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09:30
Python 3: Introduction for Those with Programming Experience (3 of 3) In progress 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This full-day course introduces the Python programming language to those who are already familiar with another high level programing language such as C/C++, Fortran, Java, Perl or Visual Basic. The aim of this course is to give such programmers sufficient familiarity with Python that they can attend any of the more advanced Python courses organised by the Computing service and easily follow any of the widely available Python tutorials on the more complex aspects of the language.

This course covers all the material contained in the "Programming: Python for Absolute Beginners" course, but in a more abbreviated fashion suitable for those who already have significant programming experience. This course does NOT cover the more complex aspects of the language (for such topics see the other Computing Service Python courses), nor is there much explicit discussion of the object oriented features of Python.

If you are an accomplished and experienced programmer you may find this course too slow, you may prefer to self-teach the course rather than attend in person, the full set of notes can be downloaded.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) (1 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Adobe Photoshop CC is the latest version of the favourite image manipulation and editing tool of the professional graphics industry and photographers. It enables digital and scanned-in photographs, pictures and graphics files to be edited and offers a dazzling array of drawing, special effects and filtering tools. Knowing where to start with such a comprehensive and feature-filled package can be daunting. This presentation aims to equip new users with the basics, using live demonstrations throughout.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

Postdocs: Communication & Personal Impact (1:1 Coaching) [Full] 09:30 - 10:30 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room BG04

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.

CULP: French Intermediate 1 charged (14 of 15) In progress 09:30 - 11:30 17 Mill Lane 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.

More detailed information is available on our website.

Critical Thinking and Bioethics new (2 of 2) In progress 09:30 - 13:30 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03c

As scientists, skills of critical thinking are well developed in hypothesis testing, observation and scientific projects. This workshop will incorporate other modes of logic and reason into scientific thinking.

This workshop will consist of a set of debates on current bioethical issues. We will then analyse and evaluate the presence and impact of critical thinking within those debates

PLEASE NOTE: This course consists of two half day sessions, with a week between sessions.

Statistics bootcamp using R new (3 of 4) In progress 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

This 4-days bootcamp provides an in depth look at statistical analyses using R.

Day 1 aims to introduce R as a tool for statistics and graphics, with the main aim being to become comfortable with the R environment. As well as introducing core R language concepts, this course also provides the basics of using the Tidyverse for data maniupulation, and ggplot for plotting. It will focus on entering and manipulating data in R and producing simple graphs.

Day 2-4 will focus on the statistical possibilities of R, covering from experimental design to analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. Ample time will be given to participants to practice different type of analysis and interact with the trainers to discuss their statistical problems.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Babraham Institutes's Bioinformatics Group and it 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 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 or register your interest by linking here.

Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - UIS Champions Training - Pilot new (1 of 3) [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This training is for UIS Microsoft Teams Champions. This is a practical course taking a deep dive into the product functionality and how it interlates with other office 365 products.

09:55
Physics Health & Safety: H&S Induction new (1 of 2) [Places] 09:55 - 11:15 Department of Physics, 213 Bragg Commitee Room

Departmental health and safety induction for graduate students, undergraduate students (Part IB, II, or III) MASt students, visitors and staff starting study or work at the Department of Physics.

Session 1 of this briefing is for everyone and covers what to do in the event of an emergency, and how to report problems.

There will be a short break before Session 2, which is for people carrying out practical experiments in a laboratory, doing other practical (e.g. maintenance) work, managing events or other people.

When there are new staff at an induction, this will be preceded by a short HR induction.

Anyone only working in an office is not required to attend Session 2, unless they manage people or events.

10:00
CULP: Italian Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (14 of 15) In progress 10:00 - 11:30 17 Mill Lane 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.

Writing Your First Year Report (Physical Sciences & Technology) [Places] 10:00 - 12:30 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03a

It’s that time of year: the report is looming on the horizon and the reality of writing is here!

Aimed at first-year PhD students, with little or no academic writing experience. This course focuses on helping you develop good writing habits and become a more efficient writer. It is designed to get you thinking and to get working effectively on your end-of-first-year report / Certificate of Postgraduate Studies.

Please note, this is a beginners course, so if you already have experience in writing for academic purposes, this course might not be for you.


