit’.

For the latter, practical guidance will be provided in respect of EU nationals and recruitment/immigration matters in the context of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

Join Rachel Krys, Co-Director, End Violence Against Women to discuss current issues around sexual harassment and the challenges that wider cultural attitudes bring to issues of tackling abuse against women and girls.

Tackling sexual harassment and sexual violence – what has #MeToo achieved?

In the year #MeToo became a global phenomenon, with women in many countries speaking out sometimes for the first time about sexual harassment and sexual violence, are we seeing progress? Are our institutions prepared to make the changes needed to prevent and properly respond to sexual violence? Is our justice system fit for purpose and able to deliver justice? Are the powerful still able to act with impunity and use the system to silence their victims?

Rachel Krys, co-director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition, will talk about her experience of campaigning to end sexual violence in the last year. Sharing the latest findings from new research into attitudes which reinforce victim blaming and allow rapists off the hook, Rachel will talk about the progress being made and the challenges which remain.

Rachel Krys Biography

Rachel Krys is co-Director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition, a UK-wide coalition of women’s organisations working to end all forms of violence against women and girls, including domestic and sexual violence, forced marriage, FGM, trafficking, abuse related to prostitution, stalking, sexual harassment and more. The Coalition lobbies national and local government to improve its policy and practice in these areas (from criminal justice to welfare, education and health). EVAW’s campaigning for better prevention and response includes commentating in the media and using strategic litigation to challenge inequality and barriers to justice. EVAW successfully intervened in the Supreme Court challenge to the Metropolitan Police in their handling of the investigation of the rapist John Worboys, and has played a significant role in campaigning for a Whole School Approach to tackling sexual violence and harassment, including calling for statutory relationships and sex education. EVAW and members are currently campaigning for an end to end review of how the criminal justice system responds to sexual violence crimes.

Previously, Rachel worked for 15 years with employers, campaigning for inclusive workplaces and tackling discrimination at work. Most recently Rachel was part of the team which set up Equally Ours, a strategic communications campaign working to reframe the conversation about equality and human rights in the UK.

European led initiatives have undoubtedly changed the nature of equality policies in the Member States. Women in the UK have benefited greatly from membership of the EU/EEC; thus, looking at Brexit as a process provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the relationship, and patterns of influence, between European and national legislation. For this year's Lecture, we warmly welcome Roberta Guerrina, Professor of Politics at the University of Surrey and expert in EU gender politics and policies.

Professor Guerrina is interested in understanding the impact of gender (hierarchies) on key policy areas traditionally seen as gender neutral, such as Brexit, Security and Defence. Currently, she is working on the unintended gender consequences of the UK's withdrawal from the EU. She has published in the area of Brexit; Women, Peace & Security; work-life balance; Identity politics and the idea of Europe. She is also Jean Monnet Chair and co-founder of the UACES funded collaborative research network "Gendering EU Studies".

She co-authored one of the leading articles on the gendered impact of the UK's withdrawal from the EU: "Walking in the Shadow of EU Law" (with Annick Masselot) and during this talk she will explore the gendered nature of the process of withdrawing from the European Union.

Dr Emily Shuckburgh OBE is the Director of Cambridge Zero. She is also Reader in Environmental Data Science in the Department of Computer Science and Technology.

Dr Shuckburgh will share the extent of her work on climate change and communicating this to the public, and will discuss how gender plays a part in the bigger environmental picture.

IoA : Respect at Work new Thu 13 Jun 2019   11:00 Finished

The Institute of Astronomy is hosting “Dignity and Respect at Work” workshops for ALL staff as part of the University wide E&D policy and training programme.

To be held in the Sackler Lecture Theatre in the Hoyle Building

IoA : Respect at Work new Thu 21 Mar 2019   11:00 Finished

Sackler Lecture Theatre in the Hoyle Building

Join Dr Jill Armstrong, Murray Edwards College, for this research-based workshop on how unintentional bias influences networking and career sponsorship and how to tackle this.

Yvonne McPartland, Deputy Head of the Staff Counselling Centre, will be leading a one hour live event to offer attendees the opportunity to understand how counselling can support personal resilience, especially in the current climate of fear and anxiety.

You will be have the opportunity to safely ask questions to Yvonne and other members of the Staff Counselling Centre team.

Details on how to join this session will be on your booking confirmation email.

Let’s Talk About Race new Wed 17 Oct 2018   12:30 Finished

During this event we will share what we know about the racial composition of the University and what staff and students have told us about their experiences.

We will present the institutional action plan to improve racial equality at Cambridge and will seek your feedback.

The Vice-Chancellor will also reflect on the University’s aspirations and the way forward towards a more inclusive University.

A light lunch will be provided from 12noon.

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