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Friday 14 June

09:00
Drop In Session - Continuous Improvement Finished 09:00 - 10:00 CPMO: MS Teams

A series of 30 minute drop-in sessions to talk with one of the Continuous Improvement 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 team. These are not workshops or taught sessions.

The 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.

09:30
CULP: Italian Basic 1 charged (15 of 15) Finished 09:30 - 11:30 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.

Generalised linear models (IN-PERSON) Finished 09:30 - 17:00 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building

Generalised linear models are the kind of models we would use if we had to deal with non-continuous response variables. For example, this happens if you have count data or a binary outcome.

This course aims to introduce generalised linear models, using the R software environment. Similar to Core statistics using R this course addresses the practical aspects of using these models, so you can explore real-life issues in the biological sciences. The Generalised linear models using R course builds heavily on the knowledge gained in the core statistics sessions, which means that the Core statistics using R course is a firm prerequisite for joining.

There are several aims to this course:

1. Be able to distinguish between linear models and generalised linear models

2. Analyse binary outcome and count data using R

3. Critically assess model fit

R is an open-source programming language so all of the software we will use in the course is free. We will be using the R Studio interface throughout the course. Most of the code will be focussed around the tidyverse and tidymodels packages, so a basic understanding of the tidyverse syntax is essential.


If you do not have a University of Cambridge Raven account please book or register your interest here.

Additional information
  • ♿ The training might take place at the Craik-Marshall training room. This is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access. Please put level access requirements in the "Special requirements" section, so we can take that into consideration when allocating the room.
  • Our courses are only free for registered University of Cambridge students. All other participants will be charged according to our charging policy.
  • Attendance will be taken on all courses and a charge is applied for non-attendance, including for University of Cambridge students. After you have booked a place, if you are unable to attend any of the live sessions, please email the Bioinfo Team.
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.
  • Guidance on visiting Cambridge and finding accommodation is available here.
10:00
Engaged Researcher - Creative Writing Finished 10:00 - 12:30 West Hub, West Room 2

Have you ever wanted to get creative with your research? To discover how writing can bring a new perspective to your work? How your words can engage with new audiences about the academic research that you are passionate about?

This training will enable you to develop creative ways by which you can use writing to engage with the public; providing you with the resources to be more confident in developing and sharing creative writing responses to your area of research.

The course will introduce creative writing for poetry and prose, and textual writing for exhibition / display. It will discuss developing writing for performance.  The aim is to work with you to bring out the creative responses that lay within your own work. There will be the opportunity to receive written feedback throughout the week, and to discuss your work in a 1-to-1 session with the course tutor (if requested in advance).

The training will be led by David Cain. David’s most recent book, Truth Street, was shortlisted for the prestigious Forward Prizes for Poetry (2019). David brings his writing experience together with a passion for public engagement - he currently leads the delivery of the Cambridge Festival.

Practicing your presentation skills (STEMM) Finished 10:00 - 13:00 Student Services Centre, New Wing Seminar Room

This practical in person session gives you opportunity to practice presenting in a supportive environment. Before attending, please prepare a 5 minute presentation. You will deliver your presentation to the rest of the participants and receive feedback.

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Chinese new Finished 10:00 - 10:20 John Trim Centre

A 20-minute session providing a chance to practice Chinese pronunciation, tones and general conversation.

JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new Finished 10:00 - 10:30 MS Teams Video Chat

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser to explore opportunities and resources to help you with your plans and aims for your language learning. We advise on learning strategies across a range of 180+ languages in our learning centre. Click here to view our current index of languages.

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 this term).

Advising appointments can be used to:

  • Decide on your short term and longer term goals
  • Discuss learning strategies for independent language study
  • Formulate a personal learning plan
  • Evaluate your progress so far and identify your next steps
  • Tackle more challenging aspects of your language learning, e.g., strategies for developing listening
  • Talk about ways of shaping a self-study session
  • Explore resources in specialist areas
  • Consider how taught course options in Cambridge can fit in to a longer term plan
  • Find out more about intensive language courses abroad

Please note; This advising appointment will be offered online with an advisor via MS Teams.

11:00
Tableau Drop In Sessions (via Teams) new Finished 11:00 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

This is an opportunity for the members of the University to go one-on-one with Tableau experts across the Business Information and Strategic Insights Team, who can help you solve challenges.

