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Tuesday 28 September

09:00

A series of 30 minute drop-in sessions to talk with one of the Simplifying our Processes team. We offer expert, impartial advice relating all things process improvement and want to support our colleagues on their own continuous improvement journeys.

Please note, these sessions are informal, 1-2-1 meetings where colleagues can ask for advice and guidance from the Simplifying our Processes team. These are not workshops or taught sessions.

The Simplifying our Processes team will be available 9-10 and 4-5 every Tuesday and Friday - each hour can be split into two sessions of 30 minutes depending on demand.

09:15

The course is designed to give participants an overview of the history and principles of the Lean methodology, and an explanation of some of the basic tools used to make improvements to processes. This session will provide some basic tools that can be used immediately to facilitate a continuous improvement way of working

This course is accredited with the LCS (Lean Competency System), a certificate will be provided on completion of a short assessment.

Details regarding LCS can be found here - https://www.leancompetency.org/

10:00
Physics Health & Safety: Physics of Medicine (PoM) Induction [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 Department of Physics

General induction for users of the Physics of Medicine (PoM) building. This includes a guided tour of the facility.

Participants will gain access to PoM only after successfully completing the Physics H&S Induction - see "Related Courses" below.

Development & Alumni Relations: Mastering Microsoft Outlook new [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

Whether we like it or not, email is one of the main ways we communicate in our day-to-day work. However, you may not be using Outlook to its full potential as it has a number of underutilised tools.

Although we know there are probably easier ways to use Outlook, we often don't have the time or energy to sift through and find the hints and tips ourselves. This 90-minute workshop will guide you through some of the more hidden features to increase productivity.

We will cover:

  • Top ten diary management tips
  • Decluttering your inbox to prevent email overload
  • Finding a needle in a haystack
  • Email etiquette dos and don’ts
  • Customising and getting the most out of Outlook
  • Hidden features to improve your efficiency and increase productivity

The course includes access to a month's free support on any of the topics covered.

Please note: this course was formerly called 'Effective Undergraduate Supervision'.

This course prepares you to supervise undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge in AHSS subjects. It explores the challenges and approaches involved in supervising undergraduates as well as providing practical advice and strategies.

The course consists of three components:

1. A pre-workshop self-paced module containing information on the Cambridge supervision system and introduces the principles and practices of effective teaching.
2. A live online workshop that incorporates personal reflection on teaching practice, discussion of real teaching scenarios, a chance to discuss and ask questions and access to practical information about organising and carrying out your supervisions.
3. A post-workshop information pack containing additional resources for ongoing support and information

The training provided in this course complements any training you may receive from your department or college and is required by colleges before you can carry out supervisions.

12:00
Postdocs Drop-In Sessions: Q&A about the services new [Places] 12:00 - 12:30 Online / Webinar

Postdocs drop-in sessions offer the opportunity for postdocs to come together, hear about the services that offer support for the postdocs' professional and personal development, and learn from one another in a safe space.

The sessions are informal and designed to offer people the chance to share their experiences and challenges. Participants are encouraged to continue conversations and network with their fellow participants.

13:00
Engaged Researcher Online - Working With Schools (1 of 2) [Full] 13:00 - 14:30 Online

Engaging young people with your research can be very worthwhile and rewarding. This training session will support you with your public engagement work with schools by introducing you to the UK school system and discussing how public engagement work can fit with existing school priorities. We will consider ways in which your work can make an impact and briefly consider how public engagement can work with underrepresented groups and contribute to diversity and inclusion initiatives. You’ll be introduced to ways in which the University already works with schools to provide you with ideas for collaboration. Lastly, we’ll begin to think about how to plan and design activities suitable for school audiences.

At the end of this session, you’ll hopefully feel more confident about how to work effectively with schools and can start thinking about your own public engagement work. The group session will be followed by the opportunity for a one-to-one 15-minute session with the trainer where you can discuss your projects, ideas and questions and get project specific help.

