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AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged Mon 9 Sep 2019   12:30 Not bookable


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
AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged Mon 9 Sep 2019   13:30 Not bookable

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

This is an the first of four online AbilityNet sessions looking at the principles of digital accessibility and its impact on people with disability.

This entry-level session introduces the principles of digital accessibility and its impact on people with disability, with particular reference to higher education settings.

It is ideal for anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems, including digital managers, web developers, learning technologists, student services staff, academics and others. It will also be useful to staff who support disabled students and technical staff involved with evaluating and reporting accessibility compliance.

The course can be accessed via the following link (Please note that Raven Login is required to access this material)

This is an the second of four online AbilityNet sessions looking at digital accessibility.

The accessibility statement is an opportunity to explain to your website users, staff and students how you support their needs, as well as communicating how your website meets accessibility standards.

This session looks in detail at the requirements for universities to provide an accessibility statement under the new Public Sector Web Accessibility Regulations. As well as being a legal requirement the accessibility statement is an opportunity to explain to your website users, staff and students how you support their needs, as well as communicating how your website meets accessibility standards.

This entry-level session introduces the principles of digital accessibility and its impact on people with disability, with particular reference to higher education settings. It is ideal for anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems, including digital managers, web developers, learning technologists, student services staff, academics and others. It will also be useful to staff who support disabled students and technical staff involved with evaluating and reporting accessibility compliance.

The course can be accessed via the following link (Please note that Raven Login is required to access this material)

This is an the third of four online AbilityNet sessions looking at digital accessibility.

It looks at how to undertake quick accessibility checks to test whether your website(s) comply with accessibility principles. Aimed at anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems in Higher Education.

Learn how to undertake quick accessibility checks to test whether your website(s) comply with accessibility principles. Being able to undertake these checks can help you with developing an accessibility strategy, improve procurement decisions and create an accessibility statement.

This entry-level session is aimed at anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems in Higher Education. It will also be of value as an introductory session for developers and eLearning content creators looking to develop accessibility skills.

The course can be accessed via the following link (Please note that Raven Login is required to access this material)

This is an the fourth of four online AbilityNet sessions looking at digital accessibility, specifically how to understand the results of accessibility evaluations and testing results.

The new Web Accessibility regulations require Universities to conduct audits and testing across all their digital estates, form websites to learning environments. These tests can be carried out by external contractors or your own in-house teams (see Workshop 3 for how to do this yourself)

Although built around common standards such as WCAG2.1, many people find accessibility test results and audit reports difficult to understand. Automatically generated reports or expert audits can produce a list of issues that need prioritising. Organisations must also decide how these accessibility barriers are communicated through their accessibility statement and how they can remediate them in the future.

This session is aimed at anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems. It will also be of value as an introductory session for developers and eLearning content creators looking to develop accessibility skills. While not compulsory, it is strongly recommended that attendees attend the session “Introduction to accessibility testing” if they have no prior knowledge of accessibility tests.

The course can be accessed via the following link (Please note that Raven Login is required to access this material)

Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database Tue 26 May 2020   09:30 [Places]

This is an introduction to the popular database package Microsoft Access. The course is aimed at those who have never used the package before or have just started using it. There is an Access Fast Track course that is a shortened version of this course for those who learn at a faster pace.

Access 2016: Fast Track Introduction Wed 6 May 2020   09:00 [Places]

This is a fast paced and shortened version of the 2-session Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database course and thus is more suitable for those who are quick learners. This course will be taught using Access 2016 on PCs (Windows 7).

Access 2016: Further Use Tue 3 Mar 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

This course is intended for those already using Microsoft Access 2016 who wish to explore more advanced queries and forms. Those who have attended the Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database course will find this follows on seamlessly from where that course left off - but be prepared for a harder challenge. Part of the course explores relational database design concepts for simple databases. The remainder focuses on more advanced queries and forms. The second session is optional for you to either work through and consolidate the course material, or to receive support on your own project.

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Date Availability
Tue 23 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]

This course will show you basic principles and processes for creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint and PDFs.

