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Friday 23 November 2018

09:00
iDiscover: Drop-in Surgery new Finished 09:00 - 10:15 Cambridge University Library: General Enquiries Helpdesk (Main landing above the Entrance Hall)

Need help with iDiscover? Call in at the General Enquiries Helpdesk (on the landing above the Entrance Hall) where a member of Library staff will be able to help you search our print and online collections, answer any questions you have, or give you a general overview.

Every Friday between 9.00 and 10.15.

Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new (5 of 6) Finished 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This free course will be delivered by Amazon Web Services

This course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. Students learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, students explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities. The course also covers how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.

More information can be found online

09:30
CULP: French Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) (7 of 16) Finished 09:30 - 11:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

Using close reading and translation of academic texts from their particular discipline, this weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading French documents that they have come across or may meet in their research.

The course aims to develop strategies for reading longer texts faster through close analysis, grammatical and stylistic commentary, and translation. For example, literary texts with differing editions, stories with two or more translations into English that need to be compared and evaluated, poems of challenging originality or range of allusion.

Classes will be conducted in English, but there will be many opportunities to use French and practise reading aloud.

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

CULP: Italian Basic 1 charged (6 of 15) Finished 09:30 - 11:30 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

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.

Conference with Confidence: Refresh Your Presentation Skills (For Librarians) new Finished 09:30 - 10:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

One thing that puts many people off speaking at conferences is a perceived lack of presentation skills. Although this is one way to undertake public speaking, presentation skills are a much wider part of the information profession and can encompass anything from leading a tour to working at an enquiry point.

Delivered as part of our Conference with Confidence series, this workshop will take you through the process of creating and delivering a presentation, offer tips on design, outline techniques to deal with nerves and help you to feel more confident in communicating with others. Offered as a more accessible version one-hour version of our previous interactive workshop, this session offers you a chance to refresh your knowledge in a supportive environment.

Delivered as part of our Conference with Confidence series

Pressurised Gas and Cryogens Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This course will cover safe storage and use of cryogens, safe use and stores of compressed gas, and aspects of oxygen depletion with respect to the above.

10:00
MBTI: Understanding Personality in a Research Environment Finished 10:00 - 16:00 CCTL, Revans Room

Ever wonder why you seem to ‘click’ with one person and not another? Ever wonder why you might find some things easier to do than others? The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) might shed some light on these questions.

Why this course might make a difference

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator presents a framework to help you understand yourself and others, by exploring differences and preferences in four areas of your personality. As a result of this exploration you may work more effectively and be more understanding in your relationships with others.

Led by a qualified MBTI practitioner, the workshop comprises working through the MBTI questionnaire and self-assessment exercises, so that participants can:

  • Understand the concept and theories behind the MBTI types and process to obtain a personal profile
  • Explore the differences and preferences within personalities in research-related scenarios

Course feedback:

“I had known about the Myers-Briggs, but I hadn't understood the different dimensions fully, or their interactions at a deeper level. Between explanations and activities, the course really helped me to understand the Myers-Briggs perspective, and to be aware of personal and professional differences between my friends and colleagues.”

“The contents of this training and the design of the teaching were very attractive and interesting. I think this training is very useful and helpful, and will recommend it to my friends and other students in my department in the future.”

11:00
Green Labs: Reduce & Re-use new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Seminar Room 12

How can we reduce waste from laboratories?

As part of ‘Spotlight on Waste’ month in November 2018, come along for information and discussion on this complicated topic. With representation from the University of Cambridge's Green Labs initiative, Equipment Sharing Project and UniGreenScheme.

Late morning refreshments will be provided.

An identical session will also run in central Cambridge on Tue 20th November. See Related Courses.

11:30
CULP: French Basic 2 charged (5 of 15) Finished 11:30 - 13:30 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

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.

More detailed information is available on our website.

Getting started with Non-Print Legal Deposit new Finished 11:30 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library: Reading Room

By law, a copy of every UK print publication must be given to the British Library by its publishers, and to five other major libraries, including Cambridge University Library, that request it. Since April 2013 Legal Deposit has included material published digitally and online.

