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Tuesday 26 September

10:00
Amicus - Solicitation cycles [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations, Training Room Suite 2

This course covers the system steps involved in creating solicitation cycles. The course gives you hands on experience of adding details for:

  • Setting up a solicitation cycle
  • Adding a purpose
  • Adding a fundraiser
  • Adding a strategy
  • Requesting due diligence
Medicine: Systematic Literature Reviews - A 'How To' Guide [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

Before undertaking any piece of primary research it’s important to be aware of as much of the existing literature as possible. A systematic literature review can also be a research end in itself. And it’s not something to be taken lightly. But how can you be sure you’re being as rigorous as necessary? How can you manage the references you find, document the process, and also know when to stop searching?

If you need to do a systematic literature review, and you’re not able to make sense of the search strategy behind this paper then this course is for you. Please bring along details of your own topic so that the session can be tailored to address your specific needs.

10:45
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) CANCELLED 10:45 - 11:45 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Fire Warden training (0900-1030) will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguisher training (1045-1145) provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

11:00
Amicus 1-2-1 training for cutover new [Full] 11:00 - 12:00 Amicus Bubble, Suite 2 (Room 1)

This is a bespoke 1-2-1 session with an Amicus trainer. The agenda is yours!

Estate Management: Induction [Places] 11:00 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

An informative session to provides attendees with an overview of Estate Management, with information on the structure, our sites, useful forms and the benefits available to employees. It also provides an opportunity for staff to meet people from across Estate Management.

13:00
CamSIS - Degree Committees & Depts Administrators - Academic Structure Familiarisation Training new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 New Museums Site, Hopkinson Lecture Theatre

Demonstration and discussion of the new Academic Structure that is scheduled to go live in CamSIS in February 2018. The Academic Structure is the way that students and their qualifications and courses are categorised in CamSIS.

Postdoc Mentoring Training (Main Site) new [Places] 13:00 - 15:00 Department of Engineering, Oatley Meeting Room 1 (Seminar Room)

Postdoc mentoring training, organised by the Engineering Department Postdoc Committee (EDPC).

13:45
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 13:45 - 14:45 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

14:00
Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (1 of 2) CANCELLED 14:00 - 15:00 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

The Fire Safety Awareness course (1400-1500) will raise attendees' awareness of fire safety and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguishers training (1515-1615) provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

University staff working in embedded accommodation at Addenbrooke's Hospital should attend the NHS' fire training for its tenants. This will cover general fire safety awareness specific to the main hospital. (See related courses below for further details.)

Amicus - Adding a volunteer [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations, Training Room Suite 2

This course will go through the system steps to creating a volunteer in Amicus:

  • How to create volunteers and opportunities and activities
  • Assigning volunteers to an opportunity and document checks
  • Creating a board or committee
  • Withdrawing or deactivating a volunteer
  • Overview of coding a speaker
Moodle: Training for Coordinators [Places] 14:00 - 15:30 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.

An Introduction to data analysis in R new (3 of 5) In progress 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

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 introduce the R language, and cover basic data manipulation and plotting. We explore more advanced data analysis techniques using the packages dplyr and ggplot. Finally we introduce the concept of reproducible research, and how this may be assisted using 'literate programming'—combining documentation with code.

After the course you should feel confident to start exploring your own dataset, using the materials and references provided.

Sessions

If you book onto this course you must attend all of the sessions as detailed below. Failure to attend a session or cancellation of your place less than 48 hours before the start of the first session will result in an administrative charge of £50.

Please ensure you have permission from your supervisor to attend this course before you make your booking!

Trainers

Dr Michael Grayling, MRC Biostatistics Unit

Dr Simon Frost, Department of Veterinary Medicine

Dr Matt Castle, GSLS

14:50
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 14:50 - 15:50 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

15:15
Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) CANCELLED 15:15 - 16:15 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

The Fire Safety Awareness course (1400-1500) will raise attendees' awareness of fire safety and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguishers training (1515-1615) provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

University staff working in embedded accommodation at Addenbrooke's Hospital should attend the NHS' fire training for its tenants. This will cover general fire safety awareness specific to the main hospital. (See related courses below for further details.)

