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Thursday 14 November

09:30
Chemical Safety [Full] 09:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

A safety course for anyone either directly working with chemicals or who is responsible for persons working with chemicals including PIs, Post Grads, Post Docs and technicians.

Excel 2016: Functions [Standby] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course covers some of the more challenging functions such as IF, SUMIFS and VLOOKUP. Not all chapters will be taught in full due to time constraints but are included for self-study.

CULP: French Intermediate 1 charged (5 of 15) In progress 09:30 - 11:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 1

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 website.

GL Part 1: Getting Started in the General Ledger module Not bookable 09:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course enables users to learn the basics of how the General Ledger module works, how to run online account enquiries and how to process journals.

10:00
CULP: Italian Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (5 of 15) In progress 10:00 - 11:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4

This course will start at Basic level and move quickly through the basics of Italian grammar. Students with some background in the Italian language (Intermediate level) are most welcome to join the group in January (Lent term) when we start reading more complex, original texts.

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 Italian documents that they have come across or may meet in their research.

Students will be encouraged to bring along their own texts and work in pairs to enhance the learning experience. For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

Medicine: Systematic Literature Reviews - A 'How To' Guide (for University and NHS) [Full] 10:00 - 12:00 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?

This session assumes attendees have already had prior introductory training in literature searching. It is a prerequisite that you have attended either Introduction to Literature Searching (if you are a University of Cambridge staff member or student) or Getting the Best Results - Improving Your Database Searching (if you are an NHS staff member). Exceptions will be made if you received similar training from another department or university - please contact us if you have any questions about prerequisites.

Advanced Presentation Skills (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) new [Full] 10:00 - 13:00 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room CG09

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.

10:30
Delivering Engaging Sessions for Schools new [Places] 10:30 - 12:00 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d

Cambridge Admissions Office have organised a series of briefing sessions in the coming weeks aimed at Schools Liaison Officers, Faculty/Department Outreach Staff, and any academics and staff members who will communicate with potential students.

This session will be useful to anybody who delivers academic workshops, particularly to young people at an outreach related event, though the skills developed will also help to improve general presentation and teaching skills. It will be delivered by The Brilliant Club (https://thebrilliantclub.org/)

The course will be split into three main sessions:

  • Working with Pre-Undergraduate Students -including understanding of disadvantage in the school, overview of WP (widening participation), managing behaviour and creating a positive environment.
  • Designing Engaging and Interactive Sessions
  • Turning your Research into a Taster Lecture or Course for School Pupils
11:00
CULP: French Advanced charged (5 of 15) In progress 11:00 - 13:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2

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

At advanced level the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

One of the aims of the advanced level courses is also presentation skills as the courses aim to cater for the academic needs (i.e. research, conferences) of the students.

More detailed information is available on our website.

NB: Advanced courses are official, award-bearing University qualifications.

Please also note that the certificates and transcripts are usually issued in July.

11:15
English: Speaking Skills: Fluency and Appropriacy (Advanced) (5 of 7) In progress 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is intended for non-native speakers from the Department of Engineering. It will cover a variety of spoken English, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office and the student house.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
11:30
Postdocs: Communication & Personal Impact (1:1 Coaching) [Full] 11:30 - 12:30 Student Services Centre, Atrium Consultation Room AG018

Do you get the results you want from your communication with others at work? Are you able to talk with confidence in meetings and interviews? Do you have a high level of impact when speaking in public?

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session will help you refine your presentation skills, help you speak more confidently as an emerging leader in your research field, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations. Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated. Coaching will focus on your individual requirements ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room, to structuring a compelling presentation.

CULP: German Advanced Plus charged (4 of 15) In progress 11:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4

The concept underpinning this course is one of fostering the learning of higher Advanced German language through listening (mainly films), reading (mainly literature), speaking and writing (both film and literature).

