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10 Days of Twitter: Beginner's course new Mon 18 Jan 2016   10:00 Finished

Learn the basics of Twitter by completing 1 short online activity per day, for 10 days and join the global network of researchers who already use it (http://www.nature.com/news/online-collaboration-scientists-and-the-social-network-1.15711)

This is an online course - you will NOT be required to attend a workshop session.

Tasks will cover:

  • the basics – how to set up an account, follow people and send tweets
  • the conventions (@, #, RT, etc.)
  • etiquette and social conventions
  • the plethora of ‘apps’ or third party tools to add on
  • strategies for tweeting effectively and building a network
AAT Alumni new Mon 5 Feb 2018   13:30 Finished

Across the university and assoicated bodies we have many members of staff who have previously studied AAT or are currently studying. We have set up an alumni group specifically for these AAT qualified/part qualified staff as a way to maintain the connection and to support their continued development

Cyber security

Protecting the University’s assets, intellectual property and information against cyber security threats is a complex, evolving task. Cyber attacks can result in data loss, reputational damage, fines and other types of financial loss. To help protect the University against these risks, University Information Services (UIS) is overseeing a major programme to improve cyber security levels across the University

Kieren Lovell from UIS will be coming to speak about how we manage our security in the University and what steps we can take to protect ourselves.

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is the starting point for studying the AAT qualfiication.

It is a short qualification which will help you to develop essential bookkeeping skills. Once completed, you will have an understanding of basic accounting practices and techniques including double-entry bookkeeping. It can be treated as a stand alone qualifcation or used as a stepping stone to further AAT study at Level 3.

Once you have registered here you will need to complete the application form at the back of the briefing pack. These packs are available on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged Mon 9 Sep 2019   12:30 Not bookable


The AAT Level 3, Diploma in Accounting, introduces to students to more complex financial processes and accounting tasks, the principles of VAT, professional ethics and develops their spreadsheet skills.

In addition to applying for a provisional place here, you will need to complete an application form which can be found on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme
AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged Mon 9 Sep 2019   13:30 Not bookable

The course details are being finalised, for now please book a provisional place here and we will let you know when the details and application packs are available

AAT Level 4, Professional Diploma in accounting.

Students will be placed on the public day release programme with an external provider

Once you have registered here you will need to complete the application form at the back of the briefing pack. This pack is available on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme Dates will be added once they have been confirmed

A Brief Introduction to Managing Laser Safety Tue 11 Sep 2012   14:30 CANCELLED

This course provides a brief introduction to laser safety management for those with supervisory responsibilities for laser laboratories, with a modern approach to laser safety.

This session is for staff in HR related roles and will provide an overview of different types of Academic Leave and how and in what circumstances they should be applied.

Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database Thu 23 May 2019   09:30 Finished

This is an introduction to the popular database package Microsoft Access. The course is aimed at those who have never used the package before or have just started using it. There is an Access Fast Track course that is a shortened version of this course for those who learn at a faster pace.

Access 2016: Fast Track Introduction Thu 9 May 2019   09:00 Finished

This is a fast paced and shortened version of the 2-session Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database course and thus is more suitable for those who are quick learners. This course will be taught using Access 2016 on PCs (Windows 7).

Access 2016: Further Use Thu 4 Jul 2019   09:30 Finished

This course is intended for those already using Microsoft Access 2016 who wish to explore more advanced queries and forms. Those who have attended the Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database course will find this follows on seamlessly from where that course left off - but be prepared for a harder challenge. Part of the course explores relational database design concepts for simple databases. The remainder focuses on more advanced queries and forms. The second session is optional for you to either work through and consolidate the course material, or to receive support on your own project.

Access and Participation Plan Briefing new Tue 17 Sep 2019   15:30 [Places]

Tom Levinson, Head of Widening Participation and Regional Collaboration, will discuss the new Access and Participation Plan agreed between the University of Cambridge and the government regulator, the Office for Students. This briefing will cover the contents of the plan and discuss the new targets agreed with the OfS, as well as the impact they may have on outreach and widening participation activity.

Accountants' Update CPD session Wed 27 Sep 2017   13:30 Finished

Back by popular demand

We have decided to add an extra CPD session this year. There have been a number of requests for an additional session with a University specific focus and so Spencer Moore (Acting Head of Tax/International and Corporate Tax Manager) will be covering some of the tax issues that we need to be aware of.

Qualified staff can use this towards their annual CPD.

