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Thursday 5 September

09:30
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : HR for Managers new Finished 09:30 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

One day workshop for CUL Managers

L&D will contact workshop attendees approximately 3 months after the training with some basic questions to see how effective found the training and how training learnt from has been applied into work practice.

An Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with Python (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

This course provides a practical introduction to the writing of Python programs for the complete novice. Participants are lead through the core aspects of Python illustrated by a series of example programs. Upon completion of the course, attentive participants will be able to write simple Python programs and customize more complex code to fit their needs.

Course materials are available here.

Please note that the content of this course has recently been updated. This course now mostly focuses on core concepts including Python syntax, data structures and reading/writing files. Concepts and strategies for working more effectively with Python are now the focus of a new 2-days course, Data Science in Python.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

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.

12:00
An Introduction to Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessment Finished 12:00 - 13:30 Greenwich House, Minsk Room

This training is intended for staff and post graduate students who regularly use DSE to help prevent or reduce the risk of possible health problems arising from computer use. The training is also aimed at those responsible within departments for assisting with the DSE risk assessment process. The course will provide an understanding of the DSE Regulations 1992 (as amended 2002) and discuss employer's and employee's duties regarding the assessment of DSE workstations. There will be theory and a practical demonstration. The training will allow time to discuss some of the common health problems and concerns that may be associated with poor workstation set-up with examples of possible solutions.

12:30
Knowing Your Audience, Telling Stories and Why This Matters Finished 12:30 - 14:00 Postdoc Centre @ Biomedical Campus, Newman Library

People love stories. They entertain, they help us to remember. This short interactive session is aimed at researchers looking to improve the effectiveness of their communication. It will introduce the importance of working out who your audience is and what they want to know. It will also explore how storytelling is as relevant to research communication as it is to fairy tales. We all have to communicate our research and ideas, why not do it through stories?

The session will be delivered by the Academic Director for STEM, Institute of Continuing Education.

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

14:00

One session - four medicine and life science databases - widest coverage for your literature search. PubMed is great, but it doesn't cover all the journals relevant to life sciences and medicine. Embase, Web of Science and Scopus can also be relevant and each covers unique material. Come to this hands-on session to learn how to get the best from each of these "4 tops".

This session is aimed at University of Cambridge staff or students who have already had prior training in database searching. Those who want to attend an introductory session should book onto the Introduction to Literature Searching course, or the Getting the Best Results - Improving Your Database Searching if they are NHS staff.

Moodle: Getting Started Finished 14:00 - 17:00 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 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.

14:30
CUL: Book a Buddy! new CANCELLED 14:30 - 14:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Book this 20 minute slot and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Sign up today! We’ll contact you to find out exactly what you need to know and then we’ll arrange your perfect match with an experienced member of the Reader Services team!

This a trial service running throughout the summer vacation. We will appreciate any feedback that you provide.

Friday 6 September

09:30
An Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with Python (2 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

This course provides a practical introduction to the writing of Python programs for the complete novice. Participants are lead through the core aspects of Python illustrated by a series of example programs. Upon completion of the course, attentive participants will be able to write simple Python programs and customize more complex code to fit their needs.

Course materials are available here.

Please note that the content of this course has recently been updated. This course now mostly focuses on core concepts including Python syntax, data structures and reading/writing files. Concepts and strategies for working more effectively with Python are now the focus of a new 2-days course, Data Science in Python.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

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.

Tableau for Explorers - Exam Results CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

Tableau Server is an online application available to all members of the university to access Tableau dashboards and visualisations

Tableau Explorer is intermediate level access to Tableau Server and allows you to view, interact and edit Tableau content.

10:30
Staff Survey Focus Groups new Finished 10:30 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, Library

I am writing to invite you to attend one of a number of Focus Groups, where you will be asked to give feedback on questions relating to some of the outcomes of the staff survey. The session will last around 90 minutes. The aim will be to hear from everyone in the group and to seek different opinions and ideas, including:

 Your views about the staff survey;

 Your thoughts about improvements we can make related to the subject areas outlined below.

 Any additional comments you would like to make

There are a number of conversations taking place to address the outcomes of the staff survey at both the University and Institution level. We are keen to hear from staff across all our Faculty and Departmental libraries, and from departments within the University Library building. The Focus Groups will look at the following topic area:

Focus Group 3: Friday 6 September 10.30 - 12.00, North Room, Department of Engineering

Objective: To explore improvements required in:

Equality & diversity Career development and promotion processes Internal communications and staff engagement The focus will be on what needs to happen. Survey comments- Survey comment- Career development/promotion processes are fair Survey comment- Able to contribute my views before changes are made Survey comment- Individual differences are valued

If you have any questions please contact Amy Glover on ullandd@lib.cam.ac.uk

Monday 9 September

09:30
Introduction to R for Biologists (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

R is one of the leading programming languages in Data Science. It is widely used to perform statistics, machine learning, visualisations and data analyses. It is an open source programming language so all the software we will use in the course is free. This course is an introduction to R designed for participants with no programming experience. We will start from scratch by introducing how to start programming in R and progress our way and learn how to read and write to files, manipulate data and visualise it by creating different plots - all the fundamental tasks you need to get you started analysing your data. During the course we will be working with one of the most popular packages in R; tidyverse that will allow you to manipulate your data effectively and visualise it to a publication level standard.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

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
Innovation & Enterprise Summer School 1: Ideation and evaluation Finished 10:00 - 12:30 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d

Innovation & Enterprise Summer School
This year, RDP is pleased to launch an Innovation & Enterprise Summer School for PhD students, led by Dr Emma Williams of EJW Solutions.

