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Tuesday 18 December 2018

09:15
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Accounts Payable & Cashier Not bookable 09:15 - 12:15 To be confirmed

An opportunity for others within the Finance Division to spend some time with the Accounting Services Team to gain an overview of their roles and a greater appreciation of what they do.

09:30
Managing the Budget - Part 1 new CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

This session covers the theory and practice of budgeting in the University, how to interpret department budget reports and understand the causes of overspends (and underspends) against budgets. The course refers closely to Chapter 3 of the Financial Procedures Manual

Note: This session does not cover the detailed budgeting and rules relating to individual research grants.

Grants Part 4: Administration of Grants in CUFS Not bookable 09:30 - 13:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course covers the day to day and month end transactions that need to be completed using a variety of tools in CUFS.

An Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with R (2 of 2) In progress 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

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

In this course, we give an introduction to the R environment and explain how it can be used to import, manipulate and analyse tabular data. After the course you should feel confident to start exploring your own dataset using the materials and references provided.

The course website providing links to the course materials is here.

Please note that although we will demonstrate how to perform statistical analysis in R, we will not cover the theory of statistical analysis in this course. Those seeking an in-depth explanation of how to perform and interpret statistical tests are advised to see the list of Related courses. Moreover, those with some programming experience in other languages (e.g. Python, Perl) might wish to attend the follow-on Data Analysis and Visualisation in R course.

This event is supported by the BBSRC Strategic Training Awards for Research Skills (STARS) grant (BB/P022766/1).

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no level access.

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

Recruitment Administration System (RAS) [Places] 09:30 - 12:45 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course is for those who are new to the Recruitment Administration System (RAS) or those who wish to have a refresher.

10:00
Effective Undergraduate Supervision (Life Sciences) [Places] 10:00 - 12:30 CCTL, Revans Room

Looking back at your experience of education you can probably remember those teachers and lecturers who were excellent. We remember the ones who were good because they have left a lasting impact on us; shaping both our learning in the past and our approach as teachers. Supervising undergraduate students at Cambridge can be one of the most rewarding activities for PhDs and Postdocs and this course is designed to make sure that you can offer your best and hopefully be one of those memorable teachers for someone else.

This blended workshop incorporates personal reflection on teaching practice, discussion of real teaching scenarios, a chance to ask questions of an experienced supervisor and access to practical information about organising and carrying out your supervisions.

This training is required by many colleges before you can carry out supervisions and is always a popular course.

Introduction to Ivanti Service Manager [Places] 10:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

An introductory guide to the Ivanti Service Manager (ISM) (formerly known as HEAT ITSM) software that will provide users with the basic skills required to navigate and use the application.

Medicine: Systematic Literature Reviews - A 'How To' Guide (for University and NHS) [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?

14:00
iProcurement Part 2: Month End processes in the Buyers Work Centre (1 of 2) CANCELLED 14:00 - 16:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course covers the various month-end processes that need to be completed within the iProcurement module.

16:00
iProcurement Part 2: Month End processes in the Buyers Work Centre (2 of 2) CANCELLED 16:00 - 16:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course covers the various month-end processes that need to be completed within the iProcurement module.

Wednesday 19 December 2018

09:00
Systemslink training Dec 19 new [Places] 09:00 - 13:00 Greenwich House, Granada Room
  • Systemlink is the software programme used to record energy use in the University’s buildings.
  • You can use Systemslink to monitor energy use in your building(s) and, in some buildings to identify areas for improvement.
  • This training will provide an overview of Systemslink and an introduction on how to use it.
09:15
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Helpdesk & Cash Management Not bookable 09:15 - 12:00 To be confirmed

An opportunity for others within the Finance Division to spend some time with the Accounting Services Team to gain an overview of the function of the Helpdesk and the Cash Management function.

10:30
Falcon on Drupal: Migration from Falcon On Plone - An Introduction [Places] 10:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course has been designed for web editors of institutions that are migrating from the Falcon on Plone content management system to the new Falcon on Drupal Content Management Service.

13:00
WellCAM: Come and Sing new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Great St. Mary's Church

Singing is great fun and a brilliant way to boost your physical and mental wellbeing.

Come and spend a lunchtime in the University Church singing a 'seasonal repertoire'.

Experience and talent is not a pre-requisite, however, a sense of fun is!

14:30
Library lowdown: A brief introduction to the University Library new [Places] 14:30 - 15:00 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall

A thirty minute introduction to the UL, aimed at those using our facilities and collections over the vacation period. An experienced member of staff will meet you in the Entrance Hall then lead you on a twenty minute tour of the UL,taking in the Locker Room, Open Bookstacks, Reading Room and West Room. Ten minutes are reserved after the tour for a question and answer session.

Friday 21 December 2018

09:00
iDiscover: Drop-in Surgery new Not bookable 09:00 - 10:15 Cambridge University Library: General Enquiries Helpdesk (Main landing above the Entrance Hall)

Need help with iDiscover? Call in at the General Enquiries Helpdesk (on the landing above the Entrance Hall) where a member of Library staff will be able to help you search our print and online collections, answer any questions you have, or give you a general overview.

Every Friday between 9.00 and 10.15.

11:30
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.

