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Tuesday 16 July

09:00
The Art of Negotiation and Influence [Places] 09:00 - 17:00 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d

When opportunities come along, do you feel confident about working with people to get what you need? This course gives you a practical insight into the application of professional communication to everyday life, learning how to persuade and influence others effectively. Improving your listening and communication skills is advantageous for both your personal and your professional life.

This workshop is led by Richard Mullender, an external trainer who formerly worked for the Metropolitan Police as a hostage negotiator, and then as Lead Trainer at the National Crisis & Hostage Negotiation Unit in Scotland Yard. By looking at everyday scenarios as well as life-or-death negotiations from his professional experience – e.g. with terrorists for the release of hostages or with someone threatening to commit suicide – Richard demonstrates how to listen for ‘levers’ that help you to persuade and influence, and to secure the best possible outcome.

Outcomes:

  • Be able to use communication consciously to persuade and influence effectively
  • Recognize when others are using persuasive communication techniques
  • Feel more confident in presenting yourself well to others and in gaining support
09:30
CUL: Book a Buddy! new CANCELLED 09:30 - 09:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Book this 20 minute slot and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Sign up today! We’ll contact you to find out exactly what you need to know and then we’ll arrange your perfect match with an experienced member of the Reader Services team!

This a trial service running throughout the summer vacation. We will appreciate any feedback that you provide.

09:55
Physics Health & Safety: Induction Part 1 Briefing new [Places] 09:55 - 11:15 Department of Physics, 213 Bragg Commitee Room

This induction briefing is mandatory for all new or temporary staff, new students, and visitors (from other departments or elsewhere) to the Cavendish Laboratory who are staying for more than one week, or are visiting regularly. It begins with a short HR induction.

You will also need to book and attend Part 2 Induction if you do practical work - it follows 10 minutes after this session.

10:00
Moodle: Feedback from the Course Members [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

Moodle as the Virtual Learning Environment will be supporting teaching and learning at the University.

This is an advanced course for those who administer courses in Moodle and would like to use the Feedback activity to survey their course members.

Core Statistics (3 of 6) In progress 10:00 - 13:00 eLearning 2&3 - School of Clinical Medicine

This course is intended to provide a strong foundation in practical statistics and data analysis using the R software environment. The underlying philosophy of the course is to treat statistics as a practical skill rather than as a theoretical subject and as such the course focuses on methods for addressing real-life issues in the biological sciences.

There are three core goals for this course:

  1. Use R confidently for statistics and data analysis
  2. Be able to analyse datasets using standard statistical techniques
  3. Know which tests are and are not appropriate

R is a free, software environment for statistical and data analysis, with many useful features that promote and facilitate reproducible research.

In this course, we explore classical statistical analysis techniques starting with simple hypothesis testing and building up to generalised linear model analysis. The focus of the course is on practical implementation of these techniques and developing robust statistical analysis skills rather than on the underlying statistical theory

After the course you should feel confident to be able to select and implement common statistical techniques using R and moreover know when, and when not, to apply these techniques.

Introduction to CamSIS [Full] 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

CamSIS is Cambridge’s system for handling student information, records and transactions, from initial contact and application all the way through to graduation. This course will teach you the basics of using the system to view student records and to produce basic lists of students.

  • Supporting documentation

Introduction to CamSIS https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=138371

11:30
Physics Health & Safety: Induction Part 2 - Risk Assessment Briefing new [Places] 11:30 - 12:35 Department of Physics, 213 Bragg Commitee Room

This risk assessment briefing follows the basic departmental induction and is mandatory for all new staff, students or visitors who will be doing one or more of the following:

  • running experiments
  • providing technical support
  • carrying out workshop or maintenance work
  • managing other people's work
  • running events

You may only attend this session if you have done Part 1 (see "prerequisites" below).

14:30
Librarians in Training: Building a Digital Library: Digital Collections and the IIIF Environment new [Places] 14:30 - 16:00 Corpus Christi College, Parker Library

A growing number of images from cultural heritage institutions around the world are available for use and re-use by scholars through IIIF (the International Image Interoperability Framework http://iiif.io). This framework and community facilitate comparison of materials across repositories through a common protocol. It also allows for the use of a number of lightweight tools that can be hosted at your institution, or on your laptop, for viewing, annotation, transcription, and collection-building.

No previous experience with IIIF is required. The workshop will be led by Dr Anne McLaughlin, Sub-Librarian of The Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, and Andy Corrigan, Cambridge Digital Library Co-ordinator.

Please note: This course will be cancelled if booking numbers are insufficient.

Wednesday 17 July

09:00
Asbestos Awareness Training [Full] 09:00 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This training will provide delegates with a basic knowledge of asbestos awareness, the risks and the legal requirements under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

09:30
Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos Not bookable 09:30 - 13:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course will concentrate on how to use the Cognos reporting tool to help manage departmental research grants. These reports can be divided into three main categories:

  • Summary financial information for Projects
  • Detailed expenditure analysis
  • Management reports for Grants due to close

In this course we will not access the Grants module in CUFS.

10:00
Getting Connected - Induction for Postdocs [Places] 10:00 - 12:30 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

A must-attend morning with information tailored to postdocs in Cambridge, whether University-based or employed by Colleges or Research Institutions.

At this event, you will be given information about: o Your contract o Professional development & the careers service o Accommodation (including how to apply for accommodation at the new North West Cambridge development) o The postdoc community at Cambridge

and have ample opportunity to meet other postdocs and network.

