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Monday 15 July

11:00
Medicine: Getting the best results - improving your database searching (for NHS staff only) new [Places] 11:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

A course specifically for NHS staff. Attendees will learn how to search databases accessed with an Athens login (such as Medline, Embase and Cinahl) effectively and efficiently, to learn how to save searches and references, and to create and maintain a bibliography.

All attendees are required to have an NHS Athens login. University of Cambridge staff and students wanting to learn similar material should book onto the Introduction to Literature Searching (for University) course instead.

Please note that this session takes place in person, in the Medical Library training room.

11:45
Finance Division - New Starters Welcome with David Hughes (Finance Division Staff only) new Not bookable 11:45 - 13:00 Greenwich House, Heidelberg/Granada (Combined) Room

As a recent new starter to the Finance Division, we would like to invite you to attend a welcome session in Greenwich House with David Hughes. These sessions are an opportunity for you to meet with other members of staff who have recently joined Finance, as well as hearing from David and senior members of the team.

Please book onto a session below that suits your office working pattern best. We encourage you to attend in your first three months in the Finance Division but if you are unable to attend either of these dates, more dates will follow later in the year.

12:00
Fire Safety Awareness Training for Embedded Departments at Addenbrooke's Hospital Not bookable 12:00 - 13:00 Alice Fisher Lecture Theatre

Fire Safety Awareness training provided by the NHS for all embedded tenants. It is recommended that this training be refreshed every 2-3 years.

Please note: Bookings will close one week before the event.

The Squiggly Careers - Podcast Group new [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 CPMO: MS Teams

You've heard of a book group, but how about one for podcasts? In these sessions we will focus on a different episode from the wonderful Squiggly Careers Amazing If podcasts, which includes over 300 episodes on career based topics ranging from coaching and confidence, to strength and values. Before each session you will be sent a link to a podcast episode to listen to and reflect upon. During the session you will be led through a selection of tasks/exercises recommended in the episode Pod Sheet. You will have the opportunity to work on these individually and then reflect back as a group.

Session 10: How to have a high trust team

In this episode the podcast hosts talk about how trust in teams makes a big difference to work and wellbeing. They explore practical ways trust shows up and ideas for action to create environments where people feel respected and able to be themselves. They discuss the importance of assessing the practical and emotional aspects of trust, how to make ‘mistake moments’ part of your team’s ways of working, and the role of ‘red table talks’ in addressing tough topics.

This session may be of particular interest to those who attended the live session from Sarah Ellis on 25 June (University of Cambridge training - High Trust Teams (from Squiggly Careers) - Tue 25 Jun 2024) and would like to explore some of the material covered in more depth.

14:00
Mental Health Awareness: Senior Leadership Programme new [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 Selwyn College, Quarry Whitehouse Auditorium

This 3-hour session is a bespoke programme for staff in senior leadership roles at the University and Colleges on the topic of mental health and wellbeing in their workplace and the educational context.

The session offers:

  • An opportunity for senior leaders to support a whole institution approach to mental health and wellbeing, promoting an informed and compassionate higher education community which is conducive to wellbeing and supports the full academic, occupational, and social potential of all staff and students.
  • A brief overview of staff and student mental health in Higher Education.
  • Best practice guidance on identifying and responding to staff and students who may be experiencing mental health difficulties.
  • Context-specific case vignettes and scenarios to improve staff confidence in intervening and applying skills in discussions with staff and students, including those who may be experiencing poor wellbeing, mental ill-health and thoughts of suicide.
  • Evidence-based and practical strategies for promoting wellbeing throughout the higher education community, including self-care for staff.
  • Key resources and services in place to support mental health locally and nationally.

Please note these are stand-alone training sessions and participants should only attend one session.


This training is provided free of charge to College and University staff thanks to a philanthropic donation. The cost of providing the course is £25 per participant.

Tuesday 16 July

09:00
Drop In Session - Continuous Improvement [Places] 09:00 - 10:00 CPMO: MS Teams

A series of 30 minute drop-in sessions to talk with one of the Continuous Improvement team. We offer expert, impartial advice relating all things process improvement and want to support our colleagues on their own continuous improvement journeys.

Please note, these sessions are informal, 1-2-1 meetings where colleagues can ask for advice and guidance from the team. These are not workshops or taught sessions.

