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Thursday 11 April 2019

09:30
Lifting and Manual Handling Finished 09:30 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This training is for all staff who are regularly involved in moving and carrying loads and setting up equipment etc. The course involves theory, practical and video. It requires active participation by all attending. The training also includes a practical demonstration of safe lifting and shows a range of lifting aids that are available.

Ensembl REST API workshop Finished 09:30 - 15:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

The Ensembl project provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of mainly vertebrate genome sequences.

This workshop is aimed at researchers and developers interested in exploring Ensembl beyond the website. The workshop covers how to use the Ensembl REST APIs, including understanding the major endpoints and how to write scripts to call them.

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.

Introduction to Lean in HE (Equivalent to Yellow Belt Level) Finished 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room

The course is designed to give participants an overview of Lean six sigma thinking as applied within Higher Education, and an explanation of some of the basic tools used to improve business processes.

09:55
Physics Health & Safety: Induction Part 1 Briefing new Finished 09:55 - 11:15 Department of Physics, 213 Bragg Commitee Room

This induction briefing is mandatory for all new or temporary staff, new students, and visitors (from other departments or elsewhere) to the Cavendish Laboratory who are staying for more than one week, or are visiting regularly. It begins with a short HR induction.

You will also need to book and attend Part 2 Induction if you do practical work - it follows 10 minutes after this session.

10:00
Introduction to Amicus for new College starters Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations, Training Room Suite 2

This course covers the following:

  • How to log into Amicus
  • How to navigate around the system and useful shortcuts
  • How to view alumni and donor details
  • How to add a contact report
  • How to view a shared prospect group and associated reports

You will have access to Amicus throughout training with plenty of opportunity to follow along in the system and complete some exercises.

11:30
Physics Health & Safety: Induction Part 2 - Risk Assessment Briefing new Finished 11:30 - 12:35 Department of Physics, 213 Bragg Commitee Room

This risk assessment briefing follows the basic departmental induction and is mandatory for all new staff, students or visitors who will be doing one or more of the following:

  • running experiments
  • providing technical support
  • carrying out workshop or maintenance work
  • managing other people's work
  • running events

You may only attend this session if you have done Part 1 (see "prerequisites" below).

13:00
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Financial Systems Group (FSG) new Finished 13:00 - 15:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Room F40

To provide an opportunity for someone from elsewhere in Finance Division to spend some time with the Financial Systems Group to get an overview and appreciation of what they do.

14:00
Medicine: Research Data Management (for University and NHS) Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

There is an increasing emphasis in research on the management and sharing of data. Many funding bodies that support research undertaken at Cambridge require not only open access to any publications based on that research, but also to the data underlying it. This course will help you understand funders’ requirements for management and sharing of research data, and will provide opportunities to create your own data management plan and test out resources that will make the data management process easier.

Physics Health and Safety - Maxwell Centre Induction new (1 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 14:25 Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Seminar Room (Floor 2)

This induction is required for anyone planning to work unsupervised at the Maxwell Centre, Department of Physics.

It has two parts:

  • Part 1 is for people working anywhere in the building
  • Part 2 is only for those working at the Maxwell laboratories
14:25
Physics Health and Safety - Maxwell Centre Induction new (2 of 2) Finished 14:25 - 14:55 Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Seminar Room (Floor 2)

This induction is required for anyone planning to work unsupervised at the Maxwell Centre, Department of Physics.

It has two parts:

  • Part 1 is for people working anywhere in the building
  • Part 2 is only for those working at the Maxwell laboratories
15:00
All Staff Briefing new Finished 15:00 - 16:00 Faculty of Divinity, Sidgwick Site, Runcie Room

Dr Jessica Gardner, University Librarian and Director of Library Services, would like to invite all University Library staff, College Librarians, non-affiliated Librarians and Departmental Librarians to join one of two all staff briefings in April 2019. There will be a presentation on the Cambridge University Libraries’ strategic and financial priorities.

Friday 12 April 2019

09:00
EMBL-EBI: An Introduction to Sequence Searching Finished 09:00 - 13:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

This module introduces the area of sequence similarity searching and focuses on how to use tools like BLAST and PSI-Search to find homologous sequences in EMBL-EBI databases, including tips on which tool and database to use, input formats, how to change parameters and how to interpret the results pages.

Also note: This event is part of a series of short introductions focusing on EMBL-EBI resources. If you want to learn more about these separate training events, see the Related Courses section below.

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.

Medicine: SSC 2 (For Year 4 clinical students only) new Finished 09:00 - 10:30 eLearning 1 - School of Clinical Medicine

Your SSC will require that you find scientific literature in order to read around a topic, even if you're are not doing a systematic review as the eventual outcome. It is a great opportunity to gain Key Skills which will be valuable for the SSC, your Year 5 Paeds CAT, and the rest of your professional life.

This session will be a refresher in how to search medical/healthcare databases effectively and efficiently, save and record literature search terms, and keep track of the results that you find.

Medicine: SSC 1 (For Year 4 clinical students only) new Finished 09:00 - 10:30 eLearning 3 - School of Clinical Medicine

Your SSC will require that you find scientific literature in order to read around a topic, even if you're are not doing a systematic review as the eventual outcome. It is a great opportunity to gain Key Skills which will be valuable for your SSC, your Year 5 Paeds CAT, and the rest of your professional life.

This session will teach you how to search medical/healthcare databases effectively and efficiently, save and record literature search terms, and keep track of the results that you find.

09:30
Introduction to Tableau Server new Finished 09:30 - 11:30 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 Viewer is entry level access to Tableau Server and allows you to view Tableau content created by others.