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Date Availability
Tue 3 Mar 2020 10:00 POSTPONED
Thu 23 Apr 2020 10:00 [Places]
Tue 19 May 2020 10:00 [Places]
Thu 18 Jun 2020 10:00 [Places]
Accountants' Annual Update Tue 17 Mar 2020   14:00 [Places]

Our external auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers will be coming in to give an update on accounting issues and developments that are relevant to the University Group.

Qualified staff can use this towards their annual CPD.

This course will provide a detailed critique of the methods and philosophy of the Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST) approach to statistics which is currently dominant in social and biomedical science. We will briefly contrast NHST with alternatives, especially with Bayesian methods. We will use some computer code (Matlab and R) to demonstrate some issues. However, we will focus on the big picture rather on the implementation of specific procedures.

Administrator Development Programme Mon 4 Nov 2019   09:30 Not bookable


This development programme for generalist and specialist administrators draws on the expertise of senior figures in the University and provides up to date information on the various strands and issues of University strategy and governance. It includes development of some key skills and a project activity, and offers a valuable opportunity to network with administrators from the UAS and other departments and institutions.

Selection for this programme is via nomination by School Secretaries, Heads of Division or Heads of Non-School Institutions during the summer. Nominees will need to demonstrate the benefit of participating, both for themselves and their institution. Please speak to your line manager and/or appropriate nominator if you would like to be considered.

Please see further information about key themes and speakers on the programme flyer.

Adobe Acrobat DC new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Acrobat DC are sufficient to be able to create and edit PDFs, use forms, collaborate with others and secure your documents.

Adobe Dreamweaver CC (2018) - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 1 are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software effectively.

Adobe Dreamweaver CC (2018) - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of Dreamweaver CC including working with the Creative Cloud, CSS inheritance and specificity, responsive web design, Photoshop integration and much more.

Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 1 allow you to set up a new website, create and modify webpages, insert text and images, and much more.

Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of Dreamweaver CC including working with the Creative Cloud, CSS inheritance and specificity, responsive web design, Photoshop integration and much more.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 are sufficient to be able create a website. This course gives particular attention to the initial creation of the website, incorporating text and images.

Adobe Illustrator CC: Introduction Tue 19 May 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

Adobe Illustrator CC is a the industry leading professional illustration and drawing program for the creation of vector based graphics and artwork.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

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Date Availability
Wed 18 Mar 2020 09:30 [Standby]
Thu 11 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Adobe Illustrator CC - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Illustrator CC - Level 1 are sufficient to be able to perform basic tasks in Illustrator such as setting up a document, creating basic shapes and working with text.

Adobe Illustrator CC - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Illustrator CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of Illustrator CC including working with the Creative Cloud, colour guides, brushes and symbols, Live Paint, tracing and much more.

Adobe Illustrator CS6 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Illustrator CS6 are sufficient to be able create professional artwork and documents.

Adobe InDesign CC (2018) - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe InDesign CC - Level 1 enable users to gain a thorough understanding of InDesign and how it can be used as well as the ability to create a variety of different kinds of documents, add text, colour, shapes and graphics, print documents and access help.

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.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

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Date Availability
Wed 3 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Wed 1 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]
Adobe InDesign CC - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe InDesign CC - Level 1 enable users to gain a thorough understanding of InDesign and how it can be used as well as the ability to create a variety of different kinds of documents, add text, colour, shapes and graphics, print documents and access help.

Adobe InDesign CC - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe InDesign CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of InDesign CC including working with the Creative Cloud, creating and modifying interactive documents and much more.

Adobe InDesign CS6 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in this courseware will allow the learner to create a variety of documents, both print-based and digital. The learner will be able to create a variety of documents ranging from simple text documents through to complex brochures and flyers with detailed graphics and advanced formatting features.

Adobe Photoshop CC (2018) - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 1 are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software effectively.

Adobe Photoshop CC (2018) - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software at an advanced level.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Advanced (Level 2) Tue 16 Jun 2020   09:30 [Standby]

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.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) Thu 21 May 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

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Date Availability
Wed 29 Apr 2020 09:30 [Standby]
Tue 9 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 1 are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software effectively.

Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of Photoshop CC including working with the Creative Cloud, applying layer effects, creating and modifying 3D content and much more.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CS6 are sufficient to be able to understand the Photoshop screen, the different palettes and use the Photoshop tools to modify and adjust images.

