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Wednesday 1 February

16:40
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Italian : VIA ZOOM [Full] 16:40 - 17:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Speaking practice with an Italian native-speaker volunteer via Zoom communication software.

17:00
CULP: Arabic Elementary 2 charged (9 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: Swahili Basic 1 charged (8 of 15) CANCELLED 17:00 - 19:00 Sidgwick Site, Alison Richard Building S3

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: French Advanced Plus charged (9 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At an advanced level, the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

One of the aims of the advanced level courses is also presentation skills as the courses aim to cater to the academic needs (i.e. research, conferences) of the students.

More detailed information is available on our website.

CULP: Arabic Elementary 1 charged (9 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: French Advanced charged (9 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At an advanced level, the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

One of the aims of the advanced level courses is also presentation skills as the courses aim to cater to the academic needs (i.e. research, conferences) of the students.

More detailed information is available on our website.

NB: Advanced courses are official, award-bearing University qualifications.

Please also note that the certificates and transcripts are usually issued in July.

CULP: Turkish Basic 1 charged (9 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Room L1

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please go to the Language Centre CULP page.

CULP: Greek Basic 2 charged (9 of 15) CANCELLED 17:00 - 19:00 Sidgwick Site, Raised Faculty Building, Room: 332

This is a continuation of the Greek Basic 1 course, suitable for students who have picked up the basics in their previous studies at the introductory level.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

CULP: Russian Basic 1 charged (9 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available from on our website.

CULP: Persian (Farsi) Pre-Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes charged (9 of 15) CANCELLED 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

This intensive Persian course is designed particularly for researchers, graduate students and staff who have a particular interest in Persian language, culture and heritage. However the course can be equally useful for those who are interested in learning Persian for more general purposes.

We offer linguistic tools that will enable students to comprehend complex texts and produce spoken and written language on variety of topics.

The classes are going to be conducted more or less in English, even though there will be plenty of opportunity for speaking and listening practice in Persian. And the medium of class will swiftly change to Persian by the end of the term. The courses feature a listening and speaking component as to prepare student to conduct field work in Persian and/or communicate in Persian with native speakers.

CULP: Spanish Basic 1 charged (2 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

JTC: English speaking practice [Full] 17:00 - 17:20 John Trim Centre

A relaxed one-to-one English speaking session with an English speaking volunteer.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Relative Clauses new [Places] 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

Relative clauses, often involving which, that or who, are very common in general and academic English. However, they cause problems for many students, sometimes significantly altering the meaning from what they intend. This workshop introduces some grammatical rules of relative clauses and explores common errors that non-native speakers of English frequently make.

17:30
JTC: English speaking practice [Full] 17:30 - 17:50 John Trim Centre

A relaxed one-to-one English speaking session with an English speaking volunteer.

18:00
CULP: Russian Intermediate 2 charged (9 of 15) CANCELLED 18:00 - 20:00 Sidgwick Site, Raised Faculty Building, Room: 219

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At intermediate 1 level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: Spanish Basic 2 charged (9 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

19:00
CULP: Spanish Intermediate 2 charged (9 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 2 level the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: German Intermediate 2 charged (9 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 2 level, the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged (9 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: Japanese Intermediate 1 charged (9 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At intermediate 1 level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please go to the Language Centre CULP page.

CULP: Introduction to the Hebrew Language and Culture charged (11 of 15) POSTPONED 19:00 - 21:00 Zoom Video Communication Software
  • The Introduction to Languages and Cultures courses feature some less taught languages and are designed to offer a sneak preview into the world of these important civilisations. While learning the basics of the language, you will be able to view and appreciate the ancient as well as modern character of the lands and peoples.