This course will provide a detailed critique of the methods and philosophy of the Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST) approach to statistics which is currently dominant in social and biomedical science. We will briefly contrast NHST with alternatives, especially with Bayesian methods. We will use some computer code (Matlab and R) to demonstrate some issues. However, we will focus on the big picture rather on the implementation of specific procedures.

Administrator Development Programme Mon 4 Nov 2019   09:30 Not bookable


This development programme for generalist and specialist administrators draws on the expertise of senior figures in the University and provides up to date information on the various strands and issues of University strategy and governance. It includes development of some key skills and a project activity, and offers a valuable opportunity to network with administrators from the UAS and other departments and institutions.

Selection for this programme is via nomination by School Secretaries, Heads of Division or Heads of Non-School Institutions during the summer. Nominees will need to demonstrate the benefit of participating, both for themselves and their institution. Please speak to your line manager and/or appropriate nominator if you would like to be considered.

Please see further information about key themes and speakers on the programme flyer.


A review of ways in which equality and diversity issues relate to admissions interviewing. Participants will consider possible responses to a number of case studies in order to explore what ‘good practice’ really means

Please note: this course addresses equality and diversity considerations and is not a substitute for participation in the Admissions Selection Workshops. New interviewers are asked to register for one of the Admissions Selection Workshops, for an introduction to Cambridge’s admissions selection process, including discussion of how interviews and admissions decisions relate to the University’s agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA). Note that the Admissions Selection Workshops also include opportunities to practise by interviewing current first-year undergraduates


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.


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.


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.

Admissions Selection Workshop: Computer Science Thu 14 Nov 2019   14:00 [Places]


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.

Admissions Selection Workshop: Mathematics Fri 8 Nov 2019   14:00 [Places]


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.


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.


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.

Adobe Acrobat DC new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Acrobat DC are sufficient to be able to create and edit PDFs, use forms, collaborate with others and secure your documents.

This intro to Adobe® Connect software provides an ideal solution for virtual Meetings, Seminars, Interviews, Presentations and Instructor-led Courses and Training, enabling organisers to create, deliver, manage, support and track discussions and courses while providing an experience that can replicate much of the in-person experience. There are also options for additional collaboration via polls, quizzes, breakout rooms for larger and diverse groups, as well as flexible whiteboard and desktop sharing, lecture capture, one-way talks and webinars, and a range of add-ons and programmability to customise for specialised requirements.

Live and previously-recorded sessions can be accessed from virtually any device, from personal computers to mobile devices (including Android, Apple® iOS, and BlackBerry® PlayBook OS).

Adobe Dreamweaver CC (2018) - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 1 are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software effectively.

Adobe Dreamweaver CC (2018) - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of Dreamweaver CC including working with the Creative Cloud, CSS inheritance and specificity, responsive web design, Photoshop integration and much more.

Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 1 allow you to set up a new website, create and modify webpages, insert text and images, and much more.

Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of Dreamweaver CC including working with the Creative Cloud, CSS inheritance and specificity, responsive web design, Photoshop integration and much more.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 are sufficient to be able create a website. This course gives particular attention to the initial creation of the website, incorporating text and images.

Adobe Illustrator CC: Introduction Thu 6 Jun 2019   14:00 Finished

Adobe Illustrator CC is a the industry leading professional illustration and drawing program for the creation of vector based graphics and artwork.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

Adobe Illustrator CC - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Illustrator CC - Level 1 are sufficient to be able to perform basic tasks in Illustrator such as setting up a document, creating basic shapes and working with text.

Adobe Illustrator CC - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Illustrator CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of Illustrator CC including working with the Creative Cloud, colour guides, brushes and symbols, Live Paint, tracing and much more.

Adobe Illustrator CS6 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Illustrator CS6 are sufficient to be able create professional artwork and documents.

Adobe InDesign CC (2018) - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe InDesign CC - Level 1 enable users to gain a thorough understanding of InDesign and how it can be used as well as the ability to create a variety of different kinds of documents, add text, colour, shapes and graphics, print documents and access help.

Adobe InDesign CC: Introduction to Desktop Publishing Wed 10 Jul 2019   09:30 Finished

Adobe InDesign CC is the industry leading page design and layout application. You will build up a publication from ready-prepared text, images and graphics in the same way as QuarkXpress and PageMaker.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

Adobe InDesign CC - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe InDesign CC - Level 1 enable users to gain a thorough understanding of InDesign and how it can be used as well as the ability to create a variety of different kinds of documents, add text, colour, shapes and graphics, print documents and access help.