15:30
Amicus - Updating biographical information [Places] 15:30 - 16:00 Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations, Training Room Suite 2

This course covers the system steps to add or edit biographical data in Amicus:

  • Adding and editing addresses
  • Adding and editing email and phone numbers
  • Updating primary contact details
  • Adding and editing other biographical information
15:55
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 15:55 - 16:55 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

Wednesday 27 September

09:00
Cisco CCNA for IT Supporters: Module 1 - Introduction to Networks (Series 10) charged (8 of 14) CANCELLED 09:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) programme is open to University IT Supporters. It covers network technology, protocols and theory at deeper levels reflective of University practices. There is a fee to attend this course and an additional fee to take the CCNA (200-120) certification exam.

CCNA Routing and Switching provides a comprehensive overview of networking concepts and skills, from network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network, with an emphasis on practical application, work-force readiness, and soft-skills development. You will progress from basic networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum.

There are four modules in the recommended sequence:

We offer this program as instructor led with online access to the curriculum with the support of interactive media and an online networks laboratory called NETLAB. There is a mix of lecture, demonstrations and a heavy emphasis on practical activities using live lab equipment and a simulation package.

Introduction to Networks is the first module of four modules in CCNA. Please book onto this first module to reserve your place for the whole programme.

This module introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, you will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

09:30
Amicus 1-2-1 training for cutover new [Full] 09:30 - 10:30 Amicus Bubble, Suite 2 (Room 1)

This is a bespoke 1-2-1 session with an Amicus trainer. The agenda is yours!

10:00
Amicus - Adding employment [Places] 10:00 - 10:30 Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations, Training Room Suite 2

This course covers the system steps in Amicus to add or update employment records:

  • Adding employment
  • Updating employment
Writing an Academic Report (Life Sciences ) [Places] 10:00 - 12:30 PPD, Revans Room

Your research is going well, you feel you are making progress, but looming on the horizon is the write up...

Aimed at those in their first year of study (PhD / Masters / Rotation students), this workshop is designed to get you thinking and working effectively on writing up your research. How do you start? What is expected? How do you make it work for you? These and many other important questions, hints and tips will be addressed in this half-day session that will help you start to learn and apply the habits of a productive writer.

This course replaces "Writing Your First Year Report" and is designed to be more inclusive of the various programmes of study in Cambridge

Outcomes:

  • Understand the standard forms and functions of academic reports
  • Start planning the structure of your report
  • Experience the benefits of editing and providing feedback on writing
Medicine: Managing Your Bibliography [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

How to take the bile out of your bibliography, and ensure that it's not the most time-consuming part of your work. A variety of tools will be showcased: EndNote, EndNoteWeb, Zotero, Mendeley.

Moodle: Getting Started [Places] 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, 17 Mill Lane Training Room

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.

10:30
Amicus - Adding mass communications [Places] 10:30 - 11:00 Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations, Training Room Suite 2

This course covers the mass communications functionality within the Amicus system:

  • How many users can be part of mass communications
  • How to set up a mass communications
  • Using communication templates
  • Managing salutations and contact preferences
11:00
Amicus 1-2-1 training for cutover new [Full] 11:00 - 12:00 Amicus Bubble, Suite 2 (Room 1)

This is a bespoke 1-2-1 session with an Amicus trainer. The agenda is yours!

11:30
Amicus - Yellow box searching and reporting [Full] 11:30 - 12:30 Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations, Training Room Suite 2

This course covers the yellow box search functionality within Amicus:

  • Creating simple data searches using yellow box searches
  • Saving a search
  • Transferring search data to a report
  • Reporting rules and best practice
Getting started with Non-Print Legal Deposit new Not bookable 11:30 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library: Reading Room

By law, a copy of every UK print publication must be given to the British Library by its publishers, and to five other major libraries, including Cambridge University Library, that request it. Since April 2013 Legal Deposit has included material published digitally and online.

Non-print Legal Deposit material is accessed via designated PCs in the University Library and Affiliated Libraries.

With the amount of material now deposited electronically increasing, the University Library is offering informal training sessions with staff from the Reference Department. Whether you require a general overview or have specific enquiries, these sessions will be of help to you.