Innovation and enterprise are essential aspects of modern research, whether in a university or commercial setting. Developing ideas and assessing their viability; finding backers and a team collaborators; securing financial support; making a plan to deliver results – these are common to research in every field, and every sector. In this summer school, you can refresh your existing skills as well as learning new insights and practical models. You can use the summer school to focus intensively on your current research, or you can use it to try out new ideas. You don’t need to have any plans for, or prior experience of, knowledge exchange and commercialisation.

The four sessions of the summer school have been designed as a pathway, but you are welcome to book for single sessions, i.e. there is no requirement to sign up for the whole programme or to have completed the preceding sessions in order to book for a later one.


Workshop 1: Ideation and evaluation - generating ideas for enterprise and research
Where do great business ideas come from? How do we know a research idea is sound?
This interactive workshop will use ideation and evaluation tools from the world of business. The morning will open up the world of enterprise and entrepreneurship whilst giving you tools to use in your research.


The other workshops in the series are:
Workshop 2: Mapping out success in research and enterprise
Workshop 3: Business plans and funding: turning ideas into reality
Workshop 4: Telling the world about your idea: pitching yourself

12:00
A new teaching opportunity for Cambridge Postdocs – Information session new Finished 12:00 - 13:30 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

Would you like to get some more teaching experience? The Open University (the UK’s largest distance-learning University) would like to offer Cambridge postdocs the opportunity to gain experience tutoring on their courses. They can offer:

  • Flexible teaching opportunities to suit your workload and preferences
  • The chance to support students from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Training and support to teach through a variety of media, which is becoming increasingly valued on the academic job market.

Come along and find out more about what is on offer, and how you can get involved. Jane Jones, Associate Dean at the Open University, will lead the session, which will include input from former Cambridge postdocs who have taken up this experience.

12:30
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged (1 of 24) Not bookable 12:30 - 13:15 Greenwich House, Heidelberg 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, you will need to complete an application form which can be found on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme
13:30
Evaluation Training for Outreach Practitioners (1 of 3) In progress 13:30 - 16:30 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d

The series aims to help outreach practitioners at the University develop Evaluation Plans for their current projects and embed evaluation into the development of any future outreach activity.

To get the full benefit from the series, participants are expected to attend all three workshops. We understand that for practitioners this may be difficult due to workload, so we have allowed the option to sign up and indicate if you are unlikely to make one or more of the sessions. If you are unable to attend a session the expectation would be that you read up on the content before the subsequent session and complete any tasks.

AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged (1 of 17) Not bookable 13:30 - 14:15 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

The course details are being finalised, for now please book a provisional place here and we will let you know when the details and application packs are available

AAT Level 4, Professional Diploma in accounting.

Students will be placed on the public day release programme with an external provider

Once you have registered here you will need to complete the application form at the back of the briefing pack. This pack is available on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme Dates will be added once they have been confirmed

14:00
Moodle: Managing Access within Your Course Finished 14:00 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This advanced training session will introduce participants to various ways of managing access to the course material in Moodle, including groups and groupings.

A new teaching opportunity for Cambridge Postdocs – Information session new Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

Would you like to get some more teaching experience? The Open University (the UK’s largest distance-learning University) would like to offer Cambridge postdocs the opportunity to gain experience tutoring on their courses. They can offer:

  • Flexible teaching opportunities to suit your workload and preferences
  • The chance to support students from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Training and support to teach through a variety of media, which is becoming increasingly valued on the academic job market.

Come along and find out more about what is on offer, and how you can get involved. Jane Jones, Associate Dean at the Open University, will lead the session, which will include input from former Cambridge postdocs who have taken up this experience.

Tuesday 10 September

09:30
CUL: Book a Buddy! new CANCELLED 09:30 - 09:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Book this 20 minute slot and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Sign up today! We’ll contact you to find out exactly what you need to know and then we’ll arrange your perfect match with an experienced member of the Reader Services team!

This a trial service running throughout the summer vacation. We will appreciate any feedback that you provide.

Introduction to R for Biologists (2 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

R is one of the leading programming languages in Data Science. It is widely used to perform statistics, machine learning, visualisations and data analyses. It is an open source programming language so all the software we will use in the course is free. This course is an introduction to R designed for participants with no programming experience. We will start from scratch by introducing how to start programming in R and progress our way and learn how to read and write to files, manipulate data and visualise it by creating different plots - all the fundamental tasks you need to get you started analysing your data. During the course we will be working with one of the most popular packages in R; tidyverse that will allow you to manipulate your data effectively and visualise it to a publication level standard.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

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
Introduction to CamSIS Finished 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 student records and to produce basic lists of students.