Wednesday 2 January 2019

14:30
Library lowdown: A brief introduction to the University Library new [Places] 14:30 - 15:00 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall

A thirty minute introduction to the UL, aimed at those using our facilities and collections over the vacation period. An experienced member of staff will meet you in the Entrance Hall then lead you on a twenty minute tour of the UL,taking in the Locker Room, Open Bookstacks, Reading Room and West Room. Ten minutes are reserved after the tour for a question and answer session.

Friday 4 January 2019

09:00
iDiscover: Drop-in Surgery new Not bookable 09:00 - 10:15 Cambridge University Library: General Enquiries Helpdesk (Main landing above the Entrance Hall)

Need help with iDiscover? Call in at the General Enquiries Helpdesk (on the landing above the Entrance Hall) where a member of Library staff will be able to help you search our print and online collections, answer any questions you have, or give you a general overview.

Every Friday between 9.00 and 10.15.

11:30
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.

Monday 7 January 2019

09:30
Administrator Development Programme (3 of 6) Not bookable 09:30 - 17:00 University Centre, Hicks Room


This development programme for generalist and specialist administrators draws on the expertise of senior figures in the University and provides up to date information on the various strands and issues of University strategy and governance. It includes development of some key skills and a project activity, and offers a valuable opportunity to network with administrators from the UAS and other departments and institutions.

Selection for this programme is via nomination by School Secretaries, Heads of Division or Heads of Non-School Institutions during the summer. Nominees will need to demonstrate the benefit of participating, both for themselves and their institution. Please speak to your line manager and/or appropriate nominator if you would like to be considered.

Please see further information about key themes and speakers on the programme flyer.

13:15

As part of a wider programme of work within UIS to update the University IT infrastructure, a project is underway to move all of UAS from Microsoft Outlook to Microsoft Exchange Online. The Finance Division migration will take place on the evening of Monday 21st January. All staff are encouraged to attend to hear about the preparatory work needed to ensure this change over goes as smoothly as possible. This session supports the wider communications that will start on 2nd January to prepare for this change.

14:30
Navigating Open Access (Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) new CANCELLED 14:30 - 16:00 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Are the researchers in your department confused about what they need to do about Open Access?

This support session will equip you to help them understand:

  • what Open Access policies actually mean for researchers across the disciplines
  • what they are required to do in order for their research to be eligible for REF 2021

Open Access can be a confusing topic for researchers and they will often turn to those within their department for answers. These interactive sessions will help those with these responsibilities to guide researchers through the process of making their research available.

Each session will begin with a short presentation introducing Open Access followed by a chance for attendees to ask questions on issues of local relevance.

Note that this session is targeted towards those supporting the humanities, arts and social sciences although those from other disciplines are also welcome to attend

Tuesday 8 January 2019

09:00
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (1 of 2) [Full] 09:00 - 10:30 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.

09:30
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2018-19 new charged (12 of 26) Not bookable 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room


The AAT Level 3, Diploma in Accounting, introduces to students to more complex financial processes and accounting tasks, the principles of VAT, professional ethics and develops their spreadsheet skills.

In addition to applying for a provisional place here, you will need to complete an application form which can be found on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme
Recruitment Essentials: Appointing the Right Candidate [Full] 09:30 - 11:30 University Centre, Cormack Room


This workshop provides an opportunity for academic staff to understand the recruitment and selection process and how to create the conditions where you can recruit the best candidate and avoid common pitfalls. It includes an overview of the recruitment and selection process and identifies the key principles to ensure practice is fair to all candidates at each stage.

The course is primarily aimed at academic staff involved in making selection decisions for academic roles and those with responsibility for coordinating academic recruitment procedures.

AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting 2018-19 charged (8 of 24) Not bookable 09:30 - 16:30 First Intuition

The course details are being finalised, for now please book a provisional place here and we will let you know when the details and application packs are available

AAT Level 4, Professional Diploma in accounting.

Students will be placed on the public day release programme with an external provider

Once you have registered here you will need to complete the application form at the back of the briefing pack. This pack is available on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme Dates will be added once they have been confirmed

All Cambridge Libraries : Alma Acquisitions Module new [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 Faculty of Law, Freshfields Legal IT Centre, IT Training Room

This course is for staff that will need to use the Acquisitions functionality in Alma and have not had experience of it before. The course covers the key activities that will be performed in Acquisitions, including:

  • Vendor records
  • Funds and Ledgers
  • Po lines and POs
  • Creating a PO line
  • PO line template
  • Manual packaging
  • Creating a PO Line from an external bib record
  • Cancelling or deleting a Purchase Order
  • Receiving
  • Cataloguing processes
  • Invoices
  • Claims
All Cambridge Libraries : Further use of Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) new [Full] 09:30 - 13:00 Cambridge University Library, Aoi Comms Room 1

We will look at the rules for creating LC geographical subject heading strings, the subject headings for biography and collections of correspondence, and pattern headings.

10:45
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) [Full] 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.

14:30
Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (1 of 2) [Full] 14:30 - 15:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

The Fire Safety Awareness course (1430-1530) will raise attendees' awareness of fire safety and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguishers training (1545-1630) 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.)

15:45
Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) [Full] 15:45 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

The Fire Safety Awareness course (1430-1530) will raise attendees' awareness of fire safety and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguishers training (1545-1630) 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.)