Presenting is a crucial skill for researchers, yet it is often something that even experienced scholars struggle with. This interactive workshop is designed for people who already have some experience of presenting and the basic principles involved, but would like to develop their skills in this area to a higher level.

This workshop provides the opportunity for practical experience of presenting within a supportive environment. During the workshop, you will be given time to design and deliver a short (5-10 minutes) presentation to a small audience comprised of your fellow researchers.


This course is designed for students with some presentation experience. It is possible to attend this course as an individual workshop, although we would recommend that you try to attend the series starting with the Basic Presentation Skills course.

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Date Availability
Wed 18 Mar 2020 10:00 [Full]
Thu 4 Jun 2020 10:00 [Full]
Tue 23 Jun 2020 10:00 [Full]
Advancing Access Training new Mon 2 Mar 2020   11:30 [Places]

Please note that this is for Schools Liaison Officers only. This session offers training to enable Schools Liaison Officers to deliver CPD training in schools and colleges to help teachers support student’s progression to leading universities.

The fundamental-level course is intended for individuals who seek an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. This course also helps you prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

This is a free course, register and sign in online

More information can be found online

Amicus Access Policy for All Amicus Users Self-taught Booking not required

This course will take no more than ten minutes to complete. There is a short assessment at the end of the course.

The course introduces the Amicus Access policy that supports how fundraising and alumni relations teams across Collegiate Cambridge, including affiliated groups and institutions, use the Amicus system.

You do not need sound for this course.

Amicus online - Adding a contact report Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through adding a contact report in Amicus:

  • Adding an action
  • Adding a contact report
  • Editing a contact report
Amicus online - Adding education Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through adding education in Amicus:

  • Locating education data tab
  • Adding education
  • Updating education
Amicus online - Adding interests Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through adding interests in Amicus:

  • Decision point: Add to a contact record or prospect record?
  • Adding an interest to a contact record
  • Adding an interest to a prospect record
  • Updating interests
Amicus online - Create a limited info record Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through adding a limited info record in Amicus:

  • Decision: when to add a limited information record?
  • Adding a limited information record
  • Updating a limited information record
Amicus online - How to get a standard report Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through the steps to find a standard report in Amicus:

  • What reports are available as a standard report?
  • Locating reports
  • Downloading reports
Amicus online - Logging in and navigation Self-taught Booking not required

This online course takes you through the first steps of logging in to Amicus. It covers:

  • How to log in
  • Accessing help online
  • Customising your screen
  • Navigation from the main screen
  • Modules and ribbon bars
  • List view, table view, map view
  • Setting up favourites
  • Dashboards
Amicus online - Updating contact preferences Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through updating contact preferences in Amicus:

  • Locating contact preferences data tab
  • Updating contact preferences
  • Data protection considerations
Amicus online - Viewing a contact record Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through viewing a contact record in Amicus:

  • Searching for a contact record
  • Data tabs and what information is available
  • Navigating around the contact record
  • How to customise and filter columns within data tabs
Amicus online - Viewing a prospect record Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through viewing a prospect record in Amicus:

  • Searching for a prospect record
  • Data tabs and what information is available
  • Navigating around the prospect record
  • How to customise and filter columns within data tabs
  • How to search and view contact reports
  • How to find giving information
  • Quick guide to the solicitation cycle screens
Amicus Yellow Box Searching for new starters Fri 13 Mar 2020   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

Yellow Box Searching is 'advanced searching' in Amicus. You can use it to find specific selections of data or contacts from within Amicus. Many Amicus users use yellow box search in the first step to creating a mailing or inviting contacts to an event. This session will be an introduction to Yellow Box Searching for anyone who has just gained access to Amicus.

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Date Availability
Tue 17 Mar 2020 10:00 [Places]
Tue 7 Apr 2020 14:30 [Places]
Thu 16 Apr 2020 14:30 [Places]

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.

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Date Availability
Tue 17 Mar 2020 14:00 [Full]
Tue 26 May 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 24 Jun 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 21 Jul 2020 10:00 [Places]
Tue 18 Aug 2020 10:00 [Places]
Analysis of bulk RNA-seq data Wed 25 Mar 2020   09:30 [Full]

The aim of this course is to familiarize the participants with the primary analysis of RNA-seq data.