Outcomes:

  • Understand the form and function of the first-year report
  • Start planning the structure of your report
  • Overcoming procrastination
Getting Published I: Writing for Publication (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d

This is the first of two workshops designed to develop your understanding of the technicalities and the process of getting your research published.

In this workshop, we examine the technical aspects of writing up your research in a format appropriate for publication. You will learn about the importance of following journal guidelines and house style, and the value of using a clear structure to frame your paper. You will also receive guidance on how to produce clear writing in a register appropriate for the readership.

It is possible to attend this course as an individual workshop, although we would encourage you to attend the second workshop in the series Getting published II: Impact and Peer-review.


Please note: The course does not offer bespoke or 1-1 support for manuscript preparation.

The Engaged Researcher: Introduction to Social Media Engagement new POSTPONED 10:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Seminar Room 10

This course will cover how to use Social Media tools for Public Engagement. The course will be delivered by the Social Media and AV team.

10:30
Postdocs: Communication & Personal Impact (1:1 Coaching) [Full] 10:30 - 11:30 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room BG04

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.

11:00
CULP: French Advanced charged (14 of 15) In progress 11:00 - 13:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2

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 for 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.

Presentation Skills (Engineering RDC Division E) new (1 of 3) Not bookable 11:00 - 13:00 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 1

Each student attends one of 3 presentation sessions – you will be assigned to session 1,2 or 3 in due course.

Development & Alumni Relations: Recharge Communication new [Places] 11:00 - 12:30 Magdalene College, Cripps Court, Auditorium

This course is about recharging your communication. It will cover:

  • Determine what effective communication means. Where do we start?
  • How to strengthen the relationships most important to us; work & home
  • Defusing difficult conversations; How to respond to difficult behaviour
  • The power of Active Listening to understand and communicate meaning more effectively
11:15
English: Speaking Skills: Pronunciation Skills (7 of 7) In progress 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their pronunciation skills. Each week there will be an introduction to an aspect of English pronunciation with opportunities to practise, both individually and in groups, and also to work with the teacher.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
11:30
Postdocs: Communication & Personal Impact (1:1 Coaching) [Full] 11:30 - 12:30 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room BG04

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.

CULP: German Advanced Plus charged (14 of 15) In progress 11:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4

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.

11:40
Physics Health & Safety: H&S Induction new (2 of 2) [Places] 11:40 - 12:40 Department of Physics, 213 Bragg Commitee Room

Departmental health and safety induction for graduate students, undergraduate students (Part IB, II, or III) MASt students, visitors and staff starting study or work at the Department of Physics.

Session 1 of this briefing is for everyone and covers what to do in the event of an emergency, and how to report problems.

There will be a short break before Session 2, which is for people carrying out practical experiments in a laboratory, doing other practical (e.g. maintenance) work, managing events or other people.

When there are new staff at an induction, this will be preceded by a short HR induction.

Anyone only working in an office is not required to attend Session 2, unless they manage people or events.

12:00
Medicine: Writing for Publication (for University and NHS) [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

A course designed to take you step-by-step through academic writing and publication, with tips and resources to make writing up as simple as possible. The course will demystify the peer-review process, and help you to improve the precision and clarity of your academic writing.

JTC: Intermediate English Conversation Hours charged (6 of 6) In progress 12:00 - 13:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 3

The Intermediate Conversation Hours are a great way to practice the spoken English of everyday life. They are suitable for learners comfortable in spoken interaction at level B1 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

JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new [Full] 12:00 - 12:30 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
12:30
JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new [Full] 12:30 - 13:00 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
13:00
Writing for reports (Engineering) CANCELLED 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library, North Room

A writing for reports session for undergraduate students in the Department of Engineering.

Learn to identify the characteristics of a good report. From an accurate, concise and persuasive writing style to a well organised, well-presented layout and format.

This workshop will help you understand the purpose of a report, how to plan it and how best to structure it in terms of presentation and layout. It will also offer 'good advice' on what you should (and should not) do.

JTC: Intermediate Spanish Conversation Hours new charged (6 of 6) In progress 13:00 - 14:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 1

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.

Know Moore About: Research Data Managment new Not bookable 13:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Pink Study Room

Data management is a vital part of all research projects. Done well it can save time and stress as well as making the research process more efficient. This session will introduce participants to the basic elements of managing the information they use and create as part of their projects including how information can be backed up, stored and shared.

