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Wednesday 22 May

09:00
Welcome to Cambridge [Full] 09:00 - 12:00 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall


The University of Cambridge is committed to effective induction for all new members of staff. In addition to the welcome and induction you will receive in your institution, you are warmly invited to take part in the University’s two-stage induction.

The first stage comprises the University’s Induction Online programme. This web resource is a quick and easy way for you to learn all about what it is like to work here as well as understand your role and responsibilities. It provides key information to help you:

  • settle quickly into your new role
  • orientate yourself in your first few weeks at the University
  • understand how the University works


The second stage comprises Welcome to Cambridge, an event hosted by Personal and Professional Development (PPD). Following a welcome from a senior member of the University and an introduction to the role of the Colleges and their relationship with the University, participants can browse the wide range of opportunities and sources of support available to you as a member of University staff. Please review our Exhibitor List. for details of the exhibitors.

UTBS: New Provider Training Manager Training [Places] 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course is designed for the Training Manager(s) of a new provider on the University Training Booking System. (UTBS) and it will take them through theory and practicals on how to manage their training programme on the UTBS

09:15
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Helpdesk & Cash Management CANCELLED 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.

09:30
AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting 2018-19 charged (23 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

CULP: French Basic 1 charged (10 of 15) In progress 09:30 - 11:30 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 at http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp/.

EMBL-EBI: Network Analysis with Cytoscape and PSICQUIC [Places] 09:30 - 17:00 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

This module provides an introduction to the theory and concepts of network analysis. Attendees will learn how to construct protein-protein interaction networks and subsequently use these to analyse large-scale datasets generated these to by techniques such as RNA-Seq or mass-spec proteomics. The course will focus on giving attendees hands-on experience in the use of Cytoscape and selected network analysis apps.

Also note: This event is part of a series of short introductions focusing on EMBL-EBI resources. If you want to learn more about these separate training events, see the Related Courses section below.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

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

Web Recruitment Training - managing vacancies & sending correspondence [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course covers viewing, processing and recording data for applications, adding notes and attachments, generating rejection emails, generating electronic reference requests, processing applicants through the selection process and transferring successful applicants to CHRIS.

10:00
Radioactive Substances: An Introduction to Suitable and Safe Use [Places] 10:00 - 12:30 CIMR, Sackler 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.

Writing Your First Year Report (Life Sciences) [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Postdoc Centre @ Biomedical Campus, Newman Library

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
10:35
Postdocs: Communication & Personal Impact (one-to-one coaching) new [Full] 10:35 - 11:35 Student Services Center, Atrium Consultation Room AG017

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

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session will help you in identifying how to further utilise your voice and gain greater awareness of how you present yourself, so that you can develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations.

It will focus on your own specific requirements, but could include anything from practical points about elocution, ideas for how to hold the attention of a room, or new confidence in speaking up as an emerging leader in your research field.

Outcomes

  • Greater awareness of your voice and body, and how you come across to others
  • Practical techniques to help you communicate effectively, with impact
  • Improved confidence with public speaking and presentations
11:40
Postdocs: Communication & Personal Impact (one-to-one coaching) new [Full] 11:40 - 12:40 Student Services Center, Atrium Consultation Room AG017

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

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session will help you in identifying how to further utilise your voice and gain greater awareness of how you present yourself, so that you can develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations.

It will focus on your own specific requirements, but could include anything from practical points about elocution, ideas for how to hold the attention of a room, or new confidence in speaking up as an emerging leader in your research field.

Outcomes

  • Greater awareness of your voice and body, and how you come across to others
  • Practical techniques to help you communicate effectively, with impact
  • Improved confidence with public speaking and presentations
12:00
Teaching Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (Briefing) [Places] 12:00 - 14:00 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d


This course will consider the academic barriers experienced by students with Specific Learning Difficulties. It will cover a range of teaching environments and increase your awareness of best practice in implementing support. Most importantly it will give practical advice about best practice to ensure an effective learning environment for all involved. The course will focus on dyslexia, dyspraxia and dysgraphia.

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties: Identification and Diagnosis (Briefing) is a useful precursor to this workshop, as it will not cover diagnosis or identification of specific learning difficulties.

Trans Awareness new [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

This session will set the wider context for trans identities, provide greater understanding of the experience of trans people and explore uses of language and key terms such as cisgender, non-binary and transgender, all in a safe supportive environment. 

JTC: Advanced English Conversation Hours charged (4 of 6) In progress 12:00 - 13:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

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

£32 Students, £42 Staff, £54 Partners and Visiting Scholars

The basics of graphic design for engineering researchers - An illustrated talk by Steve Caplin new [Places] 12:00 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 1

This workshop will cover the importance of graphic design, both in general and with reference to presentations and research posters for conferences and display.

12:30
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 12:30 - 12:50 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with volunteer native speaker

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

12:50
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 12:50 - 13:10 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with volunteer native speaker

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

13:00
CULP: German Basic 1 charged (10 of 15) In progress 13:00 - 15:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

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: French Conversation Hours charged (5 of 6) In progress 13:00 - 14:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

This conversation hour offers learners with an independent conversational ability (B2 level upwards) a chance to practise speaking French 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 French Advanced CULP are warmly invited to attend the French Conversation Hour.

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

13:10
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 13:10 - 13:30 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with volunteer native speaker

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

13:15
Engineering UG: Planning Your 4th Year Project - Time Management & Prioritisation [Places] 13:15 - 13:45 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

This session will look at ways to manage your time and your project during your 4th year project. Topics covered will include time management tips, advice on prioritisation, tools for project management and an introduction to monotasking.