Non-print Legal Deposit material is accessed via designated PCs in the University Library and Affiliated Libraries.

With the amount of material now deposited electronically increasing, the University Library is offering informal training sessions with staff from the Reference Department. Whether you require a general overview or have specific enquiries, these sessions will be of help to you.

A member of staff will be available from 11.30-12.00 every Wednesday. There is no need to book a place; please make yourself known to staff at the enquiry desk in the main Reading Room.

12:00
JTC: French Conversation Hours charged (6 of 6) Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

This conversation hour offers learners with an independent conversational ability (B2 level upwards) a chance to practise speaking French 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, videos 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 interaction at advanced level.

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

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

12:45

Presentation and Q&A discussion on all matters relating to image copyright. This will be an informal brown-bag session, so feel free to bring your lunch.

Tools to track the impact of your publications on social media new CANCELLED 12:45 - 14:00 Faculty of English, GR04

Collecting impact evidence from social media of publications, conference papers or any other scholarly output can be complicated and time-consuming. In this session, we'll introduce you to a number of tools that can help to streamline and simplify these processes: IFTTT, Twitter analytics, Altmetric and ImpactStory.

13:00
CT7 X-Ray Crystallography (2 of 3) Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Chemistry, Unilever Lecture Theatre

These lectures will introduce the basics of crystallography and diffraction, assuming no prior knowledge. The aim is to provide an overview that will inspire and serve as a basis for researchers to use the Department’s single-crystal and/or powder X-ray diffraction facilities or to appreciate more effectively results obtained through the Department’s crystallographic services. The final lecture will be devoted to searching and visualising crystallographic data using the Cambridge Structural Database system.

CULP: German Intermediate 1 charged (6 of 15) Finished 13:00 - 15:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

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 go to the Language Centre CULP page.

13:15
Maths RDP: Bite Size Training Session 1 - Getting Your Message Across new Finished 13:15 - 14:15 Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Meeting Room 21, DL.07

"Communication is not a skill to be learned, but an art to be cultivated" This session will include reference to:

  • The communication process
  • Barriers to communication
  • The four key communication styles
  • Using assertive communication to get your message across
13:30
CULP: French Intermediate 1 charged (5 of 15) Finished 13:30 - 15:30 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

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 webiste.

JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new Finished 13:30 - 14:00 John Trim Centre

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 drop in to the Language Centre or book early in the term rather than wait for an appointment. See our website for details.)

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
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new (6 of 6) Finished 13:30 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This free course will be delivered by Amazon Web Services

This course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. Students learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, students explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities. The course also covers how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.

More information can be found online

Core Statistics (4 of 6) Finished 13:30 - 16:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 10

This laptop only course is intended to provide a strong foundation in practical statistics and data analysis using the R software environment. The underlying philosophy of the course is to treat statistics as a practical skill rather than as a theoretical subject and as such the course focuses on methods for addressing real-life issues in the biological sciences.

There are three core goals for this course:

  1. Use R confidently for statistics and data analysis
  2. Be able to analyse datasets using standard statistical techniques
  3. Know which tests are and are not appropriate

R is a free, software environment for statistical and data analysis, with many useful features that promote and facilitate reproducible research.

In this course, we explore classical statistical analysis techniques starting with simple hypothesis testing and building up to generalised linear model analysis. The focus of the course is on practical implementation of these techniques and developing robust statistical analysis skills rather than on the underlying statistical theory

After the course you should feel confident to be able to select and implement common statistical techniques using R and moreover know when, and when not, to apply these techniques.

Engineering Ultraprecision CDT: Finding and Managing Information Finished 13:30 - 15:00 Institute for Manufacturing, Meeting Room 3

This interactive, in-person session aims to help you find and manage information.

14:00
CULP: German Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) - PRIMARILY FOR CLASSICISTS (7 of 16) Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Faculty of Classics, Room 2.03

PLEASE NOTE: This course is PRIMARILY FOR CLASSICISTS.