Every session will offer a choice of extracts either from the German* literary canon or from critically acclaimed films, or indeed both, which illustrate the session’s theme. These passages will be analysed by means of listening, reading and communicative exercises and will lead to a discussion about their aesthetic, wider cultural, historical and political implications and relevance today.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

12:00
JTC: Intermediate English Conversation Hours charged (4 of 6) In progress 12:00 - 13:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 3

The Intermediate Conversation Hours are a great way to practice the spoken English of everyday life. They are suitable for learners comfortable in spoken interaction at level B1 and above. The weekly sessions encourage a relaxed and fun approach to communication designed to both aid interaction and build confidence.

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

Cost for 6 sessions

£31 Students, £41 Staff, £51 Partners and Visiting Scholars

12:30
WSN: Talking About Money and More new [Places] 12:30 - 13:30 Institute of Criminology, Room B4

During the 'National Talk Money Week' (12-18 November) the University's Women's Staff Network is holding three events to present a simple toolkit and conversation guide about the financial moments that matter in women's lives.

We will also seek feedback on WSN activities, events and topics.

13:00
JTC: Intermediate Spanish Conversation Hours new (4 of 6) In progress 13:00 - 14:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2

If you are an intermediate level learner and would like the chance to improve your speaking skills in a relaxed and informal setting, then this opportunity might interest you.

Come along and take it in turns to choose a conversation topic of personal interest each week. This could be one that's familiar to you but you want to practise more. Devise 4-5 questions to get the conversation started. Example topics could be holidays, food, traditions or hobbies. **If you are at the stage where you would like to discuss newspaper articles/current affairs, please attend the Advanced Conversation Hour.**

Receive feedback on your pronunciation and accuracy, and try stretching yourself further.

Suitable for those who have completed an intermediate 1 Spanish CULP course or those who have a B1 level in the CEFR.

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

MMLL Library: Time management for effective studying new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Teaching Room 336

This session is designed to introduce first year MMLL undergraduates to the best tools and techniques for managing their time more effectively, getting organised, identifying how they work best, and learning to prioritise their workload. It includes online tools and strategies for effective time management.

13:30
Postdocs: Communication & Personal Impact (1:1 Coaching) [Full] 13:30 - 14:30 Student Services Centre, Atrium Consultation Room AG018

Do you get the results you want from your communication with others at work? Are you able to talk with confidence in meetings and interviews? Do you have a high level of impact when speaking in public?

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session will help you refine your presentation skills, help you speak more confidently as an emerging leader in your research field, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations. Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated. Coaching will focus on your individual requirements ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room, to structuring a compelling presentation.

HR Seminar: Immigration and 'Brexit' Update new [Places] 13:30 - 14:30 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

This session is for staff in HR related roles and will provide an overview of recent changes to the UK immigration system for non-EEA nationals, and an update on ‘Brexit’.

For the latter, practical guidance will be provided in respect of EU nationals and recruitment/immigration matters in the context of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

Immigration and 'Brexit' Update new [Places] 13:30 - 14:30 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

This session is for staff in HR related roles and will provide an overview of recent changes to the UK immigration system for non-EEA nationals, and an update on ‘Brexit’.

For the latter, practical guidance will be provided in respect of EU nationals and recruitment/immigration matters in the context of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

Green Impact webinar - Going for a Silver award new [Places] 13:30 - 14:00 N/A - online webinar

This training is aimed at staff and students who want to take part in Green Impact this year as part of a departmental team (this training is not suitable for College participants). It's aimed at those who have completed a Bronze award, or who are new participants who want to go straight to a Silver award. We'll run through the process of completing the Silver actions, and briefly outline the requirements of a Silver award.

Click on the 'other dates' to the left for our Bronze, Labs, and 'Archive Workbook' webinar sessions.

14:00

Seeing your name on the spine of a book is a great achievement, which can help to kick start your career in some disciplines. How do you get there?