This course starts with a brief introduction to RNA-seq and discusses quality control issues. Next, we will present the alignment step, quantification of expression and differential expression analysis. For downstream analysis we will focus on tools available through the Bioconductor project for manipulating and analysing bulk RNA-seq.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

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.

This training is intended for staff and post graduate students who regularly use DSE to help prevent or reduce the risk of possible health problems arising from computer use. The training is also aimed at those responsible within departments for assisting with the DSE risk assessment process. The course will provide an understanding of the DSE Regulations 1992 (as amended 2002) and discuss employer's and employee's duties regarding the assessment of DSE workstations. There will be theory and a practical demonstration. The training will allow time to discuss some of the common health problems and concerns that may be associated with poor workstation set-up with examples of possible solutions.

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Date Availability
Wed 24 Jun 2020 11:30 [Places]
An Introduction to Machine Learning Wed 24 Jun 2020   09:30 [Full]

Machine learning gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. It encompasses a broad range of approaches to data analysis with applicability across the biological sciences. Lectures will introduce commonly used algorithms and provide insight into their theoretical underpinnings. In the practicals students will apply these algorithms to real biological data-sets using the R language and environment.

Please be aware that the course syllabus is currently being updated following feedback from the last event; therefore the agenda below will be subjected to changes.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

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.

An Introduction to MATLAB for biologists Mon 29 Jun 2020   09:30 [Places]

This course aims to give you an introduction to the basics of Matlab. During the two day course we will use a practical based approach to give you the confidence to start using Matlab in your own work. In particular we will show you how to write your own scripts and functions and how to use pre-written functions. We will also explore the many ways in which help is available to Matlab users. In addition we will cover basic computer programming in Matlab to enable you to write more efficient scripts.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

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.

This course provides a practical introduction to the writing of Python programs for the complete novice. Participants are lead through the core aspects of Python illustrated by a series of example programs. Upon completion of the course, attentive participants will be able to write simple Python programs and customize more complex code to fit their needs.

Course materials are available here.

Please note that the content of this course has recently been updated. This course now mostly focuses on core concepts including Python syntax, data structures and reading/writing files. Concepts and strategies for working more effectively with Python are now the focus of a new 2-days course, Data Science in Python.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

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.

This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to how finances are managed at the University and is the ideal first course for anyone who will be working in an accounts area.

Not only does it provide an overview of how the University's Finance System (UFS) is structured but also which activities are performed centrally and which are done in departments. It introduces the concepts of the Financial Regulations and Finance Procedures as well as signposting where you can find more support, how to access UFS and what training may be appropriate for your role.

Annual Departmental Safety Officer Update Tue 17 Mar 2020   10:00 [Places]

An annual update for Departmental Safety Officers.

An overview of Amicus (online version) Self-taught Booking not required

This overview should take no more than 30 minutes to complete. You can view it as many times as you like, or complete certain sections and come back later.

This overview will showcase some of the benefits and give you a sneak peek of functionality within Amicus.

A short video with sound is included at the beginning of the overview. Headphones or speakers will be required for this part.

We hope you enjoy it.

Anti-Bribery & Corruption Training Self-taught Booking not required

The University and all its staff have a responsibility to ensure that neither their conduct, nor the conduct of any person or organisation entering into any contract or arrangement with the University contravenes the Bribery Act 2010.

This online course guides you through the scope of the Bribery Act and Criminal Finances Act and highlights some of the situations that you should be aware of.

AP: eInvoicing in Accounts Payable Self-taught Bookable

An Introduction to the University's eInvoicing system, how it works and what actions/processes are completed by the department.

This on-line course will enable end users to understand the basics of accounts payable, including processing basic invoices and expense claims.

This course builds on the knowledge gained in AP Part 1. The delegates will learn how to match invoices to purchase orders, add in freight charges and process invoices from other departments. The course also covers international payments including accounting for VAT and foreign currencies. Delegates will also learn more about month end procedures and AP Reports.

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Date Availability
Thu 2 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]

This on-line course enables users to learn how to Secondary Approve invoices within the Accounts Payable module.