  • Supporting documentation

Introduction to CamSIS https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=138371

10:30
Microsoft Teams in Higher Education (Guest Speaker) new Finished 10:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

This is an opportunity for Cambridge’s teaching staff to see guest speaker, Dale Munday from Lancaster University, showcase how Lancaster University are using MS Teams in higher education.

NOTE: UIS is currently undertaking a review of all the digital collaboration services it provides with a view to rationalising the number of solutions it supports in future. Microsoft Teams is one of the solutions included in the scope of the review. The review is still in progress, and no decisions about which solutions UIS will support in future have yet been reached. This external speaker event is being hosted by UIS independently of the review, and is solely intended to share information about what other HE establishments are doing in the digital education space.

MS Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, and apps together in one 21st Century teaching and learning space. Educators can create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate from a single experience in Office 365 for Education allowing them to create rich, persistent conversation makes learning more visible and accessible to the entire class.

Teachers can engage students in project-based learning with text, video, and voice using integrations. Harnessing student social interactions allow educators to enhance the learning and provide an engaging space to assess and feedback. The opportunity to empower students while helping them develop the skills they'll need to be successful in the future will be demonstrated throughout the session. Approaching assessment & feedback as an ongoing dialogue presented in multi-modal and digital form can support opportunities for learning that are creative, critical, and mirror our increasingly digitally-mediated society.

Delegates will be guided through Microsoft Teams and the process of utilizing a range of digital tools to create an engaging, inclusive and pedagogically underpinned curriculum/classroom. The session will focus on active learning approaches, harnessing the opportunities afforded through digital technologies, where inclusion and collaboration will be at the forefront. Amplifying the synergy between Microsoft Teams and the associated Class OneNote will demonstrate the power of individualised student portfolios and the variety of teaching approaches that can be enhanced through this delivery resource. Building on recent research, which explored the impact of drawing on to-be-learned information, highlighted enhanced memory and found it to be a reliable, replicable means of boosting performance. Teams & Class OneNote allow teachers and students to use digitally handwritten notes, drawings and graphic organisers to enhance the learning experience.

12:00
Seminar Series: Seminar 3 with Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar, University of Nottingham Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Department of Genetics, Biffen Lecture Theatre


Seminar Series: Seminar 3 with Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar, University of Nottingham

After the storm: how professional services staff should respond to the transformed HE landscape

For those who have been working in higher education for some time as well as those who are new to the sector it can feel like a really fast-moving and challenging environment. Change is constant and getting more rapid and less predictable all the time. This session will look at how professional services staff can respond to this transformed landscape and the approaches and attitudes we will need to adopt to survive and thrive. It won’t be all doom and gloom though as we will explore some of the lighter aspects of sector life too.

Paul's biography can be found here

Open research and open minds: get your research out there to boost impact! Finished 12:00 - 14:00 Postdoc Centre@ Mill Lane, Seminar Room

Have you ever wondered who can access your research? Most articles and research outputs are locked up behind paywalls inside an ivory tower. Find out how to make your research more open to reach a broader audience, spark collaborations and, most importantly, improve the quality of your research.

Respect at Work in Estate Management new Finished 12:00 - 14:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

Provide clarity and guidance on the University's Dignity at Work policy and procedure and establish individual's responsibilities for behavioural standards within Estate Management.

13:15
Finance Division Knowledge Bites - Annual leave system new Finished 13:15 - 14:00 Old Schools, Council Room

An overview of the new CHRIS bases annual leave system that will go live prior to the start of the new leave year.

Please note this 10th September event is now at the Old Schools and not at 17 Mill Lane

14:00
Yellow Box Searching - Event List management new Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations, Training Room Suite 2

Yellow Box Searching is 'advanced searching' in Amicus. You can use it to find specific selections of data or contacts from within Amicus. Many Amicus users use yellow box search in the first step to creating a mailing or inviting contacts to an event.

This session will be aimed at specific users within CUDAR. You will be generating yellow box searches, then using a specific event report, to export the data into excel.

Staff Survey Focus Groups new Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Clinical School, Seminar Room 6

I am writing to invite you to attend one of a number of Focus Groups, where you will be asked to give feedback on questions relating to some of the outcomes of the staff survey. The session will last around 90 minutes. The aim will be to hear from everyone in the group and to seek different opinions and ideas, including:

 Your views about the staff survey;

 Your thoughts about improvements we can make related to the subject areas outlined below.

 Any additional comments you would like to make

There are a number of conversations taking place to address the outcomes of the staff survey at both the University and Institution level. We are keen to hear from staff across all our Faculty and Departmental libraries, and from departments within the University Library building. The Focus Groups will look at the following topic area:

Focus Group 4: Tuesday 10 September 14.00 - 15.30, Clinical School, Seminar Room 6

Objective: To explore improvements required in:

Equality & diversity Career development and promotion processes Internal communications and staff engagement The focus will be on what needs to happen. Survey comments- Survey comment- Career development/promotion processes are fair Survey comment- Able to contribute my views before changes are made Survey comment- Individual differences are valued

If you have any questions please contact Amy Glover on ullandd@lib.cam.ac.uk