This session answers some of the key questions along the way, including including:

  • Should you turn your thesis into a monograph?
  • How do you choose a publisher?
  • How do you get your proposal accepted?
  • What are the key stages in the publication process?
CULP: German Intermediate 2 for Academic Purposes (LAP) - primarily for Classicists (5 of 15) In progress 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.

JTC: Japanese Intermediate Conversation Hours new (4 of 6) CANCELLED 14:00 - 15:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2

Friendly and informal conversation practice sessions for those working towards a B2 level or who have completed a Basic 2 Japanese CULP course. Learners will take turns to choose a topic for the session and prepare some discussion questions. 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 provide support in sustaining conversation and to give you feedback on your language.

Introduction to Bibliographic Searching in Theology for Undergraduates [Places] 14:00 - 14:30 Faculty of Divinity, Room 7

An introduction to the use of the specialist Theology and Religious studies bibliographic database ATLA for undergraduates, providing information on how to make the most effective use of this resource; of particular relevance to those preparing or working on a dissertation and wanting to acquire wider bibliographic information on a specific topic.

Admissions Selection Workshop: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 Churchill College, Bevin Room


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.

14:30
Postdocs: Communication & Personal Impact (1:1 Coaching) [Full] 14:30 - 15:30 Student Services Centre, Atrium Consultation Room AG018

Do you get the results you want from your communication with others at work? Are you able to talk with confidence in meetings and interviews? Do you have a high level of impact when speaking in public?

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session will help you refine your presentation skills, help you speak more confidently as an emerging leader in your research field, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations. Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated. Coaching will focus on your individual requirements ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room, to structuring a compelling presentation.

An introduction to electronic resources for Undergraduates studying Theology [Places] 14:30 - 15:00 Faculty of Divinity, Room 7

This session provides an overview of the extensive e-resources available to Divinity Undergraduates, including e-books, e-journals, databases and the use of Moodle.

15:00
CULP: Spanish Basic 1 charged (5 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane 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.

CULP: French Basic 1 charged (5 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane 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.

More detailed information is available on our website.

CULP: French Intermediate 2 charged (5 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4

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

At intermediate 2 level, the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

More detailed information is available on our website.

CULP: German Basic 2 charged (5 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane 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.

More detailed information is available on our website.

CULP: Turkish Basic 1 charged (5 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Faculty of History, Seminar 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 go to the Language Centre CULP page.

Managing your bibliography (Zotero for beginners) CANCELLED 15:00 - 15:30 Faculty of Divinity, Room 7

This session will introduce you to Zotero (https://www.zotero.org/), a free tool to manage bibliographies and bibliographic databases.

15:15
CULP: Portuguese Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (6 of 23) In progress 15:15 - 16:45 Centre of Latin American Studies, Alison Richard Building Room 204

These Portuguese reading courses are designed for researchers, graduate students and staff who have a particular interest in Latin American, Brazilian, Portuguese or Lusophone language, culture and heritage.

They offer linguistic tools that will enable students to comprehend complex texts and produce critical readings and interpretations.

The classes are going to be conducted primarily in English, even though there will be plenty of opportunity for oral and listening practice. The courses feature a listening and speaking component as to prepare student to conduct field work in Portuguese.

The Basic course does not require any knowledge of the language while the prerequisite for the Intermediate course is a CEFR A2 level. The courses offer the possibility of progression and Basic students are strongly encouraged to continue with the Intermediate course.

Please note that these courses are attended by a number of very able, Spanish speaking students of Latin American studies and that the class dynamics are likely to be fast paced. For the rest of the students this might be challenging but also very rewarding and conducive to sound progress.

The courses will start from a Basic level and will aim at:

  • Solidifying strategies of reading of academic texts;
  • Recognition of the compositional structures of the texts;
  • Recognition of basic use of Portuguese grammar units The students will be asked to perform weekly readings of a wide variety of texts.

Alongside that, they will be requested to do grammar exercises related to the basic structures of the language, such as verbs and their complements.

