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Monday 27 February

09:30
AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting 2016-17 (15 of 24) In progress 09:30 - 16:30 First Intuition

AAT Level 4, Professional Diploma in accounting.

The dates below are assuming that we have a bespoke day release group. If this is not possible, then the dates will be different.

Once you have registered here please complete and return the application form at the back of the briefing pack, this pack can be found on our website http://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training-and-development/professional-qualification/aat/university-programme

Web Authoring: HTML - Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for Beginners (Level 2) [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This is a practical-based course for anyone with a basic understanding of HTML. The course will introduce Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and show how they can (and should) be used effectively when creating web pages. The course teaches how to write CSS from scratch using a basic Text Editor. By the end of the course participants will have adapted a small website consisting of three pages so that it is styled using a single Cascading Style Sheet. Course participants will have the opportunity to publish these using DS-Web.

Unix: Introduction to the Command Line Interface (Self-paced) (1 of 2) [Standby] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

The course is designed to take someone from having no knowledge of the Unix command line to being able to navigate around directories, and doing simple file manipulation. Then some of the more basic commands, will be introduced, including information on how to get more help from the system itself. Finally accessing remote computers by ssh and the most basic of shell scripts will be introduced.

Falcon: Further Functionality for Site Managers (Part 3) new CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course will cover the use of Falcon Content Management Service for site managers and is a follow on course from Falcon: An Introduction for Content and Site Managers (Part 1 and Part 2).

CULP: French Intermediate 1 charged (6 of 15) CANCELLED 09:30 - 11:30 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 1 level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available at http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp/french/culp-french.html.

10:00
Effective Staff Review and Development: Practical for Reviewers [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


The Staff Review and Development (SRD) process provides the opportunity for supervisors, managers and academics to engage in constructive discussion with their staff or academic colleagues about current and future work and their personal and career development.

You must have completed the Effective Staff Review and Development: Online module before attending this practical. The online module focuses on an overview of the process, practical advice and useful reminders of good practice.

This practical session for reviewers is an opportunity to build on your learning from the online module, to discuss SRD with other reviewers, to practise and receive supportive feedback in a short practical activity and to ask any further questions.

CULP: Italian Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (13 of 15) In progress 10:00 - 11:30 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

Using close reading and translation of academic texts from their particular discipline, this weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading Italian documents that they have come across or may meet in their research.

Students are encouraged to bring along their own texts and work in pairs to enhance the learning experience.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

This group (Monday morning) has been added based on the great demand for an Italian Academic Reading course this year.

It will operate on the same principles as the Thursday group (absolute beginners to intermediate) and is initially offered for the Michaelmas term only. Numbers usually dwindle in Lent and this group will join the Thursday group.

Moodle: Feedback from the Course Members [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 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 administer courses in Moodle and would like to use the Feedback activity to survey their course members.

Text and Data Mining Services: What can Cambridge Libraries Offer? A Round Table Discussion new [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

The Office of Scholarly Communication is participating in an RLUK Workshop on the topic of libraries and Text and Data Mining (T&DM) on 9 March this year.

We invite you to join the OSC and our colleagues from the University Library and Affiliated Libraries for a round table discussion on what we can expect libraries to do in the area of T&DM.

The key aims of the session are to share experiences about T&DM, and to discuss the questions and requirements we might have in terms of developing a support service.

We will explore:

  • some background on what T&DM is
  • the legal situation with T&DM
  • who is doing what - and how?
11:15
English: Writing: Preparing Effective Posters 2 new CANCELLED 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room

This Poster Presentation workshops will cover aspects of designing, writing and presenting scientific posters.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
11:30
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Russian [Full] 11:30 - 11:50 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with a Russian native-speaker volunteer

11:50
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Russian [Full] 11:50 - 12:10 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with a Russian native-speaker volunteer

12:00
JTC: French Conversation Hours charged (12 of 12) In progress 12:00 - 13:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

This conversation hour offers learners with an independent conversational ability (B2 level upwards) a chance to practise speaking French with others in a relaxed and informal group led by a native-speaker facilitator. The content of the sessions is decided by the participants, with members taking turns to propose a topic and source materials (newspaper articles, web-links, videos etc.) to use as a basis for discussion. The groups are ideal for those who wish to retain or improve upon the language skills they already have or for those studying for a language degree who would like another forum for interaction at advanced level.

Previous participants from French Advanced CULP are warmly invited to attend the French Conversation Hour.

If the course is already 'in progress' please click on 'register your interest' in order to book a place.

JTC: French Conversation Hours charged (6 of 6) In progress 12:00 - 13:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

This conversation hour offers learners with an independent conversational ability (B2 level upwards) a chance to practise speaking French with others in a relaxed and informal group led by a native-speaker facilitator. The content of the sessions is decided by the participants, with members taking turns to propose a topic and source materials (newspaper articles, web-links, videos etc.) to use as a basis for discussion. The groups are ideal for those who wish to retain or improve upon the language skills they already have or for those studying for a language degree who would like another forum for interaction at advanced level.