The team will be available 9-10 and 4-5 every Tuesday and Friday - each hour can be split into two sessions of 30 minutes depending on demand.

09:30
Web Recruitment Training - Managing Vacancies & Sending Correspondence (In Person Face to Face) Not bookable 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course covers viewing, processing and recording data for applications, adding notes and attachments, generating rejection emails, generating electronic reference requests, processing applicants through the selection process and transferring successful applicants to CHRIS. The system used is Web Recruitment.

  • This is the In Person Face to Face version of the Live Online Web Recruitment: Managing Vacancies & Sending Correspondence course.

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.

  • See Related Courses below to take your skills further

Need to get up to speed with Teams? Then join us in this friendly, slow-paced, introductory session to learn how to get up and running and provide an opportunity to get a hands on and in-depth insight into Teams. Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate.

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.

If you prefer a quick overview of Teams then consider joining the Fast Track Live Online or In Person Face to Face course instead.

  • See Related Courses below to take your skills further
How to make a group booking with Key Travel new [Places] 09:30 - 10:30 Via MS Teams

How to make a group booking with Key Travel - Organising group travel for research or to undertake work on behalf of the University.

This training session, delivered by Key Travel, is open to new and experienced colleagues who are responsible for booking group travel (10 passengers or more) on behalf of the University. Key Travel’s Specialist Travel team will take you through the process of group bookings including:

  • What is group travel?
  • How to make a group booking with Key Travel (what information is required)
  • Services available
  • Benefits of booking with Key Travel

The primary purpose of the training session will be to walk you through the booking process, however, there will also be opportunities to ask questions and explore the services provided.

Linear mixed effects models (IN-PERSON) (2 of 2) In progress 09:30 - 17:00 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building

This course gives an introduction to linear mixed effects models, also called multi-level models or hierarchical models, for the purposes of using them in your own research or studies.

We emphasise the practical skills and key concepts needed to work with these models, using applied examples and real datasets.

After completing the course, you should have:

  • A conceptual understanding of what mixed effects models are, and when they should be used
  • Familiarity with fitting and interpreting mixed effects models using the lme4 package in R

Please note that this course builds on knowledge of linear modelling, therefore should not be considered a general introduction to statistical modelling.


If you do not have a University of Cambridge Raven account please book or register your interest here.

Additional information
  • ♿ The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access.
  • Our courses are only free for registered University of Cambridge students. All other participants will be charged according to our charging policy.
  • Attendance will be taken on all courses and a charge is applied for non-attendance. After you have booked a place, if you are unable to attend any of the live sessions, please email the Bioinfo Team.
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.
  • Guidance on visiting Cambridge and finding accommodation is available here.

New to, or confused about online file storage and collaboration? This course aims to take the mystery out of managing your files online, how to set file permissions and you will have an understanding of online file management in SharePoint, Teams and OneDrive.

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.

  • See Related Courses below to take your skills further
10:30

Come and hear more about the new Safety Office initiatives: the Safety Management Hub and Peregrine Foresight. There will be a short demonstration and introduction of each, followed by time for questions and links to more information.

13:25
1-to-1 review with Sam new [Places] 13:25 - 13:55

This is l review of progress and training needs for year ahead. Students will complete a training needs analysis questionnaire before 1-to-1 with Sam (Training and Inclusive Support Manager), which will be use to steer the session and create a personalised training programme for student for the year ahead that will support PhD progression as well as developing skills for post PhD career choices

14:00
Mental Health Awareness: Senior Leadership Programme new [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 Churchill College, Sixties Room

This 3-hour session is a bespoke programme for staff in senior leadership roles at the University and Colleges on the topic of mental health and wellbeing in their workplace and the educational context.

The session offers:

  • An opportunity for senior leaders to support a whole institution approach to mental health and wellbeing, promoting an informed and compassionate higher education community which is conducive to wellbeing and supports the full academic, occupational, and social potential of all staff and students.
  • A brief overview of staff and student mental health in Higher Education.
  • Best practice guidance on identifying and responding to staff and students who may be experiencing mental health difficulties.
  • Context-specific case vignettes and scenarios to improve staff confidence in intervening and applying skills in discussions with staff and students, including those who may be experiencing poor wellbeing, mental ill-health and thoughts of suicide.
  • Evidence-based and practical strategies for promoting wellbeing throughout the higher education community, including self-care for staff.
  • Key resources and services in place to support mental health locally and nationally.