Apprenticeship Information Event Tue 17 Mar 2020   11:00 [Places]

An information event about three apprenticeship cohorts being offered across the University:

  • Business Administration Level 3
  • Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3
  • Customer Service Specialist Level 3

There will be a presentation from the apprenticeship team and training provider selected to deliver these programmes - West Suffolk College.

The event will involve short presentations lasting around 45 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.

Apprenticeship Network Meeting Tue 3 Mar 2020   13:00   [More dates...] [Places]

A network meeting for university staff interested in establishing an apprenticeship under the Apprenticeship Levy to share questions, experiences and advice.

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Date Availability
Wed 3 Jun 2020 12:00 [Places]
Tue 15 Sep 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 2 Dec 2020 12:00 [Places]
Apprenticeships: Supporting New and Existing Staff new Thu 12 Mar 2020   11:00 [Places]

This session will provide an update on apprenticeships within the University.

It aims to help HR colleagues across Schools and departments to understand the role that they can play in utilising this resource to support the development of staff and embed apprenticeships into the fabric of the University’s recruitment and workforce strategies.

This could include succession planning, and individual personal development and aspirations.

The Accounts Receivable (AR) module of the University’s Finance System (CUFS) deals with managing customer information and managing income generated from sales and donations.

In this course we will be looking at some of the key aspects such as:

  • creating external invoices
  • creating internal invoices
  • receipting income relating to invoices
  • receipting other income

We will also provide you with some basic information relating to banking procedures and to the University’s Online Store (also known as eSales).

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.

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Date Availability
Tue 21 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]
Asbestos Awareness Training Wed 22 Apr 2020   09:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Date Availability
Wed 22 Apr 2020 13:00 [Places]
Wed 15 Jul 2020 09:00 [Places]
Wed 15 Jul 2020 13:00 [Places]
Assertiveness in Action new Wed 24 Jun 2020   09:15 [Full]


Do you find yourself saying ‘Yes’ when you really mean to say ‘No’? Or do you get the impression people think you’re rather too direct? This course will teach you to avoid both extremes and to build constructive working relationships through assertiveness – a form of behaviour that demonstrates your self-respect and your respect for others.

Assistive Technology: One-to-One Training Wed 11 Mar 2020   10:30   [More dates...] [Places]

This session is provided for University staff who have an Occupational Health referral or for students who have a Disability Resource Centre referral for specialised one-to-one support. Bespoke sessions cover support for users with:

  • Mobility issues, such as an upper limb disorder, where ergonomic keyboards and mice or speech recognition software may be required
  • Visual impairment requirements where magnification or text scanning to alternative format can assist users to view a computer screen or read and listen to text
  • Specific learning difficulties, who may find speech recognition software or mind mapping software useful

A session typically fall into 2 categories:

  • Looking at available hardware, software or IT techniques that can aid in the development of tailored strategies and solutions to help users independently access computing facilities
  • Providing training for Assistive Technology software packages to help users progress with the software

At time of booking please specify the following details in the Special Requirements box

  • Name of person that referred you
  • A brief outline of type of assistance required e.g. software training, workstation evaluation or general support and advice
  • If you require wheelchair access to the venue

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Date Availability
Wed 4 Mar 2020 10:30 [Full]
Wed 18 Mar 2020 10:30 [Places]
Wed 18 Mar 2020 10:30 [Places]
Tue 8 Dec 2020 10:30 [Places]
Tue 15 Dec 2020 10:30 [Places]
ATLAS.ti: An Introduction for Qualitative Research Tue 16 Jun 2020   09:30 [Places]

This course will introduce ATLAS.ti a Computer Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) which supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It provides a means to collect, organise and analyse content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys and audio.

Learn how to create and deliver an effective presentation.

Most postgraduate researchers benefit from giving presentations about their research by gaining feedback, sharing their ideas and/or findings, and raising their profile in the research community. Therefore, learning how to present your research effectively is an important skill to develop during the course of your doctorate.

Becoming a Productive Writer (Life Sciences) Wed 11 Mar 2020   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

As a researcher, you are expected not only to run experiments, but also write regularly. Establishing a writing regular routine can be difficult, especially when experiments are running well. This half day workshop will explore the different writing techniques, tips and tricks, productive writers use regularly to keep on track with their writing commitments.

