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Wednesday 22 May

10:00
Practicing your presentation skills (STEMM) CANCELLED 10:00 - 13:00 Student Services Centre, New Wing Seminar Room

This practical in person session gives you opportunity to practice presenting in a supportive environment. Before attending, please prepare a 5 minute presentation. You will deliver your presentation to the rest of the participants and receive feedback.

This workshop is designed to help PhD students optimize their time and increase their productivity. In this workshop, we will explore a variety of time management strategies and tools to help you prioritize your tasks, meet deadlines, and achieve your academic goals.

We will guide you through practical exercises that will help you identify your priorities, create realistic schedules, and manage your workload efficiently. We will also cover essential tools and techniques for managing your time effectively, such as the Pomodoro Technique, time-blocking, and goal setting.

By the end of this workshop, you will have a comprehensive toolkit for managing your time more effectively, reducing stress, and enhancing your overall productivity.

A Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a common passion, set of problems, or interest in a topic and who come together to fulfil both individual and group goals. 

CoPs bring colleagues together in order to:

  • Create support networks
  • Learn and grow their skills
  • Share knowledge and join up related work
  • Share common approaches
  • Collaborate and innovate, and create better practices for everyone.

Come along to this session to find out more about how CoPs are being established and embedded at Cambridge, and the ways in which they could help you and those who you work with to achieve your objectives. There will be the opportunity to ask questions, share ideas for potential new CoPs and learn more about this exciting new area of development in the University.

Virtual Writing Retreats [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Online

Do you have a deadline coming up or a piece of writing that’s long overdue? Or maybe some data analysis that keeps slipping to the bottom of your to-do list?

Our online retreats give you time, peace, and space to think and write. Each session will provide a friendly and constructive environment in which to meet like-minded peers, discuss challenges, and work in a focused way using the Pomodoro technique.

These virtual retreats are being hosted collaboratively across several institutions to encourage researchers across career stages and institutions to come together in a sustainable writing environment.

The retreats will take place several times per month throughout the academic year and you can attend as many as you like (within booking limits for each session).

Please note: It is important that when you book this course, on the booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process of importing the course appointment to your calendar.

Medicine: Creating a Conference Poster (for University and NHS) new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

A course to take you through conference poster design, with tips and resources to help with the content and presentation in order to ensure you communicate your research effectively. The course will cover where to source good quality, free graphics, how to include references in your poster, and advice about how best to present it at a conference. The session will NOT involve hands-on creation of a poster.

UPDATE: Please note that this session is taking place remotely, not in the Medical Library as previously advertised. Please do not go to the Medical Library training room. You will be contacted by the training team with information about how to join the session remotely.

Please note: this session may be recorded. By signing up for the session, you register your consent for recording to take place. Please email librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about this.

10:30
JTC: English speaking practice CANCELLED 10:30 - 11:15 John Trim Centre

A relaxed one-to-one English speaking session with an English speaking volunteer.

11:00
Managing your Research Data for Researchers (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) [Places] 11:00 - 12:30 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Managing your data well is a key responsibility as a researcher and it prevents disasters. You will encounter research data in many forms, ranging from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications.

Whether you create, receive or collect this information, you will need to look after it properly.

Managing digital information properly is a complex issue. Doing it correctly from the start could save you a lot of time and hassle when preparing a publication or writing up your thesis.

Chemistry: Quantitative Electrochemistry (In person, face to face) new (2 of 12) In progress 11:00 - 12:00 Unilever Lecture Theatre

This course will cover the quantitative background to underpin many of the electrochemical methods exploited by the research groups in the Department.

  • The first part ('Foundations') will cover the background physical chemistry relevant for electrochemical systems: Following a reminder of the basics of electrochemistry, we address the physical chemistry of metals, ionic solutions and the electrode/solution interface, including electrode dynamics, and connection to experimental measurements.
  • The second part ('Applications') will cover specific examples of applications drawn from active research groups in the department.

