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Tuesday 11 December

09:00
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (1 of 2) [Places] 09:00 - 10:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Fire Warden training (0900-1030) will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguisher training (1045-1145) provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

Lean Practitioner Course new charged (3 of 4) In progress 09:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Huntingdon Room
  • This course has been commissioned by the UIS and is delivered by a third party company.
  • The course provides an accredited Lean Practitioner qualification. The course involves a 2-day face to face training session followed by completion of a 6-week project.
09:30
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2018-19 new charged (11 of 26) Not bookable 09:30 - 16:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)


The AAT Level 3, Diploma in Accounting, introduces to students to more complex financial processes and accounting tasks, the principles of VAT, professional ethics and develops their spreadsheet skills.

In addition to applying for a provisional place here, you will need to complete an application form which can be found on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme
Using CellProfiler and CellProfiler Analyst to analyse biological images (2 of 2) In progress 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

Microscopy experiments have proven to be a powerful means of generating information-rich data for biological applications. From small-scale microscopy experiments to time-lapse movies and high-throughput screens, automatic image analysis is more objective and quantitative and less tedious than visual inspection.

This course will introduce users to the free open-source image analysis program CellProfiler and its companion data exploration program CellProfiler Analyst. We will show how CellProfiler can be used to analyse a variety of types of imaging experiments. We will also briefly discuss the basic principles of supervised machine learning with CellProfiler Analyst in order to score complex and subtle phenotypes.

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.

UTBS: New Provider Training Administrator Training [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

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

10:00
Moodle: Feedback from the Course Members [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

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

This is an advanced course for those who administer courses in Moodle and would like to use the Feedback activity to survey their course members.

Medicine: Research Data Management (for University and NHS) [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

There is an increasing emphasis in research on the management and sharing of data. Many funding bodies that support research undertaken at Cambridge require not only open access to any publications based on that research, but also to the data underlying it. This course will help you understand funders’ requirements for management and sharing of research data, and will provide opportunities to create your own data management plan and test out resources that will make the data management process easier.

Navigating Open Access (Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) new CANCELLED 10:00 - 11:30 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

Are the researchers in your department confused about what they need to do about Open Access?

This support session will equip you to help them understand:

  • what Open Access policies actually mean for researchers across the disciplines
  • what they are required to do in order for their research to be eligible for REF 2021

Open Access can be a confusing topic for researchers and they will often turn to those within their department for answers. These interactive sessions will help those with these responsibilities to guide researchers through the process of making their research available.

Each session will begin with a short presentation introducing Open Access followed by a chance for attendees to ask questions on issues of local relevance.

Note that this session is targeted towards those supporting the humanities, arts and social sciences although those from other disciplines are also welcome to attend

10:30
Orientation Tour [Places] 10:30 - 11:15 University Library

The UL is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items - over two million of which you can browse on our open shelves. If that sounds a bit daunting, why not come on a brief orientation tour to help you find your way around? We’ll even tell you what we keep in the famous Library tower ...

Please note this tour does not cover the University's vast electronic and digital collections: to find out more about using these, please see check for courses on our timetable or ask a member of Library staff for help.

10:45
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) [Places] 10:45 - 11:45 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Fire Warden training (0900-1030) will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguisher training (1045-1145) provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

12:00
CULP: German Absolute Beginners - Biomedical Campus new charged (10 of 10) CANCELLED 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.

JTC: Study Abroad Advice [Full] 12:00 - 12:30 John Trim Centre

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser to explore intensive language courses abroad (usually of 3 weeks as a minimum) for your specific requirements. We can offer pointers for evaluating the options available and share information gleaned from students' feedback on courses that they have attended.

13:00
CULP: German Advanced Beginners - Biomedical Campus new charged (10 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 [Full] 13:30 - 15:30 Greenwich House, Edmonton 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
Lean Practitioner Course new charged (4 of 4) In progress 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Huntingdon Room
  • This course has been commissioned by the UIS and is delivered by a third party company.
  • The course provides an accredited Lean Practitioner qualification. The course involves a 2-day face to face training session followed by completion of a 6-week project.

An opportunity for others within the Finance Division to spend some time with GHOST to gain an overview of their roles and a greater appreciation of what they do.

14:30
Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (1 of 2) [Places] 14:30 - 15:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

The Fire Safety Awareness course (1430-1530) will raise attendees' awareness of fire safety and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguishers training (1545-1630) provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

University staff working in embedded accommodation at Addenbrooke's Hospital should attend the NHS' fire training for its tenants. This will cover general fire safety awareness specific to the main hospital. (See related courses below for further details.)

