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Monday 22 July

10:00
Introduction to Tableau Server - Student Surveys new [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

Tableau Server is an online application available to all members of the university to access Tableau dashboards and visualisations.

Tableau Viewer is entry level access to Tableau Server and allows you to view Tableau content created by others.

Finance Division Inductions - Greenwich House new Not bookable 10:00 - 10:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

This welcome session is for staff based in Greenwich House, will introduce you to the practicalities working in the building and the resources available to you.

The floor plans for both the ground floor and first floor of Greenwich House can be to find a specific room;

https://www.greenwich-house.admin.cam.ac.uk/building

12:00
Chinese: Beginner Intensive (7 of 9) In progress 12:00 - 14:00 Engineering Language Unit

Introductory course to Chinese. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of Chinese. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

13:00
How to Excel - Part 3 (For Finance Staff) Not bookable 13:00 - 16:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This is only open to staff who have a role within finance at the University.

Places will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

The session will look at more advanced formulas and macros using the recorder and VBA tools.

14:00
Human Factors in Innovation and Enterprise (6 of 7) In progress 14:00 - 17:00 16 Mill Lane, Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs, Eastwood Room

Whether you are considering collaborating on dynamic projects with small business; want to work better with an industrial partner or you are considering commercialising your research, this programme will develop the people management skills and self-awareness that help you to manage the Human Factor challenges.

Workshop content includes:

  • Build a successful organisational culture
  • How to be productive and manage workload
  • Develop business analysis and influencing skills
  • Understand professional interpersonal relations
  • Improve your resilience when managing change
  • Manage stress and make good decisions
14:30
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Induction Workshop: Part I new [Places] 14:30 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

This is an interactive workshop, designed to help new staff learn more about the Cambridge University Library and meet some of the key people who work in it.

Tuesday 23 July

09:30
iProcurement Part 1: Getting Started in iProcurement (1 of 2) Not bookable 09:30 - 13:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course is aimed at new iProcurement users and provides an introduction to using iProcurement for creating requisitions and purchase orders.

iProcurement is also available as an online course for you to learn in your own time. Choose from our available online options if you are unable to make the classroom dates or prefer to study in this way.

CUL: Book a Buddy! new [Places] 09:30 - 09:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Book this 20 minute slot and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Sign up today! We’ll contact you to find out exactly what you need to know and then we’ll arrange your perfect match with an experienced member of the Reader Services team!

This a trial service running throughout the summer vacation. We will appreciate any feedback that you provide.

Web Recruitment Training - managing vacancies & sending correspondence [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course covers viewing, processing and recording data for applications, adding notes and attachments, generating rejection emails, generating electronic reference requests, processing applicants through the selection process and transferring successful applicants to CHRIS.

10:00
Moodle: Training for Coordinators CANCELLED 10:00 - 12:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

Moodle as the Virtual Learning Environment will be supporting teaching and learning at the University.

This is an advanced course for those who manage categories in Moodle and would like to learn more about existing features, such as permissions, cohorts, and course history.

Finance Division Taster Sessions - Central & Research Accounting: Introduction new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

An overview of the role of Central and Research Accounting and a taster of the range of the activities that they are involved with.

This session is a required pre-requisite for attendance on the detailed walk-through sessions for any of the following topics:

  • Fixed Assets
  • Lynxvale Limited Property Accounting
  • Fee collection
  • Trust Funds
  • Research Accounting
Introduction to Amicus for new College starters [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations, Training Room Suite 2

This course covers the following:

  • How to log into Amicus
  • How to navigate around the system and useful shortcuts
  • How to view alumni and donor details
  • How to add a contact report
  • How to view a shared prospect group and associated reports

You will have access to Amicus throughout training with plenty of opportunity to follow along in the system and complete some exercises.

Core Statistics (5 of 6) In progress 10:00 - 13:00 eLearning 2&3 - School of Clinical Medicine

This course is intended to provide a strong foundation in practical statistics and data analysis using the R software environment. The underlying philosophy of the course is to treat statistics as a practical skill rather than as a theoretical subject and as such the course focuses on methods for addressing real-life issues in the biological sciences.

There are three core goals for this course:

  1. Use R confidently for statistics and data analysis
  2. Be able to analyse datasets using standard statistical techniques
  3. Know which tests are and are not appropriate

R is a free, software environment for statistical and data analysis, with many useful features that promote and facilitate reproducible research.

In this course, we explore classical statistical analysis techniques starting with simple hypothesis testing and building up to generalised linear model analysis. The focus of the course is on practical implementation of these techniques and developing robust statistical analysis skills rather than on the underlying statistical theory

After the course you should feel confident to be able to select and implement common statistical techniques using R and moreover know when, and when not, to apply these techniques.

12:30
Pensions Explained for Postdocs [Places] 12:30 - 14:30 Postdoc Centre @ Biomedical Campus, Newman Library

In this session, you will learn about:

  • The State Pension system in the UK
  • Private Pensions in the UK
  • The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

The session will be delivered by Head of Pensions at the University of Cambridge, and there will be ample opportunity for asking questions.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

13:45
iProcurement Part 1: Getting Started in iProcurement (2 of 2) Not bookable 13:45 - 15:45 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course is aimed at new iProcurement users and provides an introduction to using iProcurement for creating requisitions and purchase orders.

iProcurement is also available as an online course for you to learn in your own time. Choose from our available online options if you are unable to make the classroom dates or prefer to study in this way.

