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Wednesday 5 June 2019

09:00
Lecturing Performance Finished 09:00 - 13:00 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room CG09


This course focuses on the practical element of delivery. It will provide you with the opportunity to explore techniques for connecting emotionally and intellectually with an audience, along with overcoming nerves. You will look at how to handle questions effectively and practise vocal techniques.

Professional Services Career Development Programme new Finished 09:00 - 13:00 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room

Please note that additional dates will be released shortly.

A new two part programme to support career 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 during the second part of the programme.

Part 2

An hour-long one-to-one career coaching session provided by a professional career coach from Penna, to take place on the 12th, 13th or 14th June. The booking link was circulated to participants on 30th May. If you have not received the booking link, please contact PPD.
09:30
FS20 Graduate Student Leadership Course new Finished 09:30 - 16:00 Chemistry of Health

A one day course that explores the considerable research that has been done into leadership and the ways to develop individual leadership skills. The challenges of leadership will be discussed and participants will gain an appreciation of effective leadership behaviour, as well as being given the opportunity to discuss and develop their own approaches to being a leader.

The Course Leader is Roger Sutherland, previously an HR Director for Mars Incorporated, and highly experienced in running courses for senior universities and companies

JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new Finished 09:30 - 10:00 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
Web Authoring (Level 1): HTML - For Beginners POSTPONED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

In this the first of three courses, this practical-based course is for people new to writing Web pages. Only the basics of HTML (hypertext mark-up language) will be covered. The course teaches how to write HTML from scratch using a basic Text Editor and focuses on content and structure as opposed to style. By the end of the course participants will have created four personal linked web pages. For those wishing to extend their knowledge the second course in this series Web Authoring (Level 2): CSS - Cascading Style Sheets for Beginners introduces CSS styling elements which will add colour and styling to the HTML web site created in this course. The third course in this series Web Authoring (Level 3): CSS - Cascading Style Sheets Responsive Web Design introduces Media Queries to make the web site responsive for use on both large screen and mobile phones.

09:55
Physics Health & Safety: Induction Part 1 Briefing new Finished 09:55 - 11:15 Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, Rayleigh Seminar (Floor 2)

This induction briefing is mandatory for all new or temporary staff, new students, and visitors (from other departments or elsewhere) to the Cavendish Laboratory who are staying for more than one week, or are visiting regularly. It begins with a short HR induction.

You will also need to book and attend Part 2 Induction if you do practical work - it follows 10 minutes after this session.

10:00
Fire Safety Managers Finished 10:00 - 13:00 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

This course will provide clear instruction of what is expected of fire safety managers to assist responsible persons to comply with current fire safety legislation.

Postdocs: Self-Coaching for Professional Development new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

Are you interested in how you could coach yourself in your own professional development?

This workshop progresses on from Postdocs: Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring to suggest tools and techniques that can enable you to gain greater self-awareness of your blind spots, of the barriers you may be creating for yourself, or of what you could be doing to take the necessary steps for your career. Techniques include how to use writing, sharing, and planning to heighten your motivation to succeed, clarify your thoughts, and activate new ideas, solutions, and possibilities for moving forward. You will be introduced to tools which may help you to prioritise and focus, question yourself, and break down your ideas into real steps toward progress.

It is possible to attend this as an individual workshop, although we would recommend that you attend Postdocs: Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring before signing up for this workshop.


Outcomes:

  • Identify your key areas for development.
  • Apply tools and techniques to coach yourself in these chosen areas of development.
  • Recognise how to clarify and focus on the necessary steps to be taken from here.
Writing Your First Year Report (Life Sciences) CANCELLED 10:00 - 12:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

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

These are the accompanying workshops that will show the user how to perform DFT calculations and how to use the data generated by these calculations to draw conclusions about reaction mechanisms. No prior computational experience is required.

Core Statistics (1 of 6) Finished 10:00 - 13:00 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

This course is intended to provide a strong foundation in practical statistics and data analysis using the R software environment. The underlying philosophy of the course is to treat statistics as a practical skill rather than as a theoretical subject and as such the course focuses on methods for addressing real-life issues in the biological sciences.

There are three core goals for this course:

  1. Use R confidently for statistics and data analysis
  2. Be able to analyse datasets using standard statistical techniques
  3. Know which tests are and are not appropriate

R is a free, software environment for statistical and data analysis, with many useful features that promote and facilitate reproducible research.

