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Monday 27 March

09:30
Administrator Development Programme (6 of 6) Not bookable 09:30 - 19:00 University Centre, Hicks Room


This development programme for generalist and specialist administrators draws on the expertise of senior figures in the University and provides up to date information on the various strands and issues of University strategy and governance. It includes development of some key skills and a project activity, and offers a valuable opportunity to network with administrators from the UAS and other departments and institutions

Selection for this programme is via nomination by School Secretaries, Heads of Division or Heads of Non-School Institutions during the summer. Nominees will need to demonstrate the benefit of participating, both for themselves and their institution. Please speak to your line manager and/or appropriate nominator if you would like to be considered

Please see further information about key themes and speakers on the programme flyer

IOSH Managing Safely charged (1 of 3) CANCELLED 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

Managing Safely is ideally suited to managers, research supervisors, administrators with safety responsibilities and Departmental Safety Officers across all sectors of the University. It leads to a nationally recognised and accredited training certificate. (IOSH is the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.)

Please contact the course organiser, Will Hudson for further details before booking on the course.

Python functions and modules: best practices new [Places] 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

This course will cover concepts and strategies for working more effectively with Python with the aim of writing reusable code. In the morning session, we will briefly go over the basic syntax, data structures and control statements. This will be followed by an introduction to writing user-defined functions. We will finish the course by looking into how to incorporate existing Python modules and packages into your programs as well as writing you own modules.

Note: this one-day course is the continuation of the Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with Python; participants are expected to have attended the introductory Python course and/or have acquired some working knowledge of Python. This course is also open to Python beginners who are already fluent in other programming languages as this will help them to quickly get started in Python.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

CRUK: Data Analysis and Visualisation in R new [Full] 09:30 - 17:30 Room 215, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE

This course introduces some relatively new additions to the R programming language: dplyr and ggplot2. In combination these R packages provide a powerful toolkit to make the process of manipulating and visualising data easy and intuitive.

Materials for this course can be found here.

This event is part of a series of training courses organised in collaboration with Dr. Mark Dunning at CRUK Cambridge Institute.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

10:00
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.

Postdoc Mentoring Training (Main Site) new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, Oatley Meeting Room 1 (Seminar Room)

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

14:00
Laser Safety for Class 3B and 4 Laser Users and Research Supervisors [Places] 14:00 - 16:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 6

This course is an essential component of training for new laser users, which should be backed up by practical training in departments.

The course may be suitable for users of other classes of lasers, depending on the risk, but please discuss this with your Laser Safety Officer first.


The purpose of the Masterclasses is for leaders and managers in the University to learn about different aspects of leadership from the diverse and broad ranging experiences of our speakers, and to hear how different people operate in their role as a leader in a variety of different and often challenging situations.

The target audience for the Masterclass series is those who are undertaking (or have previously undertaken) a leadership or management development programme within the University – the sessions aim to complement the learning from these programmes.

15:00
Medicine: Systematic Literature Reviews - A 'How To' Guide [Places] 15:00 - 17:00 Clinical School, Addenbrooke’s N3 Seminar Room

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

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

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

Tuesday 28 March

09:30
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2016-17 new (20 of 30) Not bookable 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Granada Room


The AAT Level 3, Diploma in Accounting, introduces to students to more complex financial processes and accounting tasks, the principles of VAT, professional ethics and develops their spreadsheet skills.

In addition to applying for a provisional place here, please complete and return an application form. You will find the briefing packs and forms on our website
http://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training-and-development/professional-qualification/aat/university-programme
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2016-17 new (21 of 30) Not bookable 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)


The AAT Level 3, Diploma in Accounting, introduces to students to more complex financial processes and accounting tasks, the principles of VAT, professional ethics and develops their spreadsheet skills.

In addition to applying for a provisional place here, please complete and return an application form. You will find the briefing packs and forms on our website
http://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training-and-development/professional-qualification/aat/university-programme
Introduction to high-throughput sequencing data analysis (1 of 4) [Full] 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

This course provides an introduction to high-throughput sequencing (HTS) data analysis methodologies. Lectures will give insight into how biological knowledge can be generated from RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and DNA-seq experiments and illustrate different ways of analyzing such data. Practicals will consist of computer exercises that will enable the participants to apply statistical methods to the analysis of RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and DNA-seq data under the guidance of the lecturers and teaching assistants. It is aimed at researchers who are applying or planning to apply HTS technologies and bioinformatics methods in their research.