These courses will not be formally assessed and students who attend regularly (12/15 sessions) will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

CULP’s Introduction to Language and Culture Hebrew course, designed for absolute beginners, promises to offer a welcoming and exciting start to your Hebrew studies. Both spoken and written Modern Hebrew will be taught two hours per week during Michaelmas and Lent terms. You will be given the opportunity to express yourself, read and write in the target language, and develop your ability to understand native speakers. Realistic amounts of homework will be given and students will be encouraged to avail themselves of Hebrew media within the Language Centre.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

Thursday 2 February

09:00
Atlas.ti (3 of 6) In progress 09:00 - 10:30 SSRMP pre-recorded lecture(s) on Moodle

This course provides an introduction to the management and analysis of qualitative data using Atlas.ti. It is divided between pre-recorded lectures, in which you’ll learn the relevant strategies and techniques, and hands-on live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to analyse qualitative data using the software.

The sessions will introduce participants to the following:

  • consideration of the advantages and limitations of using qualitative analysis software
  • setting-up a research project in Atlas.ti
  • use of Atlas.ti's menus and tool bars
  • importing and organising data
  • starting data analysis using Atlas.ti’s coding tools
  • exploring data using query and visualization tools

Please note: Atlas.ti for Mac will not be covered.

Drop In Sessions - Simplifying our Processes new [Places] 09:00 - 10:00 CPMO: MS Teams

A series of 30 minute drop-in sessions to talk with one of the Simplifying our Processes team. We offer expert, impartial advice relating all things process improvement and want to support our colleagues on their own continuous improvement journeys.

Please note, these sessions are informal, 1-2-1 meetings where colleagues can ask for advice and guidance from the Simplifying our Processes team. These are not workshops or taught sessions.

The Simplifying our Processes team will be available 9-10 and 4-5 every Tuesday and Friday - each hour can be split into two sessions of 30 minutes depending on demand.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged (10 of 15) In progress 09:00 - 11:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

09:15
Theory of Change Workshop new [Places] 09:15 - 10:45 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d

NB: if you would like to join this session remotely, please let us know in the special requirements of your booking and we can send you a Microsoft Teams link.

This hybrid session will cover the basics of an underpinning Theory of Change for access & participation interventions and focus on worked examples. It will also involve playing the Changebusters game developed by Advance HE, which aims to develop your understanding of the concepts by developing a hypothetical theory of change.

09:30
Professional Services Career Development Programme [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 N/A - PPD Zoom (Internal Ref:Standard)

A two part programme to support career development and progression for Professional Services staff:

Part 1

This highly interactive workshop will enable you to step back from the ‘day-to-day’ and focus on your career objectives, short and long term. You will have the opportunity to explore what development opportunities you could grasp and what networks might assist you. You will also have the opportunity to consider what’s holding you back and how you can overcome these barriers to fulfil your career aspirations. You will leave the workshop with a personal career plan in draft format, that you will be able to explore in greater depth.

Part 2

Access to an Online Career Development Tool designed to further support career development and progression. The tool enables you to assess your skills and behavioural attributes against the levels required for your current role, and for roles that you may wish to progress into in the future. It also identifies areas for professional development to support your career development. Guidance on accessing and using the tool will be sent to you at the end of the month in which you attend the workshop.

CULP: French Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (10 of 15) In progress 09:30 - 11:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Using close reading and translation of academic texts from their particular discipline, this weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading French documents that they have come across or may meet in their research.

The course aims to develop strategies for reading longer texts faster through close analysis, grammatical and stylistic commentary, and translation. For example, literary texts with differing editions, stories with two or more translations into English that need to be compared and evaluated, poems of challenging originality or range of allusion.

Classes will be conducted in English, but there will be many opportunities to use French and practise reading aloud.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

Join us in this friendly, introductory session to learn how to get up and running with Outlook 365 Email and Calendar using the Desktop application for Windows, where we will take you through the basics of the Outlook 365 and more. If you are already familiar with the basics, this course will provide you with tips to speed things up and also get to know what is possible in Outlook.

Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate. See System requirements below for more information

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

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10:00
Evaluation Methods (1 of 8) [Places] 10:00 - 11:15 SSRMP pre-recorded lecture(s) on Moodle

This course aims to provide students with a range of specific technical skills that will enable them to undertake impact evaluation of policy. Too often policy is implemented but not fully evaluated. Without evaluation we cannot then tell what the short or longer term impact of a particular policy has been. On this course, students will learn the skills needed to evaluate particular policies and will have the opportunity to do some hands on data manipulation. A particular feature of this course is that it provides these skills in a real world context of policy evaluation. It also focuses primarily not on experimental evaluation (Random Control Trials) but rather quasi-experimental methodologies that can be used where an experiment is not desirable or feasible.

Topics:

  • Regression-based techniques
  • Evaluation framework and concepts
  • The limitations of regression based approaches and RCTs
  • Before/After, Difference in Difference (DID) methods
  • Computer exercise on difference in difference methods
  • Instrumental variables techniques
  • Regression discontinuity design.
CULP: Italian Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (10 of 15) In progress 10:00 - 11:30 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

This course will start at Basic level and move quickly through the basics of Italian grammar. Students with some background in the Italian language (Intermediate level) are most welcome to join the group in January (Lent term) when we start reading more complex, original texts.

Using close reading and translation of academic texts from their particular discipline, this weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading Italian documents that they have come across or may meet in their research.

Students will be encouraged to bring along their own texts and work in pairs to enhance the learning experience. For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

10:30
Atlas.ti (4 of 6) In progress 10:30 - 12:00 SSRMP Zoom

This course provides an introduction to the management and analysis of qualitative data using Atlas.ti. It is divided between pre-recorded lectures, in which you’ll learn the relevant strategies and techniques, and hands-on live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to analyse qualitative data using the software.

The sessions will introduce participants to the following:

  • consideration of the advantages and limitations of using qualitative analysis software
  • setting-up a research project in Atlas.ti
  • use of Atlas.ti's menus and tool bars
  • importing and organising data
  • starting data analysis using Atlas.ti’s coding tools
  • exploring data using query and visualization tools

Please note: Atlas.ti for Mac will not be covered.

11:00
JTC: Study Abroad Advice [Full] 11:00 - 11:30 John Trim Centre

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser to explore intensive language courses abroad 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.

CULP: French Intermediate 2 charged (10 of 15) In progress 11:00 - 13:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 2 level, the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

More detailed information is available on our website.

Managing your research with Zotero [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Using a reference manager is one of the best ways to look after crucial research literature, whether planning for a literature review or simply keeping track of developments in a particular discipline. This session will introduce Zotero.

Using live demonstrations, discussions, and troubleshooting common referencing issues, the session will give an in-depth look at how Zotero (and tools like it) can help maximise a research project workflow while also ensuring that critical resources and information are not lost at any point in the research process.

Please note: This session will be offered, either online or in person, in Michaelmas, Lent and Easter terms.

11:30
CULP: German Basic (total beginners) for Academic Purposes (LAP) - PRIMARILY FOR CLASSICISTS (10 of 15) In progress 11:30 - 13:00 Faculty of Classics, Room 1.11

PLEASE NOTE: This course is PRIMARILY FOR CLASSICISTS.

This weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading German documents they need to deal with in their research. Each session will be divided into two parts:

The first part will consist of grammar, tasks to develop insight into the reading process, help with dealing with complex sentence structures, academic conventions, abbreviations, etc.

The second part will be devoted to the translation of original German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: French Basic 1 charged (10 of 15) In progress 11:30 - 13:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available on our website.

12:30
CULP: German Basic 2 charged (10 of 15) In progress 12:30 - 14:30 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available on our website.

JTC: Intermediate Spanish Conversation Hours charged (2 of 6) In progress 12:30 - 13:30 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

If you are an intermediate level learner and would like the chance to improve your speaking skills in a relaxed and informal setting, then this opportunity might interest you.

Come along and take it in turns to choose a conversation topic of personal interest each week. This could be one that's familiar to you but you want to practise more. Devise 4-5 questions to get the conversation started. Example topics could be holidays, food, traditions or hobbies. **If you are at the stage where you would like to discuss newspaper articles/current affairs, please attend the Advanced Conversation Hour.**

Receive feedback on your pronunciation and accuracy, and try stretching yourself further.