A member of staff will be available from 11.30-12.00 every Wednesday. There is no need to book a place; please make yourself known to staff at the enquiry desk in the main Reading Room.

12:30
Pathways in Higher Education Practice (PHEP): Core Seminar (1 of 3) Not bookable 12:30 - 17:00 University Centre, Hicks/Meade Rooms


PHEP is Cambridge's professional development programme for probationer University lecturers and new College teaching officers. With contributions from academic and key administrative staff from the collegiate University, the seminar provides a platform for orientation and exploration of the opportunities, cultures and conventions of the University of Cambridge.

The seminar is a core feature of PHEP and all probationer University lecturers are expected to participate over the whole of the seminar.

You are strongly recommended to attend the Seminar within the first two years of your appointment

Bookings are strictly limited and must close two weeks before the commencement date of the seminar

13:30
Accountants' Update CPD session [Places] 13:30 - 15:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 2

Back by popular demand

We have decided to add an extra CPD session this year. There have been a number of requests for an additional session with a University specific focus and so Spencer Moore (Acting Head of Tax/International and Corporate Tax Manager) will be covering some of the tax issues that we need to be aware of.

Qualified staff can use this towards their annual CPD.

14:00
Fire Safety Managers CANCELLED 14:00 - 16:00 Greenwich House, Minsk Room

This course will provide clear instruction of what is expected of fire safety managers to assist responsible persons to comply with current fire safety legislation.

Ultraviolet Radiation: Safe Use of Artificial Sources CANCELLED 14:00 - 15:30 Greenwich House, Lima Room

This course is aimed at supervisors of UV equipment and others who are responsible for areas where artificial sources of UV equipment are used. It gives an understanding of the hazards of ultraviolet radiation and practical methods of protection from artificial sources. It may also be appropriate for users of artificial UV sources, although appropriate practical training on specific equipment should be provided within departments.

Amicus - Creating a new contact record [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations, Training Room Suite 2

This course covers the system steps to add a new contact record in Amicus:

  • Create a contact
  • Updating core biographical information
  • Primary and secondary categories
  • Data protection essentials
Introduction to CamSIS [Full] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

CamSIS is Cambridge’s system for handling student information, records and transactions, from initial contact and application all the way through to graduation. This course will teach you the basics of using the system to view student records and to produce basic lists of students.

  • Supporting documentation

Introduction to CamSIS https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=138371

Understanding Student Data in CamSIS https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=139441

15:00
Amicus - Adding relationships and households [Places] 15:00 - 16:00 Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations, Training Room Suite 2

This course covers the system steps required in Amicus to add and update relationships and households:

  • Adding a household
  • Adding a relationship
  • Editing households and relationships
18:00
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Spanish Intermediate 1 2017 - BLOCK A (1 of 10) [Full] 18:00 - 20:00 Clinical School, Seminar Room 20

Language courses for Medics

18:30
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), German Basic 2017 - BLOCK A (2 of 10) CANCELLED 18:30 - 20:30 Venue TBC

Language courses for Medics

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Arabic Basic 2017 - BLOCK A (2 of 10) CANCELLED 18:30 - 20:30 Venue TBC

Language courses for Medics

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Chinese Mandarin 2017 - BLOCK A (2 of 10) CANCELLED 18:30 - 20:30 Venue TBC

Language courses for Medics

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Italian Basic 2017 - BLOCK A (2 of 10) CANCELLED 18:30 - 20:30 Venue TBC

Language courses for Medics

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Japanese Basic 2017 - BLOCK A (2 of 10) In progress 18:30 - 20:30 Venue TBC

Language courses for Medics

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Portuguese Basic 2017 - BLOCK A (2 of 10) CANCELLED 18:30 - 20:30 Venue TBC

Language courses for Medics

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Russian Basic 2017 - BLOCK A (2 of 6) In progress 18:30 - 20:30 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 221

Language courses for Medics

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Hebrew Basic 2017 - BLOCK A (2 of 10) CANCELLED 18:30 - 20:30 Venue TBC

Language courses for Medics