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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.

Apprenticeships: Supporting New and Existing Staff new Thu 12 Mar 2020   11:00 [Places]

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Athena SWAN: Attainment Gaps new Thu 23 Jan 2020   12:00 [Places]

This session is for departments wishing to identify and address student gender and BAME attainment gaps. Gina Warren, E&D, and Dr Ruth Walker, Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, will discuss how to approach this work, and will explore methodologies to investigate attainment gaps.

Athena SWAN: Smart Action Planning new Mon 20 Jan 2020   11:30 [Places]

This session will help departments develop appropriate actions for the issues identified from the self-assessment process and to make action plans SMART and effective tools for achieving gender equity.

Caring4Elders Workshops new Thu 30 Jan 2020   12:15 [Full]

An Elderly Person in your life! An opportunity for individuals to explore positive approaches to preparing for and responding to the unexpected changes & challenges that occur as they include the increasing needs of an elderly person into your lifestyle. This includes those elderly people who are independent as well as those with specific needs.

Workshops to help you prepare participants for the future and respond to current challenges through informal networking and input from our experienced facilitators. The materials are delivered over 3 x 1-hour sessions:

  • Prepared to Care
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Problem Solving

All participants receive a pack with key information to improve their links to the elderly person.

Focus on you and your wellbeing Caring4Elders participants confirm the value of time to reflect on their approach to incorporating the practical and emotional changes that occur as an elderly person becomes less independent. Participants have all asked for more time to continue the network at the end of the workshops which have been offered in the East of England since 2017

12:00 Venue open

12:15 Workshop commences

13:15 Workshop finish

13:15 - 14:00 Time for informal questions and discussion


Conversations on Career Progression and Race new Tue 18 Feb 2020   12:00 [Places]

Dr Yael Navaro, Reader in Social Anthrolopogy, and Hawa Sydique, Research and Communications Manager at the Cambridge Conservation Research Institute, will talk about their career experience and trajectory, the challenges faced and strategies for dealing with them.

It will be an opportunity to discuss ideas that might help others in similar situations, and talk about ways of addressing institutional obstacles.

Venue: Milstein Room, University Library

Effective Staff Review and Development new Tue 12 May 2020   11:00 [Places]

Staff Review and Development (Appraisal) provides the opportunity for supervisors, managers and academics to engage in constructive discussion with their staff or academic colleagues about current and future work and their personal and career development.

This session is to clarify the nature of SRD and its objectives, and consider best practice for individuals and those supporting SRD more broadly in Departments.

Equality & Diversity Essentials Self-taught Bookable
  • This module introduces Equality & Diversity at the University
Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) new Mon 10 Feb 2020   10:00 [Places]

Equality Impact Assessments: Embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion The Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) is the University’s mechanism for undertaking equality analysis of new, or changes to existing, policies, functions or practice. This helps us to understand the actual, or potential, impact of policies, functions or practice when assessed against the nine protected characteristics. This session will explain:

  • what the process is
  • what policies and functions should undergo an EIA
  • who is responsible for undertaking EIAs

Examples will be given examples of situations where EIAs have been used.

Flexible Working new Thu 11 Jun 2020   11:00 [Places]

This session is an opportunity to find out more about the work ourcambridge and colleagues in the HR Division are progressing on supporting flexible working opportunities.

You will hear about the different types of flexible working, the benefits, how to overcome barriers and how you can help build a flexible working culture within your area.

The University’s work on race and racism has been acknowledged with the Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter (REC) Bronze award.

As part of the institutional work, we developed a three-year REC action plan to tackle racial inequalities.

The event will help departments make sense of the REC action plan, and to develop their own initiatives aligned with the institutional approach.

This talk looks at antisemitism, the primary motivator of the Holocaust, and calls for a way of confronting it that locates it within the larger global history of racism. In particular, I will draw out some of the ways that anti-Jewish racism and anti-Muslim racism have historically been related to each other. Looking at antisemitism in this relational way can enable stronger anti-racist responses to antisemitism, as part of the challenge of standing together across communities.

We welcome Dr Ben Gidley, Birbeck College, as the speaker for this year’s Lecture. Ben’s research interests focus on British Jews, both in relation to wider diaspora formations and in relation to the history and politics of British multiculture. His book ‘Turbulent Times’ was the first sociological monograph on British Jews for several decades and his book ‘Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe’, edited with James Renton, explores how Muslims and Jews have been racialized in Europe from the Crusades to the present.

Venue: The Old Library, Pembroke College

Dr Emily Shuckburgh OBE is the Director of Cambridge Zero. She is also Reader in Environmental Data Science in the Department of Computer Science and Technology.

Dr Shuckburgh will share the extent of her work on climate change and communicating this to the public, and will discuss how gender plays a part in the bigger environmental picture.

Join Dr Jill Armstrong, Murray Edwards College, for this research-based workshop on how unintentional bias influences networking and career sponsorship and how to tackle this.

New Global Mobility Policy and Guidance new Tue 7 Jul 2020   11:00 [Places]

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New Recruitment Policy and Guidance new Tue 21 Apr 2020   11:00 [Places]

This session will introduce and promote the new Recruitment Policy, highlighting the key sections of the policy and how this can support Recruitment activity at the University.

The session will also explore the changes to the recruitment guidance, including a demonstration of the key functionality, a summary of the feedback received during testing and some of the new features that have been added.

There will be ample opportunity to ask any questions relating to the policy or guidance during the seminar.

Please note: The seminar will be very similar in content to the HR Forum sessions that will be taking place over Lent term.

Race Awareness Training new Tue 25 Feb 2020   10:00 [Places]

This will be an interactive workshop for those who would like to increase their understanding of race and racism.

The aim of the session is not only to enhance participants’ confidence in speaking about race but also to provide them with tools to reflect on their role in the circulation of racism, and to build their capacity to challenge racism.

To mark Time to Talk day, Stuart Jessup, Chair of Trustees from the charity CPSL Mind, will discuss the benefits of talking about mental health at work.

He will share examples of how this has been successful, and tips about how to talk about mental health with colleagues.

Trans Awareness Training new Tue 28 Jan 2020   12:00 [Places]

This session will set the wider context for Trans identities, provide greater understanding of the experience of Trans people and explore uses of language and key terms such as cisgender, non-binary and transgender, all in a safe supportive environment.

Understanding Unconscious Bias Self-taught Bookable
  • This module introduces Unconscious Bias and the impact it can have
University Diversity Fund new Fri 7 Feb 2020   12:30 [Places]

Join us to learn about the first projects funded through the new University Diversity Fund.

Hosted by Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eilís Ferran, the event will showcase the projects that received funding to a wider University audience.

Followed by a networking lunch starting at 1.30pm

Join Dr Hisham Ziauddeen, Department of Psychiatry and University Disability and Wellbeing Champion, for a talk aiming to increase understanding and awareness of unseen disabilities and conditions.

Attendees will learn about the impact on the mental health of those living with these conditions, and the importance of making reasonable adjustments.

Where Do You Draw the Line ? new Wed 18 Mar 2020   12:30 [Places]

Delivered in a safe and supportive environment, this session offers individuals the opportunity to learn about the different factors that might create and perpetuate a work environment in which harassment and bullying occur, and strategies for how to address this.

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