With some mention of the electronic resources available to you over the long vacation and on support provided by the Department of Engineering Library.

You may find it useful to bring your own laptop.

13:30
How to Excel - Part 1 & 2 (For Finance Staff) new (2 of 2) In progress 13:30 - 16:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course will enable the participants to practice existing spreadsheet skills and develop more advanced skills within the context of UFS data. There will be the opportunity to extract data from the system and learn to manipulate, analyse and use it for reporting purposes. The course runs over two sessions and participants will need to attend both of these sessions.

13:45
Postdocs: Communication & Personal Impact (one-to-one coaching) new [Full] 13:45 - 14:45 Student Services Center, Atrium Consultation Room AG017

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

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session will help you in identifying how to further utilise your voice and gain greater awareness of how you present yourself, so that you can develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations.

It will focus on your own specific requirements, but could include anything from practical points about elocution, ideas for how to hold the attention of a room, or new confidence in speaking up as an emerging leader in your research field.

Outcomes

  • Greater awareness of your voice and body, and how you come across to others
  • Practical techniques to help you communicate effectively, with impact
  • Improved confidence with public speaking and presentations
14:00
CULP: French Basic 2 charged (10 of 15) In progress 14:00 - 16:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

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

At 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 at http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp/

The Engaged Researcher: Public Engagement with Dr. Giles Yeo new [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Postdoc Centre@ Mill Lane, Seminar Room

This 2 hour workshop will discuss "why does research matter and how do we share it?"

14:30

Principal Investigators, research group heads and supervisors have duties and responsibilities both in law and under University Policy where the health and safety of group members (and others that may be influenced by their research activities) are concerned. All PIs, group heads and supervisors are encouraged to attend this course which will quickly inform you of what you must do to comply with the law, keep you staff and students safe and reduce the possibility of litigation, thus reducing the overall risk to the University.

CULP: Introduction to the Hebrew Language and Culture charged (13 of 15) CANCELLED 14:30 - 16:30 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 2
  • 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.

Take a break: Twenty Minute UL Tower Tour new [Full] 14:30 - 14:50 Cambridge University Library, Catalogue Hall

Take a break from revision stress with a twenty minute guided tour of the famous UL Tower. An experienced member of staff will take you up one of Cambridge's tallest structures where you can experience dazzling views of Cambridge as well as seeing some of the unique material that the tower holds.

Please be aware that access to the Tower is by lift/elevator only.

14:50
Postdocs: Communication & Personal Impact (one-to-one coaching) new [Places] 14:50 - 15:50 Student Services Center, Atrium Consultation Room AG017

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

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session will help you in identifying how to further utilise your voice and gain greater awareness of how you present yourself, so that you can develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations.

It will focus on your own specific requirements, but could include anything from practical points about elocution, ideas for how to hold the attention of a room, or new confidence in speaking up as an emerging leader in your research field.

Outcomes

  • Greater awareness of your voice and body, and how you come across to others
  • Practical techniques to help you communicate effectively, with impact
  • Improved confidence with public speaking and presentations
15:00
CULP: Swahili 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.

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

15:30
WP Sector Highlights from the Admissions and Data Services’ Research Unit new [Places] 15:30 - 16:45 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 2

Cambridge Admissions Office have organised a series of briefing sessions in the coming weeks aimed at Schools Liaison Officers, Department Outreach Staff, and any academics and staff members who will communicate with potential students.

This session is aimed at anybody wishing to know more about the research and national context which underpins widening participation activity, both at the University of Cambridge and around the country.

15:55
Postdocs: Communication & Personal Impact (one-to-one coaching) new [Full] 15:55 - 16:55 Student Services Center, Atrium Consultation Room AG017

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

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session will help you in identifying how to further utilise your voice and gain greater awareness of how you present yourself, so that you can develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations.

It will focus on your own specific requirements, but could include anything from practical points about elocution, ideas for how to hold the attention of a room, or new confidence in speaking up as an emerging leader in your research field.

Outcomes

  • Greater awareness of your voice and body, and how you come across to others
  • Practical techniques to help you communicate effectively, with impact
  • Improved confidence with public speaking and presentations
16:00
CULP: Italian Basic 2 charged (10 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Faculty of English, GR05

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 Basic 2 charged (10 of 15) CANCELLED 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

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

At 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 Intermediate 2 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 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: Turkish Basic 1 new charged (13 of 15) CANCELLED 16:00 - 18:00 Venue TBC

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.

Librarian's Tea new [Full] 16:00 - 17:00 N/A

In the Easter Term, Jess would like to invite colleagues to come and join her for an informal chat in small groups over a cup of tea. Jess paused these popular sessions due to the pressure of work in the Michaelmas Term, but would like to start them up again in the Easter Term and Summer.

These sessions will provide an opportunity for you to get to know each other better and to talk with Jess about any issues that are affecting you.

Bookings for each session will close as soon as ten people have signed up, so first come, first served! The first two will be held at the University Library on West Road, but subsequent sessions will include locations in Faculty and Department Library sites. Event will start at 4 pm.

This event will be held in the Librarian's office on the 4th Floor of the UL

17:00
CULP: Arabic Basic 2 charged (10 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At 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 at: http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/culp/culp.php

18:00
CULP: Japanese Basic 2 charged (12 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

The courses are delivered in a blended-learning mode, face-to-face and online. The focus is on spoken, oral/aural communicative competence. Students are required to attend to online multimedia materials and read the proscribed texts in their own time so that the classroom time is dedicated to face-to-face communication/discussion.

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

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

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: Turkish Basic 2 charged (13 of 15) CANCELLED 18:00 - 20:00 Venue TBC

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.