This course will be led by Michelle Tang. Michelle currently works as the Deputy Head of Widening Participation for the University (within the Cambridge Admissions Office). In her role, she oversees a team who work with over 200 schools and 5000 school-aged students each year in a number of widening participation programmes including the University’s flagship HE+ programme, the Sutton Trust Summer Schools and the Insight programme. She has also previously worked as a Schools Liaison Officer, travelling and visiting schools all over the UK but particularly in Yorkshire, Berkshire and Scotland. Michelle completed the Teach First Leadership Development Programme in 2016, during which she worked as a primary school teacher in north London, and holds a PGCE from the Institute of Education. She is passionate about social mobility and the transformative power of education in closing equality gaps.

14:00
Medicine: Risk of Bias Assessment - Systematic Reviews (for University and NHS) [Places] 14:00 - 15:30 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This course will help you understand how to undertake a risk of bias assessment of a systematic review, assessing its reliability, trustworthiness, and applicability. The session uses the ROBIS tool to assess a preselected published systematic review.

We ask that you read a paper that will be provided before you attend the session, in order for us to make the best use of the time together.

UPDATE: Please note that this session is taking place remotely, not in the Medical Library as previously advertised. Please do not go to the Medical Library training room. You will be contacted by the training team with information about how to join the session remotely.

Please note: this session may be recorded. By signing up for the session, you register your consent for recording to take place. Please email librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about this.

16:00

A series of 30 minute drop-in sessions to talk with one of the Simplifying our Processes team. We offer expert, impartial advice relating all things process improvement and want to support our colleagues on their own continuous improvement journeys.

Please note, these sessions are informal, 1-2-1 meetings where colleagues can ask for advice and guidance from the Simplifying our Processes team. These are not workshops or taught sessions.

The Simplifying our Processes team will be available 9-10 and 4-5 every Tuesday and Friday - each hour can be split into two sessions of 30 minutes depending on demand.

18:30
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Japanese Basic (2 of 10) In progress 18:30 - 20:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine only.

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Spanish Intermediate 1 (2 of 10) In progress 18:30 - 20:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine only.

Wednesday 29 September

09:15

The course is designed to give participants an overview of the history and principles of the Lean methodology, and an explanation of some of the basic tools used to make improvements to processes. This session will provide some basic tools that can be used immediately to facilitate a continuous improvement way of working

This course is accredited with the LCS (Lean Competency System), a certificate will be provided on completion of a short assessment.

Details regarding LCS can be found here - https://www.leancompetency.org/

09:30
Virtual - GL 2: Reporting in the General Ledger (1 of 2) Not bookable 09:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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

14:00

This session provides an introduction for both mentors and mentees. We will discuss the benefits of mentoring and provide guidance on how to set objectives for the mentoring relationship and how to prepare for your first session together. We will also offer some tips about how to be a good mentee and mentor.

Tutoring: Support for New Appointees [Full] 14:00 - 17:00 Corpus Christi, McCrum Theatre


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.

Please note: this course was formerly called 'Effective Undergraduate Supervision'.

This course prepares you to supervise undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge in STEMM subjects. It explores the challenges and approaches involved in supervising undergraduates as well as providing practical advice and strategies.

The course consists of three components:

1. A pre-workshop self-paced module containing information on the Cambridge supervision system and introduces the principles and practices of effective teaching.
2. A live virtual workshop that incorporates personal reflection on teaching practice, discussion of real teaching scenarios, a chance to ask questions of an experienced supervisor and access to practical information about organising and carrying out your supervisions.
3. A post-workshop information pack containing additional resources for ongoing support and information

The training provided in this course complements any training you may receive from your department or college and is required by colleges before you can carry out supervisions.

CUL: iDiscover tutorial for Master's students new [Places] 14:00 - 14:50 Cambridge University Libraries Online

When we asked Master's students what aspect of Cambridge University Libraries they would they have benefited from additional training on, the tips and tricks for using iDiscover (Cambridge’s online catalogue) came out as number one.

This event is aimed at giving new Master’s students some of the tools they need to get the most out of Cambridge University Libraries before starting their courses.