Enrol onto the Moodle course and access notes here: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=254073

11:30
What is myHR and what does it mean for you (live online) new [Places] 11:30 - 12:30 HRTP MS Teams 01

Have you heard of myHR but are not really sure what it’s about? Join this short session, suitable for employees across all staff groups and areas of the University, to find out about the HR Transformation Programme, the reasons for change and the benefits that myHR, our new HR and Payroll system, will bring for us all.

After an introduction to the programme, a short demo will show you around myHR from the point of view of an employee and as a manager of others. Feedback includes “It all looked very intuitive and easy to use” and “I've worked in six different parts of the Uni and every single one had a different system for recording annual leave… I’m looking forward to one place to log in and see my leave and my teams leave”.

You can also visit HR Transformation Programme to read more about the programme, including some Frequently Asked Questions and see HRTP Yammer/Viva Engage for latest news and updates.

Please Note: Once you have booked on the course, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar, including the Teams link you will need on the day.

General orientation tour: University Library [West Road] [Places] 11:30 - 12:15 University Library

The UL is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items - over two million of which you can browse on our open shelves. If that sounds a bit daunting, why not come on a brief orientation tour to help you find your way around? We’ll even tell you what we keep in the famous Library tower ...

Please note this tour does not cover the University's vast electronic and digital collections: to find out more about using these, please see check for courses on our timetable or ask a member of Library staff for help.

11:45
JTC: English speaking practice CANCELLED 11:45 - 12:30 John Trim Centre

A relaxed one-to-one English speaking session with an English speaking volunteer.

12:00
Public Engagement: Drop-in Sessions [Full] 12:00 - 12:30 Online

A series of 30-minute drop-in sessions to talk with a member of the Public Engagement team. We offer expert advice to support your public engagement work, engagement processes and activities. These include:

  • engagement types and the appropriate format to engage effectively and collaboratively
  • engagement opportunities
  • extensive training portfolio for researchers and professional staff to build skills and confidence
  • funding schemes and resources to inform and support develop projects, events and activities

These sessions are not workshops or taught sessions.

Based on your area of expertise and depending on your School affiliation, you can book a time with one of our public engagement professionals:

  • Dr Tana Joseph, Public Engagement and Impact Manager for the Schools of Arts and Humanities and Social Science - Monday, 15:00-15:30 and 15:30-16:00
  • Dr Lucinda Spokes, Head of Public Engagement, all areas and schools - Monday, 16:00-16:30 and 16:30-17:00
  • Dr Diogo Martins-Gomes, Public Engagement and Communications Manager, Clinical School and School of Biological Sciences - Wednesday, 12:00-12:30 and 12:30-13:00
  • Dr Claudia Antolini, Public Engagement Manager, School of Physical Sciences and School of Technology - Thursday 14:00-14:30 and 14:30-15:00

The team will be available every week, each mentor offering two sessions of 30 minutes in the day and time indicated above. We will release new slots in the same days and times a couple of months in advance.

Please book for the day and time you would like to attend, and you will receive closer to the session the Teams link to meet with the mentor. The link will be sent by RDP Course Administrator. Please make sure that that e-mail address does not go to your spam folder.

JTC: Advanced French Conversation Hours : Via Zoom charged (4 of 6) In progress 12:00 - 13:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Please note that the Conversation Hours will be delivered online

This conversation hour offers learners with an independent conversational ability (B2 level upwards) a chance to practise speaking French with others in a relaxed and informal group led by a native-speaker facilitator. The content of the sessions is decided by the participants, with members taking turns to propose a topic and source materials (newspaper articles, web-links, videos etc.) to use as a basis for discussion. The groups are ideal for those who wish to retain or improve upon the language skills they already have or for those studying for a language degree who would like another forum for interaction at advanced level.

Participants from French Advanced CULP are warmly invited to attend the French Conversation Hour.

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

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 12:00 - 14:00 Language Centre, 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.

Lunch Series: Tips for Getting Writing Done new [Places] 12:00 - 12:45 UCS - University Counselling Service, Room A330

It’s time to start working on your writing, but where do you start? How do you deal with the dreaded blank page? Come along to a short session to talk about how to confidently get started with your writing.