Participants from French Advanced CULP are warmly invited to attend the French Conversation Hour.

If the course is already 'in progress' please click on 'register your interest' in order to book a place.

JTC: Advanced English Conversation Hours charged (6 of 6) In progress 12:00 - 13:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

The Advanced Conversation Hours are a great way to practice the spoken English of academic discussion and debate. They are suitable for learners comfortable in spoken interaction at level c1 and above. The weekly sessions encourage a relaxed and fun approach to communication designed to both aid interaction and build confidence.

If the course is already 'in progress' please click on 'register your interest' in order to book a place.

Cost for 6 sessions

£28 Students, £38 Staff, £48 Partners and Visiting Scholars

12:10
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Russian [Full] 12:10 - 12:30 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with a Russian native-speaker volunteer

12:30
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Portuguese new [Full] 12:30 - 12:50 John Trim Centre

A chance to practice Portuguese conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker.

12:50
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Portuguese new [Full] 12:50 - 13:10 John Trim Centre

A chance to practice Portuguese conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker.

13:00
JTC: German Conversation Hours charged (12 of 12) In progress 13:00 - 14:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

This conversation hour offers learners with an independent conversational ability (B2/C1 level upwards) a chance to practice speaking German with others in a relaxed and informal group led by a native-speaker facilitator. The content of the sessions is decided by the participants, with members taking turns to propose a topic and source materials (newspaper articles, web links, video etc.) to use as a basis for discussion. The groups are ideal for those who wish to retain or improve upon the language skills they already have or for those studying for a language degree who would like another forum for low-pressure, informal practice. This is also a great follow-up activity for CULP German learners and can be repeated year after year.

Previous participants from German Advanced CULP are warmly invited to attend the German Conversation Hour.

If the course is already 'in progress' please click on 'register your interest' in order to book a place.

CULP: French Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 13:00 - 15:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At basic level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available at http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp/french/culp-french.html.

CULP: Spanish Intermediate 2 charged (13 of 15) In progress 13:00 - 15:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 2 level the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

JTC: German Conversation Hours charged (6 of 6) In progress 13:00 - 14:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

This conversation hour offers learners with an independent conversational ability (B2/C1 level upwards) a chance to practice speaking German with others in a relaxed and informal group led by a native-speaker facilitator. The content of the sessions is decided by the participants, with members taking turns to propose a topic and source materials (newspaper articles, web links, video etc.) to use as a basis for discussion. The groups are ideal for those who wish to retain or improve upon the language skills they already have or for those studying for a language degree who would like another forum for low-pressure, informal practice. This is also a great follow-up activity for CULP German learners and can be repeated year after year.

Participants from German Advanced CULP are warmly invited to attend the German Conversation Hour.

If the course is already 'in progress' please click on 'register your interest' in order to book a place.

BIO3 Multidomain Biosynthetic Enzymes: PKS & NRPS [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Unilever Lecture Theatre

Polyketides, made by polyketide synthases (PKS), and non-ribosomal peptides, made by non-ribosomal peptide synthases (NRPS) are futher large classes of natural products containing very important medicinal compounds, including antibiotics erthyromycin (PKS), penicillins and vancomycin (NRPS). Unlike the alkaloids and terpenes, which are made by a succession of steps catalysed by monofunctional enzymes, polyketides and non-ribosomal peptides are generally made by huge multifunctional proteins, to which the starting material is tethered at the start of the process and then extended and modified by a series of domains in the protein, before finally being released at the end of the chain. This lecture will look at the mechanisms involved and the organisation of these "molecular production lines".

JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 13:00 - 13:20 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with volunteer native speaker

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

13:10
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Portuguese new [Full] 13:10 - 13:30 John Trim Centre

A chance to practice Portuguese conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker.

13:20
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 13:20 - 13:40 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with volunteer native speaker

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

13:30
CULP: French Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (13 of 15) In progress 13:30 - 15:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

Using close reading and translation of academic texts from their particular discipline, this weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts and Humanities to develop their skills in reading French documents that they have come across or may meet in their research.

The course aims to develop strategies for reading longer texts faster through close analysis, grammatical and stylistic commentary, and translation. For example, literary texts with differing editions, stories with two or more translations into English that need to be compared and evaluated, poems of challenging originality or range of allusion.

Classes will be conducted in English, but there will be many opportunities to use French and practise reading aloud.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

13:40
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 13:40 - 14:00 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with volunteer native speaker

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

14:00
CULP: German Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) (13 of 15) In progress 14:00 - 15:30 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

This weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading German documents they need to deal with in their research. Each session will be divided into two parts:

The first part will consist of grammar, tasks to develop insight into the reading process, help with dealing with complex sentence structures, academic conventions, abbreviations, etc.