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Wed 25 Mar 2020 10:00 [Places]

Across all AHSS disciplines (and within) there are varying views of what research is. Following the work of Thomas Kuhn, these views form what are commonly referred to as ‘research paradigms’, entailing a variety of epistemological (study of knowledge) and ontological (study of being) assumptions that ultimately underpin and guide how we carry out research (method).

Though not a definitive means by which to conceptualize meta-research, this course offers the ‘research paradigm’ as a heuristic and expedient entry point into key terms and concepts often encountered by research students and the tactic assumptions underpinning them. This can and often does result in an ability to understand the significance of one’s own research, the research of others and the broader intellectual context in which both are situated.

Behaviour Management Training new Thu 30 Apr 2020   14:30 [Places]

This is a session aimed at outreach staff, working with school-aged young people. We will be learning and practising strategies for managing low-level disruption, based on ‘Teach Like A Champion’. We will also discuss the importance of behaviour management for effective delivery, and how to know when behaviour management is your responsibility, or the school’s.

Biological Safety Officers' Training Event Tue 19 May 2020   09:30 [Places]

An annual event for Biological Safety Officers (BSOs).

This session covers the theory and practice of budgeting in the University, how to interpret department budget reports and understand the causes of overspends (and underspends) against budgets. The course refers closely to Chapter 3 of the Financial Procedures Manual

Note: This session does not cover the detailed budgeting and rules relating to individual research grants.

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Tue 9 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]

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 Budgeting 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.

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Thu 21 May 2020 13:00 [Places]
Tue 14 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]
Cambridge Teaching Forum 2020 Tue 14 Apr 2020   10:00 [Places]

The annual Cambridge Teaching Forum is open to everyone who teaches or supports students' learning across the university. It provides a stimulating environment for staff to learn about innovative approaches to higher education in Cambridge and to meet colleagues, share ideas and reflect on some of the hot topics in higher education.

The event will be addressed by Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Virgo, and will consist of panel discussions on selected themes such as attainment gaps, workshops and individual presentations. A full programme will be released in due course.

We are delighted to welcome Professor Paul Ashwin, Professor of Higher Education at Lancaster University, as this year's keynote speaker.

For more information, please go to CCTL’s Cambridge Teaching Forum webpages. If you are interested in presenting, facilitating a session or have any questions about the event, please contact Dr Ruth Walker.

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

Staff will take part in some fun activities to learn more about other departments within the Cambridge University Libraries, have a presentation from a member of the Leadership Team about the wider workings of the University and have time to check their HR24 Induction Checklists and meet other new starters. Designed to be more informal, this workshop is a great opportunity to meet other staff, make contacts and ask any questions that you may have come across in your first month of employment.

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Tue 28 Apr 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 26 May 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 30 Jun 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 28 Jul 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 25 Aug 2020 14:00 [Places]

Graduate students may apply for changes to their student circumstances via their CamSIS self-service account. Such changes include intermission (a break from study), permission to work away from Cambridge, or an extension to submission date. Further details explaining the process can be found here Changes in Circumstance

This online course explains how to use the Status Overviews (Records) Pivot Tile to track pending Change In Circumstances applications. There is one click through slide followed by a video section that is audio described (length 4 minutes 30 seconds).

This is the online version of the instructor-led course Introduction to CamSIS If you wish, do book on both courses.

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

Also covers how to understand student data in CamSIS.

CamSIS Search Wed 11 Mar 2020   14:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Tue 24 Mar 2020 10:00 [Full]
Caring4Elders Workshops new Thu 30 Jan 2020   12:15 In progress

An Elderly Person in your life! An opportunity for individuals to explore positive approaches to preparing for and responding to the unexpected changes & challenges that occur as they include the increasing needs of an elderly person into your lifestyle. This includes those elderly people who are independent as well as those with specific needs.

Workshops to help you prepare participants for the future and respond to current challenges through informal networking and input from our experienced facilitators. The materials are delivered over 3 x 1-hour sessions:

  • Prepared to Care
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Problem Solving

All participants receive a pack with key information to improve their links to the elderly person.

