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CamBens and Financial Wellbeing new Fri 1 Feb 2019   12:15 Finished

This are a wide range of University of Cambridge benefits from wellbeing to help with child care, rental deposits, bicycle and car hire schemes to shopping and insurance discounts. There is something for everyone. This talk will also provide details of the 'Financial Wellbeing' initiative which the University will launch in the Lent term.

Cavendish Safety Forum new Mon 21 Jan 2019   11:00 Finished

The Cavendish Safety Forum is part of the Department of Physics safety consultation arrangements. It is a one-hour seminar designed to disseminate new H&S information to Cavendish users and provide an opporunity for feedback and suggestions from members of the Department.

All Principal Investigators are expected to be represented at the event, either by attending themselves or sending a representative who will report items to them. One person may represent more than one PI.

Cleanroom Safety Talk - Semiconductor Physics new Thu 28 Nov 2019   10:00 Finished

This is a mandatory briefing for every user of the SP Cleanroom in the Cavendish Laboratory's Mott Building. Participants must attend annually as they will be provided with updated information on Cleanroom procedures and safety requirements.

Comedy of Science - Michael Conterio new Fri 1 Feb 2019   15:00 Finished

Join Cambridge's Science Comedy Troupe, The Variables, for an hour of stand-up. Come and see the funny side of life in and out of the lab, how the universe seems to have it in for physicists, and everything!

FREE Nordic Walking Taster new Tue 29 Jan 2019   14:00 Finished

Nordic Walking is suitable for everyone and:

  • Uses 90% of the skeletal muscles
  • Burns 20-40% more Calories than walking
  • Lessens the impact on knees and joints
  • Is great for neck, shoulders and back
  • Combines exercise and being in the outdoors, which has been proven to boost mood and relieve stress.

Come and try Nordic Walking with instructor Samantha Godfrey. A fun session is guaranteed!

FREE Pilates Taster new Thu 31 Jan 2019   13:00 Finished

Ever thought about trying Pilates? The health benefits of Pilates include improved flexibility. increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the 'core muscles' of your body).When not try this free taster session with Ros Mulvany.

FREE Yoga Taster new Thu 31 Jan 2019   14:00 Finished

Stretch and unwind with this free yoga class provided by Ros Mulvany. Incorporating yoga into your daily routine can help enhance your health, increase strength and flexibility and reduce symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety.

A talk specifically for Research/ Academic Staff by Liz Simmonds from the University Careers Service.

Studies show that people who manage stress and adversity best, have 3Cs in common: commitment, control and challenge. It is the combination of these three that constitutes resilience. We will explore the 3Cs to help you further develop attitudes and strategies to cultivate and facilitate resilience for current issues that you face.

Managing Stress During Times of Uncertainty new Tue 19 Mar 2019   16:00 Finished

The University Staff Counselling Service is offering this workshop for all staff, to be led by Rosemary Parkinson By attending this workshop you will learn

  • why you feel anxious and stressed and what is happening in your body
  • what you can do about anxiety in the short-term
  • how to spot medium and longer term symptoms of stress in yourself and others
  • how to take responsibility for yourself when stressed
  • sources of support in the university and outside

The session will be for a one hour duration with 15 minutes at the end for Q&A.

Movement Medicine: a remedy for sitting at a desk new Fri 1 Feb 2019   11:45 Finished

According to research, UK workers are spending most of their day sitting down with the average time being 9 hours a day. This includes, sitting at work, sitting on the commute, sitting to eat and even sitting for recreational activities such as TV watching, reading or going to the cinema.

Too much sitting has many ramifications: lower back pain, muscle degeneration, tight hips/shoulders etc.

This is a low intensity mainly floor based exercise session, led by Tristan Coles of the University Sports Centre.

A session for Postdocs and what the OPdA can offer as support to the Postdoc community.

‘Let's talk about the mental health stigma in academia’ on Postdocs' Work and Family Life Series

This OPdA event will be a panel session about mental health problems among academics.

A recent report indicated that; 'In large-scale surveys, UK higher education staff have reported worse wellbeing than staff in other types of employment (including education, and health and social work) in the areas of work demands, change management, the support provided by managers and clarity about one's role.'*

Speakers

Amber Ruigrok and Nicole Horst

Physics Health and Safety - Maxwell Centre Induction new Tue 17 Dec 2019   14:00 [Places]

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

A briefing for fire wardens at Department of Physics, to ensure they are up to date with their duties.

Physics Health & Safety: H&S Induction new Tue 17 Dec 2019   09:55   [More dates...] [Places]

Departmental health and safety induction for graduate students, undergraduate students (Part IB, II, or III) MASt students, visitors and staff starting study or work at the Department of Physics.

Session 1 of this briefing is for everyone and covers what to do in the event of an emergency, and how to report problems.

