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Wednesday 18 July

09:00
Asbestos Awareness Training charged [Places] 09:00 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

This training will provide delegates with a basic knowledge of asbestos awareness, the risks and the legal requirements under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Advanced OpenMP new (3 of 6) Not bookable 09:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site
  • Please note that although this course is being hosted at Cambridge, it is being organised and run by EPCC at the University of Edinburgh.
  • OpenMP is the industry standard for shared-memory programming, which enables serial programs to be parallelised using compiler directives.
  • This 3-day course will cover topics including nested parallelism, OpenMP tasks, the OpenMP memory model, performance tuning, hybrid OpenMP + MPI, OpenMP implementations, and new features in OpenMP 4.0/4.5. Hands-on practical programming exercises make up a significant, and integral, part of this course.
  • Access will be given to appropriate hardware for all the exercises, although many of them can also be performed on a standard Linux laptop.
  • To book a place on this course please complete their online registration form which can be found here along with a full description of the course.
09:15
Communication Skills Introduction: "Are you receiving me?" [Places] 09:15 - 15:45 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


Increase your confidence and skills in one-to-one communication with this highly participative course. Effective communication starts in your head and it isn’t just about the words you say. Your tone of voice, facial expression and body language all communicate a message. This course will help you get your message across more clearly. You will also have the opportunity to practise communication skills on a one-to-one basis.

09:30
Adobe InDesign CC: Introduction to Desktop Publishing [Standby] 09:30 - 13:00 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.
AR Part 2: Adjustments and Set Up in Accounts Receivable Not bookable 09:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course covers the essentials for keeping your AR accounts in order. In addition to showing you how to make corrections, receipt foreign currencies and the required month/year-end reports we will also show you how you can save time by setting up memo lines, sales persons and receivable activities for your department.

Lifting and Manual Handling [Places] 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.

Variant Discovery with GATK4 (3 of 4) In progress 09:30 - 16:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

This workshop will focus on the core steps involved in calling variants with the Broad’s Genome Analysis Toolkit, using the “Best Practices” developed by the GATK team. You will learn why each step is essential to the variant discovery process, what are the operations performed on the data at each step, and how to use the GATK tools to get the most accurate and reliable results out of your dataset.

In the course of this workshop, we highlight key functionalities such as the germline GVCF workflow for joint variant discovery in cohorts, somatic variant discovery using MuTect2, and copy number variation discovery using GATK-CNV. All analyses are demonstrated using GATK version 4. Finally, we demonstrate the use of pipelining tools to assemble and execute GATK workflows.

The workshop covers basic genomics, all currently supported Best Practices pipelines as well as pipelining with WDL/Cromwell/FireCloud. This includes the logic of the major pipelines, file formats and data transformations involved, and hands-on operation of the tools using goal-oriented exercises.

  • Day 1: Introduction to Genomics, GATK Best Practices and Pipelining
  • Day 2: Germline short variant discovery (SNPs + Indels)
  • Day 3: Somatic variant discovery (SNVs + Indels + CNVs)
  • Day 4: Writing pipelines with WDL and running them in FireCloud

Please note that this workshop is focused on human data analysis. The majority of the materials presented does apply equally to non-human data, and we will address some questions regarding adaptations that are needed for analysis of non-human data, but we will not go into much detail on those points.

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

Risk Assessment [Full] 09:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Minsk Room

The course is designed to give attendees the necessary skills to carry out risk assessments.

Leadership Essentials [Full] 09:30 - 16:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room


Leadership Essentials is a key programme suitable for all managers, which aims to help them refresh and build their skills and experience in managing others. As well as clarifying key responsibilities, it focuses on critical areas that managers can find more difficult, such as giving and receiving feedback effectively and handling challenging conversations. It incorporates tutor input, opportunities for discussion, reflection and sharing of good practice with other managers.