Suitable for those who have completed an intermediate 1 Spanish CULP course or those who have a B1 level in the CEFR.

If the course is already 'in progress' please click on 'register your interest' in order to book a place.

13:00
JTC: Intermediate French Conversation Hour : Via Zoom (2 of 6) In progress 13:00 - 14:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Please note that the Conversation Hours will be delivered online

If you are an intermediate level learner and would like the chance to improve your speaking skills in a relaxed and informal setting, then this opportunity might interest you.

Come along and take it in turns to choose a conversation topic of personal interest each week. This could be one that's familiar to you but you want to practise more. Devise 4-5 questions to get the conversation started. Example topics could be holidays, food, traditions or hobbies. **If you are at the stage where you would like to discuss newspaper articles/current affairs, please attend the Advanced Conversation Hour.**

Receive feedback on your pronunciation and accuracy, and try stretching yourself further.

Suitable for those who have completed an intermediate 1 French CULP course or those who have a B1 level in the CEFR.

If the course is already 'in progress' please click on 'register your interest' in order to book a place.

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of German : VIA MS Teams [Full] 13:00 - 13:20 MS Teams Video Chat

A chance to practice German conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker. The 20-minute session will take place via MS Teams video chat.

13:20
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of German : VIA MS Teams [Full] 13:20 - 13:40 MS Teams Video Chat

A chance to practice German conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker. The 20-minute session will take place via MS Teams video chat.

13:30
CULP: Mandarin Chinese Intermediate for Business new (14 of 20) Not bookable 13:30 - 15:30 Venue TBC

This course is designed for students and staff of the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, who have prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese and wish to learn how to better communicate with native Chinese speakers in business settings.

For the language elements, the course is focused on key business communications in four areas: Present yourself and your business; establish business relations; business work and travel; and promote your business.

Another element of the course is to equip students to communicate effectively in the Chinese business context, through gaining a good understanding of Chinese company culture through industry case studies.

More information can be found on our website.

13:40
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of German : VIA MS Teams [Full] 13:40 - 14:00 MS Teams Video Chat

A chance to practice German conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker. The 20-minute session will take place via MS Teams video chat.

14:00
Reading and Understanding Statistics (1 of 4) [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 SSRMP Zoom

This module is for students who don’t plan to use quantitative methods in their own research, but who need to be able to read and understand published research using quantitative methods. You will learn how to interpret graphs, frequency tables and multivariate regression results, and to ask intelligent questions about sampling, methods and statistical inference. The module is aimed at complete beginners, with no prior knowledge of statistics or quantitative methods.

CULP: German Intermediate 2 for Academic Purposes (LAP) - primarily for Classicists (10 of 15) In progress 14:00 - 15:30 Faculty of Classics, Room 2.03

PLEASE NOTE: This course is PRIMARILY FOR CLASSICISTS.

This weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading German documents they need to deal with in their research. Each session will be divided into two parts:

The first part will consist of grammar, tasks to develop insight into the reading process, help with dealing with complex sentence structures, academic conventions, abbreviations, etc.

The second part will be devoted to the translation of original German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

Medicine: Scopus Q & A new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This session is aimed at University of Cambridge staff or students who have already had prior training in database searching and want to learn more about the features of the Scopus database. Those who want to attend an introductory session should book onto the Introduction to Literature Searching course, or the Getting the Best Results - Improving Your Database Searching if they are NHS staff.

Do you get the results you want from your communication with others at work? Are you able to talk with confidence in meetings and interviews? Do you have a high level of impact when speaking in public?

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session will help you refine your presentation skills, help you speak more confidently as an emerging leader in your research field, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations.

Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated. Coaching will focus on your individual requirements ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room, to structuring a compelling presentation.