JTC: Study Abroad Advice [Full] 14:30 - 15:00 John Trim Centre

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser to explore intensive language courses abroad (usually of 3 weeks as a minimum) for your specific requirements. We can offer pointers for evaluating the options available and share information gleaned from students' feedback on courses that they have attended.

15:45
Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) [Places] 15:45 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

The Fire Safety Awareness course (1430-1530) will raise attendees' awareness of fire safety and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguishers training (1545-1630) provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

University staff working in embedded accommodation at Addenbrooke's Hospital should attend the NHS' fire training for its tenants. This will cover general fire safety awareness specific to the main hospital. (See related courses below for further details.)

Wednesday 12 December

09:30
Introduction to Amicus for new College starters [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations, Training Room Suite 2

This course covers the following:

  • How to log into Amicus
  • How to navigate around the system and useful shortcuts
  • How to view alumni and donor details
  • How to add a contact report
  • How to view a shared prospect group and associated reports

You will have access to Amicus throughout training with plenty of opportunity to follow along in the system and complete some exercises.

How to Excel - Part 1 & 2 (For Finance Staff) new (2 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: Advanced (Level 2) [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Following on from the Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) course, this course covers some of the more advanced features of Adobe Photoshop CC, which is the latest version of the popular image manipulation and editing tool for graphics and design professionals and photographers. The course will explore some of the more advanced features of Photoshop. Techniques will be explained and demonstrated, and participants will then be given the opportunity to practice these for themselves.

CHRIS - An Introduction [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course is an introduction to the system and will cover the following topics:

  • Additional guidance relating to searches and exporting information out of CHRIS into Excel or Word
  • An overview of how personal details are recorded
  • An overview of how the system is used to record absence (sickness, maternity, paternity etc) for individuals
  • Employment details for individuals including items such as grade, salary, hours and limit of tenure
  • Costing details
  • How your department is structured on CHRIS and the posts it contains
  • A quick update on reporting

This course does not cover any training on update access.

Data Science in Python (1 of 2) [Full] 09:30 - 16:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

This course covers concepts and strategies for working more effectively with Python with the aim of writing reusable code, using function and libraries. Participants will acquire a working knowledge of key concepts which are prerequisites for advanced programming in Python e.g. writing modules and classes.

Note: this course is the continuation of the Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with Python; participants are expected to have attended the introductory Python course and/or have acquired some working knowledge of Python. This course is also open to Python beginners who are already fluent in other programming languages as this will help them to quickly get started in Python.

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 by linking here.

10:00
Transport and Movement of Radioactive Materials [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This short course is designed to provide basic information to consignors, stores personnel, and departmental drivers on the nature of radioactivity, its effects on people and how we protect ourselves from 'radiation'. You do not need any previous knowledge of the nature or effects of radioactivity. We also cover in detail the rules and regulations concerning transport and movement of radioactive substances.

Who should attend? Departmental drivers from departments that consign radioactive materials or waste and stores managers and radiation protection supervisors who are responsible for consigning or transporting radioactive materials between departments or on the public roads.

10:30
Librarians in Training: LibGuides Training new [Places] 10:30 - 12:00 Faculty of English, Library IT Training Suite
  • A training session for all library staff who are currently registered to edit a libguide, or for those who are considering the possibility of setting up a libguide.
12:00
Medicine: Writing for Publication (for University and NHS) [Standby] 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.

WellCAM: Positive Thinking and Meditation new [Full] 12:00 - 12:45 The Postdoc Centre, Seminar Room @ Mill Lane

A 45-minute session providing a brief introduction to meditation and how to access the deep reservoir of positive qualities that are in all of us.

The mediation process can help support your general wellbeing and develop your thinking to its full potential.

The session will include short meditations as well as a chance for discussion and questions.

14:00
Introduction to CamSIS [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

CamSIS is Cambridge’s system for handling student information, records and transactions, from initial contact and application all the way through to graduation. This course will teach you the basics of using the system to view student records and to produce basic lists of students.

  • Supporting documentation

Introduction to CamSIS https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=138371

Understanding Student Data in CamSIS https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=139441

14:30
Library lowdown: A brief introduction to the University Library new [Places] 14:30 - 15:00 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall

A thirty minute introduction to the UL, aimed at those using our facilities and collections over the vacation period. An experienced member of staff will meet you in the Entrance Hall then lead you on a twenty minute tour of the UL,taking in the Locker Room, Open Bookstacks, Reading Room and West Room. Ten minutes are reserved after the tour for a question and answer session.