Adobe InDesign CC - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe InDesign CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of InDesign CC including working with the Creative Cloud, creating and modifying interactive documents and much more.

Adobe InDesign CS6 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in this courseware will allow the learner to create a variety of documents, both print-based and digital. The learner will be able to create a variety of documents ranging from simple text documents through to complex brochures and flyers with detailed graphics and advanced formatting features.

Adobe Photoshop CC (2018) - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 1 are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software effectively.

Adobe Photoshop CC (2018) - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software at an advanced level.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Advanced (Level 2) Tue 4 Jun 2019   09:30 Finished

Following on from the Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) course, this course covers some of the more advanced features of Adobe Photoshop CC, which is the latest version of the popular image manipulation and editing tool for graphics and design professionals and photographers. The course will explore some of the more advanced features of Photoshop. Techniques will be explained and demonstrated, and participants will then be given the opportunity to practice these for themselves.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) Tue 11 Jun 2019   09:30 Finished

Adobe Photoshop CC is the latest version of the favourite image manipulation and editing tool of the professional graphics industry and photographers. It enables digital and scanned-in photographs, pictures and graphics files to be edited and offers a dazzling array of drawing, special effects and filtering tools. Knowing where to start with such a comprehensive and feature-filled package can be daunting. This presentation aims to equip new users with the basics, using live demonstrations throughout.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 1 are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software effectively.

Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of Photoshop CC including working with the Creative Cloud, applying layer effects, creating and modifying 3D content and much more.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CS6 are sufficient to be able to understand the Photoshop screen, the different palettes and use the Photoshop tools to modify and adjust images.

Why this course might make a difference:

With 1st year reports coming up, and PhDs to write, the purpose of the Editing Groups is to help you think, write and edit your academic English more effectively.

Throughout the day, we aim to give you a set of simple but effective diagnostic tools, and make the implicit principles of academic English explicit, by focusing on 3 key concepts: ‘Old before New’; ‘Simplicity First, Complexity Last’; ‘Being Confidently Cautious’.

Run for the last two years, quantitative results included: 100% of participants found the training ‘useful’, ‘intended to apply the training’ and would ‘recommend it to others’; all scored it 7/10+, with 20% scoring it 10/10.

Qualitative feedback included: It's revolutionised how I write. Also, I feel much more confident about my ability to write a clear, convincing, and stylish dissertation. NB you could substitute lecture, article, book, research proposal, grant application, email, student essay feedback, etc for 'dissertation' in that last sentence. I learned an excellent array of clear and effective techniques that I can apply easily and simply to my own writing, and anyone else's! These techniques also help me to 'untangle' others' writing so I can understand what I read more clearly.

Assertiveness is the ability to express ideas and feelings in an open and direct way. It recognises our rights whilst respecting the rights of others. In this Communication Skills coaching group, you will learn the qualities of assertive communication and its difference from passive and aggressive communication. Some assertive communication strategies will be explained and you will role-play some assertiveness scenarios.

Face the challenges of the all-important Easter term by attending an Academic Planning and Productivity coaching group. Review how best to manage your time and ensure that you meet all your deadlines. Learn how to set priorities and use your time most effectively.

Good negotiating and persuading skills are central to the art of influencing others. In this Communication Skills coaching group, you will learn to understand the difference between negotiating and persuading, and how to use both skills positively -- to convince others of your ideas and achieve the outcomes you really want. Some negotiating and persuading strategies will be explained and you will role-play some negotiating and persuading scenarios.

Overwhelmed by your workload? This Academic Planning and Productivity coaching group will help you identify and work towards achievable study goals and targets.

For those of you who wish to know more about the fascinating history of Cambridge both as a town and a university this session provides a journey through the centuries from the Romans to the Science Park and beyond. In so doing we will touch upon some of the key factors that have shaped the development not only of the town we live and work in but of the country itself.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Cohesion in Academic Writing 1 Wed 14 Feb 2018   17:00 Finished

If our writing is cohesive there are logical connections between words, sentences, paragraphs and sections. This workshop explores different techniques for increasing cohesion, which should make your writing easier to read and more effective.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Cohesion in Academic Writing 2 Wed 13 Feb 2019   17:00 Finished

This workshop builds on topics covered in previous in the Wednesday’s session, partly by analyzing exerts from published journal articles for their cohesion. Although attending the previous workshop is an advantage, it is not prerequisite.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Editing and Polishing Your Work Mon 6 Nov 2017   17:00 Finished