Virtual Writing Retreats [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Online / Webinar

Do you have a deadline coming up or a piece of writing that’s long overdue? Or maybe some data analysis that keeps slipping to the bottom of your to-do list?

Our online retreats give you time, peace, and space to think and write. Each session will provide a friendly and constructive environment in which to meet like-minded peers, discuss challenges, and work in a focused way using the Pomodoro technique.

These virtual retreats are being hosted collaboratively across several institutions to encourage researchers across career stages and institutions to come together in a sustainable writing environment.

The retreats will take place several times per month throughout the academic year and you can attend as many as you like (within booking limits for each session).

14:15
ADS Research Unit Briefing: Predicted Grades Accuracy new [Places] 14:15 - 15:15 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03c

NOTE: if you wish to join this briefing remotely, please state this in the special requirements section of your booking (so we can manage expected numbers in the room).

A series of briefings from the ADS Research Unit taking you through a recent research paper they have produced examining admissions and widening participation at the University of Cambridge.

This session from Rachel Sequeira will provide an overview of her 2021 research into the accuracy of predicted A Level grades for University of Cambridge applicants, including breakdowns by A Level subject or applicant characteristics.

This session will be recorded and made available afterwards for those who can’t attend.

14:30
CULP: French Intermediate 1 charged (10 of 15) In progress 14:30 - 16:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 1 level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available on our website.

15:00
Ethnographic Methods (1 of 4) [Places] 15:00 - 16:30 Corpus Christi, McCrum Theatre

This module is an introduction to ethnographic fieldwork and analysis and is intended for students in fields other than anthropology. It provides an introduction to contemporary debates in ethnography, and an outline of how selected methods may be used in ethnographic study.

The ethnographic method was originally developed in the field of social anthropology, but has grown in popularity across several disciplines, including sociology, geography, criminology, education and organization studies.

Ethnographic research is a largely qualitative method, based upon participant observation among small samples of people for extended periods. A community of research participants might be defined on the basis of ethnicity, geography, language, social class, or on the basis of membership of a group or organization. An ethnographer aims to engage closely with the culture and experiences of their research participants, to produce a holistic analysis of their fieldsite.

Session 1: The Ethnographic Method What is ethnography? Can ethnographic research and writing be objective? How does one conduct ethnographic research responsibly and ethically?

Session 2: Recording the field: Notes, Images, Sounds

Session 3: Intersubjectivity, Vulnerability and Collaboration

Session 4: Found Objects: Building and Reading an Archive

CULP: Spanish Basic 1 charged (10 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: German Basic 2 charged (10 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available on our website.

Postdoc Academy Course: Being for Beginners new (4 of 6) In progress 15:00 - 16:00 Online / Webinar

Do you sometimes feel worn down or worked up? Would you like to develop habits that help you navigate life with greater confidence and happiness?

This course is designed specifically for researchers to explore tools for enhancing self-awareness, managing stress and unwanted thoughts, and embracing enjoyment and positive change.

It provides guided opportunities to think about:

  • how we relate to our body, thoughts and feelings
  • finding connection with others, nature and time
  • practical ways to change our habits and patterns of thinking.

The six workshops explore concepts from various traditions and provide opportunities for focused self-reflection, enhanced using meditation skills.

These skills are for complete beginners and provide new approaches for those with more experience. No previous experience is required.

Do you get the results you want from your communication with others at work? Are you able to talk with confidence in meetings and interviews? Do you have a high level of impact when speaking in public?

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session will help you refine your presentation skills, help you speak more confidently as an emerging leader in your research field, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations.

Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated. Coaching will focus on your individual requirements ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room, to structuring a compelling presentation.

15:15
CULP: Portuguese Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (10 of 23) In progress 15:15 - 16:45 Centre of Latin American Studies, Alison Richard Building Room 204

These Portuguese reading courses are designed for researchers, graduate students and staff who have a particular interest in Latin American, Brazilian, Portuguese or Lusophone language, culture and heritage.

They offer linguistic tools that will enable students to comprehend complex texts and produce critical readings and interpretations.

