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Tuesday 23 May

18:00
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged (9 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 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: German Intermediate 2 charged (9 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 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.

CULP: Japanese Elementary 2 charged (9 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

The courses are delivered in a blended-learning mode, face-to-face and online through CamTools (the Cambridge University virtual learning environment). The focus is on spoken, oral/aural communicative competence. Students are required to attend to online multimedia materials and read the proscribed texts in their own time so that the classroom time is dedicated to face-to-face communication/discussion.

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

CULP: Portuguese Intermediate 1 charged (4 of 8) In progress 18:00 - 21:00 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.

Wednesday 24 May

09:00
Cisco CCNA for IT Supporters: Module 4 - Connecting Networks (Series 9) (4 of 12) Not bookable 09:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This is the fourth module of the CCNA series, should you wish to book on the series please book on Module 1 Introduction to Networks.

This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables you to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. You will learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. You also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network

09:15

To provide an opportunity for someone from elsewhere in Fin Ops to spend a day in the Accounting Services Team to get an overview and appreciation of the function of the Helpdesk and Cashier.

09:30
Level 3 Award (ILM) in Leadership and Management charged (3 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

Please note this course consists of five mandatory full day sessions plus a mandatory one-to-one Tutorial lasting 30 minutes

The Tutorial will take place on one of the two red starred dates listed below

You will have to pick a date and time slot on Day 1 of the course

Please ensure you are available on both dates until we have confirmed your Tutorial slot

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

CULP: French Basic 1 charged (10 of 15) In progress 09:30 - 11:30 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

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.

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.

ELIXIR/GOBLET/GTN hackathon for Galaxy training material re-use (3 of 3) Not bookable 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

This three day workshop will bring together representatives of the ELIXIR Galaxy Working Group, as well as trainers and developers working on the Galaxy project from Europe and beyond, to:

  • Build on an existing collection of Galaxy training materials. During the workshop we will collate additional materials, including topics relevant to the ELIXIR use-cases, and ensure that, for each workflow, a minimum set of training materials is available, including slides, practical exercises, Docker containers, and Galaxy tours.
  • Improve materials’ annotations (introducing full BioSchemas compliance) and align them with existing ELIXIR efforts (linking to TeSS). During the workshop materials will be curated to ensure they are properly described, according to the ELIXIR/GOBLET guidelines, and BioSchemas compliant.
  • Extend the existing “curated” dataset collection and assign DOI to individual datasets.
  • Increase the number of Docker/Virtual Machines available for easy installation of Galaxy training environments.
  • Explore the feasibility of developing a toolkit to facilitate plug in of different datasets in existing training material/workflows through a templating approach.
10:00
Moodle: Getting Started [Places] 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, 17 Mill Lane Training Room

Moodle as the Virtual Learning Environment will be supporting teaching and learning at the University.

This training session will introduce participants to Moodle and cover the system basics such as the course structure, enrolment to a course, and roles for course members.

CamSIS: An Introduction [Full] 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

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

Medicine: Managing Your Bibliography [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

How to take the bile out of your bibliography, and ensure that it's not the most time-consuming part of your work. A variety of tools will be showcased: EndNote, EndNoteWeb, Zotero, Mendeley.

Participants will need to bring their own laptop or tablet. If you cannot bring your own device, please contact librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Inspecting Your Workplace [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Minsk Room

Are you responsible for safety inspections of the place where you work? This course will help you to understand the role of inspections in safety management; enable you to draw up checklists for inspections; know what to look for while inspecting; understand how to report effectively on the results of safety inspections. Sample checklists are available. The time these save you is more than the time you will spend at the course.

12:00
JTC: Advanced English Conversation Hours charged (4 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

12:30
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 12:30 - 12:50 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.

12:50
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 12:50 - 13:10 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.

13:00
DD6 Toxicity and Drug Safety [Full] 13:00 - 14:00 Unilever Lecture Theatre

Drug safety remains the primary cause of compound attrition when developing new medicines and consequently the ability to understand and predict toxicity is regarded as high priority within the pharmaceutical sector. This lecture will describe some common safety liabilities and ongoing work to build a greater understanding of the relationships between chemical structure and toxicity risk that are being harnessed to guide the design of safer compounds

Dr R Ian Storer - AstraZeneca

CULP: German Basic charged (10 of 15) In progress 13:00 - 15:00 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.

13:10
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 13:10 - 13:30 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
JTC: Reading Strategies for Academic Purposes in your Target Language new [Places] 13:30 - 15:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

Do you need to diversify your strategies for academic reading in your target language? Maybe for areas such as reading with speed or identifying which are significant moments in a text and which aren't? Come and evaluate your method, then experiment with practical steps for all kinds of texts.

This is a change of concept: of course we will consider your target language, but giving greater emphasis to how you read and learning strategies to make it manageable and satisfying. Learners at all levels welcome.

14:00
Postdocs: Managing up new [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Postdoc Centre, Newman Library @ Biomedical Campus

The relationship you build with your supervisor/PI is important for your future career development, and you stand to gain from shaping a mutually beneficial rapport. This workshop helps postdocs develop the skill of managing up, the deliberate effort to bring understanding and cooperation to a professional relationship. You will see how to consider your PI’s perspectives and motivations, and how embedding your career goals into your PI’s goals, your team’s goals, and the institution’s goals will positively influence your own progress. Come to this workshop to understand how to actively build strong, meaningful professional relationships.


