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Tuesday 21 November

14:00
Microsoft Access: Database Design and Use (1 of 2) [Places] 14:00 - 18:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

These two sessions will provide a basic introduction to the management and analysis of relational databases, using Microsoft Access and a set of historical datasets. The workshops will introduce participants to the following:

  • The use of Access’s menus and tool bars
  • Viewing and browsing data tables
  • Creating quick forms formulating queries
  • Developing queries using Boolean operators
  • Performing simple statistical operations
  • Linking tables and working with linked tables
  • Querying multiple tables
  • Data transformation.
GL Part 2: Reporting in the General Ledger (2 of 2) Not bookable 14:00 - 16:00 Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course provides users the opportunity to run General Ledger reports and how to interpret them when managing departmental funds.

You are invited to bring with you any reference documents that you may have detailing your own departmental codes.

IT Supporters: Training for the New Password App (3 of 4) In progress 14:00 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

A course for Computer Officers on the UIS password application and the skills they will need to use it. Major topics covered include:

  • Computing Service policies regarding UIS accounts
  • Privacy briefing covering the legal status of UIS accounts and your obligations to users
  • Assertiveness training to assist you in dealing with problematic requests
  • Demonstration of the new password application
  • Online test

This course includes descriptions of the circumstances under which you may, and more importantly, may not give out account details (including password reset tokens). The examples and scenarios used are based on actual requests and incidents, and includes some content that could be distressing. This material is specifically included to ensure that Computer Officers are aware of the social engineering techniques that have been used in attempts to gain access to accounts, often under difficult and stressful circumstances. This is intended to assist you in developing the skills to deal appropriately with such situations if they occur within your own institution and forms an essential part of the course.

Successful completion of this course and the online exam is mandatory for Computer Officers wishing to have password resetting authority using the UIS password application for a range of University wide services including Hermes, Raven and the MCS.

IT Supporters: Training for the New Password App (4 of 4) In progress 14:00 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

A course for Computer Officers on the UIS password application and the skills they will need to use it. Major topics covered include:

  • Computing Service policies regarding UIS accounts
  • Privacy briefing covering the legal status of UIS accounts and your obligations to users
  • Assertiveness training to assist you in dealing with problematic requests
  • Demonstration of the new password application
  • Online test

This course includes descriptions of the circumstances under which you may, and more importantly, may not give out account details (including password reset tokens). The examples and scenarios used are based on actual requests and incidents, and includes some content that could be distressing. This material is specifically included to ensure that Computer Officers are aware of the social engineering techniques that have been used in attempts to gain access to accounts, often under difficult and stressful circumstances. This is intended to assist you in developing the skills to deal appropriately with such situations if they occur within your own institution and forms an essential part of the course.

Successful completion of this course and the online exam is mandatory for Computer Officers wishing to have password resetting authority using the UIS password application for a range of University wide services including Hermes, Raven and the MCS.

FS1 Successful Completion of a Research Degree & FS2 Dignity@Study [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Unilever Lecture Theatre

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 and the session will conclude with tea/coffee and biscuits, in order to provide an opportunity to ask questions more informally.

This is a compulsory session for 1st year post-graduates.

CULP: Russian Basic 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) (6 of 23) POSTPONED 14:00 - 15:30 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 219

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 Russian 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 course is going to take place in Room 219 at the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages.

CULP: German Intermediate 2 for Academic Purposes (LAP) - Schoolwide (6 of 7) In progress 14:00 - 15:30 Faculty of Classics, Room 2.03

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.

CULP: German Basic 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) (6 of 7) POSTPONED 14:00 - 15:30 Faculty of English, GR04

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.

CULP: French Intermediate 2 new charged (6 of 15) In progress 14:00 - 16:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

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 at http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp/french/culp-french.html.

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.

15:00
CULP: Spanish Advanced Plus through Film and Literature new charged (6 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 2

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.

This course features no formal summative assessment component and upon the completion of homework, participation and attendance (attendance required is at least 12/15 sessions) students will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Language Centre.

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

The course will take place at the Faculty of History (Seminar Room 2).

CULP: Arabic Basic 1 charged (6 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.

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

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged (6 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 a 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.

CULP: Spanish Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (6 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 16:30 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

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 Spanish 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 Spanish and practise reading aloud.

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

JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 15:00 - 15:20 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.

15:20
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 15:20 - 15:40 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.

15:30
JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new [Full] 15:30 - 16:00 John Trim Centre

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser to explore learning opportunities and resources to help you with your plans and aims for your language learning. We advise on strategies for autonomous learning across a range of 160+ languages in our learning centre. Click here to view our current index of languages.

(Please note that midway through the academic year, if you are seeking advice about our taught courses, you are encouraged to drop in to the Language Centre or book early in the term rather than wait for an appointment. See our website for details.)