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

17:00
CULP: Spanish Advanced charged (4 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2

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

At an advanced level, the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

One of the aims of the advanced level courses is also presentation skills as the courses aim to cater for the academic needs (i.e. research, conferences) of the students.

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

NB: Advanced courses are official, award-bearing University qualifications.

Please also note that the certificates and transcripts are usually issued in July.

CULP: Portuguese Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) (6 of 23) In progress 17:00 - 18:30 Centre of Latin American Studies, Alison Richard Building Room 204

These Portuguese reading courses are designed for researchers, graduate students and staff who have a particular interest in Latin American, Brazilian, Portuguese or Lusophone language, culture and heritage.

They offer linguistic tools that will enable students to comprehend complex texts and produce critical readings and interpretations.

The classes are going to be conducted primarily in English, even though there will be plenty of opportunity for oral and listening practice. The courses feature a listening and speaking component as to prepare student to conduct field work in Portuguese.

The Basic course does not require any knowledge of the language while the prerequisite for the Intermediate course is a CEFR A2 level. The courses offer the possibility of progression and Basic students are strongly encouraged to continue with the Intermediate course.

Please note that these courses are attended by a number of very able, Spanish speaking students of Latin American studies and that the class dynamics are likely to be fast paced. For the rest of the students this might be challenging but also very rewarding and conducive to sound progress.

The courses will start from a Basic level and will aim at:

  • Solidifying strategies of reading of academic texts;
  • Recognition of the compositional structures of the texts;
  • Recognition of basic use of Portuguese grammar units The students will be asked to perform weekly readings of a wide variety of texts.

Alongside that, they will be requested to do grammar exercises related to the basic structures of the language, such as verbs and their complements.

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

CULP: Turkish Basic 2 charged (5 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar 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 go to the Language Centre CULP page.

CULP: Arabic Basic 1 charged (5 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of English, GR05

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 (5 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 1

The courses are delivered in a blended-learning mode, face-to-face and online through CamTools (the Cambridge University virtual learning environment). The focus is on spoken, oral/aural communicative competence. Students are required to attend to online multimedia materials and read the proscribed texts in their own time so that the classroom time is dedicated to face-to-face communication/discussion.

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

CULP: Spanish Basic 2 charged (5 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4

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.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Pronunciation for Speakers of Italic Languages [Places] 17:00 - 19:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 3

This is a workshop for speakers of Italic Languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan) It will focus on sounds which tend to cause difficulties across these languages (vowels sounds, the difference between b/v or l/w etcetera) and offer the chance for students to practice and improve the sound of their spoken English.

18:30
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Spanish Intermediate 1 2019 - BLOCK B (6 of 10) Not bookable 18:30 - 20:30 Clinical School, Seminar Room 10

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

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), French Intermediate 1 2019 - BLOCK B (6 of 10) Not bookable 18:30 - 20:30 Clinical School, Seminar Room 11

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

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), British Sign Language Basic 2019 - BLOCK B (6 of 10) Not bookable 18:30 - 20:30 Clinical School, Seminar Room 16

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

19:00
CULP: French Advanced charged (5 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4

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

At advanced level the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

One of the aims of the advanced level courses is also presentation skills as the courses aim to cater to the academic needs (i.e. research, conferences) of the students.

More detailed information is available on our website.

NB: Advanced courses are official, award-bearing University qualifications.

Please also note that the certificates and transcripts are usually issued in July.

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), German Intermediate 1 2019 - BLOCK B (5 of 10) Not bookable 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

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

CULP: Japanese Basic 1 charged (5 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 1

The courses are delivered in a blended-learning mode, face-to-face and online through CamTools (the Cambridge University virtual learning environment). The focus is on spoken, oral/aural communicative competence. Students are required to attend to online multimedia materials and read the proscribed texts in their own time so that the classroom time is dedicated to face-to-face communication/discussion.

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

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Elementary 2 charged (5 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.