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Monday 6 December 2021

09:30
Administrator Development Programme (2 of 7) Finished 09:30 - 15:15 N/A - PPD Zoom (Internal Ref:Standard)


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.

13:00
Copyright Clinic new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Confused by copyright? You don’t have to be. Feel free to bring along your copyright questions to this regular monthly session and we’ll do our best to offer you a quick diagnosis.

This is an open group drop-in session via Microsoft Teams. An invite will be sent prior to the session.

If you would like to arrange a one-to-one session, please email the Research Support Team at: moore-rso@lib.cam.ac.uk

14:00

A series of informal peer-to-peer discussion groups have been arranged for Departmental Administrators and managers with responsibility for discussing and agreeing working arrangements with individuals in teams over the weeks and months ahead. The sessions are to share plans, ideas, and feedback during the ongoing implementation of hybrid working as more staff return to the workplace.

Each small group session will be facilitated by a member of the ‘Cambridge Works – New Ways of Working Project Team’

Tuesday 7 December 2021

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.

CULP: Mandarin Chinese for Business new (10 of 20) Finished 09:00 - 11:00 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.

Asbestos Awareness Training Finished 09:00 - 12:30 Sidgwick Site, Little Hall Lecture Theatre

This training will provide delegates with a basic knowledge of asbestos awareness, the risks and the legal requirements under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Asbestos awareness training is mandatory for all University personnel meeting the prerequisites of the Asbestos Regulations and ACoPs (Accepted Codes of Practice). Training is typically required for personnel who could inadvertently disturb asbestos during the course of their work/activities or instruct someone to do so, eg personnel who work on buildings.

Postdoc Hot-desking @ Eddington new Finished 09:00 - 10:45 Hot-desking, Eddington

The Postdoc Academy is reopening its hot-desking space to postdocs on a trial basis, at our quiet working space at the Postdoc Centre, Eddington. Your patience and understanding is appreciated as we look to reopen this facility in a safe manner alongside our team returning to the workplace.

Please read the below notes carefully before booking:

  • Before booking a hot-desking space at Eddington, please complete the short online induction form here:

https://bit.ly/HotDeskingPdA (Any previous inductions completed for the Postdoc Centre @ Eddington are no longer valid)

  • Postdocs can book one of four hot-desks available, in 1hr 45 minute slots
  • Postdocs can book a maximum of two time slots per day
  • Time slots for the next week's sessions are released for booking on Wednesdays, at approximately 3pm
  • The days on which hot-desking is available may vary week by week
  • Your booking will be checked by a member of our team before approval, and you will then be sent a confirmation email containing any further information needed
  • Please book your session at least one working day in advance
09:15
Lean Practitioner Course (LCS 1b) charged (1 of 2) Finished 09:15 - 16:30 ourcam: MS Teams
  • The course provides an LCS accredited Lean Practitioner qualification. The course involves a 2-day training session followed by completion of a 6-week project.

https://www.leancompetency.org/

A charge of £150 is applied to this course. Payment is via PO or credit card and the booking will be confirmed on receipt of PO or confirmation of payment. Please see the payment policy https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/ourcambridge/info/payment for payment details etc.

09:30

Are you migrating from Hermes to Exchange Online and are using Outlook 365 desktop as your client for the first time?

If so join us in this friendly, introductory session to learn how to get up and running with Outlook 365 Email and Calendar using the Desktop application for Windows, where we will take you through the basics of the Outlook 365.

This course does not cover the Hermes migration tool or in-depth technical questions regarding Outlook and Exchange. For this information please see the Further Information for IT staff webpages.

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

To fully participate in this course you will need to have the Microsoft Outlook 365 for Windows desktop application installed on your computer. Participants using Microsoft Outlook 365 for Mac or the online version via a web browser will find some of the functionality missing.

The course files and slides can be downloaded here

10:00
Virtual - GL 2: Reporting in the General Ledger (1 of 2) Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

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


This workshop explores the principles of good postgraduate supervision, different approaches to supervising, how to deliver feedback for best results, and the teacher/learner roles of the supervisor-supervisee relationship. It is aimed at new or experienced postgraduate supervisors looking to develop their skills in effective and inspired pedagogy.


Outcomes:

  • Understand the teacher/learner roles central to the supervision of postgraduate students
  • Explore good practice for delivering feedback
  • Understand possible issues and where to go for support in the Cambridge system
  • Consider the elements of positive research culture in a group and lab
Physics Health & Safety: Physics of Medicine (PoM) Induction Finished 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 must have started the access process for PoM with the Rutherford Hub before booking onto this course. Participants will gain access to PoM only after successfully completing the Physics H&S Induction - see "Related Courses" below.

