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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 9 Jun 2021   14:45 Finished

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."

Monday 26th April Time: 2.00 – 3.15pm


  • Andrew Rose – UAS Relationships Manager at UIS
  • Anita Marguerie de Routrou – Head of Office for Translational Research, Faculty of Clinical Medicine
  • Daniella Manca – Interim Assistant Registrary, Estates and Buildings
  • Natalie Robson – Portfolio Manager, ourcambridge
  • Steph Lott – HR Business Manager, Human Resources Division
  • Greg Strachan – Technical Officer, Institute of Metabolic Science

Wednesday 9th June Time: 2.45 – 4.00pm


  • Emma Marron – Business and Operations Manager, Department of Public Health & Primary Care
  • Linda Spinks – Process Improvement Manager, ourcambridge
  • Shui Lam – School Secretary, School of Technology
  • Laura Smethurst – Faculty Secretary, Faculty of Law
  • Adrian Whittle – HR& OD Project Manager, Estates Division
  • Elena Carpenter – Process Improvement Analyst, ourcambridge

Please note you will be invited to meet four out of the six mentors listed. Due to the complexity of the scheduling, it is not possible to request particular mentors. You will be sent details of who you will be meeting and the times, in advance. If you foresee any particular difficulty, please email

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

This series of drop in sessions has been designed to support both mentees and mentors who are taking part in the ourcambridge self-match mentoring scheme. They are entirely optional and you can attend as many or as few as you would like. To ensure that everyone is able to contribute to the sessions we are limiting the number of places for each session to 20. Where sessions are specifically designed for either the mentees or the mentors, this will be made clear (if you are both, you are welcome to attend both). The sessions will be interactive and focus around key discussion topics. For some sessions, we may contact you and ask you to watch a short 5-10 minute film beforehand.


There is no need to attend all sessions. Please register only for those that you wish to attend.

  • Friday 19 February 14:00-15:00: Communication skills (listening and questioning) (for both mentors and mentees)
  • Thursday 18 March 10:00-11:00: Giving and receiving feedback
  • Wednesday 24 March 11.00 – 12.00: Mentoring Basics
  • Tuesday 11 May 11.00 – 12.00 : Establishing a Positive Mentoring Relationship (mentors only)
  • Wednesday 19 May 10.00 – 11.00 : Mentoring Basics
  • Monday 24 May 14.00 – 15.00 : Establishing a Positive Mentoring Relationship (mentees only)
  • Thursday 27 May 14.00 – 15.00 : Mentoring Basics
  • Wednesday 30th June 14.00-15.00 : Self Reflection (mentees only)
  • Tuesday 6 July 11.00 – 12.00 : Mentoring Basics
  • Wednesday 22 September 15.00 – 16.00 : Goal Setting
  • Wednesday 29 September 14.00 – 15.00 : Mentoring Basics
  • Thursday 21 October 11.00 – 12.00 : Communication Skills (listening and questioning)
  • Tuesday 16 November 10.00 – 11.00 : Mentoring Basics
  • Thursday 2 December 14.00 – 15.00 : Giving and Receiving Feedback

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Date Availability
Tue 6 Jul 2021 11:00 [Places]
Wed 22 Sep 2021 15:00 [Places]
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.

5 other events...

Date Availability
Mon 5 Jul 2021 12:00 [Full]
Mon 2 Aug 2021 15:00 [Full]
Tue 5 Oct 2021 10:00 [Places]
Tue 2 Nov 2021 10:00 [Places]
Wed 8 Dec 2021 14:00 [Places]
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