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.

10:00
Moodle: Training for Coordinators [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 manage categories in Moodle and would like to learn more about existing features, such as permissions, cohorts, and course history.

14:00
Web Recruitment Training - R4 Offers [Places] 14:00 - 16:45 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course covers the new functionality regarding recording an offer in release 4 of web recruitment.

Writing Your First Year Report (Engineering) [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B

Aimed at 1st year PhD students this course is designed to get you thinking and working effectively on your end of first year report. How do you start? What’s expected? How do you make it work for you? These and many other important questions, hints and tips will be addressed in this session.

Wednesday 29 March

09:00
Cisco CCNA for IT Supporters: Module 3 - Scaling Networks (Series 9) (8 of 12) Not bookable 09:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

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

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a large and complex network. You will learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, you will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. You will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network.

09:15
Staff Review and Development for Reviewers [Places] 09:15 - 13:00 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


The Staff Review and Development 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.

This course will focus on practical advice and development of a range of skills and techniques that may be used effectively when reviewing others. It will provide an opportunity for review practice, discussion with other reviewers and provide useful reminders of good practice.

09:30
IOSH Managing Safely charged (2 of 3) CANCELLED 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

Managing Safely is ideally suited to managers, research supervisors, administrators with safety responsibilities and Departmental Safety Officers across all sectors of the University. It leads to a nationally recognised and accredited training certificate. (IOSH is the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.)

Please contact the course organiser, Will Hudson for further details before booking on the course.

Introduction to high-throughput sequencing data analysis (2 of 4) [Full] 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

This course provides an introduction to high-throughput sequencing (HTS) data analysis methodologies. Lectures will give insight into how biological knowledge can be generated from RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and DNA-seq experiments and illustrate different ways of analyzing such data. Practicals will consist of computer exercises that will enable the participants to apply statistical methods to the analysis of RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and DNA-seq data under the guidance of the lecturers and teaching assistants. It is aimed at researchers who are applying or planning to apply HTS technologies and bioinformatics methods in their research.

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.

09:45
Radiation Protection Supervisors' Update Not bookable 09:45 - 12:00 Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Research Institute

An annual update meeting for Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPSs).

Please contact Emma.Clarke@admin.cam.ac.uk for further details and to book a place.

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.

Reflective Practice Workshop (For Librarians) new [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

Being a reflective practitioner is something that doesn’t come naturally for many of us but it can be a surprisingly easy skill to develop. As well as helping you to think critically about yourself and your service, being able to reflect can help you to deal with feedback, prepare you for job interviews and become more confident.

This interactive workshop will help you to understand the theory of reflective practice and how to translate this into your everyday role. It will provide tips for overcoming barriers to carrying out reflection and how to deal with feedback as well as offering a brief introduction to reflective writing.

Postdoc Mentoring Training (West Cambridge) new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 1

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

10:30
Drupal: An Introduction [Full] 10:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course will cover the most essential features and concepts of Drupal Content Management Service through hands on activities.

11:00
Medicine: Writing for Publication new [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Addenbrookes Treatment Centre 4

A course designed to take you step-by-step through academic writing and publication, with tips and resources to make writing up as simple as possible. The course will demystify the peer-review process, and help you to improve the precision and clarity of your academic writing.

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

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

A relaxed and informal speaking practice session with a volunteer native Spanish speaker

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

A relaxed and informal speaking practice session with a volunteer native Spanish speaker

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

A relaxed and informal speaking practice session with a volunteer native Spanish speaker

14:00
Excel for CamSIS Users [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

Delegates will learn how to use shortcuts in Excel to improve their productivity, and also techniques for analysing complex data quickly by using pivot tables.

Engagement Workshop: Active Directory "Blue" with Active Directory Management System (ADMS) new [Places] 14:00 - 17:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Room

The aim of this talk is to introduce UIS plans to manage the University-wide Active Directory - Blue with Active Directory Management System (ADMS) which would receive all updates to the AD and provide more detailed access controls than is possible with the native Active Directory tools.

15:00
Amicus Workshop - Employment new [Places] 15:00 - 16:00 Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations, Training Room Suite 2

In this workshop you will go through the procedures related to:

  • Updating employment details