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Tuesday 1 August

09:30
Web Recruitment Training - Offers [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course covers the new functionality regarding recording an offer in release 4 of web recruitment.

14:00
CamSIS: An Introduction [Places] 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 and maintain student records and to produce basic lists of students.

Moodle: Feedback from the Course Members [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 administer courses in Moodle and would like to use the Feedback activity to survey their course members.

Wednesday 2 August

14:15
Radioactive Substances: An Introduction to Suitable and Safe Use [Places] 14:15 - 16:45 Department of Biochemistry, Sanger Lecture Theatre

Anyone who is a first-time user of unsealed radioactive substances is expected to attend this course before they begin the work. Users of radioactive substances who are new to the University should also attend. This course also acts as a refresher for experienced users and for users from other institutions or countries. There will be time for discussion and questions at the end of the session, and a self-assessment exercise of attendees’ core knowledge will be carried out.

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 summer 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.

Thursday 3 August

14:00
Moodle: Getting Started [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 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.

14:15
Using Containment Facilities and Microbiological Safety Cabinets [Full] 14:15 - 15:45 Greenwich House, Lima Room

A microbiological safety cabinet (MSC) is a vital piece of equipment that helps to prevent exposure to biological hazards. All containment laboratory users and their supervisors should know how to use MSCs effectively, what the standards are for the different levels of containment, and how the facilities are managed. This course will help both users and managers understand their responsibilities in creating a safe working area and provide both theory and practical knowledge on the safe and effective use of tissue culture (Class II) cabinets.

15:00
Amicus Familiarisation Session new [Places] 15:00 - 16:00 Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations, Training Room Suite 2

This session includes:

  • An introduction to Amicus, why we're changing systems and the journey so far
  • A demo of the system
  • What's happening in the next few months
  • Opportunity to ask any questions
16:30
JTC: Language Study Group - Summer Season new (5 of 10) In progress 16:30 - 18:00 John Trim Centre

Do you need a date in your diary to keep your language study ticking over?

Study your target language in the company of a friendly group. Decide on your academic, professional or personal focus, talk to others over tea and discuss strategies with a Language Adviser. Then we start and enjoy our own listening, reading, pronunciation practice etc.

Our learning centre offers 180+ languages! Be pestered to attend! We have quality biscuits.

If the course is in progress, registering your interest equals booking a place

If you don't wish to join at this stage but would like to be added to the mailing list to be kept up to date with the study group, please follow this link and search for 'Langcen-studygroup.

Friday 4 August

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.

10:30
CamSIS: An Introduction [Full] 10:30 - 12:30 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 and maintain student records and to produce basic lists of students.

Monday 7 August

10:00
Moodle: Managing Access within Your Course [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This advanced training session will introduce participants to various ways of managing access to the course material in Moodle, including groups and groupings.

Tuesday 8 August

09:30
CHRIS - An Introduction [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course is an introduction to the system and will cover the following topics:

  • Additional guidance relating to searches and exporting information out of CHRIS into Excel or Word
  • An overview of how personal details are recorded
  • An overview of how the system is used to record absence (sickness, maternity, paternity etc) for individuals
  • Employment details for individuals including items such as grade, salary, hours and limit of tenure
  • Costing details
  • How your department is structured on CHRIS and the posts it contains
  • A quick update on reporting

This course does not cover any training on update access.

GL Part 2: Reporting in the General Ledger (1 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 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.

10:00
Medicine: The "Big Four" Databases For Your Literature Search [Places] 10:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

One session - four medicine and life science databases - widest coverage for your literature search. PubMed is great, but it doesn't cover all the journals relevant to life sciences and medicine. Embase, Web of Science and Scopus can also be relevant and each covers unique material. Come to this hands-on session to learn how to get the best from each of these "4 tops".

Participants will need to bring their own laptop or tablet. If you cannot bring your own device, please contact librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk

13:30
GL Part 2: Reporting in the General Ledger (2 of 2) [Places] 13:30 - 16:00 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.

Wednesday 9 August

09:00
Cisco CCNA for IT Supporters: Module 1 - Introduction to Networks (Series 10) charged (1 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.

To provide an opportunity for someone from elsewhere in Fin Ops to spend a day in the Central and Research Accounting Team to get an overview and appreciation of what they do including Fixed Assets, Fee Collection, Property Accounting, Trust Funds and Research Accounting.

10:00
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.

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.

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.

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 summer 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.

Thursday 10 August

09:30
Lifting and Manual Handling [Places] 09:30 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Kyoto Room

This training is for all staff who are regularly involved in moving and carrying loads and setting up equipment etc. The course involves theory, practical and video. It requires active participation by all attending. The training also includes a practical demonstration of safe lifting and shows a range of lifting aids that are available.

16:30
JTC: Language Study Group - Summer Season new (6 of 10) In progress 16:30 - 18:00 John Trim Centre

Do you need a date in your diary to keep your language study ticking over?

Study your target language in the company of a friendly group. Decide on your academic, professional or personal focus, talk to others over tea and discuss strategies with a Language Adviser. Then we start and enjoy our own listening, reading, pronunciation practice etc.

Our learning centre offers 180+ languages! Be pestered to attend! We have quality biscuits.

If the course is in progress, registering your interest equals booking a place

If you don't wish to join at this stage but would like to be added to the mailing list to be kept up to date with the study group, please follow this link and search for 'Langcen-studygroup.

Friday 11 August

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.