Before attending, please take some time to review the short films of other University colleagues talking about their role as a manager, Leadership Essentials: Management Responsibilities

Postdocs: Writing a Grant Application with Impact [Full] 09:30 - 12:30 The Postdoc Centre, Eastwood Room @ Mill Lane

Do you know how to write a successful research grant application? This course is designed for postdocs with little or no experience of getting their research funded. It will explore the current research environment and impact agenda and help you understand how research is funded. You will also experience the process of reviewing applications and gain valuable and timely knowledge about how to get research funded.


Outcomes:

  • Learn tips and strategies to help you to get your current & future projects funded
  • Understand how proposals are assessed by funders
  • Gain experience of reviewing funding applications
  • Gain information about translational research funding and support available to post-docs


Feedback:

“Both the online resources presented, and the focused training sessions were well structured and passed through the importance of well-structured proposal, and often overlooked issues such as impact.”

“[I liked] seeing a grant from another discipline, to realise that a well-written grant (even if not perfect) can be understood also by people external to the field.”

10:30

An overview of the changes to the Cambridge University Libraries Staff Review and Development Process

11:15
Green Labs Cold Storage new [Places] 11:15 - 12:15 Clinical School, Addenbrookes, Bay 13, Room A

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13:30
Asbestos Awareness Training charged [Places] 13:30 - 17:00 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

This training will provide delegates with a basic knowledge of asbestos awareness, the risks and the legal requirements under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

14:00
Advanced OpenMP new (4 of 6) Not bookable 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site
  • Please note that although this course is being hosted at Cambridge, it is being organised and run by EPCC at the University of Edinburgh.
  • OpenMP is the industry standard for shared-memory programming, which enables serial programs to be parallelised using compiler directives.
  • This 3-day course will cover topics including nested parallelism, OpenMP tasks, the OpenMP memory model, performance tuning, hybrid OpenMP + MPI, OpenMP implementations, and new features in OpenMP 4.0/4.5. Hands-on practical programming exercises make up a significant, and integral, part of this course.
  • Access will be given to appropriate hardware for all the exercises, although many of them can also be performed on a standard Linux laptop.
  • To book a place on this course please complete their online registration form which can be found here along with a full description of the course.

A briefing on the SRD process and how to get the most of it

Launch of LinkedIn Learning for the IT Community new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium
  • University Information Services (UIS) invites all University IT staff to celebrate the launch of LinkedIn Learning for the IT Community. View a whistle stop tour of the product, discover the benefits, hear user stories from the IT community and indulge in a celebratory cake.
  • LinkedIn Learning is an online eLearning resource which provides expert led courses developed by industry experts using Lynda.com content, topics include:
- Cloud Computing
- Software Development (C++, Java, PHP, Python, etc.)
- Cybersecurity
- Leadership and Management
- Network and Systems Administration
- Design and Creative Themes
- Data Science
- ITIL and IT Help Desk
- Project Management
- Web Design and Development

Thursday 19 July

09:00
Advanced OpenMP new (5 of 6) Not bookable 09:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site
  • Please note that although this course is being hosted at Cambridge, it is being organised and run by EPCC at the University of Edinburgh.
  • OpenMP is the industry standard for shared-memory programming, which enables serial programs to be parallelised using compiler directives.
  • This 3-day course will cover topics including nested parallelism, OpenMP tasks, the OpenMP memory model, performance tuning, hybrid OpenMP + MPI, OpenMP implementations, and new features in OpenMP 4.0/4.5. Hands-on practical programming exercises make up a significant, and integral, part of this course.
  • Access will be given to appropriate hardware for all the exercises, although many of them can also be performed on a standard Linux laptop.
  • To book a place on this course please complete their online registration form which can be found here along with a full description of the course.
09:30
Variant Discovery with GATK4 (4 of 4) In progress 09:30 - 16:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

This workshop will focus on the core steps involved in calling variants with the Broad’s Genome Analysis Toolkit, using the “Best Practices” developed by the GATK team. You will learn why each step is essential to the variant discovery process, what are the operations performed on the data at each step, and how to use the GATK tools to get the most accurate and reliable results out of your dataset.

In the course of this workshop, we highlight key functionalities such as the germline GVCF workflow for joint variant discovery in cohorts, somatic variant discovery using MuTect2, and copy number variation discovery using GATK-CNV. All analyses are demonstrated using GATK version 4. Finally, we demonstrate the use of pipelining tools to assemble and execute GATK workflows.

