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Monday 16 March

09:00
CUL: Book a Buddy! new Finished 09:00 - 09:30 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Email reference@cam.ac.uk to arrange a session. Tell us what you need help with and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Don't suffer in silence - Book a buddy!

CUL: Disabled or neurodiverse User Orientation new Finished 09:00 - 09:30 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Want to discuss your Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan?

Book a buddy!

Email disability@cam.ac.uk to arrange a session. Tell us what you need help with and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

CUL:Non-Medical Helper Orientation new Finished 09:00 - 09:30 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?
  • Want to learn what extra support the UL can offer?

Book a buddy!

Email disability@cam.ac.uk to arrange a session. Tell us what you need help with and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely. You are welcome to attend by yourself or alongside the student that you assist.

09:30
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged (13 of 24) Finished 09:30 - 16:30 First Intuition


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
Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) Training for Outreach CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room CG09

These sessions are aimed at those who are brand new to HEAT (Higher Education Access Tracker) and who will want to be added to the live database as their institution’s Operational Lead or User. 

If you are only going to need Read Only or Read Only with Export permissions this training is not required.

Chemical Safety POSTPONED 09:30 - 12:45 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.

*** ESRC DTP Training and Engagement - TO BE RESCHEDULED *** new POSTPONED 09:30 - 15:30 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

POSTPONED - TO BE RESCHEDULED

    • Training and Engagement Day - Compulsory**

As part of the ESRC remit, we are required to provide you with a training and engagement day each term to meet the funder's training guidelines.

For First Year Cambridge ESRC DTP students only

Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - Getting Started with Chat, Meetings, Files and Apps (UIS Staff) new (1 of 2) CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

Join us in this getting started session where you will learn how to get up and running with Microsoft Teams to collobaorate with other team members.

  • 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
10:00
Evaluation Methods (1 of 4) CANCELLED 10:00 - 12:45 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 6

This course aims to provide students with a range of specific technical skills that will enable them to undertake impact evaluation of policy. Too often policy is implemented but not fully evaluated. Without evaluation we cannot then tell what the short or longer term impact of a particular policy has been. On this course, students will learn the skills needed to evaluate particular policies and will have the opportunity to do some hands on data manipulation. A particular feature of this course is that it provides these skills in a real world context of policy evaluation. It also focuses primarily not on experimental evaluation (Random Control Trials) but rather quasi-experimental methodologies that can be used where an experiment is not desirable or feasible.

Topics:

  • Regression-based techniques
  • Evaluation framework and concepts
  • The limitations of regression based approaches and RCTs
  • Before/After, Difference in Difference (DID) methods
  • Computer exercise on difference in difference methods
  • Instrumental variables techniques
  • Regression discontinuity design.
Chemistry: IS3 Research Information Skills Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Unilever Lecture Theatre

This compulsory course will equip you with the skills required to manage the research information you will need to gather throughout your graduate course, as well as the publications you will produce yourself. It will also help you enhance your online research profile and measure the impact of research.

LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing (1 of 2) CANCELLED 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

LaTeX is a powerful document description language built on top of TeX. It is available on Unix, Windows and Macintoshes. It can be used for the presentation of plain text (including accented characters and letters outside the English alphabet), the typesetting of mathematics, the generation of tables, and producing simple diagrams. It is particularly suited for the writing of theses, papers and technical documents.

Technician Network Event Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, Communal Space (Level 1)

A network event highlighting and supporting the vital work carried out by technicians.

There will be an introduction about the University's engagement with the Technician Commitment.

This will be followed by a breakfast with opportunities to network with technicians from different departments.

There will be presentations from technical staff and tours of the host department.

Core Statistics (3 of 6) Finished 10:00 - 13:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 7

This laptop only course is intended to provide a strong foundation in practical statistics and data analysis using the R or Python software environments. 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 or Python 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

Both R and Python are free software environments that are suitable for statistical and data analysis.

In this course, we explore classical statistical analysis techniques starting with simple hypothesis testing and building up to linear models and power analyses. 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 or Python and moreover know when, and when not, to apply these techniques.

Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (1 of 2) Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

Fire Warden training (1000-1130) 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 (1145-1230) provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

10:30
Drupal: An Introduction CANCELLED 10:30 - 13:00 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.

11:00
Medicine: Risk of Bias Assessment - Systematic Reviews (for University and NHS) CANCELLED 11:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

This course will help you understand how to undertake a risk of bias assessment of a systematic review, assessing its reliability, trustworthiness, and applicability. The session uses the ROBIS tool to assess a preselected published systematic review.

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.

