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Monday 25 September

10:00
How to Spot a Predatory Publisher new CANCELLED 10:00 - 11:00 Cambridge University Library, Training Room

'Dear esteemed author…'

So-called predatory publishers regularly approach researchers via email to solicit manuscripts and conference papers. With the emphasis on publishing as a measure of academic success still strong it can be easy to give in to temptation and flattery but this can do more harm than good to a future career.

This session will look at the problem of predatory publishers using case studies. Attendees will be given tips on how to spot a predatory publisher or conference and the best advice to offer if one of their researchers has been approached.

14:00
Moodle: Online Submissions [Places] 14:00 - 15:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This advanced training session will introduce participants to the Assignment activity and cover the main features of online submission set up and grading.

An Introduction to data analysis in R new (1 of 5) [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

R is a free, software environment for statistical and data analysis, with many useful features that promote and facilitate reproducible research.

In this course, we introduce the R language, and cover basic data manipulation and plotting. We explore more advanced data analysis techniques using the packages dplyr and ggplot. Finally we introduce the concept of reproducible research, and how this may be assisted using 'literate programming'—combining documentation with code.

After the course you should feel confident to start exploring your own dataset, using the materials and references provided.

Sessions

If you book onto this course you must attend all of the sessions as detailed below. Failure to attend a session or cancellation of your place less than 48 hours before the start of the first session will result in an administrative charge of £50.

Please ensure you have permission from your supervisor to attend this course before you make your booking!

Trainers

Dr Michael Grayling, MRC Biostatistics Unit

Dr Simon Frost, Department of Veterinary Medicine

Dr Matt Castle, GSLS

18:30
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), German Basic 2017 - BLOCK A (1 of 10) CANCELLED 18:30 - 20:30 Venue TBC

Language courses for Medics

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Arabic Basic 2017 - BLOCK A (1 of 10) CANCELLED 18:30 - 20:30 Venue TBC

Language courses for Medics

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Chinese Mandarin 2017 - BLOCK A (1 of 10) CANCELLED 18:30 - 20:30 Venue TBC

Language courses for Medics

Language courses for Medics

Language courses for Medics

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Italian Basic 2017 - BLOCK A (1 of 10) CANCELLED 18:30 - 20:30 Venue TBC

Language courses for Medics

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Japanese Basic 2017 - BLOCK A (1 of 10) [Full] 18:30 - 20:30 Venue TBC

Language courses for Medics

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Portuguese Basic 2017 - BLOCK A (1 of 10) CANCELLED 18:30 - 20:30 Venue TBC

Language courses for Medics

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Russian Basic 2017 - BLOCK A (1 of 10) [Full] 18:30 - 20:30 Venue TBC

Language courses for Medics

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Hebrew Basic 2017 - BLOCK A (1 of 10) CANCELLED 18:30 - 20:30 Venue TBC

Language courses for Medics

Tuesday 26 September

09:00
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (1 of 2) CANCELLED 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.

Tutoring: Support for New Appointees [Places] 09:00 - 16:30 St Catharine's College, Ramsden Room


Tutors provide general oversight of student welfare, in the widest sense, and form an essential part of College communities and the Colleges’ provision to students. This course will use a mixture of formal presentations, group work and plenary discussions to provide new or prospective Tutors with advice and support for their students, a greater understanding of responsibilities and where to find information. There will also be presentations from the Disability Resource Centre and the University Counselling Service relevant to College Tutoring.

Please note that the term ‘Tutor’ as used at Cambridge does not refer to a teaching role.

Lecturing Performance [Full] 09:00 - 13:00 PPD, Revans Room


This course focuses on the practical element of delivery. It will provide you with the opportunity to explore techniques for connecting emotionally and intellectually with an audience, along with overcoming nerves. You will look at how to handle questions effectively and practise vocal techniques.

09:30
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2017-18 new charged (3 of 25) Not bookable 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Heidelberg 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
Level 3 Award (ILM) in Leadership and Management charged (1 of 7) Not bookable 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


This programme offers an introduction to management skills and is externally accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). It is highly participative and there is a strong emphasis on applying new learning to your work situation for the benefit of your team and your department

The course is primarily aimed at those who currently have management responsibilities for others (including managers, team leaders or supervisors) or equivalent responsibilities (e.g. for managing services, projects, resources). All participants must have the opportunity to meet the assessment requirements which are specified by the ILM – please see further details below

Please note that there is currently a waiting list for this programme. If you are interested in attending please complete the application form at the link below and send a signed paper copy to PPD. Your application will be considered and your name will be added to the waiting list if you are eligible. When a place becomes available we will contact you to confirm your place

Level 3 Award in First Line Management Application Form - your application to attend the programme will not be considered until we have received a copy of this application document.