The workshop covers basic genomics, all currently supported Best Practices pipelines as well as pipelining with WDL/Cromwell/FireCloud. This includes the logic of the major pipelines, file formats and data transformations involved, and hands-on operation of the tools using goal-oriented exercises.

  • Day 1: Introduction to Genomics, GATK Best Practices and Pipelining
  • Day 2: Germline short variant discovery (SNPs + Indels)
  • Day 3: Somatic variant discovery (SNVs + Indels + CNVs)
  • Day 4: Writing pipelines with WDL and running them in FireCloud

Please note that this workshop is focused on human data analysis. The majority of the materials presented does apply equally to non-human data, and we will address some questions regarding adaptations that are needed for analysis of non-human data, but we will not go into much detail on those points.

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

Analysing Business Processes: Where Do I Start? new [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 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.

Apprenticeship Engagement Event [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

An information event about three apprenticeship cohorts being offered across the University: Leadership & Management Level 5, Project Management Level 4 and Data Analyst Level 4. There will be a presentation from the apprenticeship training provider selected to deliver these programmes - 3aaa.

The event will involve short presentations lasting around 40 minutes. The remainder of the event will be a drop-in clinic for those people that have any queries and who would like to complete an expression of interest form.

Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) Training for Outreach [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Cambridge Admissions Office: Meeting Room 1

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. 

10:00
Moodle: Training for Coordinators [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 manage categories in Moodle and would like to learn more about existing features, such as permissions, cohorts, and course history.

11:00
Medicine: Literature Searching for Allied Health Professionals new [Places] 11:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

One session covering the Cinahl database, targeted at allied health professionals. Learn how to get the best out of your literature searches.

12:00
Green Labs Cold Storage new [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 Department of Biochemistry, Hopkins Seminar Room One

Are you involved with cold storage in your lab? Come along to one of our workshops. We’ll examine the factors affecting your samples and the energy-hungry cold storage equipment that preserve them. Find out how we can all improve their performance and efficiency.

13:00
Spanish: Beginner Intensive (9 of 9) In progress 13:00 - 15:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room

Fun introductory course to Spanish. This course is for those with little or no previous knowledge of Spanish. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

13:30

To provide an opportunity for someone from elsewhere in Fin Ops to spend a day in the Central and Research Accounting Team to get an overview and appreciation of what they do including Fixed Assets, Fee Collection, Property Accounting, Trust Funds and Research Accounting.

14:00
Developing Relaxation Skills new [Full] 14:00 - 16:00 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


A workshop to enable you to practice and learn relaxation techniques to help release stress and improve wellbeing. It will provide an opportunity for people to relax and take time for themselves. The workshop will include deep breathing techniques, progressive muscle relaxation and a short mindfulness exercise. It will also allow time to consider what stress is and the impact this has on our lives.

iProcurement Part 2: Month End processes in the Buyers Work Centre (1 of 2) [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course covers the various month-end processes that need to be completed within the iProcurement module.

Moodle: Getting Started [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 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 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.

Advanced OpenMP new (6 of 6) Not bookable 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site
  • Please note that although this course is being hosted at Cambridge, it is being organised and run by EPCC at the University of Edinburgh.
  • OpenMP is the industry standard for shared-memory programming, which enables serial programs to be parallelised using compiler directives.
  • This 3-day course will cover topics including nested parallelism, OpenMP tasks, the OpenMP memory model, performance tuning, hybrid OpenMP + MPI, OpenMP implementations, and new features in OpenMP 4.0/4.5. Hands-on practical programming exercises make up a significant, and integral, part of this course.
  • Access will be given to appropriate hardware for all the exercises, although many of them can also be performed on a standard Linux laptop.
  • To book a place on this course please complete their online registration form which can be found here along with a full description of the course.
16:00
iProcurement Part 2: Month End processes in the Buyers Work Centre (2 of 2) [Places] 16:00 - 16:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course covers the various month-end processes that need to be completed within the iProcurement module.