11:00
Medicine: SSC Systematic Reviews (For Year 4 clinical students only) new Finished 11:00 - 12:30 eLearning 1 - School of Clinical Medicine

This is a course designed for students undertaking a systematic review for their SSC project. It will cover all aspects of the systematic review process: ensuring your database search is as comprehensive as possible (and knowing when to stop), how to manage the process and results of the systematic review, and how to save references and cite them effectively.

Monday 15 April 2019

09:30
AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting 2018-19 charged (19 of 24) Finished 09:30 - 16:30 First Intuition

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

Transcriptome Analysis for Non-Model Organisms new (1 of 3) Finished 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

RNA-Seq technology has been transformative in our ability to explore gene content and gene expression in all realms of biology, and de novo transcriptome assembly has enabled opportunities to expand transcriptome analysis to non-model organisms.

This course provides an overview of modern applications of transcriptome sequencing and popular tools, and algorithms, for exploring transcript reconstruction and expression analysis in a genome-free manner.

Attendees will perform quality assessment and upstream analysis of both Illumina and long reads single molecule sequencing data; the derived transcriptomes will be compared, annotated and used as reference for quantifying transcript expression, leveraging on Bioconductor tools for differential expression analysis. Additional methods will be explored for characterising the assembled transcriptome and revealing biological findings.

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
Writing Your First Year Report (Life Sciences) CANCELLED 10:00 - 12:30 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03b

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

Outcomes:

  • Understand the standard form and function of the first year report
  • Start planning the structure of your report
  • Experience the benefits of editing and receiveing feedback on writing
11:00
All Staff Briefing new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Faculty of Divinity, Sidgwick Site, Runcie Room

Dr Jessica Gardner, University Librarian and Director of Library Services, would like to invite all University Library staff, College Librarians, non-affiliated Librarians and Departmental Librarians to join one of two all staff briefings in April 2019. There will be a presentation on the Cambridge University Libraries’ strategic and financial priorities.

Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Return to Work Briefings for All Staff new Finished 11:00 - 11:45 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

This session is designed give all staff a brief overview of Return to Work (RTW) discussions and paperwork. The session will cover the newly introduced RTW discussion template, and will also allow an opportunity for questions.

13:15
Finance Division Knowledge Bites - An update on the 'ourcambridge' programme new Finished 13:15 - 14:00 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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13:30
Risk Assessment - Workshop Activities new Finished 13:30 - 15:30 Department of Physics, 213 Bragg Commitee Room

This session covers the basics of risk assessment and focuses on mechanical workshop activities at Physics

Tuesday 16 April 2019

09:00
ARCHER, UK Tier 2 & PRACE: Modern C++ for Computational Scientists new (1 of 4) Finished 09:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site
  • Please note that although this course is being hosted at Cambridge, it is being organised and run by EPCC at the University of Edinburgh.

Since the 2011 revision to the C++ language and standard library, the ways it is now being used are quite different. Used well, these features enable the programmer to write elegant, reusable and portable code that runs efficiently on a variety of architectures.

However it is still a very large and complex tool. This set of online lectures, delivered over two Wednesday afternoons and including practical exercises, will cover a minimal set of features to allow an experienced non-C++ programmer to get to grips with language.

These include:

  • overloading
  • templates
  • containers
  • iterators
  • lambdas and standard algorithms.

It concludes with a brief discussion of modern frameworks for portable parallel performance which are commonly implemented in C++.

  • To book a place on this course please complete their online registration form which can be found here along with a full description of the course.
09:30
Transcriptome Analysis for Non-Model Organisms new (2 of 3) Finished 09:30 - 17:00 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

RNA-Seq technology has been transformative in our ability to explore gene content and gene expression in all realms of biology, and de novo transcriptome assembly has enabled opportunities to expand transcriptome analysis to non-model organisms.

This course provides an overview of modern applications of transcriptome sequencing and popular tools, and algorithms, for exploring transcript reconstruction and expression analysis in a genome-free manner.

Attendees will perform quality assessment and upstream analysis of both Illumina and long reads single molecule sequencing data; the derived transcriptomes will be compared, annotated and used as reference for quantifying transcript expression, leveraging on Bioconductor tools for differential expression analysis. Additional methods will be explored for characterising the assembled transcriptome and revealing biological findings.

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
Moodle: Online Submissions Finished 10:00 - 12:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This advanced training session will introduce participants to the Assignment activity and cover the main features of online submission set up and grading.

Amicus Yellow Box Searching for new starters Finished 10:00 - 11:00 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 an introduction to Yellow Box Searching for anyone who has just gained access to Amicus.

14:00
ARCHER, UK Tier 2 & PRACE: Modern C++ for Computational Scientists new (2 of 4) Finished 14:00 - 17:30 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site
  • Please note that although this course is being hosted at Cambridge, it is being organised and run by EPCC at the University of Edinburgh.

Since the 2011 revision to the C++ language and standard library, the ways it is now being used are quite different. Used well, these features enable the programmer to write elegant, reusable and portable code that runs efficiently on a variety of architectures.

However it is still a very large and complex tool. This set of online lectures, delivered over two Wednesday afternoons and including practical exercises, will cover a minimal set of features to allow an experienced non-C++ programmer to get to grips with language.

These include:

  • overloading
  • templates
  • containers
  • iterators
  • lambdas and standard algorithms.

It concludes with a brief discussion of modern frameworks for portable parallel performance which are commonly implemented in C++.

  • To book a place on this course please complete their online registration form which can be found here along with a full description of the course.
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Recruitment and Selection Skills new (2 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 17:00 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Recommended for those responsible for the recruitment and selection of staff, who are interested in developing further skills in this area. This course prepares you to effectively carry out the recruitment and selection process taking you through the stages of producing a person specification, short listing effectively against selection criteria, designing questions, structuring and conducting interviews, and making the final decision. University policies and procedures will also be covered.