There will be a short break before Session 2, which is for people carrying out practical experiments in a laboratory, doing other practical (e.g. maintenance) work, managing events or other people.

When there are new staff at an induction, this will be preceded by a short HR induction.

Anyone only working in an office is not required to attend Session 2, unless they manage people or events.

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Thu 9 Jan 2020 09:55 [Places]
Thu 23 Jan 2020 09:55 [Places]
Wed 12 Feb 2020 09:55 [Places]
Thu 27 Feb 2020 09:55 [Places]
Thu 12 Mar 2020 09:55 [Places]
Tue 24 Mar 2020 09:55 [Places]

Departmental health and safety induction for graduate students, undergraduate students (Part IB, II, or III) MASt students, and staff starting study or work at the Department of Physics.

Session 1 of this briefing is for everyone and covers what to do in the event of an emergency, and how to report problems.

There will be a short break before Session 2, which is for people carrying out practical experiments in a laboratory, doing other practical (e.g. maintenance) work, managing events or other people.

When there are new staff at an induction, this will be preceded by a short HR induction.

Anyone only working in an office is not required to attend Session 2, unless they manage people or events.

Department of Physics health and safety induction for Part III and MASt students preparing to submit their project proposal and project risk assessment.

Part 1 of this session is mandatory for everyone and covers what to do in an emergency, and how to report problems.

There will be a short refreshment break before Part 2.

Part 2 is mandatory only for people carrying out practical experiments in a laboratory. Students planning computational or theory work are not expected to attend this section.

Physics Health & Safety: Induction Part 1 Briefing new Fri 20 Sep 2019   09:55 Finished

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.

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).

This introductory talk on electrical safety, aimed at people at Department of Physics likely to make or adapt equipment that will be connected to the electricity mains supply

This is an introductory course which is required for users and supervisors of Class 3B and Class 4 lasers, before they receive hands-on training for use of specific lasers, and for registering as an "Authorized Laser User" in accordance with University of Cambridge and Department of Physics policy and procedure.

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Thu 13 Feb 2020 14:00 [Places]

A short briefing for anyone who wishes to use X-ray generators at Department of Physics, University of Cambridge. Required before attending hands-on training on specific X-ray equipment and part of registrations as "Ionising Radiation User" (for details see this page).

Theory and practice session on safe manual handling.

Risk Assessment - Workshop Activities new Mon 15 Apr 2019   13:30 Finished

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

Running Activity new Unscheduled Not bookable

This running session will be organised by Helen Marshall and Richard King and will appeal to runners at different levels from beginners to more experienced runners. The activities will commence with a quick briefing and words of encouragement (in the first year lab). Runners will be provided with route information and the groups will have a group lead who will ensure that everyone is encouraged and walking/jogging or running at their level..

Depending on the level of interest 3 choices are proposed as follows:

1/ A 2km (roughly 1 mile) walk/jog which is aimed at people who don’t normally go jogging. The simple aim being to complete the very achievable distance. 2/ A 4km (roughly 2 mile) jog for people who feel able to keep running but at a nice slow pace. The aim being to complete the distance without stopping. 3/ A 5km run for experienced runners.

Please indicate which option you are interested in when booking.

After the event we will all meet up for a cup of tea.

Tai Chi Taster new Mon 28 Jan 2019   13:00 Finished

Come and enjoy a free Tai Chi class. There is much more to tai chi than one can see, and virtually no one can describe such a complex art in one simple sentence. It can be a meditation and an integral exercise for all parts of the body and the mind. It brings tranquillity and helps you think more clearly. Numerous studies have shown tai chi improves muscular strength, flexibility, fitness, improve immunity, relieve pain and improve quality of life. http://taichiofcambridge.com/

The Brainfit Workout new Tue 29 Jan 2019   13:00 Finished

THE BRAINFIT WORKOUT (TM) is a stress reducing positivity workout using movement, music and meditation with powerful affirmations.

We know that stress is a major culprit in the onset of health problems and diseases. It's also the reason many people are unable to lose bodyfat, especially aorund the mid section. Negative thought patterns and self-talk affect the whole body chemistry so THE BRAINFIT WORKOUT (TM) helps retrain that inner voice using powerful affirmations and mantras. The organisers say "it is truly the next generation of Group Fitness class fusing beautifully mind, body and spirit".

If you battle negative self-talk, suffer from psychological or physical stress, need to lower the fat storing and stress hormone Cortisol, want a softer approach to fitness, want a holistic approach to health and fitness, enjoy having fun in a group exercise class, you may benefit from this class.

Understanding Unconscious / Implicit Bias new Wed 30 Jan 2019   14:00 Finished

A talk by Dr Miriam Lynn

This thought provoking session enables staff to gain an understanding of the importance of recognising our bias and to begin thinking about the impact of our own bias in relation to the decisions we make and how we interact with colleagues and students.

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