So much hard work is compromised due to poor editing. Editing is much more than just simple proof-reading. It involves a critical approach to planning, setting out information, constructing argument, paragraphing, sentencing and ultimately understanding the effect of what we write on the reader. In this workshop we look at a variety of elements in the editing process and we use good models and student work to help us.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Editing Skills Thu 20 Feb 2020   17:00 [Places]

This workshop will show you to how to edit efficiently and effectively. We’ll be looking at a number of strategies with examples and the aim is to edit ‘smart’, and create a text that presents your ideas as fluently and coherently as possible.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Enhancing Your Academic Style Thu 31 May 2018   17:00 Finished

This workshop discusses the basic principles of academic style, helping you to write more formally, persuasively and precisely. Learn how to attain clarity and accuracy and how to use the passive voice and tentative language (hedging). Students will apply their learning to practical examples.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Idioms and Culture Thu 4 Jun 2020   17:00 [Places]

Idioms form an important part of everyday spoken English and offer insights into British culture and society. In this informal workshop, you will explore English idiomatic expressions within their cultural context and will put them into practice through a range of simple exercises.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Intonation and Stress Mon 8 Jun 2020   17:00 [Places]

This workshop will discuss ways in which meaning can be conveyed in spoken English by intonation and stress, and offer students ways to improve the clarity of their spoken English and their comprehension of the spoken language.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Methodology and Results Wed 19 Feb 2020   17:00 [Places]

Methodology ad results are two very common chapters in academic papers and dissertations/theses, especially in scientific subjects. This workshop will focus mainly on linguistic aspects of these chapters.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Presentation Skills Practice Thu 14 Feb 2019   17:00 Finished

This workshops offers students the chance to give a short presentation, with or without PowerPoint. Its aim is to hone the skills required for an effective academic presentation, and to receive feedback in a supportive and friendly environment. A maximum 7 students only to present. Participating students MUST bring a pre-prepared, short (10 mins maximum) presentation with them on a USB stick. Interactive whiteboard available for use; no laptops required. It is recommended that you also bring a printout of your presentation (6 slides per page) for feedback. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PRESENT, PLEASE NOTE THIS UNDER THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

In this workshop we will look principally at the components of ‘fast speech’. These include use of weak forms, linking, stress time etc. The aim of the session is both to recognise those aspects of pronunciation which aid listening and to get plenty of practice. Students who have come to previous sessions on pronunciation with me are advised that some material will be repeated.

Are you a speaker of Spanish, Catalan, Portugese, Italian or French? Would you like to have the chance to work on aspects of your English pronunciation? If so, join us for this fun and informal workshop, which offers pronunciation practice for speakers of Italic (Latin-derived) languages. Vowel and consonant sounds, linking, stress and intonation will be covered.

Are you a speaker of Spanish, Catalan, Portugese, Italian or French? Would you like to have the chance to work on aspects of your English pronunciation? If so, join us for this fun and informal workshop, which offers pronunciation practice for speakers of Italic (Latin-derived) languages. Vowel and consonant sounds, linking, stress and intonation will be covered.

This workshop offers a friendly forum in which speakers of Asian languages can practise aspects of English pronunciation. The focus will be on speakers of Chinese and Japanese, but speakers of all Asian languages may attend.

This workshop offers a friendly forum in which speakers of Asian languages can practise aspects of English pronunciation. The focus will be on speakers of Chinese and Japanese, but speakers of all Asian languages may attend if space permits.

Foreign students tend to have different pronunciation problems according to their first language. This workshop focuses on a group of related sounds that are often problematic for speakers of Chinese, Japanese and Korean, so these students will be given priority. However, speakers of other languages can register an interest and be placed on a waiting list. They will be given a place if space permits.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Proof reading Wed 27 May 2020   17:00 [Places]

This workshop offers an introduction to various techniques for proof-reading a text, to try to ensure that it is as error-free and coherent as possible. It will also teach how to read and use basic proof-reading symbols.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Referencing Mon 18 May 2020   17:00 [Places]

This workshop will consider ways of referencing in a coherent and legible fashion, establishing what might be best practice for the needs of particular academic formats (dissertation, article, paper etc). Footnoting will also be looked at.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Revision and Exam Skills Fri 1 May 2020   11:00 [Places]

The exams that take place towards the end of the academic year can sometimes seem threatening. They don’t have to. This workshop will look at ways to prepare efficiently and effectively in the run-up to exams, working on various aspects of the revision process all the way through to the exams themselves VENUE: - http://cam.adobeconnect.com/revisionskills/

Academic writing should be clear and concise. It should be simple, easy to read and ‘to the point’. To ensure that your writing meets these criteria, you should edit it with care. This workshop will focus on attaining clarity and concision through a range of simple self-editing exercises.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Simple Self-Editing Thu 23 May 2019   17:00 Finished

To ensure that your writing is logical, clear and concise, you should edit it with care. In this workshop, you will learn how to revise, improve and enhance your writing through a range of simple self-editing exercises.

