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Wednesday 5 December

09:00
UTBS: New Provider Training Manager Training Finished 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

09:30
AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting 2018-19 charged (7 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

The main aim of giving a presentation to the public or a science venue is to present information in a way that the audience will remember at a later time. There are several ways in which we can improve this type of impact with an audience. This interactive lecture explores some of those mechanisms.

How to Excel - Part 1 & 2 (For Finance Staff) new (1 of 2) Not bookable 09:30 - 12:30 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.

Topics covered:

  • Extracting data from CUFS and Cognos
  • Basic formatting
  • Basic formulas
  • Navigating large spreadsheets
  • Advanced formulas
  • Conditional formatting
  • Data validation
  • Protecting cells and sheets
  • Lookup function
  • Pivot tables
  • Charts and graphs
  • Using data in other documents
Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) (1 of 2) Finished 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.

Web Recruitment Training - Offers Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course covers the new functionality regarding recording an offer in release 4 of web recruitment.

Bioinformatics for Biologists: An introduction to programming, analysis and reproducibility new (3 of 5) Finished 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

This 1-week course aims to provide an introduction to the best practises and tools needed to perform bioinformatics research effectively and reproducibly.

Focusing on solutions around handling biological data, we will cover introductory lessons in programming in R, statistical analyses, data management and reproducibility. The R component of the course will cover from basic steps in R to how to use some of the most popular R packages (dplyr and ggplot2) for data manipulation and visualisation. No prior R experience or previous knowledge of programming/coding is required. The course also includes introductory sessions in statistics and working examples on how to analyse biological data. At the end of the course we will address issues relating to reusability and reproducibility.

More information about the course can be found here.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no level access.

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

Programming Concepts: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming, or who have never been formally taught the principles and basic concepts of programming. It provides an introduction to the basic concepts common to most high level languages (including Python, Java, Fortran, C, C++, Visual Basic). The aim of the course is to equip attendees with the background knowledge and confidence necessary to tackle many on-line and printed programming tutorials. It may also help attendees in deciding which programming language is suitable for their programming task.

Knowledge of the concepts presented in this course is a pre-requisite for many of the other courses in the Scientific Computing series of courses (although not for the "Python for Absolute Beginners" course).

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.

Moodle: Getting Started Finished 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, 17 Mill Lane Training Room

Moodle as the Virtual Learning Environment will be supporting teaching and learning at the University.

This training session will introduce participants to Moodle and cover the system basics such as the course structure, enrolment to a course, and roles for course members.

Medicine: Systematic Literature Reviews - A 'How To' Guide (for University and NHS) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

Before undertaking any piece of primary research it’s important to be aware of as much of the existing literature as possible. A systematic literature review can also be a research end in itself. And it’s not something to be taken lightly. But how can you be sure you’re being as rigorous as necessary? How can you manage the references you find, document the process, and also know when to stop searching?

10:30
JTC: Pressland Bursaries for Scientists Advice new Finished 10:30 - 11:00 John Trim Centre

Administered by the Language Centre, the AJ Pressland Fund offers bursaries of up to £1,000 to support language study abroad for students within the Schools of the Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, the Physical Sciences and Technology.

The aim of this optional advising appointment is to support with choosing a short language course abroad. Come along to find out more about other language learner experiences and get ready to explore course providers and programmes for your language.

Students should be planning to study a language overseas for up to 4 weeks during the Long Vacation and funds awarded may be used to support course fees, accommodation and travel as required.

Please note that we have a maximum of two students per appointment so you may share your appointment with another student.

11:00
Policy Development at Cambridge University Libraries: the inaugural Digital Preservation Policy new Finished 11:00 - 12:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

Cambridge University Libraries has a new Digital Preservation Policy that has been developed over the past two years as part of the Polonsky-funded Digital Preservation at Oxford and Cambridge (DPOC) project.

Come along to hear how this policy has been developed, what the policy covers, and what this means for you and your work.