Focus on you and your wellbeing Caring4Elders participants confirm the value of time to reflect on their approach to incorporating the practical and emotional changes that occur as an elderly person becomes less independent. Participants have all asked for more time to continue the network at the end of the workshops which have been offered in the East of England since 2017

12:00 Venue open

12:15 Workshop commences

13:15 Workshop finish

13:15 - 14:00 Time for informal questions and discussion

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL THREE SESSIONS

Cash Handling Self-taught Bookable

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Causal Inference in the Social Sciences Wed 4 Mar 2020   14:00 [Standby]

The challenge of causal inference is ubiquitous in social science. Nearly every research project fundamentally is about causes and effects.

This introductory session will:

  • 1. Introduce three main approaches to elucidate causal relationship: structural equation models, causal directed acyclic graphs, and the counterfactual/potential outcome framework;
  • 2. Explain the common challenges in empirical research;
  • 3. Talk through some principles and intuition of several research designs that can help researchers make stronger claims for causality.

The emphasis is on setting out applications of each approach, along with pros and cons, so that participants understand when a particular design may be more or less suitable to a research problem.

Chemical Safety Fri 6 Mar 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Mon 9 Mar 2020 09:30 [Full]
Mon 16 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Fri 24 Apr 2020 09:30 CANCELLED

Process systems engineering (PSE) is a developed field of engineering, focusing on mathematical methods of optimisation of individual processes and systems of processes used in the manufacture of molecules. PSE tools include methods of identifying reaction kinetics, methods of model development, model-based design of experiments, analysis of system integration, and system optimisation tools. The application of PSE tools in petrochemical industry is well-developed and leads to major benefits in terms of process efficiency, safety and economics. The application of PSE tools in manufacture of more complex molecules and products, such as agrichemicals and pharmaceuticals, is less developed. This is mainly due to the difficulty in generating good models in the processes that are frequently not fully understood and not fully observed (not all species are monitored or identified). This course will cover key methods from PSE toolbox that are relevant for development of more complex synthetic chemistry-based manufacturing processes: methods of kinetics analysis, model-based design of experiments, use of models for process integration and optimisation. The course will be run as a workshop over two days.

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Wed 20 May 2020 09:00 [Places]

Chemistry plays a very crucial role in tackling 21st century global challenges. From climate change mitigation to discovering therapeutic strategies for human health and driving sustainable energy production and usage - we are faced with many challenges for which chemical sciences has been providing and will continue to provide many plausible solutions.

Much of the research involved in developing these initiatives requires a huge drive towards interdisciplinary research networks. As such, this course has been developed with some of our colleagues from across the Chemistry Department who are working on exciting and emerging areas with this multidisciplinary focus.

This 10 session course will introduce how chemistry can be used as a tool to solve these challenges. First session will include the introduction. Each lecture following this will focus on a different branch, area or concept of chemistry covering the fundamental chemistry and background of how it works, any advances to date and the applications towards tackling these global challenges.

The first session is compulsory, plus choose optional sessions you wish to attend when you make your booking.

Session 1: Introduction

Session 2: Organic Electronics

Session 3: Electrochemistry (Batteries)

Session 4: Mechanochemistry (Mill-Grinding)

Session 5: Antibody Design

Session 6: Supramolecular Materials

Session 7: Air Quality Sensing

Session 8: Photochemistry

Session 9: Transition Metal Catalysis

Session 10: Bioconjugation

Chemistry: CP1 - Career Options for PhDs Tue 5 May 2020   11:00 [Places]

PhD students have plenty of options once you graduate. In this interactive session we will look at the pros and cons of different career options. You will have a chance to think about what you want your work to do for you and what you can offer employers, and you will learn ways to find out more about jobs in which you are interested.

Starting to apply for jobs both in and outside academia? Preparing for an interview? Not sure how to target your application, what to include and what to leave out. In this session you can learn more about how selection processes work including how to put together a CV and cover letter and how to prepare for job interviews. The workshop will include interactive exercises, a review of successful application materials, and discussions.