Advising appointments can be used to:

  • Decide on your short term and longer term goals
  • Discuss learning strategies for independent language study
  • Formulate a personal learning plan
  • Evaluate your progress so far and identify your next steps
  • Talk about ways of shaping a self-study session
  • Explore resources in specialist areas
  • Tackle more challenging aspects of your language learning
  • Consider how taught course options in Cambridge can fit in to a longer term plan
  • Find out more about intensive language courses abroad
15:40
JTC: English speaking practice new [Places] 15:40 - 16:00 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.

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.

16:00
Admissions Selection (Biological Natural Sciences) [Places] 16:00 - 19:00 Wolfson College, Old Combination Room


The Senior Tutors' Committee expects those involved in the undergraduate admissions selection process to receive appropriate training. These workshops cover the entire selection process as well as interviewing techniques. Led by Admissions Tutors, they are designed to help you make your contribution to the admissions selection process as effective as possible. They include opportunities to practise by interviewing current first-year undergraduates, using authentic paperwork, and they explain how interviews and admissions decisions relate to the University’s agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA).

The workshop will focus on mock interviews, with first-year undergraduates in related disciplines, and on discussion with an Admissions Tutor. We have asked all volunteer interviewees to consent to our circulating their application papers to participants in advance of the workshop, so that you may consider possible approaches to interviewing mock applicants. Closer to the date of the session we will send you copies of the handouts by email, to be printed and taken with you to the session.

Before attending the workshop, please study the online module. This module provides an overview of Cambridge’s undergraduate admissions process and highlights some important principles and practices relating to conducting effective admissions.

JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new [Full] 16:00 - 16:30 John Trim Centre

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser to explore learning opportunities and resources to help you with your plans and aims for your language learning. We advise on strategies for autonomous learning across a range of 160+ languages in our learning centre. Click here to view our current index of languages.

(Please note that midway through the academic year, if you are seeking advice about our taught courses, you are encouraged to drop in to the Language Centre or book early in the term rather than wait for an appointment. See our website for details.)

Advising appointments can be used to:

  • Decide on your short term and longer term goals
  • Discuss learning strategies for independent language study
  • Formulate a personal learning plan
  • Evaluate your progress so far and identify your next steps
  • Talk about ways of shaping a self-study session
  • Explore resources in specialist areas
  • Tackle more challenging aspects of your language learning
  • Consider how taught course options in Cambridge can fit in to a longer term plan
  • Find out more about intensive language courses abroad
16:30
CULP: German Advanced new charged (6 of 15) In progress 16:30 - 18:30 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.

17:00
CULP: Introduction to the Persian (Farsi) Language and Culture charged (6 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Room 7

The Introduction to Languages and Cultures courses feature some less taught languages and are designed to offer a sneak preview into the world of these important civilisations.

While learning the basics of the language, you will be able to view and appreciate the ancient as well as modern character of the lands and peoples.

These courses will not be formally assessed and students who attend regularly (12/15 sessions) will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

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

CULP: Spanish Basic 1 - SEMI-INTENSIVE new charged (11 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 9

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

At a 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.

CULP: French Advanced Plus charged (6 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

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 at http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp/french/culp-french.html

CULP: Spanish Intermediate 2 charged (6 of 15) POSTPONED 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 2

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.

The course will take place in Seminar Room 1 at the Faculty of History.

CULP: Greek Basic 1 new charged (6 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Teaching Room 327

Greek is an Indo-European language and the only member of the Hellenic branch; it has been spoken in the South-East Europe since early in the second millennium BC and has the longest recorded history of any Indo-European language. Ancient Greek, spanning from c. 1500 BC to 1600 AD and Modern Greek (c.1700 to the present) are two major developmental stages in the long history of the language.

Modern Greek is spoken by some 14 million people mainly in the Republic of Greece, where it is the official language and the Republic of Cyprus as one of the two official languages. It is also spoken by sizeable immigrant communities in the USA, Australia, Western Europe and elsewhere. Since 1981 is has been one of the official languages of the European Union as well.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: Arabic Elementary 1 charged (6 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.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: German Intermediate 1 charged (6 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 12

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/lc/culp

The course will take place at the Faculty of History, Room 12.

CULP: Spanish Basic 1 charged (6 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 a 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.

CULP: Russian Advanced new charged (6 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 219

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

At an 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.

17:30
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 2 charged (6 of 15) In progress 17:30 - 19:30 Todd-Hamied

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

At a 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.

18:30
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Portuguese Basic 2017 - BLOCK B (7 of 10) CANCELLED 18:30 - 20:30 Venue TBC

Language courses for Medics

19:00
CULP: French Intermediate 1 charged (6 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.

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

CULP: Italian Advanced charged (6 of 15) CANCELLED 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

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: German Basic 1 new charged (6 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.

At a 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.

CULP: Japanese Intermediate 1 new charged (6 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 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/lc/culp