Why waste time going to translation dictionaries or just hoping that what you write will be right? The best resource for writing an academic paper in your subject is other papers which you can use as a model for your own writing. In this workshop we look at how to use journal papers and search engines to expand the accuracy and range of your academic vocabulary. Please make sure you bring a paper copy of a well-written journal paper from your field to the workshop.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Using Sources in Academic Writing Wed 31 Jan 2018   17:00 Finished

A key aspect of academic writing is discussing the work of others. Quite often you will need to assess competing results or points of view in the literature and give your appraisal, including both positive and negative points. This workshop addresses how this can be done effectively, including how different verbs and phrases can be used to indicate your attitude towards other people’s work. It will be particularly useful for students of humanities and social sciences.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Writing Conclusions / Discussions Wed 27 Feb 2019   17:00 Finished

Strong conclusions and discussions in academic writing are critical since they restate and summarise aspects of your work and indicate future research possibilities. This workshop examines the language, structure and content of conclusions.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Writing Up Your Dissertation Thu 30 Apr 2020   12:30 [Places]

With deadlines for MPhils dissertations fast approaching, drop in for this last-minute, trouble-shooting webinar on the research and writing process. Review what independent research entails and what your examiners are looking for. This will be a follow-up to the Lent Term workshop ‘MPhil Dissertations and Other Long Assignments’. VENUE: http://cam.adobeconnect.com/writing-up-your-dissertation/

ADTIS In-Sessional - Writing with Clarity Thu 14 May 2020   17:00 [Places]

Academic writing should be clear and concise. It should be coherent, easy to read and present a logical flow of ideas. This workshop will introduce you to a range of useful skills that will focus and improve the clarity of your writing. Learn about sentence length, signposting, ‘garden path sentences’ and more.

Advanced CamSIS Search Wed 9 Apr 2014   14:00 Finished

CamSIS Search is a tool used within CamSIS to create lists of students and update student data. This course will show you how to use it to a more advanced level.

Advanced CamSIS Search Unscheduled Not bookable

CamSIS Search is a tool used within CamSIS to create lists of students and update student data. This course will show you how to use it to a more advanced level.

Advanced Presentation Skills (AHSS) new Thu 14 Nov 2019   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

Presenting is a crucial skill for researchers, yet it is often something that even experienced scholars struggle with. This interactive workshop is designed for people who already have some experience of presenting and the basic principles involved, but would like to develop their skills in this area to a higher level.

This workshop provides the opportunity for practical experience of presenting within a supportive environment. During the workshop, you will be given time to design and deliver a short (5-10 minutes) presentation to a small audience comprised of your fellow researchers.


This course is designed for students with some presentation experience. It is possible to attend this course as an individual workshop, although we would recommend that you try to attend the series starting with the Basic Presentation Skills course.

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Thu 5 Dec 2019 10:00 [Places]
Wed 26 Feb 2020 10:00 [Places]
Thu 12 Mar 2020 10:00 [Places]
Thu 4 Jun 2020 10:00 [Places]
Tue 23 Jun 2020 10:00 [Places]
A Friendly Github Introduction Workshop new Fri 21 Apr 2017   13:00 Finished

This is a friendly introduction to Github – a free and open source platform that can help you build projects that are collaborative, well documented, and version-controlled.

In this workshop we will introduce you to the Github ecosystem and help you get you comfortable navigating basic Github workflows. We will make sure that you leave the workshop aware of the best practices for developing projects on Github (e.g. writing a good “readme” or posting and labeling issues) and an understanding of how Github can help make your projects more readable and accessible.

This workshop is developed for anyone looking for a solution to making projects – whether it be your research on arctic glaciers, the materials for an undergraduate course, your PHD thesis, or even a cookbook – more manageable. This workshop is geared towards all skill levels, but first-time and novice users are encouraged and prioritized.