Please note these are stand-alone training sessions and participants should only attend one session.


This training is provided free of charge to College and University staff thanks to a philanthropic donation. The cost of providing the course is £25 per participant.

1-to-1 review with Sam new [Full] 14:00 - 14:30

This is l review of progress and training needs for year ahead. Students will complete a training needs analysis questionnaire before 1-to-1 with Sam (Training and Inclusive Support Manager), which will be use to steer the session and create a personalised training programme for student for the year ahead that will support PhD progression as well as developing skills for post PhD career choices

15:00
Tableau Drop In Sessions (via Teams) new [Places] 15:00 - 15:30 Via MS Teams

This is an opportunity for the members of the University to go one-on-one with Tableau experts across the Business Information and Strategic Insights Team, who can help you solve challenges.

15:10
1-to-1 review with Sam new [Places] 15:10 - 15:40

This is l review of progress and training needs for year ahead. Students will complete a training needs analysis questionnaire before 1-to-1 with Sam (Training and Inclusive Support Manager), which will be use to steer the session and create a personalised training programme for student for the year ahead that will support PhD progression as well as developing skills for post PhD career choices

15:40
1-to-1 review with Sam new [Full] 15:40 - 16:10

This is l review of progress and training needs for year ahead. Students will complete a training needs analysis questionnaire before 1-to-1 with Sam (Training and Inclusive Support Manager), which will be use to steer the session and create a personalised training programme for student for the year ahead that will support PhD progression as well as developing skills for post PhD career choices

16:00
Drop In Session - Continuous Improvement [Places] 16:00 - 17:00 CPMO: MS Teams

A series of 30 minute drop-in sessions to talk with one of the Continuous Improvement team. We offer expert, impartial advice relating all things process improvement and want to support our colleagues on their own continuous improvement journeys.

Please note, these sessions are informal, 1-2-1 meetings where colleagues can ask for advice and guidance from the team. These are not workshops or taught sessions.

The team will be available 9-10 and 4-5 every Tuesday and Friday - each hour can be split into two sessions of 30 minutes depending on demand.

16:15
1-to-1 review with Sam new [Full] 16:15 - 16:45

This is l review of progress and training needs for year ahead. Students will complete a training needs analysis questionnaire before 1-to-1 with Sam (Training and Inclusive Support Manager), which will be use to steer the session and create a personalised training programme for student for the year ahead that will support PhD progression as well as developing skills for post PhD career choices

18:00
CULP: Portuguese Basic 2 charged (15 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 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.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

Wednesday 17 July

09:30
Excel 365: Top Tips - Bitesize Learning (Live Online using MS Teams) [Places] 09:30 - 11:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 1

This instructor-led course is for people who want to keep up to date with newer or the lesser-known features of Microsoft Excel. It is a quick fire succession of topics at a fast pace and aimed at those who are comfortable using computers.

  • This is the Live online version of the In Person Face to Face classroom based instructor led Excel: Top Tips course.

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.

  • See Related Courses below to take your skills further
Facilitation and Coaching Skills for Continuous Improvement new [Full] 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This interactive course is complementary to other courses within the Continuous Improvement theme and is designed to give delegates the knowledge and tools to;

  • plan and deliver process improvement workshops
  • coach and support others to improve processes
Software Reproducibility using Containers (IN-PERSON) new [Places] 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building

Congratulations! You have just created a new programme/script that is likely to be of use to other researchers. Naturally, you want to publish this software, others to use it and you to be cited. How hard can that step be? (SPOILER Alert – it’s harder than you think).

  • This course explores the myriad challenges in producing code that works on other researchers’ computers and not just yours.
  • We tour various possible software solutions and evaluate their suitability
  • We examine the potential solution that is Software Containers (focusing on Docker).


If you do not have a University of Cambridge Raven account please book or register your interest here.