This weekly 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.

Admissions Selection Workshop: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Finished 14:00 - 17:00 CCTL - Magdalene College, Seminar Room 5


The Senior Tutors' Committee expects those involved in the undergraduate admissions selection process to receive appropriate training. These workshops cover the entire selection process as well as interviewing techniques. Led by Admissions Tutors, they are designed to help you make your contribution to the admissions selection process as effective as possible. They include opportunities to practise by interviewing current first-year undergraduates, using authentic paperwork, and they explain how interviews and admissions decisions relate to the University’s agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA).

The workshop will focus on mock interviews, with first-year undergraduates in related disciplines, and on discussion with an Admissions Tutor. We have asked all volunteer interviewees to consent to our circulating their application papers to participants in advance of the workshop, so that you may consider possible approaches to interviewing mock applicants. Closer to the date of the session we will send you copies of the handouts by email, to be printed and taken with you to the session.

Before attending the workshop, please study the online module. This module provides an overview of Cambridge's undergraduate admissions process and highlights some important principles and practices relating to conducting effective admissions.

Managing Your Research Data Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Department of Physics, Ryle Seminar Room

This session introduces participants to the concept of research data and all the forms that it can take. It will then look at managing different types of data depending on its type, such as its sensitivity. Different storage methods are discussed as well as best practice approaches to avoid serious data loss during a research project. Effective data management approaches will be explored, as well as how to create a data management plan, before concluding with an overview of useful tools and services

Medicine: Systematic Literature Reviews - A 'How To' Guide (for University and NHS) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

Before undertaking any piece of primary research it’s important to be aware of as much of the existing literature as possible. A systematic literature review can also be a research end in itself. And it’s not something to be taken lightly. But how can you be sure you’re being as rigorous as necessary? How can you manage the references you find, document the process, and also know when to stop searching?

14:30
Rare Books Room: An Introduction Finished 14:30 - 15:00 Cambridge University Library, Rare Books Room

An introduction to the UL's Rare Books Reading Room and its collections, which include material from the first European printing presses and from the wider world up to the present day.

JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new Finished 14:30 - 15:00 John Trim Centre

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 drop in to the Language Centre or book early in the term rather than wait for an appointment. See our website for details.)

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
15:00
CULP: Spanish Basic 1 charged (6 of 15) POSTPONED 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

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.

CULP: Japanese Basic 2 charged (6 of 15) CANCELLED 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

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.

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Chinese new Finished 15:00 - 15:20 John Trim Centre

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

15:20
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Chinese new Finished 15:20 - 15:40 John Trim Centre

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

15:40
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Chinese new Finished 15:40 - 16:00 John Trim Centre

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

17:00
CULP: Spanish Intermediate 1 charged (6 of 15) Finished 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

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.

CULP: Japanese Basic 1 charged (6 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 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.

CULP: Spanish Basic 1 - SEMI-INTENSIVE new charged (12 of 15) POSTPONED 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 9

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.

18:00
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Spanish Basic 2018 - BLOCK B (8 of 10) Finished 18:00 - 20:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine.

18:30
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), French Intermediate 2 2018 - BLOCK B (8 of 10) Finished 18:30 - 20:30 Clinical School, Seminar Room 18

Language courses for Medics

19:00
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Elementary 1 charged (6 of 15) Finished 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre webiste.

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), German Intermediate 1 2018 - BLOCK B new (8 of 10) Finished 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine.

JTC: Japanese Elementary Conversation Hours new (5 of 6) Finished 19:00 - 20:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

Friendly and informal conversation practice sessions for elementary learners who would like to extend their speaking skills towards conversational Japanese. Learners will have a chance to practice talking about a variety of topics so whether you are learning from a resource or a class, you could use it as a chance to practice talking about a topic you have learned or alternatively, you could take it as an opportunity to branch out and experiment with discussing a new idea or issue that interests you.

A native speaker facilitator is there to encourage learners and give you feedback.