Medicine: Getting the best results - improving your database searching (for NHS staff only) new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

A course specifically for NHS staff. Attendees will learn how to search databases accessed with an Athens login (such as Medline, Embase and Cinahl) effectively and efficiently, to learn how to save searches and references, and to create and maintain a bibliography.

All attendees are required to have an NHS Athens login. University of Cambridge staff and students wanting to learn similar material should book onto the Introduction to Literature Searching (for University) course instead.

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.

11:00
Postdoc Hot-desking @ Eddington new Finished 11:00 - 12:45 Hot-desking, Eddington

The Postdoc Academy is reopening its hot-desking space to postdocs on a trial basis, at our quiet working space at the Postdoc Centre, Eddington. Your patience and understanding is appreciated as we look to reopen this facility in a safe manner alongside our team returning to the workplace.

Please read the below notes carefully before booking:

  • Before booking a hot-desking space at Eddington, please complete the short online induction form here:

https://bit.ly/HotDeskingPdA (Any previous inductions completed for the Postdoc Centre @ Eddington are no longer valid)

  • Postdocs can book one of four hot-desks available, in 1hr 45 minute slots
  • Postdocs can book a maximum of two time slots per day
  • Time slots for the next week's sessions are released for booking on Wednesdays, at approximately 3pm
  • The days on which hot-desking is available may vary week by week
  • Your booking will be checked by a member of our team before approval, and you will then be sent a confirmation email containing any further information needed
  • Please book your session at least one working day in advance
12:00
Postdoc Drop-In Sessions: Q&A about the services new Finished 12:00 - 12:30 Online / Webinar

Postdoc 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
Postdoc Hot-desking @ Eddington new Finished 13:00 - 14:45 Hot-desking, Eddington

The Postdoc Academy is reopening its hot-desking space to postdocs on a trial basis, at our quiet working space at the Postdoc Centre, Eddington. Your patience and understanding is appreciated as we look to reopen this facility in a safe manner alongside our team returning to the workplace.

Please read the below notes carefully before booking:

  • Before booking a hot-desking space at Eddington, please complete the short online induction form here:

https://bit.ly/HotDeskingPdA (Any previous inductions completed for the Postdoc Centre @ Eddington are no longer valid)

  • Postdocs can book one of four hot-desks available, in 1hr 45 minute slots
  • Postdocs can book a maximum of two time slots per day
  • Time slots for the next week's sessions are released for booking on Wednesdays, at approximately 3pm
  • The days on which hot-desking is available may vary week by week
  • Your booking will be checked by a member of our team before approval, and you will then be sent a confirmation email containing any further information needed
  • Please book your session at least one working day in advance
13:30
Asbestos Awareness Training Finished 13:30 - 17:00 Sidgwick Site, Little Hall Lecture Theatre

This training will provide delegates with a basic knowledge of asbestos awareness, the risks and the legal requirements under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Asbestos awareness training is mandatory for all University personnel meeting the prerequisites of the Asbestos Regulations and ACoPs (Accepted Codes of Practice). Training is typically required for personnel who could inadvertently disturb asbestos during the course of their work/activities or instruct someone to do so, eg personnel who work on buildings.

14:00
Medicine: CINAHL (NHS) and PsycINFO (University) Q & A new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This session is aimed at NHS and University of Cambridge staff or students who have already had prior training on database searching and want to learn more about the features of CINAHL and PsycINFO via the EBSCOhost interface. 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.

Framing Evaluation new CANCELLED 14:00 - 15:00

This online session will address how to scope the parameters of your evaluation in terms of purposes, questions and scaling. It will particularly explore how evaluation could be used constructively and strategically, and five potential areas that you could explore in your evaluation. This is the second step in the 6-Step Evaluation Process. The session will comprise of practical guidance and opportunities for discussion.

14:30

What is impact? This training will disentangle academic and non-academic impact and explore the different types of impact and why impact is important. There will be opportunity to discuss your research in small groups, and consider the types of impact that you could generate. The session will consider how to incorporate impact into a research proposal and provide some useful tools. You will also understand where Public Engagement sits in the wider Impact agenda. You will have the opportunity to analyse impact case studies that feature Public Engagement as a way of achieving impact.

The training will be led by Caroline Reynolds, Impact Facilitator at the Research Office.

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.

17:00
CULP: Persian (Farsi) Intermediate new charged (7 of 15) Finished 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Intermediate Persian course builds on the four major language skills of reading, listening, writing and speaking with a focus on presentations, reading comprehension, speaking and writing and translation. In addition, the students read a variety of texts in modern Persian as language exercises, for reading comprehension and reproduction, as well as vocabulary building.

Descriptive language, expressing and asking opinion, advice, options, etc, are part of the conversation sessions.

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

17:30
Open Source Investigation for Academics new (8 of 8) Finished 17:30 - 18:30 SSRMP Zoom

Open Source Investigation for Academics is methodology course run by Cambridge’s Digital Verification Corps, in partnership with Cambridge’s Centre of Governance and Human Rights, Social Sciences Research Methods Programme and Cambridge Digital Humanities, as well as with the Citizen Evidence Lab at Amnesty International.