Additional information
  • ♿ The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access.
  • Our courses are only free for registered University of Cambridge students. All other participants will be charged according to our charging policy.
  • Attendance will be taken on all courses and a charge is applied for non-attendance, including for University of Cambridge students. After you have booked a place, if you are unable to attend any of the live sessions, please email the Bioinfo Team.
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.
  • Guidance on visiting Cambridge and finding accommodation is available here.
09:40
Virtual Writing Retreats [Places] 09:40 - 17:00 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.

10:00
Physics Health & Safety: Physics of Medicine (PoM) Induction [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 Department of Physics

General induction for users of the Physics of Medicine (PoM) building. This includes a guided tour of the facility.

Participants will gain access to PoM only after successfully completing the Physics H&S Induction - see "Related Courses" below.

Medicine: Writing for Publication (for University and NHS) [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

A course designed to take you step-by-step through academic writing and publication, with tips and resources to make writing up as simple as possible. The course will demystify the peer-review process, and help you to improve the precision and clarity of your academic writing.

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
Drupal: An Introduction (Live Online Using MS Teams) [Full] 10:30 - 12:30 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 3

This course will cover the most essential features and concepts of Drupal through demonstrations and hands on activities.

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.

  • See Related Courses below to take your skills further
11:30
Word 365: Top Tips - Bitesize Learning (Live Online using MS Teams) [Places] 11:30 - 13:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 4

This one-hour instructor-led course is for people who want to keep up to date with newer or the lesser-known features of Microsoft Word. It is a quick fire succession of topics at a fast pace and aimed at those who are comfortable using computers.

  • This is the Live online version of the In Person Face to Face classroom based instructor led Office 365: Word Top Tips - Bitesize Learning.

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.

  • See Related Courses below to take your skills further
12:00
SCM Staff Yoga Class (In Person Face To Face) new CANCELLED 12:00 - 13:00 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.

13:00
Student Mental Health Awareness Training new [Full] 13:00 - 17:00 Wolfson College, Gatsby Room

This 4-hour mental health awareness training is intended for frontline staff at Colleges and Academic Faculties/Departments whose roles are pastoral or include responsibilities for responding to student welfare.

The session offers:

  • A brief overview of student mental health in Higher Education.
  • Best practice guidance on identifying and responding to students who may be experiencing mental health difficulties.
  • Context-specific case vignettes and scenarios to improve staff confidence in intervening and applying skills in discussions with students, including those who may be experiencing poor wellbeing, mental ill-health and thoughts of suicide.
  • Evidence-based and practical strategies for promoting student and staff wellbeing, including self-care for staff.
  • Key resources and services in place to support mental health locally and nationally.

Please note these are stand-alone training sessions and participants should only attend one session.


This training is provided free of charge to College and University staff thanks to a philanthropic donation. The cost of providing the course is £25 per participant.

EA/ PA Community of Practice Launch Event new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 CPMO: MS Teams

The EA/PA Community of Practice is a safe and confidential space where colleagues in similar roles from across the collegiate university can meet up, ask for guidance and support one another.

To launch the Community of Practice, we are excited to be hosting our first online event to celebrate the CoP, hear from the Co-Leads, meet colleagues and more!

13:30
Fire Warden Training [Places] 13:30 - 16:00 Room to be confirmed

Fire Warden training will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation.

Venue: Seminar Room, James Dyson Building, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ

14:00
Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - Managing and Sharing Files in OneDrive and SharePoint Through Teams (In Person Face to Face) [Standby] 14:00 - 16:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

New to, or confused about online file storage and collaboration? This course aims to take the mystery out of managing your files online, how to set file permissions and you will have an understanding of online file management in SharePoint, Teams and OneDrive.

  • This is the Face to Face version of the Live Online course.

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.

  • See Related Courses below to take your skills further
14:30
AI Tools Workshop: Advanced Usage of AI Tools (For Current Users) Online Session new [Places] 14:30 - 15:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

Are you already familiar with AI tools? This workshop is designed for current users who wish to harness the potential of advanced AI features. This session will provide an exploration of ChatGPT, Microsoft Copilot, Gemini, and other specified tools, offering practical tips to enhance efficiency and productivity.

We will use MS Teams for the workshop. A link for you to access the session will be sent nearer the time.

15:00

There are many benefits to working at Cambridge. In this session we will explore how to make the most of the discounts and resources you are entitled to and highlight the activities available to help you make the most of working here.