11:30
Tableau Drop In Sessions (via Teams) new Finished 11:30 - 12:00 Via MS Teams

This is an opportunity for the members of the University to go one-on-one with Tableau experts across the Business Information and Strategic Insights Team, who can help you solve challenges.

12:00
Carers at Cambridge new Finished 12:00 - 13:00

You are invited to join an upcoming focus group on the experience of those with caring responsibilities at Cambridge. We want to understand more about people’s lived experiences of their working environment and work culture, and how those are affected by their caring roles, gender (and other protected characteristics). The discussions are inclusive and open to individuals of all genders.

The data from this focus group will complement other data being gathered – for example by the Staff Culture Survey circulated earlier this year – as part of the University’s application to renew its Silver Athena Swan Charter.

This talk is online via Zoom. The joining link will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

12:30
CULP: French Intermediate 1 charged (15 of 15) Finished 12:30 - 14:30 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.

More detailed information is available on our website.

13:30
CULP: German Intermediate for Academic Purposes (LAP) (8 of 8) Finished 13:30 - 15:00 Faculty of Classics, Room 2.04

This class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading German documents they need to deal with in their research. Each session will be divided into two parts:

The first part will consist of grammar, tasks to develop insight into the reading process, help with dealing with complex sentence structures, academic conventions, abbreviations, etc.

The second part will be devoted to the translation of original German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

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

14:00
Chemistry: Quantitative Electrochemistry (In person, face to face) new (12 of 12) Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Unilever Lecture Theatre

This course will cover the quantitative background to underpin many of the electrochemical methods exploited by the research groups in the Department.

  • The first part ('Foundations') will cover the background physical chemistry relevant for electrochemical systems: Following a reminder of the basics of electrochemistry, we address the physical chemistry of metals, ionic solutions and the electrode/solution interface, including electrode dynamics, and connection to experimental measurements.
  • The second part ('Applications') will cover specific examples of applications drawn from active research groups in the department.

Enrol onto the Moodle course and access notes here: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=254073

15:00
CULP: French Upper-Intermediate Through Stories and Films charged (8 of 8) Finished 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1
  • For the link to make a payment please contact CULP Administrator on langculp@langcen.cam.ac.uk

A language course for students who have an intermediate command of the French Language (completed B1). The level is upper-intermediate working towards CEF B2.

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

16:00
CLIC: Japanese: Beginner Intensive (2 of 9) Finished 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2

Introductory course to Japanese. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of Japanese. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

Drop In Session - Continuous Improvement Finished 16:00 - 17:00 CPMO: MS Teams

A series of 30 minute drop-in sessions to talk with one of the Continuous Improvement 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 team. These are not workshops or taught sessions.

The 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: Spanish Intermediate 2 charged (15 of 15) Finished 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

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: Russian Basic 2 charged (12 of 15) Finished 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 219

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 from the Language Centre.

18:00
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Chinese : Via Zoom new Finished 18:00 - 18:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

A 30-minute session providing a chance to practice Chinese pronunciation, tones and general conversation via Zoom.

Saturday 15 June

16:00
CLIC: Japanese: Beginner Intensive (3 of 9) Finished 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2

Introductory course to Japanese. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of Japanese. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

Monday 17 June

09:30
Introduction to working with UNIX and bash (IN-PERSON) Finished 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Facility - The Pembroke Teaching Rooms

The Unix shell (command line) is a powerful and essential tool for modern researchers, in particular those working in computational disciplines such as bioinformatics and large-scale data analysis. In this course we will explore the basic structure of the Unix operating system and how we can interact with it using a basic set of commands. You will learn how to navigate the filesystem, manipulate text-based data and combine multiple commands to quickly extract information from large data files. You will also learn how to write scripts, use programmatic techniques to automate task repetition.


If you do not have a University of Cambridge Raven account please book or register your interest here.

Additional information
  • ♿ The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access.
  • Our courses are only free for registered University of Cambridge students. All other participants will be charged according to our charging policy.
  • Attendance will be taken on all courses and a charge is applied for non-attendance, including for University of Cambridge students. After you have booked a place, if you are unable to attend any of the live sessions, please email the Bioinfo Team.
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.
  • Guidance on visiting Cambridge and finding accommodation is available here.