13:30


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

Postdocs: Communication & Personal Impact (1:1 Coaching) [Full] 13:30 - 14:30 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room BG04

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.

JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 13:30 - 13:50 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.

13:50
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 13:50 - 14:10 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.

14:00
Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) (2 of 2) [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Adobe Photoshop CC is the latest version of the favourite image manipulation and editing tool of the professional graphics industry and photographers. It enables digital and scanned-in photographs, pictures and graphics files to be edited and offers a dazzling array of drawing, special effects and filtering tools. Knowing where to start with such a comprehensive and feature-filled package can be daunting. This presentation aims to equip new users with the basics, using live demonstrations throughout.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

CULP: German Intermediate 2 for Academic Purposes (LAP) - primarily for Classicists (14 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.

Physics Health and Safety - Maxwell Centre Induction new (1 of 2) [Places] 14:00 - 14:25 Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Seminar Room (Floor 2)

This induction is required for anyone planning to work unsupervised at the Maxwell Centre, Department of Physics.

It has two parts:

  • Part 1 is for people working anywhere in the building
  • Part 2 is only for those working at the Maxwell laboratories
JTC: Advanced French Conversation Hours charged (6 of 6) In progress 14:00 - 15:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 1

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.

You will gain an understanding of:

  • Risks associated with your research project and how to manage them;
  • How your research project impacts the University finances;
  • Key lessons and where you can go to for support.
14:10
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 14:10 - 14:30 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.

14:25
Physics Health and Safety - Maxwell Centre Induction new (2 of 2) [Places] 14:25 - 14:55 Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Seminar Room (Floor 2)

This induction is required for anyone planning to work unsupervised at the Maxwell Centre, Department of Physics.

It has two parts:

  • Part 1 is for people working anywhere in the building
  • Part 2 is only for those working at the Maxwell laboratories
14:30
Ultraviolet Radiation: Safe Use of Artificial Sources [Places] 14:30 - 16:00 Gurdon Institute, L2 Meeting Room

This course is aimed at supervisors of UV equipment and others who are responsible for areas where artificial sources of UV equipment are used. It gives an understanding of the hazards of ultraviolet radiation and practical methods of protection from artificial sources. It may also be appropriate for users of artificial UV sources, although appropriate practical training on specific equipment should be provided within departments.

Mindfulness Workshop: Productive Decisions [Places] 14:30 - 16:00 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03a


Mindfulness Workshop: Productive Decisions - Making mindful choices that support your goals and wellbeing

This is one of four "Mindfulness Workshop" sessions. You can attend one-four of these sessions as you wish, in any order. Although not designed as a course, the four sessions are complimentary and cover different aspects of mindfulness.


Please do not book on to the same session twice.


View complete timetable here

The other sessions are as follows:
Mindfulness Workshop: Better Sleep
Mindfulness Workshop: Keeping Calm
Mindfulness Workshop: Improving Attention

Postdocs: Communication & Personal Impact (1:1 Coaching) [Full] 14:30 - 15:30 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room BG04

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.

15:00
CULP: Spanish Basic 1 charged (14 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane 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: Russian Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

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: French Basic 1 charged (14 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane 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 on our website.

CULP: French Intermediate 2 charged (14 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane 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.

More detailed information is available on our website.

CULP: German Basic 2 charged (14 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 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.

More detailed information is available on our website.

CULP: Turkish Basic 1 charged (14 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Faculty of History, Seminar 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 go to the Language Centre CULP page.

JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new [Full] 15:00 - 15:30 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
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 15:00 - 15:20 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.

Join us in this quick presentation where you'll discover that Microsoft Teams is a hub for teamwork and collaboration in Office 365 where you can:

  • Chat in a group or one-to-one
  • Meet instantly go from group chat to video conference with the touch of a button
  • Collaborate never do that frantic, searching-for-files thing ever again. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time
  • Use Channel Tabs and Apps to collaborate
  • Be seen and heard Anywhere on Any device
15:15
CULP: Portuguese Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (15 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.

15:20
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 15:20 - 15:40 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.

15:30
Postdocs: Communication & Personal Impact (1:1 Coaching) [Full] 15:30 - 16:30 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room BG04

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.

15:40
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 15:40 - 16:00 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.

15:50
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of French [Full] 15:50 - 16:10 John Trim Centre

A chance to practice French conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker.