NB. Places on this module are extremely limited, so please only make a booking if you are able to attend all of the sessions.

Wednesday 8 December 2021

09:15
Lean Practitioner Course (LCS 1b) charged (2 of 2) Finished 09:15 - 16:30 ourcam: MS Teams
  • The course provides an LCS accredited Lean Practitioner qualification. The course involves a 2-day training session followed by completion of a 6-week project.

https://www.leancompetency.org/

A charge of £150 is applied to this course. Payment is via PO or credit card and the booking will be confirmed on receipt of PO or confirmation of payment. Please see the payment policy https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/ourcambridge/info/payment for payment details etc.

09:30
Leadership Essentials new (2 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 N/A - PPD Zoom (Internal Ref:Standard)


Leadership Essentials is a key programme suitable for those with responsibilities for others’ work, behaviour and development, which aims to help managers refresh and build their skills and experience in this area. As well as clarifying key responsibilities, it focuses on critical areas that some can find more difficult, such as giving and receiving feedback effectively and handling challenging conversations. The programme incorporates tutor input; opportunities for discussion, reflection and sharing of good practice with others with similar responsibilities. It also includes curated e-learning resources to support managers with their ongoing learning and development.

Participants are required to attend both half day sessions.

Before attending, please take some time to review the short Leadership Essentials: Management Responsibilities Films of other University colleagues talking about their role as a manager.

UIS Wellbeing: Search Inside Yourself Programme new (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 16:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

What is the Search Inside Yourself programme?

The Search Inside Yourself (SIY) programme is a popular immersive leadership programme born in Google and based on Emotional Intelligence, Neuroscience and Mindfulness. SIY will teach emotional intelligence skills that lead to sustained peak performance, strong collaboration, and effective leadership.

The mindfulness and emotional intelligence skills you'll learn will help you:

Experience greater well-being, resilience and stress management Improve performance, collaboration and empathy Increase effectiveness and decision-making capacity Cultivate innovative, creative thinking Build more effective relationships

10:00

Discussion Topic: Failing well: managing when things do not go to plan

This series follows on from the very popular first series held from April-July 2021. These informal drop-in sessions are designed to provide both new and more experienced leaders and managers, across all staff groups, with a safe space to share practice and discuss some of the challenges that can arise when supporting others to develop and strengthen their performance. Each session will start an hour of Q&A and discussion with a panel of experienced managers drawn from across the University. This will be followed by half an hour of small group discussion to allow participants the opportunity to meet other managers and share practice, in a smaller, more intimate setting. Those wishing to leave after the first hour and not stay on for final half hour in break out rooms, are free to do so. The format of the sessions is designed to facilitate peer support and learning. The sessions are not training sessions, although recommendations for training and other resources will be provided.

Comments from Series 1 participants: “I am loving all of these sessions and am so happy to have discovered a platform where ‘it all makes sense’” “It’s lovely to convene a group of people interested in leadership and developing their skills in this area.” “I intend to participate in as many sessions as I can because this forum gives a focused approach on developing leadership skills that are expected within the University. I had been looking for some sort of a planned approach to this and am really glad I found this.”

Panellists

Basirat Afinowi - Programme Manager, Reimagining Professional Services

Ian Cooper - Head of Planning and Performance, UIS

Zara Kuckelhaus - Project Management, Academic Centres, Institute of Continuing Education

Gillian Weale - Head of COVID Operations, Department of Physics

Questions we will consider during the session

1. Would you consider yourself resilient when it comes to setbacks at work?

2. Can you describe a challenging crisis that you have dealt with at work?

3. How did you get through it?

4. How did you help your team through it?

5. What did you learn from the experience?

6. How do you help others in your team to manage when things don’t go to plan?

7. What approaches do you find work well, when managing a team through a a difficult project/event?

8. How do you create trust and psychological safety in your team?

Virtual - GL 2: Reporting in the General Ledger (2 of 2) Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

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

12:00

This session, delivered by Marta Costa and Laura Fachal, will introduce StepWide, a leadership programme developed by postdocs for cis and trans women postdocs. Current initiatives to bridge the gender gap focus on academic staff, with little support for those trying to reach that particular career stage. StepWide was designed to question and broaden current and constrained ideas about leadership and develop the confidence and skills that will allow women postdocs to increase their visibility, improving promotion and progression.

Marta Costa is a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Zoology working on creating a map of the nervous system of fruit flies. She did her undergraduate in Biology in Lisbon, Portugal, followed by an MSc in Neuroscience at UCL. She then moved to Cambridge for her PhD, followed by a postdoc. She is also a Research Associate at Lucy Cavendish College.