Outcomes:

  • Identify what is important to you in a professional relationship
  • Learn real steps toward building mutually beneficial working relationships
  • Extend your awareness of your place in building strong relationships with those who oversee you


Feedback:

“[This workshop] increased my awareness of the concept of and the need for managing up - this was something I had been missing. Considering that not everyone has a supervisor that initiates a discussion of how you will manage working styles and communications, it is especially necessary to fill that gap.”

“It was a very useful and novel (for me) session that gave a good overview of the concept of managing up, which I was unfortunately somewhat oblivious to previously.”

“It was helpful to think about how my supervisor works and the importance of communicating expectations.”

CULP: Spanish Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (5 of 7) In progress 14:00 - 15:30 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.

CULP: Swahili Basic 2 charged (10 of 15) CANCELLED 14:00 - 16:00 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.

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Italian [Places] 14:00 - 14:20 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with an Italian native-speaker volunteer.

14:20
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Italian [Full] 14:20 - 14:40 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with an Italian native-speaker volunteer.

14:30

Principal Investigators, research group heads and supervisors have duties and responsibilities both in law and under University Policy where the health and safety of group members (and others that may be influenced by their research activities) are concerned. All PIs, group heads and supervisors are encouraged to attend this course which will quickly inform you of what you must do to comply with the law, keep you staff and students safe and reduce the possibility of litigation, thus reducing the overall risk to the University.

Cognos: Refresher training new (1 of 2) Not bookable 14:30 - 16:00 Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

Have you previously attended Cognos training but not used the reporting tool since and would like to start using the tool again? If so then this course will enable you to get re-acquainted with Cognos..

Note: What it does not do is go through in detail the outputs of each individual report. Less experienced users of the Grants and/or General Ledger modules in CUFS are recommended to attend instead one of the following courses:

  • Grants Part 2 COGNOS Reporting
  • General Ledger Reporting

These two courses not only cover the mechanics of running the reports but also more advice on how to interpret and use the information as well as discussion about when to use which report.

14:40
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Italian [Places] 14:40 - 15:00 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with an Italian native-speaker volunteer.

15:00
CULP: German Intermediate 1 charged (9 of 15) CANCELLED 15:00 - 17:00 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/culp/culp.php

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

CULP: Japanese Basic 1 charged (10 of 15) CANCELLED 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

The courses are delivered in a blended-learning mode, face-to-face and online through CamTools (the Cambridge University virtual learning environment). The focus is on spoken, oral/aural communicative competence. Students are required to attend to online multimedia materials and read the proscribed texts in their own time so that the classroom time is dedicated to face-to-face communication/discussion.

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

16:00
CULP: French Intermediate 2 charged (10 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 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.

Cognos: Refresher training new (2 of 2) Not bookable 16:00 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

Have you previously attended Cognos training but not used the reporting tool since and would like to start using the tool again? If so then this course will enable you to get re-acquainted with Cognos..

Note: What it does not do is go through in detail the outputs of each individual report. Less experienced users of the Grants and/or General Ledger modules in CUFS are recommended to attend instead one of the following courses:

  • Grants Part 2 COGNOS Reporting
  • General Ledger Reporting

These two courses not only cover the mechanics of running the reports but also more advice on how to interpret and use the information as well as discussion about when to use which report.

CULP: Spanish Basic 2 charged (10 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 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.

16:30
CULP: Swahili Basic 1 charged (10 of 15) CANCELLED 16:30 - 18:30 Faculty of History, Room 10

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.

17:00
CULP: German Intermediate 2 - For Business charged (13 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 12

If you are thinking of finding a job, joining a research institute or doing an internship in a German speaking country this is the course for you.

Germany is the economic powerhouse of the European Union. The competitiveness of their products is well known, as is Germany's commitment to research and innovation. German is a key language in the European Union and increasingly significant for doing business in the new economies of Central and Eastern Europe. Being able to speak German provides you with excellent career opportunities. Learning German will improve your chances of success in today's job market and your business relations, it helps to build rapport and strengthen relationships with German-speaking colleagues, demonstrates goodwill and facilitates international communication at both a personal and organizational level.

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

CULP: Arabic Basic 2 charged (10 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 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 go to the Language Centre CULP page at: http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/culp/culp.php

CULP: Italian Basic 1 charged (10 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Classics, Room 2.03

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.

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of French [Places] 17:00 - 17:20 John Trim Centre

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

17:20
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of French [Places] 17:20 - 17:40 John Trim Centre

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

17:40
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of French [Places] 17:40 - 18:00 John Trim Centre

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

18:00
CULP: Spanish Intermediate 1 charged (10 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 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: Japanese Basic 2 charged (10 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

The courses are delivered in a blended-learning mode, face-to-face and online through CamTools (the Cambridge University virtual learning environment). The focus is on spoken, oral/aural communicative competence. Students are required to attend to online multimedia materials and read the proscribed texts in their own time so that the classroom time is dedicated to face-to-face communication/discussion.

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

CULP: Russian Film Group for post-Intermediate 2 and post-Advanced students charged (2 of 5) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 219

These weekly sessions will allow those who are interested in maintaining and improving their Russian to do so by watching and discussing a number of both classic Soviet and contemporary Russian films. We will discuss the films' main themes, characters and conflicts in the context of historical and cultural developments, while our main focus will be firmly on improving your language skills.

Prerequisites: post Intermediate-2 and post-Advanced level.

19:00
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Elementary 2 charged (9 of 15) CANCELLED 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.