11:30
JTC: Pressland Bursaries for Scientists Advice new Finished 11:30 - 12:00 John Trim Centre

Administered by the Language Centre, the AJ Pressland Fund offers bursaries of up to £1,000 to support language study abroad for students within the Schools of the Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, the Physical Sciences and Technology.

The aim of this optional workshop is to support with choosing a short language course abroad. Come along to find out more about other language learner experiences and get ready to explore course providers and programmes for your language.

Students should be planning to study a language overseas for up to 4 weeks during the Long Vacation and funds awarded may be used to support course fees, accommodation and travel as required.

Please note that we have a maximum of two students per appointment so you may share your appointment with another student.

12:30
WellCAM: Strengthen Your Mind By Strengthening A Relationship new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Department of Physics, Pippard Lecture Theatre

In this 1 hour session participants will:

  • learn how the quality of our relationships is the biggest influencing factor on our physical and mental wellbeing - latest research
  • practice a technique to help you cope and recover with stressful thoughts - improve relationship with ourselves
  • learn how relationships are impacted by phone and internet and simple steps to navigate this challenge
  • plan to take one action in the next 24 hours to strengthen a relationship important to you

The Benefits:

  • Manage difficult thoughts more effectively to reduce distraction and feel calmer.
  • Create a little space each day for a high quality pause to develop self awareness and perspective.
  • Learn some simple ways to strengthen relationships.
  • Understand how nurturing relationships improves our physical and mental wellbeing.

Enhance focus, reduce stress and strengthen resilience. All techniques proven by science.

The session will be delivered by Sam Thorogood. He combines proven neuroscience and mindfulness based techniques into useful daily habits.

You can read about him here https://www.tinypause.co.uk/home. His clients include: ARM, Amnesty, Addenbrookes, CRUK, RHS, RSC.

14:00
Python 3: Advanced Topics (Self-paced) Finished 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series and is suitable for people who have Python experience equivalent to either of the introductory courses: Introduction for Absolute Beginners or Introduction for Programmers

These sessions consist of a selection of self-paced mini-courses, each taking at most a half-day. Python expert(s) from the UCS will be present to answer questions or address difficulties with these. Attendees can select from the available topics to most closely meet their individual needs. Attendees are welcome to attend more than one session to work through multiple topics. If an attendee finishes a topic with time to spare they may select another, and so on.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) (2 of 2) Finished 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.

Analysing Business Processes: Where Do I Start? new POSTPONED 14:00 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Huntingdon Room

This short session will provide an understanding of the principles, tools and techniques involved in Process Analysis with a view to improving business process effectiveness and efficiency. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice using the techniques that they learn via exercises designed to be enjoyable and thought provoking.

The course refers to the methodology used in conjunction with Triaster process mapping software available to users across the University of Cambridge.

Thursday 6 December

09:00
Finance Division Inductions - Training & Development new Finished 09:00 - 10:00 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

The Finance Division values the professionalism and commitment of its members and therefore encourages all staff to develop their skills and knowledge. This short session will outline for you the Division’s policy on training and development, as well as highlighting resources from across the University that you can utilise.

09:30
Lifting and Manual Handling Finished 09:30 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Kyoto Room

This training is for all staff who are regularly involved in moving and carrying loads and setting up equipment etc. The course involves theory, practical and video. It requires active participation by all attending. The training also includes a practical demonstration of safe lifting and shows a range of lifting aids that are available.

Fire Safety Awareness Training for Embedded Departments at Addenbrooke's Hospital Finished 09:30 - 10:30 Alice Fisher Lecture Theatre

Fire Safety Awareness training provided by the NHS for all embedded tenants.

Please note: This event will close for bookings one week before the event.

Finance Division Taster Sessions - Finance Managers Group new Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Room to be confirmed

This session led by Finance Managers and Advisers will provide attendees with an insight into their roles and how different Schools operate. The session will be equally split between two different School teams to reflect the different approaches and demands of different sectors within the University.

Managing the Budget - Part 2 new Finished 09:30 - 13:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This session covers how to make a financial plan, prepare it for upload to the finance system and monitor progress against the plan. It is a practical course which will look at the techniques and systems within the University that can be used for budgeting.