11:30
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) Finished 11:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

Fire Warden training (1000-1130) 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 (1145-1230) provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

The University's most loved bird, Raven [1], is 15 years old now and is getting some changes [2] like second factor validation [3]. Join us at this session where we'll show you some of these changes and where we will also talk about identity services like Lookup [4]. You will come away with some tricks on how you can make best use of these services to make yourself more discoverable and find other people in the University.

[1] https://help.uis.cam.ac.uk/service/accounts-passwords/it-staff/raven/raven-how
[2] https://help.uis.cam.ac.uk/news/raven-devops-sept2019
[3] https://help.uis.cam.ac.uk/service/support/help-for-institutions/google-cloud-identity
[4] https://www.lookup.cam.ac.uk/

This seminar is presented by UIS in partnership with ourcambridge.

12:00
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Central & Research Accounting Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

An overview of the role of Central and Research Accounting and a taster of the range of the activities that they are involved with.

This session is a required pre-requisite for attendance on the detailed walk-through sessions for any of the following topics:

  • Fixed Assets
  • Lynxvale Limited Property Accounting
  • Fee collection
  • Trust Funds
  • Research Accounting
13:00
Single Cell RNA Sequencing new (3 of 4) Finished 13:00 - 15:00 Todd-Hamied

The course will outlay bioinformatic analysis of cell populations from single-cell RNA including visualisation, clustering and functional analysis of genes. This will be using the programming language R and packages such as Seurat. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop to follow along.

Lesson 1

  • 4.00 - 4.45pm = Setting up
  • 4.45 - 5.00pm = Break, questions
  • 5.00 - 6.00pm = Introduction to scRNA-Seq

Lesson 2

  • 1.00 - 1.45pm = QC, Normalising, Feature Selection
  • 1.45 - 2.00pm = Break, questions
  • 2.00 - 3.00pm = Scaling, Dimensionality reduction, Determining dimensionality of dataset

Lesson 3

  • 1.00 - 1.45pm = Clustering, UMAP/t-SNE
  • 1.45 - 2.00pm = Break, questions
  • 2.00 - 3.00pm = Cluster biomarkers, Assigning cell type identity, Differential expression, Enrichment

Lesson 4

  • 1.00 - 1.45pm = Work on dataset from Stanford/literature/own dataset
  • 1.45 - 2.00pm = Break, questions
  • 2.00 - 3.00pm = Work on dataset from Stanford/literature/own dataset
Immigration and Recruitment: Helping You Get it Right CANCELLED 13:00 - 15:45 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


This course is recommended for those responsible for the recruitment and selection of staff, particularly if you are new to the University but also for existing staff seeking a refresher.

With the introduction of the points-based immigration system and with immigration legislation becoming ever stricter, the UK now operates one of the world’s most complex immigration systems.

The aim of this course is to help those involved with recruitment and selection to navigate the rules which regulate the recruitment of individuals who are subject to immigration control, whilst ensuring full compliance. It will outline the key requirements in advertising, selection, pre-employment checks and the responsibilities throughout employment that the University is legally bound to observe.

13:30
Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - Getting Started with Chat, Meetings, Files and Apps (UIS Staff) new (2 of 2) CANCELLED 13:30 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

Join us in this getting started session where you will learn how to get up and running with Microsoft Teams to collobaorate with other team members.

  • 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
13:45
Evaluation Methods (2 of 4) CANCELLED 13:45 - 17:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course aims to provide students with a range of specific technical skills that will enable them to undertake impact evaluation of policy. Too often policy is implemented but not fully evaluated. Without evaluation we cannot then tell what the short or longer term impact of a particular policy has been. On this course, students will learn the skills needed to evaluate particular policies and will have the opportunity to do some hands on data manipulation. A particular feature of this course is that it provides these skills in a real world context of policy evaluation. It also focuses primarily not on experimental evaluation (Random Control Trials) but rather quasi-experimental methodologies that can be used where an experiment is not desirable or feasible.

Topics:

  • Regression-based techniques
  • Evaluation framework and concepts
  • The limitations of regression based approaches and RCTs
  • Before/After, Difference in Difference (DID) methods
  • Computer exercise on difference in difference methods
  • Instrumental variables techniques
  • Regression discontinuity design.
14:00
LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing (2 of 2) CANCELLED 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

LaTeX is a powerful document description language built on top of TeX. It is available on Unix, Windows and Macintoshes. It can be used for the presentation of plain text (including accented characters and letters outside the English alphabet), the typesetting of mathematics, the generation of tables, and producing simple diagrams. It is particularly suited for the writing of theses, papers and technical documents.

14:30
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Induction Workshop: Part I new Finished 14:30 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, Aoi Comms Room 1

This is an interactive workshop, designed to help new staff learn more about the Cambridge University Library, meet some of the key people who work in it and learn more about key library policies.