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LiL: Remote Working Self-taught Booking not required

A curated learning path on working remotely. For more resources see the University of Cambridge's LinkedIn Learning Hub.

The course can be accessed here.

ourcambridge Speed Mentoring event new Wed 17 Nov 2021   10:45   [More dates...] [Places]

Have you ever wished you could get 10 minutes with a senior colleague to ask their advice on how they would handle something? Have you ever wondered how others approach challenging problems? This is your opportunity to ask. We are bringing together a panel of senior managers and leaders from across the University for a special speed mentoring session so that they can offer you their support and advice.

Speed mentoring offers you the opportunity for a series of short, focused conversations about a specific question or issue you are struggling with. You will rotate around four different mentors, spending around 10 minutes with each, to gain different perspectives on an issue you are seeking to resolve or a project you are trying to progress.

"I liked that there were a diverse background of university staff involved in the session, and all of the mentors were really engaged and enthusiastic. I felt that I could be honest about some of my experiences in the University, good and bad. All the mentors I spoke to acted as a good sound board for the issues that I wanted to discuss and they have given me some excellent advice and ideas."

"The fact that we saw 4 different mentees was brilliant - we gained different perspectives, saw different mentoring types and were also introduced to people and roles we may not have known about."


  • Dr Shafiq Ahmed - Coordinator of Energy at Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative, Department of Chemistry
  • Jenny Blakesley - Director of Careers Service
  • Susie Chan - Assistant Head of Operations, Postdoc Academy
  • Lara Gisborne - Department Administrator, Sociology
  • Natalie Robson - Portfolio Manager, ourcambridge
  • Andrew Rose - Relationship Manager, UIS

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Wed 12 Jan 2022 10:45 [Places]
Wed 2 Mar 2022 09:45 [Places]
Wed 15 Jun 2022 09:45 [Places]
Thu 14 Jul 2022 13:45 [Places]
ourcambridge Values Focus Group new Mon 23 Nov 2020   10:00 Finished

Over the past year, ourcambridge has worked with professional services staff from across the University to develop a set of core values that underpin the way we work. The values that you chose together were: Trust, Respect, Integrity and Collaboration. Embedding these as part of our culture means truly living them in the way in the way we work, through our actions and behaviours.

This focus group provides the opportunity for you to share your ideas for practical ways in which we can bring these values to life in our daily work. We will discuss the types of initiatives, tools and resources that individuals, managers, and teams may find most useful for promoting and embedding these new values. The focus group will be formed of 6 colleagues using Microsoft Teams.

The sessions will be led by Fatima Baldo, Jenny Rampling and Freya Villis, Senior Programme Co-ordinators

Self-match mentoring scheme: Goal setting new Wed 22 Sep 2021   15:00   [More dates...] [Places]

In this session we will discuss the importance of setting goals for a successful mentoring relationship and how to break down big goals in to mini goals. We will be inviting mentors and mentees to share their experience of setting mentoring goals.

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Wed 29 Sep 2021 14:00 [Places]
Thu 21 Oct 2021 11:00 [Places]
Tue 16 Nov 2021 10:00 [Places]
Thu 2 Dec 2021 14:00 [Places]

Have you ever wondered how senior managers balance demanding job roles and extensive workloads? The ourcambridge team have brought together an experienced panel of senior managers who are happy to share an honest insight into the realities of their workload management. The session will include the opportunity to ask questions to the panel and provide some top tips and interesting reflections.


  • Emma Rampton, Registrary
  • Professor Anna Vignoles, Professor of Education, Faculty of Education
  • Dr Nick Bampos, Deputy Head of Department, Department of Chemistry
  • Dr Karen Kennedy, Director of Strategic Partnerships Office


Jenny Rampling, Senior Programme Co-ordinator, ourcambridge

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.

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Tue 5 Oct 2021 10:00 [Full]
Wed 8 Dec 2021 14:00 [Places]
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