It is an ideal follow on from Managing the Budget Part 1 and for those who have a good working knowledge of budgeting principles and want to develop skills in using the University budgeting tools.

Bioinformatics for Biologists: An introduction to programming, analysis and reproducibility new (4 of 5) Finished 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

This 1-week course aims to provide an introduction to the best practises and tools needed to perform bioinformatics research effectively and reproducibly.

Focusing on solutions around handling biological data, we will cover introductory lessons in programming in R, statistical analyses, data management and reproducibility. The R component of the course will cover from basic steps in R to how to use some of the most popular R packages (dplyr and ggplot2) for data manipulation and visualisation. No prior R experience or previous knowledge of programming/coding is required. The course also includes introductory sessions in statistics and working examples on how to analyse biological data. At the end of the course we will address issues relating to reusability and reproducibility.

More information about the course can be found here.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no level access.

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

Chemical Safety Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Clifford Allbutt Lecture Theatre

A safety course for anyone either directly working with chemicals or who is responsible for persons working with chemicals including PIs, Post Grads, Post Docs and technicians.

Programming Concepts: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (2 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming, or who have never been formally taught the principles and basic concepts of programming. It provides an introduction to the basic concepts common to most high level languages (including Python, Java, Fortran, C, C++, Visual Basic). The aim of the course is to equip attendees with the background knowledge and confidence necessary to tackle many on-line and printed programming tutorials. It may also help attendees in deciding which programming language is suitable for their programming task.

Knowledge of the concepts presented in this course is a pre-requisite for many of the other courses in the Scientific Computing series of courses (although not for the "Python for Absolute Beginners" course).

10:00
Effective Researcher (Sciences & Technology) Finished 10:00 - 16:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 4

This course is designed for first-year PhD students to help you increase your effectiveness and meet the challenges of your PhD. We cover several different aspects of personal effectiveness in this one-day workshop, with practical solutions to get you started on your journey.


Outcomes:

  • Start planning the first year of your PhD
  • Be equipped to manage your relationship with your supervisor
  • Understand how to work effectively with others

One session - four medicine and life science databases - widest coverage for your literature search. PubMed is great, but it doesn't cover all the journals relevant to life sciences and medicine. Embase, Web of Science and Scopus can also be relevant and each covers unique material. Come to this hands-on session to learn how to get the best from each of these "4 tops".

The Engaged Researcher: Introduction to Public Engagement new Finished 10:00 - 13:00 Computer Lab, SW01

This short course covers the what, why and how of public engagement and communication. The course is for research staff and PhD students who want to gain the skills and confidence required to plan and deliver an impactful public engagement project.

CamSIS Search Finished 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

CamSIS Search is a tool used within CamSIS to create lists of students and update student data. This course will show you how to understand the data structure and how to use CamSIS Search to create student lists.

10:30
JTC: Pressland Bursaries for Scientists Advice new Finished 10:30 - 11:00 John Trim Centre

Administered by the Language Centre, the AJ Pressland Fund offers bursaries of up to £1,000 to support language study abroad for students within the Schools of Biological Science, Clinical Medicine, Physical Science and Technology.

The aim of this optional advising appointment is to support with choosing a short language course abroad. Come along to find out more about other language learner experiences and get ready to explore course providers and programmes for your language.

Students should be planning to study a language overseas for up to 4 weeks during the Long Vacation and funds awarded may be used to support course fees, accommodation and travel as required.

Please note that we have a maximum of two students per appointment so you may share your appointment with another student.

11:30
JTC: Pressland Bursaries for Scientists Advice new Finished 11:30 - 12:00 John Trim Centre

Administered by the Language Centre, the AJ Pressland Fund offers bursaries of up to £1,000 to support language study abroad for students within the Schools of Biological Science, Clinical Medicine, Physical Science and Technology.

The aim of this optional advising appointment is to support with choosing a short language course abroad. Come along to find out more about other language learner experiences and get ready to explore course providers and programmes for your language.

Students should be planning to study a language overseas for up to 4 weeks during the Long Vacation and funds awarded may be used to support course fees, accommodation and travel as required.

