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Stress: A Manager's Responsibility Mon 20 Jan 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Full]


A short course covering a manager’s role in promoting a reduced stress environment in the workplace and evaluating stress risks for employees. It will also look at how to manage specific cases of stress using the Health and Safety Executive’s management standards.

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Fri 19 Jun 2020 09:30 [Full]
Student Immigration Fri 24 Jan 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]


This course is recommended for any members of faculties and departments who are involved in student administration. The University is required to ensure compliance with the responsibilities of its Tier 4 sponsor licence, granted by the Home Office to provide visa sponsorship for non-EEA students. The aim of the course is to provide an overview of the immigration regulations affecting students, with a focus on the requirements for visiting students and the practicalities of supporting this activity within the Cambridge context.

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Fri 24 Apr 2020 09:30 [Places]
Technician Conference 2019 Thu 12 Sep 2019   09:45 Finished

A half day conference highlighting and supporting the vital work carried out by technicians across the University.

The Prevent Duty: A Briefing for All Staff Tue 17 Mar 2020   10:00 [Places]

The University has a statutory duty to have ‘due regard to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. This is known as the Prevent Duty (Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015). It is primarily about safeguarding students and staff in the University and includes a range of responsibilities in areas such as pastoral care, support for staff and students, procedures for arranging events and using facilities. All staff need to be aware of the process of radicalisation, definitions of extremism and the process for raising concerns in this context.

This short session provides information about Prevent for all staff working in in the University. It includes input and examples to consider and combines the content in Module 1 – An introduction to the Prevent Duty: Online and the University Prevent website.

You can access these as an alternative to attending this session.

Full details of available training and support are on the Prevent Training Moodle site using your Raven login.

Time Management: Online Self-taught Bookable


It is anticipated that it will take around 25 minutes to go through the online materials plus additional time to complete the exercises.

Understanding Implicit or Unconscious Bias Thu 12 Dec 2019   10:00   [More dates...] [Full]


This session will provide an introduction to implicit or unconscious bias and will help you start to understand how our biases influence the decisions we make. These may include decisions around recruitment, selection, assessment and broader interactions with others.

The session will include tutor input, group activities and videos and to raise awareness about how to recognise and begin to manage the impact of implicit bias. We will also consider further sources of guidance to support individuals in their roles with specific responsibilities e.g. for managing others, teaching etc.

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Thu 19 Mar 2020 10:00 [Full]
Welcome to New Staff Tue 24 Mar 2020   09:00   [More dates...] [Places]


The University of Cambridge is committed to effective induction for all new members of staff. In addition to the welcome and induction you will receive in your institution, you are warmly invited to take part in the University’s two-stage induction.

The first stage comprises the University’s Induction Online programme. This web resource is a quick and easy way for you to learn all about what it is like to work here as well as understand your role and responsibilities. It provides key information to help you:

  • settle quickly into your new role
  • orientate yourself in your first few weeks at the University
  • understand how the University works


The second stage is a Welcome to New Staff presentation event, hosted by Personal and Professional Development (PPD). The Welcome event aims to provide a broad introduction to all University staff, providing information about the University to enable you to get the most out of your time here. It is also an opportunity for you to network with other new members of staff.

The half-day event comprises:

  • A welcome and introduction to the University from a senior member of the University
  • A presentation on benefits of being part of the University of Cambridge
  • A presentation by a senior academic providing an insight into the role of the Colleges and their relationship with the University
  • An exhibition of professional services sections, departments, support and welfare services that are available to you as a member of University staff (Please review our exhibitors list

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Wed 17 Jun 2020 09:00 [Places]
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