Chemistry: DD10 Process Chemistry Workshop new Tue 3 Mar 2020   10:00 [Places]

In this session, Dr. Mukund S. Chorghade will discuss the pivotal role played by Process Chemistry / Route Selection in the progress of a drug from conception to commercialization. The medicinal chemistry routes for synthesis are usually low yielding and are fraught with capricious reactions, cryogenic temperatures, tedious chromatography and problems in scale-up to multi-kilo and multi-ton levels. Considerable research efforts have to be expended in developing novel, cost efficacious and scalable processes and seamlessly transferring these technologies to manufacturing operations. These principles will be exemplified by process development case studies on a variety of pharmaceutical moieties such as anti-epileptic and an anti-asthma drugs. We were able to also discover a large number of New Chemical Entities by our new “Process Chemistry Driven Medicinal Chemistry”

We will exemplify advances in proprietary in vitro green chemistry-based technology, mimicking in vivo metabolism of several chemical entities used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and agrochemicals. Our catalysts enable prediction of metabolism patterns with soft-spot analysis Metabolites are implicated in adverse drug reactions and are the subject of intense scrutiny in drug R&D. Present-day processes involving animal studies are expensive, labor-intensive and chemically inconclusive. Our catalysts (azamacrocycles) are sterically protected and electronically activated, providing speed, stability and scalability. We predict structures of metabolites, prepare them on a large scale by oxidation, and elucidate chemical structures. Comprehensive safety evaluation enables researchers to conduct more complete in vitro metabolism studies, confirm structure and generate quantitative measures of toxicity.

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.

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Wed 25 Mar 2020 13:30 [Places]

The first half of this session will cover an overview of Raytracing versus 3D Modelling, an introduction to the free Raytracing programme Povray, running Povray (command line options). Making and manipulating simple shapes, camera tricks (depth of field, angle of view) and using other software to generate Povray input (e.g. Jmol)

The second half of the session is an introduction to 3D modelling and animation using the open source programme Blender. This will cover the installation and customisation of the Blender interface for use with chemical models, how to import chemical structures from Jmol and the protein data base (PDB), the basics of 3D modelling, and an introduction to Key-frame animation.

No previous experience with either 3D modelling or animation is required.

Submission of the first year report can seem to be a daunting experience, from constructing it to submitting and then being assessed by academic staff. In this session, Marie Dixon (Degree Committee Office, School of Physical Sciences), Rachel MacDonald and Deborah Longbottom will talk through all aspects of procedure and answer any questions students wish to pose. Students who went through the first year exam in 2016, as well as members of academic staff who carry out first year vivas will also be there to talk about the reality of the process from all perspectives.

Submission of the PhD thesis can seem to be a daunting experience, from constructing it to submitting and then being examined, with one of those examiners coming from an external institution. In this session, Marie Dixon (Degree Committee Office, School of Physical Sciences), Rachel MacDonald and Deborah Longbottom will talk through all aspects of procedure regarding thesis submission and answer any questions students wish to pose. Students who were recently examined, as well as members of academic staff who carry out PhD vivas will also be there to talk about the reality of the process from all perspectives

Submission of an MPhil thesis can seem to be a daunting experience, from constructing it to submitting and then being examined, with one of those examiners coming from an external institution. In this session, Marie Dixon (Degree Committee Office, School of Physical Sciences), Rachel MacDonald and Deborah Longbottom will talk through all aspects of procedure regarding thesis submission and answer any questions students wish to pose. Students who were recently examined, as well as members of academic staff who carry out MPhil vivas will also be there to talk about the reality of the process from all perspectives.

FS1 - Successful Completion of a Research Degree An hour devoted to a discussion of how to plan your time effectively on a day to day basis, how to produce a dissertation/thesis (from first year report to MPhil to PhD) and the essential requirements of an experimental section.

FS2 - Dignity@Study The University of Cambridge is committed to protecting the dignity of staff, students, visitors to the University, and all members of the University community in their work and their interactions with others. The University expects all members of the University community to treat each other with respect, courtesy and consideration at all times. All members of the University community have the right to expect professional behaviour from others, and a corresponding responsibility to behave professionally towards others.Nick will explore what this means for graduate students in this Department with an opportunity to ask questions more informally.

This is a compulsory session for 1st year postgraduates.

Chemistry: FS20 Graduate Student Leadership Course Thu 7 May 2020   09:30 [Places]

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

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