Please note that we have a maximum of two students per appointment so you may share your appointment with another student.

12:00
CULP: Spanish Absolute Beginners - Biomedical Campus new charged (9 of 10) In progress 12:00 - 13:00 Postdoc Centre, Seminar Room @ Biomedical Campus

All courses offer general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence and where possible elements of scientifically relevant content.

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

Please note that the descriptors below relate to the full 30 hrs course. You are now enrolling in the introductory part (1st third, 10hrs) of the whole course.

12:45
WellCAM: Stress in the workplace new Finished 12:45 - 13:45 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

This session is suitable for those who wish to learn more about stress management at work, how to differentiate between helpful and unhelpful forms of stress and learn to identify their own personal work based sources of stress and triggers.

Aims

An opportunity to learn more about what happens in the body when we are stressed and the common symptoms that can occur. 
Time to think about and focus on relationships at work and how we might navigate those when they too become a source of stress

13:00
CULP: Spanish Advanced Beginners - Biomedical Campus new charged (9 of 10) CANCELLED 13:00 - 14:00 Postdoc Centre, Seminar Room @ Biomedical Campus

All courses offer general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence and elements of scientifically relevant content.

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

Please note that the descriptors below relate to the full 30 hrs course. You are now enrolling in the introductory part (1st third, 10hrs) of the whole course.

13:30
Recruitment Essentials: Appointing the Right Candidate Finished 13:30 - 15:30 University Centre, Cormack Room


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 recruitment and selection process and identifies the key principles to ensure practice is fair to all candidates at each stage.

The course is primarily aimed at academic staff involved in making selection decisions for academic roles and those with responsibility for coordinating academic recruitment procedures.

14:00
Adobe InDesign CC: Introduction to Desktop Publishing Finished 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site
  • Adobe InDesign CC is the industry leading page design and layout application. You will build up a publication from ready-prepared text, images and graphics in the same way as QuarkXpress and PageMaker.
Policy Development at Cambridge University Libraries: the inaugural Digital Preservation Policy new Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

Cambridge University Libraries has a new Digital Preservation Policy that has been developed over the past two years as part of the Polonsky-funded Digital Preservation at Oxford and Cambridge (DPOC) project.

Come along to hear how this policy has been developed, what the policy covers, and what this means for you and your work.

17:00
The Researcher Development Pitch Competition: Innovative ideas to learn & thrive together new Finished 17:00 - 18:30 The Postdoc Centre, Eastwood Room @ Mill Lane


  • Do you have an idea for professional development that you think would benefit the postdoc community in Cambridge?
  • Can you design a programme or tool that you think will help your fellow postdocs to enhance their skills? Improve their wellbeing? Help them to be even more ready for their next career move?
  • Do you have a creative way to broaden teaching, leadership, or collaboration opportunities to include more postdocs?

If you do, you could get seed funding for it and the possibility to develop it further…


The RD Pitch Competition is your chance to create and deliver postdoc support in Cambridge. The Competition enables you to utilise your creative talents and your expertise in the issues affecting postdocs. We’re not just looking for new training workshops or events – though we welcome great ideas for those too: the door is open for designing fresh ways of delivering RD, new resources or tools, innovative programmes or platforms for opportunities. There are many possible themes to consider: creativity and idea generation, research communication and writing, entrepreneurship and social impact, or career development within and beyond academia. It’s up to you what you consider important and what you think will make the biggest difference to the capabilities and potential of the postdoc community.


The information event is your chance to find out more about Researcher Development — not just what it currently is in Cambridge, but the creative ways it could be adapted, expanded, or renewed in order to make a big impact on the postdoc community. We will look at some case studies and innovative ideas, and run through the particulars of the competition. Staff from the Researcher Development Programme, Careers Service and the OPdA will be on hand to take questions and give you some pointers about your ideas. If you are thinking of submitting an expression of interest, or even if you’re not sure, you are warmly encouraged to attend.

For more information and to pitch your idea to us: https://www.opda.cam.ac.uk/career-development/rdpitch