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

16:00
Ethnographic Methods (4 of 4) In progress 16:00 - 17:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 7

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: Photography and Audio Recording in Ethnographic Work
What kinds of audiovisual equipment, and practices of photography and sound recording, can be used to support an ethnographer’s research process? What kinds of the epistemological, theoretical, social, and ethical considerations tend to arise around possible use of these technologies in anthropological fieldwork and analysis?

Session 3: Relationships in the Field
Ethnographic methodology and participant observation often involve researchers’ positioning in existing networks of social relations. This session is meant to help attendees manage interpersonal relationships with research participants from academic, political, and ethical perspectives. We will discuss when and why relationships in ethnographic fieldwork can be a reason for concern. We will reflect on the social distinctions that emerge when doing fieldwork with other people and their effects on researchers’ decision-making process. Finally, we will think through different fieldwork strategies when working with others, and how they impact the production of ethnographic knowledge.

Session 4: Defining the Fieldsite
This session is meant to equip attendees with the practical skill of how to determine, or work with, the limits of the fieldsite. Drawing on reflections on the challenges of working across sprawling geographical fields, as well as more enclosed geographical sites, we will discuss strategies for either strategically bounding the seemingly infinite fieldsite, or letting the boundaries of an already limited one work for you. We will also discuss how this methodological decision might impact the theoretical insights that emerge from a period of fieldwork, as well as how it impacts the interview process, methods of participant observation, and strategies for developing relationships with gatekeepers and interlocutors

PLEASE NOTE: Update on additional teaching - we have now scheduled the two additional sessions on 18 and 25 February. Further information on their content will follow.

16:10
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of French [Full] 16:10 - 16:30 John Trim Centre

A chance to practice French conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker.

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

16:30
Mindfulness Workshop: Better Sleep [Places] 16:30 - 18:00 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03a

Please not that these courses are only for University of Cambridge students (undergraduate and postgraduate), who are affiliated to a Cambridge college.

This is one of four "Mindfulness Workshop" sessions. You can attend one - four of these sessions as you wish, in any order. Although not designed as a course, the four sessions are complimentary and cover different aspects of mindfulness.


Please do not book on to the same session twice.

View complete timetable here

The other sessions are as follows:
Mindfulness Workshop: Keeping Calm
Mindfulness Workshop: Improving Attention
Mindfulness Workshop: Productive Decisions

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of French [Full] 16:30 - 16:50 John Trim Centre

A chance to practice French conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker.

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

17:00
CULP: Russian Intermediate 1 charged (13 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 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: Spanish Advanced charged (14 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2

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 for the academic needs (i.e. research, conferences) of the students.

For more detailed information about the course please visit 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: Portuguese Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) (15 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: Turkish Basic 2 charged (14 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar 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 go to the Language Centre CULP page.

CULP: Arabic Basic 1 charged (14 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of English, GR04

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 Basic 2 charged (14 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 1

The courses are delivered in a blended-learning mode, face-to-face and online through CamTools (the Cambridge University virtual learning environment). 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 Basic 2 charged (14 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4

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: Speaking practice for learners of Russian [Places] 17:00 - 17:20 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with a Russian native-speaker volunteer

ADTIS In-Sessional - Presentation Skills Practice [Places] 17:00 - 19:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 3

This workshop offers students the chance to give a short presentation, with or without PowerPoint. Its aim is to hone the skills required to give an effective academic presentation, and to receive feedback in a supportive and friendly environment. A maximum 7 students only to present. Participating students must bring a pre-prepared, short (10 mins. maximum) presentation with them on a USB stick. Interactive whiteboard available for use; no laptops required. It is recommended that you also bring a printout of your presentation (6 slides per page) for feedback.

Please note in the special requirements if you do NOT wish to present.
17:20
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Russian [Places] 17:20 - 17:40 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with a Russian native-speaker volunteer

17:40
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Russian [Places] 17:40 - 18:00 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with a Russian native-speaker volunteer

19:00
CULP: French Advanced charged (14 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane 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: Japanese Basic 1 charged (14 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 1

The courses are delivered in a blended-learning mode, face-to-face and online through CamTools (the Cambridge University virtual learning environment). 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: Chinese (Mandarin) Elementary 2 charged (14 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.