In this course, we explore classical statistical analysis techniques starting with simple hypothesis testing and building up to linear models and power analysis. The focus of the course is on practical implementation of these techniques and developing robust statistical analysis skills rather than on the underlying statistical theory

After the course you should feel confident to be able to select and implement common statistical techniques using R and moreover know when, and when not, to apply these techniques.

10:30
Drupal: An Introduction Finished 10:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

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

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Japanese Finished 10:30 - 10:50 John Trim Centre

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

10:50
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Japanese Finished 10:50 - 11:10 John Trim Centre

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

11:00
Sources to Data (Workshop) Finished 11:00 - 12:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

This workshop will examine database creation from historical documents. Extracting data from these can be hard work and involves quite unusual skill combinations. You may need to digitise and transcribe from primary sources, and then design and build a database from scratch with the information. Other sources you use could already be digitised but may be arranged or filed in an unsuitable way for your project and therefore need conversion. We will look at techniques used when employing crumbling manuscripts, printed documents, books, or text searchable images, to harvest historical data. Techniques include manual data-entry, scanning and OCR, and handwritten text recognition systems.

11:10
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Japanese Finished 11:10 - 11:30 John Trim Centre

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

11:30
Physics Health & Safety: Induction Part 2 - Risk Assessment Briefing new Finished 11:30 - 12:35 Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, Rayleigh Seminar (Floor 2)

This risk assessment briefing follows the basic departmental induction and is mandatory for all new staff, students or visitors who will be doing one or more of the following:

  • running experiments
  • providing technical support
  • carrying out workshop or maintenance work
  • managing other people's work
  • running events

You may only attend this session if you have done Part 1 (see "prerequisites" below).

12:00
JTC: Advanced English Conversation Hours charged (6 of 6) Finished 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

12:30
JTC: English speaking practice new Finished 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 Finished 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 (13 of 15) Finished 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: Intermediate French Conversation Hour new (5 of 6) Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Language Centre, 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 French CULP course or those who have a B1 level in the CEFR.

Please note that the fifth class will take place on a Wednesday and not a Monday

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 Finished 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.

13:30
Maths: Grants and Fellowships Applications Toolkit new Finished 13:30 - 16:00 Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Meeting Room 14, FL.05

In this presentation, DAMTP and DPMMS researchers who have succeeded at Fellowship applications will pass on what they know. The presentation will cover:

  • Different types of funding
  • How Fellowship applications work
  • Guidance on writing the application
  • Guidance on the interview process
13:45
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) Finished 13:45 - 14:45 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room BG04


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The course trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

14:00
Medicine: Critical Appraisal - RCT Drug Trials (for University and NHS) new CANCELLED 14:00 - 15:30 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

This course will help you understand how to critically appraise a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT). Using the CASP Checklist, the course covers samples and sample size, randomisation, bias, statistics, significance (P Values and Confidence Intervals) and relevance.

We ask that you read a paper that will be provided before you attend the session, in order for us to make the best use of the time together.

Core Statistics (2 of 6) Finished 14:00 - 17:00 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

This course is intended to provide a strong foundation in practical statistics and data analysis using the R software environment. The underlying philosophy of the course is to treat statistics as a practical skill rather than as a theoretical subject and as such the course focuses on methods for addressing real-life issues in the biological sciences.

There are three core goals for this course:

  1. Use R confidently for statistics and data analysis
  2. Be able to analyse datasets using standard statistical techniques
  3. Know which tests are and are not appropriate

R is a free, software environment for statistical and data analysis, with many useful features that promote and facilitate reproducible research.

In this course, we explore classical statistical analysis techniques starting with simple hypothesis testing and building up to linear models and power analysis. The focus of the course is on practical implementation of these techniques and developing robust statistical analysis skills rather than on the underlying statistical theory

After the course you should feel confident to be able to select and implement common statistical techniques using R and moreover know when, and when not, to apply these techniques.

14:30
CULP: Introduction to the Hebrew Language and Culture charged (15 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 Finished 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
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) Finished 14:50 - 15:50 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room BG04


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The course trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

15:00
CULP: Swahili Basic 2 charged (13 of 15) Finished 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.

CULP: Japanese Basic 1 charged (15 of 15) Finished 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

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.

JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new Finished 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
15:55
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) Finished 15:55 - 16:55 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room BG04


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The course trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

16:00
CULP: Italian Basic 2 charged (13 of 15) Finished 16:00 - 18:00 Faculty of English, Board Room

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 (13 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 (13 of 15) Finished 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 (15 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.

17:00
CULP: Arabic Basic 2 charged (13 of 15) Finished 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 (15 of 15) Finished 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 (13 of 15) Finished 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 (15 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.