After this session, why not book onto one of our writing retreats? Meet with fellow PhD students and work on your thesis in a supportive, friendly environment.

You are welcome to bring your lunch to this session.

Concur – Acting as a Delegate new Not bookable 12:00 - 12:20 Via MS Teams

A short briefing on how to act as a delegate using the desktop SAP Concur client. This will cover:

  • Who may act as a delegate for others
  • The type of claims you may prepare for others
  • How to switch roles and enter information
  • The submission process
SCM Staff Yoga Class (In Person Face To Face) new [Places] 12:00 - 13:15 Clinical School, Seminar Room 18

Yoga with Daisy Worzencraft is primarily about having fun, giving things a go, and trying - with a sense of humour and a smile on your face! It's a non competitive practice, with modifications for different levels. All she asks is that you try, and that you practice with a sense of pleasure and enjoyment, rather than expectation, frustration and tension.

For Daisy, Yoga has been a consistent friend in her life - especially in times of need - and had nothing to do with perfecting poses!

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar.

12:30
Public Engagement: Drop-in Sessions [Full] 12:30 - 13:00 Online

A series of 30-minute drop-in sessions to talk with a member of the Public Engagement team. We offer expert advice to support your public engagement work, engagement processes and activities. These include:

  • engagement types and the appropriate format to engage effectively and collaboratively
  • engagement opportunities
  • extensive training portfolio for researchers and professional staff to build skills and confidence
  • funding schemes and resources to inform and support develop projects, events and activities

These sessions are not workshops or taught sessions.

Based on your area of expertise and depending on your School affiliation, you can book a time with one of our public engagement professionals:

  • Dr Tana Joseph, Public Engagement and Impact Manager for the Schools of Arts and Humanities and Social Science - Monday, 15:00-15:30 and 15:30-16:00
  • Dr Lucinda Spokes, Head of Public Engagement, all areas and schools - Monday, 16:00-16:30 and 16:30-17:00
  • Dr Diogo Martins-Gomes, Public Engagement and Communications Manager, Clinical School and School of Biological Sciences - Wednesday, 12:00-12:30 and 12:30-13:00
  • Dr Claudia Antolini, Public Engagement Manager, School of Physical Sciences and School of Technology - Thursday 14:00-14:30 and 14:30-15:00

The team will be available every week, each mentor offering two sessions of 30 minutes in the day and time indicated above. We will release new slots in the same days and times a couple of months in advance.

Please book for the day and time you would like to attend, and you will receive closer to the session the Teams link to meet with the mentor. The link will be sent by RDP Course Administrator. Please make sure that that e-mail address does not go to your spam folder.

13:00
Chemistry: Philosophy for Physical Scientists (4 of 5) In progress 13:00 - 14:00 Pfizer LT

Science is a strikingly successful and powerful feature of contemporary human cultures: it has transformed lives, enabled great technological feats and often revealed the world to be a much stranger place than appearances suggest. But what is science, really, and how and why has it been so successful?

JTC: Intermediate English Conversation Hours charged (4 of 6) In progress 13:00 - 14:00 Language Centre, 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

13:15
JTC: English speaking practice CANCELLED 13:15 - 14:00 John Trim Centre

A relaxed one-to-one English speaking session with an English speaking volunteer.

14:00
Chemistry: Philosophy for Physical Scientists (5 of 5) In progress 14:00 - 15:00 Pfizer LT

Science is a strikingly successful and powerful feature of contemporary human cultures: it has transformed lives, enabled great technological feats and often revealed the world to be a much stranger place than appearances suggest. But what is science, really, and how and why has it been so successful?

CULP: German Basic 1 charged (9 of 15) In progress 14:00 - 16:00 Language Centre, 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.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 2 charged (13 of 15) CANCELLED 14:00 - 16:00 Language Centre, 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.