The classes are going to be conducted primarily in English, even though there will be plenty of opportunity for oral and listening practice. The courses feature a listening and speaking component as to prepare student to conduct field work in Portuguese.

The Basic course does not require any knowledge of the language while the prerequisite for the Intermediate course is a CEFR A2 level. The courses offer the possibility of progression and Basic students are strongly encouraged to continue with the Intermediate course.

Please note that these courses are attended by a number of very able, Spanish speaking students of Latin American studies and that the class dynamics are likely to be fast paced. For the rest of the students this might be challenging but also very rewarding and conducive to sound progress.

The courses will start from a Basic level and will aim at:

  • Solidifying strategies of reading of academic texts;
  • Recognition of the compositional structures of the texts;
  • Recognition of basic use of Portuguese grammar units The students will be asked to perform weekly readings of a wide variety of texts.

Alongside that, they will be requested to do grammar exercises related to the basic structures of the language, such as verbs and their complements.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

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Drop In Sessions - Simplifying our Processes new [Places] 16:00 - 17:00 CPMO: MS Teams

A series of 30 minute drop-in sessions to talk with one of the Simplifying our Processes team. We offer expert, impartial advice relating all things process improvement and want to support our colleagues on their own continuous improvement journeys.

Please note, these sessions are informal, 1-2-1 meetings where colleagues can ask for advice and guidance from the Simplifying our Processes team. These are not workshops or taught sessions.

The Simplifying our Processes team will be available 9-10 and 4-5 every Tuesday and Friday - each hour can be split into two sessions of 30 minutes depending on demand.

CULP: Arabic Basic 1 charged (10 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: Russian Basic 2 charged (10 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At a basic 2 level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: French Advanced charged (10 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At advanced level the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

One of the aims of the advanced level courses is also presentation skills as the courses aim to cater to the academic needs (i.e. research, conferences) of the students.

More detailed information is available on our website.

NB: Advanced courses are official, award-bearing University qualifications.

Please also note that the certificates and transcripts are usually issued in July.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Through Poetry and Songs new charged (3 of 15) CANCELLED 16:00 - 18:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

This course is designed for students whose Chinese level is at about CEFR A1+ or A2, ideally suited to those students who have completed the CULP Chinese Basic 2 course or have taken Chinese at GCSE Level. No particular musical ability is required.

Do you get the results you want from your communication with others at work? Are you able to talk with confidence in meetings and interviews? Do you have a high level of impact when speaking in public?

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session will help you refine your presentation skills, help you speak more confidently as an emerging leader in your research field, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations.

Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated. Coaching will focus on your individual requirements ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room, to structuring a compelling presentation.

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CULP: Japanese Basic 1 charged (10 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: Portuguese Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) (10 of 23) In progress 17:00 - 18:30 Centre of Latin American Studies, Alison Richard Building Room 204

These Portuguese reading courses are designed for researchers, graduate students and staff who have a particular interest in Latin American, Brazilian, Portuguese or Lusophone language, culture and heritage.

They offer linguistic tools that will enable students to comprehend complex texts and produce critical readings and interpretations.

The classes are going to be conducted primarily in English, even though there will be plenty of opportunity for oral and listening practice. The courses feature a listening and speaking component as to prepare student to conduct field work in Portuguese.

The Basic course does not require any knowledge of the language while the prerequisite for the Intermediate course is a CEFR A2 level. The courses offer the possibility of progression and Basic students are strongly encouraged to continue with the Intermediate course.

Please note that these courses are attended by a number of very able, Spanish speaking students of Latin American studies and that the class dynamics are likely to be fast paced. For the rest of the students this might be challenging but also very rewarding and conducive to sound progress.

The courses will start from a Basic level and will aim at:

  • Solidifying strategies of reading of academic texts;
  • Recognition of the compositional structures of the texts;
  • Recognition of basic use of Portuguese grammar units The students will be asked to perform weekly readings of a wide variety of texts.