Full details of this workshop can be found at: https://kirstiejane.github.io/friendly-github-intro/

This is an interactive overview session led by departments, showcasing how they are using Amicus and where you can view information that may be useful to you in your role. Tea, cake and scones will be provided.

This is an interactive overview session led by departments, showcasing how they are using Amicus and where you can view information that may be useful to you in your role. Tea, cake and scones will be provided.

This is an interactive overview session led by departments, showcasing how they are using Amicus and where you can view information that may be useful to you in your role. Tea, cake and scones will be provided.

This is an interactive overview session led by departments, showcasing how they are using Amicus and where you can view information that may be useful to you in your role. Tea, cake and scones will be provided.

This is an interactive overview session led by departments, showcasing how they are using Amicus and where you can view information that may be useful to you in your role. Tea, cake and scones will be provided.

This is an interactive overview session led by departments, showcasing how they are using Amicus and where you can view information that may be useful to you in your role. Tea, cake and scones will be provided.

This is an interactive overview session led by departments, showcasing how they are using Amicus and where you can view information that may be useful to you in your role. Tea, cake and scones will be provided.

This is an interactive overview session led by departments, showcasing how they are using Amicus and where you can view information that may be useful to you in your role. Tea, cake and scones will be provided.

All Cambridge Libraries : Alma Acquisitions Module new Tue 8 Jan 2019   09:30 Finished

This course is for staff that will need to use the Acquisitions functionality in Alma and have not had experience of it before. The course covers the key activities that will be performed in Acquisitions, including:

  • Vendor records
  • Funds and Ledgers
  • Po lines and POs
  • Creating a PO line
  • PO line template
  • Manual packaging
  • Creating a PO Line from an external bib record
  • Cancelling or deleting a Purchase Order
  • Receiving
  • Cataloguing processes
  • Invoices
  • Claims

An introduction to adding holding and item records to existing catalogue records as part of record-sharing in the Alma database. There is an opportunity for hands-on participation. Course leaders: Vanessa Lacey, vl203@cam.ac.uk (Head of English Cataloguing, UL) and Katherine Sendall, ks344@cam.ac.uk (English Cataloguing, Alma trainer)

An introduction to the theory and structure of Library of Congress Subject Headings. There is an opportunity for hands-on participation. Course leaders: Vanessa Lacey, vl203@cam.ac.uk (Head of English Cataloguing) and Fiona Grant, fmg24@cam.ac.uk (Metadata Librarian).

An interactive workshop on the fulfillment module on the ALMA system.

All Staff Briefing new Tue 24 Sep 2019   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

Dr Jessica Gardner, University Librarian and Director of Library Services, would like to invite all University Library staff, College Librarians, non-affiliated Librarians and Departmental Librarians to join one of two all staff briefings in September 2019. There will be a presentation on the Cambridge University Libraries’ strategic and financial priorities.

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Wed 25 Sep 2019 15:00 [Places]
Alma Fulfillment Training new Fri 20 Sep 2019   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

Learn how to use the ALMA fulfilment module – an intensive course for beginners. We will cover:

  • User records
  • Item records
  • CLiPS
  • Issuing
  • Returning
  • Renewals
  • Fines
  • Requests

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Mon 23 Sep 2019 09:30 [Places]
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new Wed 21 Nov 2018   09:00 Finished

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

Amicus 1-2-1 training new Unscheduled Not bookable

This is a bespoke 1-2-1 session with an Amicus trainer. The agenda is yours!

Amicus 1-2-1 training for cutover new Mon 6 Nov 2017   10:00 Finished

This is a bespoke 1-2-1 session with an Amicus trainer. The agenda is yours!

Amicus Access Policy for All Amicus Users Self-taught Booking not required

This course will take no more than ten minutes to complete. There is a short assessment at the end of the course.

The course introduces the Amicus Access policy that supports how fundraising and alumni relations teams across Collegiate Cambridge, including affiliated groups and institutions, use the Amicus system.

You do not need sound for this course.

Amicus - Adding actions Thu 5 Oct 2017   09:30 Finished

This course covers the system steps required to add actions in Amicus:

  • Adding an action
  • Assigning actions
  • Reminders
  • Completing actions
Amicus - Adding and maintaining events Tue 10 Oct 2017   10:00 Finished

This course is for development and alumni relations staff responsible for adding and maintaining event information in Amicus. It covers:

  • Creating an event, budgets, resources and sending invitations
  • Managing bookings, dietary requirements and attaching documents
  • Creating a guest list, name badges and attendee itineraries
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