The second part will be devoted to the translation of original German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

Unix: Building, Installing and Running Software (1 of 3) [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

It is common for a student or researcher to find a piece of software or to have one thrust upon them by a supervisor which they must then build, install and use. It is a myth that any of this requires system privilege. This course demonstrates the building, installation and use of typical software ranging from trivially easy examples (the "configure, make, install" scheme) through to the evils of badly written Makefiles. Common errors and what they mean will be covered and by the end of the course the student should be able to manage their own software without needing to pester their system administrator.

Research Data Management Workshop for GSLS PhD students new [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room G

PREVENT RESEARCH DISASTERS THROUGH GOOD DATA MANAGEMENT

  • How much data would you lose if your laptop was stolen?
  • Have you ever emailed your colleague a file named 'final_final_versionEDITED'?
  • Do you know what your funder expects you to do with your research data?

As a researcher, you will encounter research data in many forms, ranging from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications.

Whether you create, receive or collect this information, you will need to organise it.

Managing digital information properly is a complex issue. Doing it correctly from the start could save you a lot of time and hassle when preparing a publication or writing up your thesis.

Research Data Management: Workshop (For GSLS PhD students) [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room G

PREVENT RESEARCH DISASTERS THROUGH GOOD DATA MANAGEMENT

  • How much data would you lose if your laptop was stolen?
  • Have you ever emailed your colleague a file named 'final_final_versionEDITED'?
  • Do you know what your funder expects you to do with your research data?

As a researcher, you will encounter research data in many forms, ranging from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications.

Whether you create, receive or collect this information, you will need to organise it.

Managing digital information properly is a complex issue. Doing it correctly from the start could save you a lot of time and hassle when preparing a publication or writing up your thesis.

IT Community: Seminar [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Old Schools, Syndicate Room

An IT Community seminar to provide members of the Collegiate University's IT Community with the opportunity to hear more about UIS projects looking at Storage, Cyber Security and the Heat implementation; contribute to the development of the Cambridge Behavioral Attributes for IT Professionals; and provide details about the launch of the mentoring scheme for 2017.

15:00
CULP: German Advanced charged (13 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At advanced level the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

One of the aims of the advanced level courses is also presentation skills as the courses aim to cater for the academic needs (i.e. research, conferences) of the students.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

NB: Advanced courses are official, award-bearing University qualifications.

Please also note that the certificates and transcripts are usually issued in July.

CULP: Italian Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At basic 1 level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: French Basic 2 charged (13 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At basic level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available at http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp/french/culp-french.html

15:30
Higher Education Academy: Briefing [Places] 15:30 - 17:00 PPD, Revans Room


Would you like to gain nationally recognised accreditation of your teaching experience? Many UK universities now expect teaching staff seeking tenure to have undertaken or to undertake a structured teaching and learning development course accredited by the HE Academy. This session provides an overview of the route by which those with some experience of teaching in Higher Education may gain accreditation. It also provides a short introduction to the HE Academy itself.

CULP: German Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (13 of 15) In progress 15:30 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

This weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading German documents they need to deal with in their research. Each session will be divided into two parts:

The first part will consist of grammar, tasks to develop insight into the reading process, help with dealing with complex sentence structures, academic conventions, abbreviations, etc.

The second part will be devoted to the translation of original German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

16:00
Meta Analysis (4 of 4) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

Students are introduced to meta-analysis, a powerful statistical technique allowing researchers to synthesize available evidence for a given research question using standardized (comparable) effect sizes across studies. The sessions teach students how to compute treatment effects, how to compute effect sizes based on correlational studies, how to address questions such as what is the association of bullying victimization with depression? The module will be useful for students who seek to draw statistical conclusions in a standardized manner from literature reviews they are conducting.

Engineering Research Skills Lecture Series: Managing information and data new [Places] 16:00 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5

This session will help students quickly and easily identify the information that will be of most value and relevance to their own research. It will also provide an introduction to referencing, reference management and avoiding plagiarism. By the end of the session, they will also have started to put together their own data management plan, addressing how they will organize, preserve and make their data available (or limit availability!) in accordance with funding requirements and ethical considerations.

Open to all postgraduates and relevant particularly for all those PhD students in their first year who have not had this training as part of their RCC.

17:00
CULP: Italian Intermediate 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At intermediate 1 level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: Russian Intermediate 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At intermediate 1 level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please go to the Language Centre CULP page at: http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/culp/culp.php

CULP: Italian Intermediate 2 charged (13 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of English, GR04

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 2 level the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: Spanish Advanced charged (13 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At advanced level the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

One of the aims of the advanced level courses is also presentation skills as the courses aim to cater for the academic needs (i.e. research, conferences) of the students.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

NB: Advanced courses are official, award-bearing University qualifications.

Please also note that the certificates and transcripts are usually issued in July.

CULP: Spanish Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At basic level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

18:45
CULP: Russian Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 18:45 - 20:45 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At basic level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

19:00
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Intermediate 1 new charged (13 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: German Intermediate 2 charged (13 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 2 level the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: Spanish Intermediate 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 1 level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At basic level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.