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Friday 14 December

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.

Medicine: SSC 2 (For Year 4 clinical students only) new [Places] 09:00 - 10:30 eLearning 1 - School of Clinical Medicine

Your SSC will require that you find scientific literature in order to read around a topic, even if you're are not doing a systematic review as the eventual outcome. It is a great opportunity to gain Key Skills which will be valuable for the SSC, your Year 5 Paeds CAT, and the rest of your professional life.

This session will be a refresher in how to search medical/healthcare databases effectively and efficiently, save and record literature search terms, and keep track of the results that you find.

Medicine: SSC 1 (For Year 4 clinical students only) new [Standby] 09:00 - 10:30 eLearning 3 - School of Clinical Medicine

Your SSC will require that you find scientific literature in order to read around a topic, even if you're are not doing a systematic review as the eventual outcome. It is a great opportunity to gain Key Skills which will be valuable for your SSC, your Year 5 Paeds CAT, and the rest of your professional life.

This session will teach you how to search medical/healthcare databases effectively and efficiently, save and record literature search terms, and keep track of the results that you find.

09:30
Analysis of DNA Methylation using Sequencing [Places] 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

This course will cover all aspects of the analysis of DNA methylation using sequencing, including primary analysis, mapping and quality control of BS-Seq data, common pitfalls and complications.

It will also include exploratory analysis of methylation, looking at different methods of quantitation, and a variety of ways of looking more widely at the distribution of methylation over the genome. Finally the course will look at statistical methods to predict differential methylation.

The course will be comprised of a mixture of theoretical lectures and practicals covering a range of different software packages.

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 by linking here.

Falcon: An Introduction for Content and Site Managers (Part 1 and Part 2) (2 of 2) In progress 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course will cover the use of Falcon Content Management Service by content and site managers.

Please note: Falcon on Plone will be migrating to Falcon-on-Drupal over the the 2019-2020 academic year. If you are new to Falcon on Plone and have a requirement to learn the Falcon system, this course is for you. If your department plans to migrate soon (please ask your departmental IT Officer) there is a Falcon on Drupal: Migration from Falcon On Plone - An Introduction course. If you are new to Drupal there is a Drupal: An introduction course.

JTC: Study Abroad Advice [Full] 09:30 - 10:00 John Trim Centre

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser to explore intensive language courses abroad (usually of 3 weeks as a minimum) for your specific requirements. We can offer pointers for evaluating the options available and share information gleaned from students' feedback on courses that they have attended.

10:30
Drupal: An Introduction [Standby] 10:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course will cover the most essential features and concepts of Drupal Content Management Service through hands on activities.

11:00
Medicine: SSC Systematic Reviews (For Year 4 clinical students only) new [Places] 11:00 - 13:00 eLearning 1 - School of Clinical Medicine

This is a course designed for students undertaking a systematic review for their SSC project. It will cover all aspects of the systematic review process: ensuring your database search is as comprehensive as possible (and knowing when to stop), how to manage the process and results of the systematic review, and how to save references and cite them effectively.

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.

15:30
JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new [Full] 15:30 - 16:00 John Trim Centre

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser to explore opportunities and resources to help you with your plans and aims for your language learning. We advise on learning strategies across a range of 180+ languages in our learning centre. Click here to view our current index of languages.

These appointments are for advice on learning languages other than English. Should you want support for language skills in English, please do not book into one of these appointments but send your request to adtis@langcen.cam.ac.uk instead.

(Please note that if you are seeking advice about our taught courses, you are encouraged to drop in to the Language Centre or book early in the term rather than wait for an appointment. See our website for details.)

Advising appointments can be used to:

  • Decide on your short term and longer term goals
  • Discuss learning strategies for independent language study
  • Formulate a personal learning plan
  • Evaluate your progress so far and identify your next steps
  • Tackle more challenging aspects of your language learning, e.g., strategies for developing listening
  • Talk about ways of shaping a self-study session
  • Explore resources in specialist areas
  • Consider how taught course options in Cambridge can fit in to a longer term plan
  • Find out more about intensive language courses abroad

Monday 17 December

09:00
Greenwich House: Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (1 of 2) [Places] 09:00 - 10:00 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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

09:30
An Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with R (1 of 2) [Full] 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.

Legionella Awareness Training (TG2) new CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This is a City and Guilds accredited course which will provide delegates with a basic understanding of legionella awareness, the risks and the legal requirements under the Approved Code of Practice Legionnaires' disease. The control of legionella bacteria in water systems 2013.

10:00
Writing Your First Year Report (Life Sciences) [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 CCTL, Revans Room

Aimed at first-year PhD students, this course is designed to get you thinking and working effectively on writing your end-of-first-year-report. How to 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.

Outcomes:

  • Understand the standard form and function of the first year report
  • Start planning the structure of your report
  • Experience the benefits of editing and receiveing feedback on writing
Greenwich House: Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) [Places] 10:00 - 10:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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

10:45
Greenwich House: Fire Warden Training [Places] 10:45 - 11:15 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

In addition to the Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers training, this course will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation.

11:30
Greenwich House: Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (1 of 2) [Places] 11:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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

12:30
Greenwich House: Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) [Places] 12:30 - 13:00 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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

Finance Division Knowledge Bites - Student structure [Places] 12:30 - 13:15 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

A talk by Alice Benton (Head of Education and Student Policy) and Catherine Maxwell ( Head of Student Operations) - more information to follow.

13:00
How to Excel - Part 3 (For Finance Staff) new [Places] 13:00 - 16:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This session is only open to staff who have attended the How to Excel course previously.

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.

13:30
Greenwich House: Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (1 of 2) [Places] 13:30 - 14:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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

14:30
Greenwich House: Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) [Places] 14:30 - 15:00 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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

15:15
Greenwich House: Fire Safety Awareness Training CANCELLED 15:15 - 16:15 Room to be confirmed

The Fire Safety Awareness course will raise attendees' awareness of fire safety and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation.

Tuesday 18 December

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 [Places] 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 [Places] 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) [Full] 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) [Places] 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) [Places] 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.