14:00
CamSIS Search [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

CamSIS Search is a tool used within CamSIS to create lists of students and update student data. This course will show you how to understand the data structure and how to use CamSIS Search to create student lists.

Wednesday 24 July

10:00
Human Factors in Innovation and Enterprise (7 of 7) In progress 10:00 - 16:00 16 Mill Lane, Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs, Eastwood Room

Whether you are considering collaborating on dynamic projects with small business; want to work better with an industrial partner or you are considering commercialising your research, this programme will develop the people management skills and self-awareness that help you to manage the Human Factor challenges.

Workshop content includes:

  • Build a successful organisational culture
  • How to be productive and manage workload
  • Develop business analysis and influencing skills
  • Understand professional interpersonal relations
  • Improve your resilience when managing change
  • Manage stress and make good decisions
Moodle: Getting Started [Standby] 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

Moodle as the Virtual Learning Environment will be supporting teaching and learning at the University.

This training session will introduce participants to Moodle and cover the system basics such as the course structure, enrolment to a course, and roles for course members.

12:00
Chinese: Beginner Intensive (8 of 9) In progress 12:00 - 14:00 Engineering Language Unit

Introductory course to Chinese. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of Chinese. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

14:00
Analysing Business Processes: Where Do I Start? new [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room

This short session will provide an understanding of the principles, tools and techniques involved in Process Analysis with a view to improving business process effectiveness and efficiency. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice using the techniques that they learn via exercises designed to be enjoyable and thought provoking.

The course refers to the methodology used in conjunction with Triaster process mapping software available to users across the University of Cambridge.

14:15
TechLink Community: IT Forum - Accessibility regulations, Microsoft Mimecast and more [Places] 14:15 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

Accessibility and what it means for COs and institutions

  • The UIS Accessibility Working Group will update on work going on to ensure that we provide accessible services. They will highlight plans for institutions that will need to adapt to review the accessibility of their own websites and services and to write accessibility statements. They'll be a demo of screen reading technology working with inaccessible materials, and the difference that a few relatively simple updates can make to improve the experience for all.
  • Introduction to IT Portfolios. Mark Rowland will give a brief overview of what the Portfolios are and who in the University is responsible for each element.
  • Rich Wareham from UIS DevOps will share his experience of starting a new technology community as part of UIS aims to encourage Communities of Practice
  • Phoenix Software (our Microsoft Office365 partners) will update on some of the shared experience across the University, including how some institutions are using Mimecast, including for GDPR compliance.
  • The recent Oxford IT Forum Conference was another excellent combination of talks and workshops, and vendor interaction. Brief highlights of the day will be provided, along with ideas about further expanding our collaborative IT efforts with Oxford.

This will be the final seminar of this academic year, and as usual, there will be some light refreshments to celebrate the end-of-term!

15:00
ourcambridge seminar: Engaging with Academics Effectively new [Full] 15:00 - 16:00 Faculty of Classics

Speakers: Joanne Bishenden and Ian Matthias from PA Consulting Title: ourcambridge seminar: Engaging with Academics Effectively Wednesday 24 July 3-4pm Faculty of Classics, Lecture Theatre 1.02, Sidgwick Site

Thursday 25 July

09:30
GL Part 2: Reporting in the General Ledger [Places] 09:30 - 16:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course provides users the opportunity to run General Ledger reports and how to interpret them when managing departmental funds.

You are invited to bring with you any reference documents that you may have detailing your own departmental codes.

Behavioural Attributes Framework in Estate Management (Mixed, any grade) new [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 University Centre, Hicks Room

Explains how the Behavioural Attributes Framework is to be used in annual SRDs within Estate Management

10:00
Core Statistics (6 of 6) In progress 10:00 - 13:00 eLearning 2&3 - School of Clinical Medicine

This course is intended to provide a strong foundation in practical statistics and data analysis using the R software environment. The underlying philosophy of the course is to treat statistics as a practical skill rather than as a theoretical subject and as such the course focuses on methods for addressing real-life issues in the biological sciences.

There are three core goals for this course:

  1. Use R confidently for statistics and data analysis
  2. Be able to analyse datasets using standard statistical techniques
  3. Know which tests are and are not appropriate

R is a free, software environment for statistical and data analysis, with many useful features that promote and facilitate reproducible research.

In this course, we explore classical statistical analysis techniques starting with simple hypothesis testing and building up to generalised linear model analysis. The focus of the course is on practical implementation of these techniques and developing robust statistical analysis skills rather than on the underlying statistical theory

After the course you should feel confident to be able to select and implement common statistical techniques using R and moreover know when, and when not, to apply these techniques.

13:30
Behavioural Attributes Framework in Estate Management (Mixed, any grade) new [Places] 13:30 - 15:30 University Centre, Hicks Room

Explains how the Behavioural Attributes Framework is to be used in annual SRDs within Estate Management

14:30
CUL: Book a Buddy! new [Places] 14:30 - 14:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Book this 20 minute slot and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Sign up today! We’ll contact you to find out exactly what you need to know and then we’ll arrange your perfect match with an experienced member of the Reader Services team!

This a trial service running throughout the summer vacation. We will appreciate any feedback that you provide.