Want to practice giving Teams Live Events? Then join us in this informal introductory session to manage and deliver a webinar. The course is not about presentation skills, it is to master the mechanics of managing the smooth transition between different presenters and content.

Note! Teams 'Live Events' will be retired by Microsoft on September 30, 2024. 'Town hall', a new virtual event experience will replace Teams 'Live Event'.

Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed, your calendar correctly configured, a web cam and mic and the Create Live Events button enabled on your computer to participate in this course this may take 48 hours. See System requirements below for more information.

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.

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10:00
CLIC: German: Beginner (Intensive) (1 of 9) CANCELLED 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2

Introductory course to German. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of German. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

This session discusses the benefits and challenges of maintaining an online presence as a researcher. Part of two sessions on this topic, this first session looks at setting up your academic persona and using academic platforms. Starting with exploring what comes up through a quick Google search all the way through to maintaining profiles on academic sites, we will look at the pros and cons of online engagement. This will include tools such as ORCID, and networking sites such as academia.edu and ResearchGate.

Participants should expect to have the opportunity to critically evaluate the various options presented in this session with the overall aim of being better informed when deciding where to invest their time and efforts when building an academic presence online.

11:00
Medicine: Getting the best results - improving your database searching (for NHS staff only) new Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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.

Please note that this session takes place in person, in the Medical Library training room.

13:00
JTC: Advanced German Conversation Hours charged (6 of 6) Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

This conversation hour offers learners with an independent conversational ability (B2/C1 level upwards) a chance to practice speaking German with others in a relaxed and informal group led by a native-speaker facilitator. The content of the sessions is decided by the participants, with members taking turns to propose a topic and source materials (newspaper articles, web links, video etc.) to use as a basis for discussion. The groups are ideal for those who wish to retain or improve upon the language skills they already have or for those studying for a language degree who would like another forum for low-pressure, informal practice. This is also a great follow-up activity for CULP German learners and can be repeated year after year.

Previous participants from German Advanced CULP are warmly invited to attend the German Conversation Hour.

If the course is already 'in progress' please click on 'register your interest' in order to book a place.

14:00
CULP: German Basic 1 charged (15 of 15) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

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.

CLIC: Spanish: Beginner (Intensive) (1 of 9) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

Fun introductory course to Spanish. This course is for those with little or no previous knowledge of Spanish. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

CLIC: Chinese: Intermediate (Intensive) (1 of 9) CANCELLED 14:00 - 16:00 CLIC online teaching

Intermediate intensive course of Chinese.

CHRIS - An Introduction for Research Office (Live Online Using MS Teams) Finished 14:00 - 15:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 4

This course is an introduction to the CHRIS system and will cover an overview of key elements of the system that you will interact whilst undertaking HR tasks.

Prior to attending please check that you can log into the CHRIS system successfully.

Please Note: that you will require Microsoft Teams installed and VPN access to CHRIS setup to participate on this course. See System requirements below for more information.

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.

  • See Related Courses below to take your skills further
15:00
CULP: Russian Intermediate 2 charged (13 of 15) Finished 15:00 - 17:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 219

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.

16:00
CLIC: Japanese: Beginner Intensive (4 of 9) Finished 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2

Introductory course to Japanese. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of Japanese. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

CLIC: Spanish: Intermediate (Intensive) (1 of 9) Finished 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

This course is suitable for students who have studied or picked up Spanish at basic level and who want to revise and progress onto intermediate topics and language and to discover Hispanic culture. The main focus is learning through communication and interaction. We will get together, which offers us many possibilities to watch videos, listen to audio, read texts, write and especially speak in small and large groups. ¡Te esperamos!

16:30
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Through Poetry and Songs charged (8 of 8) CANCELLED 16:30 - 18:30 Zoom Video Communication Software
  • For the link to make a payment please contact CULP Administrator on culp@langcen.cam.ac.uk

This course is designed for students, staff at Cambridge University and members of the public whose Chinese level is at about HSK 3, ideally suited to those students who have completed the CULP Chinese Basic 2 course or have taken Chinese at GCSE Level.

17:00
CULP: Russian Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) Finished 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 219

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 from the Language Centre.

18:00
CULP: Arabic Basic 2 charged (14 of 15) Finished 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.