Laura Fachal is a Senior Staff Scientist at Wellcome Sanger Institute. She earned her BS in Veterinary, MSc in Biotechnology and PhD from University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. She completed her postdoc at the Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology, University of Cambridge. She is also a Research Associate at Lucy Cavendish College.

13:00
Postdocs: Researcher Development 1:1 new CANCELLED 13:00 - 13:45 Online / Webinar

The postdoc RD team offer one-to-one meetings online for all postdocs. These meetings will be tailored to your individual needs and provide an opportunity to consider and discuss a variety of topics relating to learning, skills and personal development. This is not an exhaustive list but areas for discussion could include:

Managing your time whilst working from home

Collaborating effectively

Maintaining resilience and coping strategies

Reflecting on and identifying your key areas for development

Each meeting will last for up to 45 minutes and will be conducted online using MS Teams.

Please Note: If you wish to discuss your career options specifically then, in the first instance, we advise that you look at the Postdoc Careers Service website for further information: https://www.careers.cam.ac.uk/careers-support-postdocs

13:30
Recruitment Essentials: Appointing the Right Candidate (Academic Appointments) Finished 13:30 - 15:30 N/A - PPD Zoom (Internal Ref:Standard)


This workshop provides an opportunity for academic staff to understand the recruitment and selection process and how to create the conditions where you can recruit the best candidate and avoid common pitfalls. It includes an overview of the recruitment and selection process and identifies the key principles to ensure practice is fair to all candidates at each stage.

The course is primarily aimed at academic staff involved in making selection decisions for academic roles and those with responsibility for coordinating academic recruitment procedures.

14:00

Do you have an idea for a new Community of Practice? Or perhaps you have an existing group that you think might be suitable to become a Community of Practice. If, after looking at the guidance on the CoPs Sharepoint Hub, you would like to talk through your plans with a member of the CoP Support Group (CSG), then these 30min drop in sessions are for you!

Please note, these sessions are informal, 1-2-1 meetings where colleagues can ask for advice and guidance from the Communities of Practice support team. If there is more than of you working on an idea together, we suggest one of you book on and invites the other(s) CoP initiator(s)/leader(s). We will assume you have already familiarised yourself with the information and guidance on the Sharepoint, and have already begun to develop your ideas for a CoP.

Medicine: Mendeley Q & A new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

An introductory session showcasing how to manage your references using Mendeley.

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.

14:15

Customised Clouds? - Google Cloud presenters will provide an overview of:

  • Google Earth Engine - 20 minutes
    • Review of this new offering, e.g. for researchers and IOT use cases
  • Cloud Journey - 20 minutes
    • perspective on evolution and applicability of cloud
    • from "Cloud 1.0" (migrating VMs from on-premise to a public cloud data centre)
    • to Digital Transformation and adoption of cloud native technologies
  • Containerisation, Cloud Run & Kubernetes - 20 minutes
    • where, when should you consider it, what are the benefits?
  • Review of Google Cloud Research Credits and Teaching/Learning Credits - 10 minutes
    • potential applicability at the University
  • Open Discussion, Q & A, Contingency - 15 minutes

For reference: Hands on guide to Google Cloud - https://techdesign.uis.cam.ac.uk/en/latest/guidance/hands-on-google-cloud

14:30
CULP: Arabic Basic 1 charged (7 of 15) Finished 14:30 - 16:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

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.

16:00
CULP: Spanish Basic 2 charged (7 of 15) Finished 16:00 - 18:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

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.

Are you curious to learn more about how to present your work and yourself professionally outside of academia by taking advantage of the online available resources? This training will focus on professional ‘branding’ outside of academia. First, it will introduce the importance of presenting yourself and your ideas in the right way to the stakeholders you are interested in connecting with professionally. The session will then delve into how to present your skills and your experience to position yourself credibly in a relevant field, whether on LinkedIn, through your CV and bio, or by ‘online’ networking.

The training will be led by Dr Maja Spanu. Maja is an Affiliated Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Cambridge. She has extensive international experience working in research & analysis and training & teaching in higher education, policy and cultural philanthropy. Working with universities and research institutions across Europe, she regularly delivers career trainings & advice to researchers and university staff seeking to professionalise outside of academia, make their work policy-relevant or enhance their social impact in meaningful and creative ways.

JTC : 1-1 Language learning advice VIA MS Teams Video Chat new Finished 16:00 - 16:30 MS Teams Video Chat

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser VIA MS TEAMS VIDEO CHAT to explore ways to keep up with your language learning goals during the current pandemic.

These appointments are for advice on learning languages other than English. Should you want support for language skills in English, please do not book into one of these appointments but send your request to adtis@langcen.cam.ac.uk instead.

(Please note that if you are seeking advice about our taught courses, you are encouraged to visit our website for information about online courses to be offered next term).