Web Recruitment Training - Managing vacancies and sending correspondence [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course covers managing applicants and sending rejection and referee correspondence

An Introduction to data analysis in R new (2 of 5) [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

R is a free, software environment for statistical and data analysis, with many useful features that promote and facilitate reproducible research.

In this course, we introduce the R language, and cover basic data manipulation and plotting. We explore more advanced data analysis techniques using the packages dplyr and ggplot. Finally we introduce the concept of reproducible research, and how this may be assisted using 'literate programming'—combining documentation with code.

After the course you should feel confident to start exploring your own dataset, using the materials and references provided.

Sessions

If you book onto this course you must attend all of the sessions as detailed below. Failure to attend a session or cancellation of your place less than 48 hours before the start of the first session will result in an administrative charge of £50.

Please ensure you have permission from your supervisor to attend this course before you make your booking!

Trainers

Dr Michael Grayling, MRC Biostatistics Unit

Dr Simon Frost, Department of Veterinary Medicine

Dr Matt Castle, GSLS

10:00
Amicus - Solicitation cycles [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations, Training Room Suite 2

This course covers the system steps involved in creating solicitation cycles. The course gives you hands on experience of adding details for:

  • Setting up a solicitation cycle
  • Adding a purpose
  • Adding a fundraiser
  • Adding a strategy
  • Requesting due diligence
Medicine: Systematic Literature Reviews - A 'How To' Guide [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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

If you need to do a systematic literature review, and you’re not able to make sense of the search strategy behind this paper then this course is for you. Please bring along details of your own topic so that the session can be tailored to address your specific needs.

10:45
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) CANCELLED 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.

11:00
Amicus 1-2-1 training for cutover new [Full] 11:00 - 12:00 Amicus Bubble, Suite 2 (Room 1)

This is a bespoke 1-2-1 session with an Amicus trainer. The agenda is yours!

Estate Management: Induction [Places] 11:00 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

An informative session to provides attendees with an overview of Estate Management, with information on the structure, our sites, useful forms and the benefits available to employees. It also provides an opportunity for staff to meet people from across Estate Management.

13:00
CamSIS - Degree Committees & Depts Administrators - Academic Structure Familiarisation Training new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 New Museums Site, Hopkinson Lecture Theatre

Demonstration and discussion of the new Academic Structure that is scheduled to go live in CamSIS in February 2018. The Academic Structure is the way that students and their qualifications and courses are categorised in CamSIS.

Postdoc Mentoring Training (Main Site) new [Places] 13:00 - 15:00 Department of Engineering, Oatley Meeting Room 1 (Seminar Room)

Postdoc mentoring training, organised by the Engineering Department Postdoc Committee (EDPC).

13:45
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 13:45 - 14:45 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

14:00
Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (1 of 2) CANCELLED 14:00 - 15:00 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

The Fire Safety Awareness course (1400-1500) will raise attendees' awareness of fire safety and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguishers training (1515-1615) 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.)

Amicus - Adding a volunteer [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations, Training Room Suite 2

This course will go through the system steps to creating a volunteer in Amicus:

  • How to create volunteers and opportunities and activities
  • Assigning volunteers to an opportunity and document checks
  • Creating a board or committee
  • Withdrawing or deactivating a volunteer
  • Overview of coding a speaker
Moodle: Training for Coordinators [Places] 14:00 - 15:30 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.

An Introduction to data analysis in R new (3 of 5) [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

R is a free, software environment for statistical and data analysis, with many useful features that promote and facilitate reproducible research.

In this course, we introduce the R language, and cover basic data manipulation and plotting. We explore more advanced data analysis techniques using the packages dplyr and ggplot. Finally we introduce the concept of reproducible research, and how this may be assisted using 'literate programming'—combining documentation with code.

After the course you should feel confident to start exploring your own dataset, using the materials and references provided.

Sessions

If you book onto this course you must attend all of the sessions as detailed below. Failure to attend a session or cancellation of your place less than 48 hours before the start of the first session will result in an administrative charge of £50.

Please ensure you have permission from your supervisor to attend this course before you make your booking!

Trainers

Dr Michael Grayling, MRC Biostatistics Unit

Dr Simon Frost, Department of Veterinary Medicine

Dr Matt Castle, GSLS

14:50
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 14:50 - 15:50 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

15:15
Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) CANCELLED 15:15 - 16:15 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

The Fire Safety Awareness course (1400-1500) will raise attendees' awareness of fire safety and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguishers training (1515-1615) 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.)

15:30
Amicus - Updating biographical information [Places] 15:30 - 16:00 Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations, Training Room Suite 2

This course covers the system steps to add or edit biographical data in Amicus:

  • Adding and editing addresses
  • Adding and editing email and phone numbers
  • Updating primary contact details
  • Adding and editing other biographical information
15:55
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 15:55 - 16:55 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.