In the first part of this session (around 20 minutes) staff from the University Library’s reference department will give a general introduction to iDiscover, demonstrate some little-known features and give some tips on effective search strategies.

Following on from this there will be some shorter talks from subject specialists in other University Library departments offering advice on working with Rare Books, Music titles, Maps and iDiscover and foreign languages.

Part of the session will be dedicated to answering questions from participants.

The presentations may be recorded to be made available at a later date, but this recording will only include footage of library staff. No video of student participants or their questions will be retained.

17:30
Orientation tour: University Library [West Road] [Places] 17:30 - 18:15 University Library

The UL is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items - over two million of which you can browse on our open shelves. If that sounds a bit daunting, why not come on a brief orientation tour to help you find your way around? We’ll even tell you what we keep in the famous Library tower ...

Please note this tour does not cover the University's vast electronic and digital collections: to find out more about using these, please see check for courses on our timetable or ask a member of Library staff for help.

18:30
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), French Intermediate 1 (2 of 10) In progress 18:30 - 20:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine only.

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Spanish Basic (2 of 10) In progress 18:30 - 20:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine only.

19:00
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Chinese Mandarin Basic (2 of 10) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine only.

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), British Sign Language Basic (2 of 10) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine only.

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Spanish Intermediate 1 (2 of 10) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine only.

Thursday 30 September

09:30
Using the Ensembl Genome Browser (ONLINE TRAINING) [Places] 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Facility - Online LIVE Training (Time Zone = BST (GMT+1) in Summer, GMT in Winter)

PLEASE NOTE The Bioinformatics Team are presently teaching many courses live online, with tutors available to help you work through the course material on a personal copy of the course environment. We continue to monitor advice from the UK government and the University of Cambridge on resuming in-person teaching back in the training room.

The Ensembl Project provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of, mainly vertebrate, genome sequences. This workshop offers a comprehensive practical introduction to the use of the Ensembl genome browser as well as essential background information.

This course will focus on the vertebrate genomes in Ensembl, however much of what will be covered is also applicable to the non-vertebrates (plants, bacteria, fungi, metazoa and protists) in Ensembl Genomes.

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.

Research Administrators Programme: Pre Award - Q&A session new [Full] 09:30 - 11:30 At participant's desk

This is a follow up Q&A session to support the Pre Award Narrated Presentation and this Live Event provides an opportunity to ask questions to Research Office staff and discuss any cases or scenarios that you may be working on. There will also be time for participants to share their experiences of grant applications and best practice with the group.

Virtual - GL 2: Reporting in the General Ledger (2 of 2) Not bookable 09:30 - 10:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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

11:00
Japanese: Beginner Intensive (9 of 9) In progress 11:00 - 13:00 CLIC online teaching

Introductory course to Japanese. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of Japanese. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

14:00

Come along to this session if you’d like to develop tools for becoming an antiracist ally and to build a strong antiracist identity.

The training will be split into two 1h sessions.

This will allow us to make space for discussion while not making the zoom meeting too long.

While the session may be most helpful to white colleagues, everyone is warmly invited to attend.

YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS.

These sessions are only available to members of the Dept. of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Japanese: Beginner Intensive (9 of 9) In progress 14:00 - 16:00 CLIC online teaching

Introductory course to Japanese. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of Japanese. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

18:00
CULP: Mandarin Chinese for Business new Not bookable 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

This course is designed for students and staff of the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, who have no prior or have little knowledge of Mandarin Chinese but wish to learn to communicate with native Chinese speakers in business settings.

For the language elements, the course is focused on key business communications in four areas: Present yourself and your business; establish business relations; business work and travel; and promote your business.

Another element of the course is to equip students to communicate effectively in the Chinese business context, through gaining a good understanding of Chinese company culture through industry case studies.

More information can be found on our website.

18:30
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Arabic Basic (2 of 10) In progress 18:30 - 20:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine only.

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), French Intermediate 2 (2 of 10) In progress 18:30 - 20:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine only.