10:30
Falcon on Drupal: Migration from Falcon On Plone - An Introduction [Full] 10:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course has been designed for web editors of institutions that are migrating from the Falcon on Plone content management system to the new Falcon on Drupal Content Management Service.

12:00
Chinese: Beginner Intensive (5 of 9) In progress 12:00 - 14:00 Engineering Language Unit

Introductory course to Chinese. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of Chinese. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

Open Access Update 2019 (for librarians) new [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 Office of Scholarly Communication Online Webinar

What’s new in Open Access for 2019?

Open Access is a fast moving area but it can be hard to find time to keep up with the latest developments. This session offers a brief update on the biggest changes both within Cambridge and the wider world in the last year.

13:00
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Financial Systems Group (FSG) CANCELLED 13:00 - 15:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Room F40

To provide an opportunity for someone from elsewhere in Finance Division to some time with the Financial Systems Group to get an overview and appreciation of what they do.

13:30
GL Part 1: Getting Started in the General Ledger module [Places] 13:30 - 16:30 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.

Asbestos Awareness Training [Full] 13:30 - 17:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This training will provide delegates with a basic knowledge of asbestos awareness, the risks and the legal requirements under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

14:00
Trans awareness: Supporting trans employees new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 2

This session will provide staff in HR related roles with a greater understanding of the experience of trans people, shed light on the meaning and use of important gender terms (such as cis, non-binary, transgender, etc.) and share information, insights, and guidance.

Introduction to CamSIS [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

CamSIS is Cambridge’s system for handling student information, records and transactions, from initial contact and application all the way through to graduation. This course will teach you the basics of using the system to view student records and to produce basic lists of students.

  • Supporting documentation

Introduction to CamSIS https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=138371

Physics Health and Safety - Maxwell Centre Induction new (1 of 2) [Places] 14:00 - 14:25 Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Seminar Room (Floor 2)

This induction is required for anyone planning to work unsupervised at the Maxwell Centre, Department of Physics.

It has two parts:

  • Part 1 is for people working anywhere in the building
  • Part 2 is only for those working at the Maxwell laboratories
14:25
Physics Health and Safety - Maxwell Centre Induction new (2 of 2) [Places] 14:25 - 14:55 Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Seminar Room (Floor 2)

This induction is required for anyone planning to work unsupervised at the Maxwell Centre, Department of Physics.

It has two parts:

  • Part 1 is for people working anywhere in the building
  • Part 2 is only for those working at the Maxwell laboratories
14:30
Library lowdown: A brief introduction to the University Library new [Places] 14:30 - 15:00 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall

A thirty minute introduction to the UL, aimed at those using our facilities and collections over the summer vacation period. An experienced member of staff will meet you in the Entrance Hall then lead you on a twenty minute tour of the UL,taking in the Locker Room, Open Bookstacks, Reading Room and West Room. Ten minutes are reserved after the tour for a question and answer session.

15:00
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Central & Research Accounting: one-to-ones new [Places] 15:00 - 16:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

This session will walk the participant through in detail the activities involved with their chosen topic and provide an opportunity to ask questions and discuss any associations with their own role.

Following your provisional booking you will be asked which of the following topics you would like the session to concentrate on:

  • Fixed Assets
  • Lynxvale Limited Property Accounting
  • Fees
  • Trust Funds
  • Research Accounting

Thursday 18 July

09:30
Lifting and Manual Handling [Full] 09:30 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Minsk Room

This training is for all staff who are regularly involved in moving and carrying loads and setting up equipment etc. The course involves theory, practical and video. It requires active participation by all attending. The training also includes a practical demonstration of safe lifting and shows a range of lifting aids that are available.

10:00
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Greenwich House Operational Support Team (GHOST) new [Full] 10:00 - 11:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

An opportunity for others within the Finance Division to spend some time with GHOST to gain an overview of their roles and a greater appreciation of what they do.

Core Statistics (4 of 6) In progress 10:00 - 13:00 eLearning 2&3 - School of Clinical Medicine

This course is intended to provide a strong foundation in practical statistics and data analysis using the R software environment. The underlying philosophy of the course is to treat statistics as a practical skill rather than as a theoretical subject and as such the course focuses on methods for addressing real-life issues in the biological sciences.

There are three core goals for this course:

  1. Use R confidently for statistics and data analysis
  2. Be able to analyse datasets using standard statistical techniques
  3. Know which tests are and are not appropriate

R is a free, software environment for statistical and data analysis, with many useful features that promote and facilitate reproducible research.

In this course, we explore classical statistical analysis techniques starting with simple hypothesis testing and building up to generalised linear model analysis. The focus of the course is on practical implementation of these techniques and developing robust statistical analysis skills rather than on the underlying statistical theory

After the course you should feel confident to be able to select and implement common statistical techniques using R and moreover know when, and when not, to apply these techniques.

12:00
Apprenticeship Network Meeting [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 16 Mill Lane, Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs, Seminar Room

A network meeting for university staff interested in establishing an apprenticeship under the Apprenticeship Levy to share questions, experiences and advice.

14:30
CUL: Book a Buddy! new [Places] 14:30 - 14:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

Book this 20 minute slot and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Sign up today! We’ll contact you to find out exactly what you need to know and then we’ll arrange your perfect match with an experienced member of the Reader Services team!

This a trial service running throughout the summer vacation. We will appreciate any feedback that you provide.