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Tuesday 14 July

09:30
Budgeting part 2: Creating and monitoring budgets in CUFS and Cognos [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This session covers how to make a financial plan, prepare it for upload to the finance system and monitor progress against the plan. It is a practical course which will look at the techniques and systems within the University that can be used for budgeting.

It is an ideal follow on from Budgeting part 1 and for those who have a good working knowledge of budgeting principles and want to develop skills in using the University budgeting tools.

10:00
Moodle: Feedback from the Course Members [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 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 is an advanced course for those who administer courses in Moodle and would like to use the Feedback activity to survey their course members.

10:30
Drupal: An Introduction Not bookable 10:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

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

Wednesday 15 July

09:00
Asbestos Awareness Training [Places] 09:00 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

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.

09:30
Postdoc Welcome Event [Places] 09:30 - 12:00 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

A must-attend morning with information tailored to postdocs in Cambridge, whether University-based or employed by Colleges or Research Institutions.

At this event, you will be given information about: o Your contract o Professional development & the careers service o Accommodation (including how to apply for accommodation at the new North West Cambridge development) o The postdoc community at Cambridge

and have ample opportunity to meet other postdocs and network.

13:00
Asbestos Awareness Training [Places] 13:00 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

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.

Thursday 16 July

09:00
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Treasury & Investments (Investments) [Places] 09:00 - 12:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

To provide an opportunity for someone from elsewhere in Fin Division to spend half a day in the Treasury & Investments Team to get an overview and appreciation of what they do. The Treasury & Investments team are offering two sessions, one on Treasury and one on Investments. Ideally the Treasury session should be attended before this one (Investments) however this is not a pre-requisite.

09:30
GL Part 2: Reporting in the General Ledger [Places] 09:30 - 16:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

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

You are invited to bring with you any reference documents that you may have detailing your own departmental codes.

Finance Division Taster Sessions - Property Accounting Services (PAS) [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

To provide an introduction to the Property Accounting Services team and the activities undertaken in the Section

10:00
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Central & Research Accounting [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Minsk Room

An overview of the role of Central and Research Accounting and a taster of the range of the activities that they are involved with.

This session is a required pre-requisite for attendance on the detailed walk-through sessions for any of the following topics:

  • Fixed Assets
  • Lynxvale Limited Property Accounting
  • Fee collection
  • Trust Funds
  • Research Accounting
10:30
Finance Division Inductions - Benefits, Training & Development [Places] 10:30 - 11:30 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

The Finance Division values the professionalism and commitment of its members and therefore encourages all staff to develop their skills and knowledge. This short session will outline for you the Division’s policy on training and development, as well as highlighting resources from across the University that you can utilise.

Monday 20 July

14:30
Cognos Refresher Training [Places] 14:30 - 16:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

Have you previously attended Cognos training but not used the reporting tool since and would like to start using the tool again? If so then this course will enable you to get re-acquainted with Cognos..

Note: What it does not do is go through in detail the outputs of each individual report. Less experienced users of the Grants and/or General Ledger modules in CUFS are recommended to attend instead one of the following courses:

  • Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos
  • General Ledger Reporting

These two courses not only cover the mechanics of running the reports but also more advice on how to interpret and use the information as well as discussion about when to use which report.

Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Induction Workshop: Part I new [Places] 14:30 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

This is an interactive workshop, designed to help new staff learn more about the Cambridge University Library, meet some of the key people who work in it and learn more about key library policies.

Tuesday 21 July

09:00
Departmental Responsible Person Training (TG1) [Places] 09:00 - 17:00 Greenwich House, Lima Room

This is a City and Guilds accredited course which will provide delegates with an understanding of the risks and the legal requirements under the Approved Code of Practice Legionnaires' disease. The control of legionella bacteria in water systems 2013.

09:30
AR Part 2: Adjustments and set up in Accounts Receivable [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course covers the essentials for keeping your AR accounts in order. In addition to showing you how to make corrections, receipt foreign currencies and the required month/year-end reports we will also show you how you can save time by setting up memo lines, sales persons and receivable activities for your department.

10:00
Moodle: Training for Coordinators [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 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 is an advanced course for those who manage categories in Moodle and would like to learn more about existing features, such as permissions, cohorts, and course history.

Analysing Business Processes: Where Do I Start? new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This short session will provide an understanding of the principles, tools and techniques involved in Process Analysis with a view to improving business process effectiveness and efficiency. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice using the techniques that they learn via exercises designed to be enjoyable and thought provoking.

The course refers to the methodology used in conjunction with Triaster process mapping software available to users across the University of Cambridge.

14:00
iProcurement Part 2: Month End processes in the Buyers Work Centre (1 of 2) [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course covers the various month-end processes that need to be completed within the iProcurement module.

16:00
iProcurement Part 2: Month End processes in the Buyers Work Centre (2 of 2) [Places] 16:00 - 16:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course covers the various month-end processes that need to be completed within the iProcurement module.

Wednesday 22 July

10:00
Moodle: Getting Started [Places] 10:00 - 13:00 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.

Tuesday 28 July

14:00
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Induction Workshop: Part II new [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

This is an interactive workshop, designed to help new staff learn more about the Cambridge University Library and meet some of the key people who work in it.

Staff will take part in some fun activities to learn more about other departments within the Cambridge University Libraries, have a presentation from a member of the Leadership Team about the wider workings of the University and have time to check their HR24 Induction Checklists and meet other new starters. Designed to be more informal, this workshop is a great opportunity to meet other staff, make contacts and ask any questions that you may have come across in your first month of employment.

Wednesday 29 July

09:30
Introduction to Lean in HE: Making Improvements in the Workplace [Places] 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room

The course is designed to give participants an overview of Lean thinking as applied within Higher Education, and an explanation of some of the basic tools used to make improvements to processes. This session will focus on how to break down a problem and work towards a justifiable and confident decision to achieve the best outcome you can.

14:15
Radioactive Substances: An Introduction to Suitable and Safe Use [Places] 14:15 - 16:45 Department of Biochemistry, Thomas Lecture Theatre

Anyone who is a first-time user of unsealed radioactive substances is expected to attend this acquaintanceship course before they begin the work. Users of radioactive substances who are new to the University should also attend. This course also acts as a refresher for experienced users and for users from other institutions or countries. There will be time for discussion and questions at the end of the session, and a self-assessment exercise of attendees’ core knowledge will be carried out.

Thursday 30 July

09:15
Facilitation Skills for Continuous Improvement new [Places] 09:15 - 13:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This course is designed to help delegates plan and deliver process improvement workshops and is complementary to other courses within the Business Improvement theme.

14:15
Using Containment Facilities and Microbiological Safety Cabinets [Places] 14:15 - 15:45 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

A microbiological safety cabinet (MSC) is a vital piece of equipment that helps to prevent exposure to biological hazards. All containment laboratory users and their supervisors should know how to use MSCs effectively, what the standards are for the different levels of containment, and how the facilities are managed. This course will help both users and managers understand their responsibilities in creating a safe working area and provide both theory and practical knowledge on the safe and effective use of tissue culture (Class II) cabinets.