Alongside that, they will be requested to do grammar exercises related to the basic structures of the language, such as verbs and their complements.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: German Advanced Plus charged (10 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The concept underpinning this course is one of fostering the learning of higher Advanced German language through listening (mainly films), reading (mainly literature), speaking and writing (both film and literature).

Every session will offer a choice of extracts either from the German* literary canon or from critically acclaimed films, or indeed both, which illustrate the session’s theme. These passages will be analysed by means of listening, reading and communicative exercises and will lead to a discussion about their aesthetic, wider cultural, historical and political implications and relevance today.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

CULP: Spanish Basic 2 charged (10 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: Spanish Intermediate 2 charged (10 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 2 level, the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Through Poetry and Songs new charged (10 of 15) POSTPONED 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

This course is designed for students whose Chinese level is at about CEFR A1+ or A2, ideally suited to those students who have completed the CULP Chinese Basic 2 course or have taken Chinese at GCSE Level. No particular musical ability is required.

JTC: Advanced Portuguese Conversation Hours: Via Zoom new charged (2 of 6) In progress 17:00 - 18:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Please note that the Conversation Hours will be delivered online

This conversation hour offers learners with an independent conversational ability (B2/C1 level upwards) a chance to practice speaking Portuguese with others in a relaxed and informal group led by a native-speaker facilitator. The content of the sessions is decided by the participants, with members taking turns to propose a topic and source materials (newspaper articles, web links, videos etc.) to use as a basis for discussion. The groups are ideal for those who wish to retain or improve upon the language skills they already have or for those studying for a language degree who would like another forum for interaction at advanced level.

Participants from Portuguese Advanced CULP are warmly invited to attend the Portuguese Conversation Hour.

If the course is already 'in progress' please click on 'register your interest' in order to book a place.

CULP: Ancient Greek Basic 1 new charged (3 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

This course is appropriate for absolute beginners (ab initio learners) with no knowledge of Ancient Greek. Those with a knowledge of Modern Greek are welcome to attend but may find the pace a little slow.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Portuguese : VIA ZOOM [Full] 17:00 - 17:20 Zoom Video Communication Software

Speaking practice with a Portuguese native-speaker volunteer via Zoom communication software.

ADTIS In-Sessional -Hedging and Boosting in Academic Writing new [Full] 17:00 - 18:30 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

Hedging is an important skill in academic writing, used to show uncertainty, hesitation, or caution where appropriate, whilst boosting can be used to intensify certainty. In this workshop we will consider when, why, and how to use hedging and boosting effectively in our academic writing and practise using both in a range of example sentences.

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JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Portuguese : VIA ZOOM [Full] 17:20 - 17:40 Zoom Video Communication Software

Speaking practice with a Portuguese native-speaker volunteer via Zoom communication software.

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JTC: Advanced English Conversation Hours charged (2 of 6) In progress 17:30 - 18:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Advanced Conversation Hours are a great way to practice the spoken English of academic discussion and debate. They are suitable for learners comfortable in spoken interaction at level C1 and above. The weekly sessions encourage a relaxed and fun approach to communication designed to both aid interaction and build confidence.

If the course is already 'in progress' please click on 'register your interest' in order to book a place.

Cost for 6 sessions

£31 Students, £41 Staff, £51 Partners and Visiting Scholars

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CULP: Korean Basic 1 charged (10 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At basic 1 level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: Italian Basic 2 charged (10 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

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JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Japanese [Full] 18:20 - 18:40 John Trim Centre

A one-to-one practice speaking session with a volunteer native Japanese speaker.

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CULP: French Intermediate 1 charged (10 of 15) In progress 18:30 - 20:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 1 level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available on our webiste.

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CULP: Japanese Elementary 1 charged (10 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At elementary 1 level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available on our website.

CULP: British Sign Language Basic 1 charged (10 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The course is delivered in a visual way. It offers 30 hours of classroom tuition in a group, (up to 16 students), and requires the students to study independently (or in pairs) for an additional 30 hours.