Word 365: Dissertations, Theses and Long Documents (Live Online Using MS Teams) [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 3

This course is mainly aimed at undergraduate students writing their first thesis, but is also suitable for staff who need to write a long document. It is designed to give an insight and hands on practice into the more advanced features of Microsoft Word that are relevant to producing substantial reports.

Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate. See System requirements below for more information

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

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Physics: LifeCycle Assessment (In Person Face To Face, May) new [Standby] 14:00 - 17:30 Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Seminar Room (Floor 2)

This workshop will introduce the technique of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to Physical Sciences researchers who are keen to evaluate the use of this technique for their work. With the increasing emphasis on sustainability from all fronts, researchers are now expected to reflect on the sustainability impact of their work, and understand the choices that might be available to them. This half day workshop will introduce the use of EcoInvent software for conducting LCA analyses. The workshop will be held in hybrid format - the in person attendees will have a room reserved in the Maxwell Centre, with refreshments available during the break. Online attendees will attend via zoom. When making your booking please make sure you are booking for the correct format i.e. in person or online.

The workshop will be led by NanoDTC alumnus Dr Taylor Uekert, who is currently at the Circular Economy for Energy Materials Team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado.

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the Zoom meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

Physics: LifeCycle Assessment (Live Online Using Zoom, May) new [Standby] 14:00 - 17:30 Department of Physics Online

This workshop will introduce the technique of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to Physical Sciences researchers who are keen to evaluate the use of this technique for their work. With the increasing emphasis on sustainability from all fronts, researchers are now expected to reflect on the sustainability impact of their work, and understand the choices that might be available to them. This half day workshop will introduce the use of EcoInvent software for conducting LCA analyses. The workshop will be held in hybrid format - the in person attendees will have a room reserved in the Maxwell Centre, with refreshments available during the break. Online attendees will attend via zoom. When making your booking please make sure you are booking for the correct format i.e. in person or online.

The workshop will be led by NanoDTC alumnus Dr Taylor Uekert, who is currently at the Circular Economy for Energy Materials Team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado.

Please note that the course is taught using Zoom and you must have Zoom installed on your computer to participate. See System requirements below for more information

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the Zoom meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

JTC: Advanced English Conversation Hours charged (4 of 6) In progress 14:00 - 15:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

The Conversation Hours are a great way to practice the spoken English of academic discussion and debate. They are suitable for learners comfortable in spoken interaction at level C1 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

14:30
Exams² Software: Introduction (Examiners) [Places] 14:30 - 15:30 Faculty of Divinity, Room 2

This session is a short demonstration of examiner Mark Entry in Exams².

15:00
CULP: Turkish Basic 2 charged (10 of 15) CANCELLED 15:00 - 17:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

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.

16:00
CULP: Spanish Basic 2 charged (10 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, 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.

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Italian : VIA ZOOM [Full] 16:00 - 16:20 Zoom Video Communication Software

Speaking practice with an Italian native-speaker volunteer via Zoom communication software.

16:30
JTC: English speaking practice [Full] 16:30 - 17:00 John Trim Centre

A relaxed one-to-one English speaking session with an English speaking volunteer.

16:40
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Italian : VIA ZOOM [Places] 16:40 - 17:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Speaking practice with an Italian native-speaker volunteer via Zoom communication software.

17:00
CULP: Japanese Basic 2 charged (10 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

The courses are delivered in a blended-learning mode, face-to-face and online. 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: Swahili Basic 2 charged (8 of 15) CANCELLED 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

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: Spanish Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, 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.

JTC: English speaking practice [Full] 17:00 - 17:30 John Trim Centre

A relaxed one-to-one English speaking session with an English speaking volunteer.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Effective Use of Punctuation new [Places] 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

Punctuation plays a pivotal role both in shaping meaning and in ensuring readability in written texts. In this workshop, we will explore how to utilise punctuation effectively in academic writing.

No preparatory work is required for this workshop.

18:15
CULP: Spanish Intermediate 1 charged (10 of 15) In progress 18:15 - 20:15 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

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.

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