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Thursday 2 July

09:00
Shipping Biological Materials (IATA) Course CANCELLED 09:00 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Important notice: All IATA expiry dates from the 1 March 2020 onward are currently extended to the 1 November 2020 (and may be extended again if necessary), so all the existing qualifications remain valid. Our IATA training provider does not have an on-line version of this training available - it will be re-scheduled when possible.


This is a one-day specialised CAA approved training course aimed at those departments shipping biological materials by air (IATA). It will use the 2020 IATA Regulations and will cover the full classification, packaging, labelling and documentation required to ship the following goods:

  • Infectious Substances (Category A)
  • Biological substances (Category B) (e.g. samples, vaccines, bloods, etc)
  • Exempted goods – (e.g. cell lines, DNA)
  • Genetically Modified Organisms

It will also cover the requirements for the supplementary materials encountered, such as dry-ice, dry-shippers and samples that are in small amounts of potentially flammable, or toxic, preservative fluids.

Successful candidates will receive a training certificate valid for two years, restricted only to the materials described above.

For completeness, transport by road and rail etc will also be covered.

Hosted by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, Professor Eilis Ferran, this session will provide an overview of the University's Academic Career Pathways (ACP) procedure, highlight the main changes to the process, provide an overview of the ACP CV Scheme and address some of the common misconceptions surrounding promotions.

We particularly encourage women and staff identifying as Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) to attend as they are currently under-represented at senior academic levels.

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

09:30
AP Part 2: Matching, Amending and Foreign Invoices in Accounts Payable CANCELLED 09:30 - 16:15 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course builds on the knowledge gained in AP Part 1. The delegates will learn how to match invoices to purchase orders, add in freight charges and process invoices from other departments. The course also covers international payments including accounting for VAT and foreign currencies. Delegates will also learn more about month end procedures and AP Reports.

Analysis of bulk RNA-seq data (ONLINE LIVE TRAINING) (2 of 3) Finished 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Facility - Online LIVE Training (Time Zone = BST)

PLEASE NOTE The Bioinformatics Team are presently teaching as many courses live online, with tutors available to help you work through the course material on a personal copy of the course environment. We aim to simulate the classroom experience as closely as possible, with opportunities for one-to-one discussion with tutors and a focus on interactivity throughout.

The aim of this course is to familiarize the participants with the primary analysis of RNA-seq data.

This course starts with a brief introduction to RNA-seq and discusses quality control issues. Next, we will present the alignment step, quantification of expression and differential expression analysis. For downstream analysis we will focus on tools available through the Bioconductor project for manipulating and analysing bulk RNA-seq.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book or register your interest by linking here.

Virtual - GL 2: Reporting in the General Ledger (2 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 10:30

This course provides users the opportunity to run General Ledger reports and how to interpret them when managing departmental funds.

10:00
Leadership Network Meeting - SPACE HOLDER TO BE CONFIRMED new CANCELLED 10:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

Annual two hour events held for all members of the Leadership network, twice a year. Jess Gardner will lead the Meetings and a programme for the sessions will be circulated nearer the date.

Please book onto to one session from:

Wednesday 24th June 2020, 14:30 – 16:30 – Milstein Room UL/West Road

Thursday 2nd July 2020, 10:00 - 12:00 - Milstein Room UL/West Road

Please book onto to one session from:

Wednesday 18th November 2020, 14:30 – 16:30 – Milstein Room UL/West Road

Thursday 24th November 2020, 10:00 - 12:00 - Milstein Room UL/West Road

Network Goals

1. To create structured opportunities to improve communication across our teams.

2. To help build a community of practice, sharing ideas and experience, round leadership and management for the University Libraries beyond the more formal structures of the Senior Management Group and Leadership Team.

3. To create a forum for dedicated training and development for us all, relevant to our roles as managers and leaders

We look forward to welcoming you to these sessions. If you have any questions or queires, please email Amy Glover on ullandd@lib.cam.ac.uk

Come along to this session if you’d like to develop some practical tools to becoming a white ally and build a strong antiracist identity.

The training will be split in two 1h sessions. This will allow us to make space for discussion while not making the zoom meeting too long.

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PLEASE BOOK YOURSELF ONTO BOTH PARTS OF THIS SESSION - Tues 30th June and Thu 02nd July

Joining instructions will appear on your booking confirmation emails. Both sessions need to be booked to receive the different Zoom log in details

Virtual English Coffee Morning: VIA MS TEAMS new Finished 10:00 - 10:45 MS Teams Video Chat

A chance to practice some informal spoken English in a small relaxed group with a native speaker.

A nice way to improve speaking and socialising in English whilst sharing a virtual coffee.

10:30
JTC : 1-1 Language learning advice VIA MS Teams Video Chat new Finished 10:30 - 11:00 MS Teams Video Chat

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser VIA MS TEAMS VIDEO CHAT to explore ways to keep up with your language learning goals during the current pandemic.

These appointments are for advice on learning languages other than English. Should you want support for language skills in English, please do not book into one of these appointments but send your request to adtis@langcen.cam.ac.uk instead.

(Please note that if you are seeking advice about our taught courses, you are encouraged to visit our website for information about online courses to be offered next term).

11:00
Japanese: Beginner Intensive (4 of 9) Finished 11:00 - 13:00 CLIC online teaching

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

This week-long training will focus on professional „branding“ outside of academia. The week will start with a first session introducing the importance of presenting yourself and your ideas in the right way to the stakeholders you are interested in connecting with professionally (cultural-creative, not-for-profit, policy, private audiences). The session will then delve into how to present your skills and your experience to position yourself credibly in a relevant field, whether on linkedin, through your cv and bio, or by ‘online’ networking. The second session will be specifically dedicated to thinking creatively about branding. It will provide participants with practical tips to building a ‘good-looking’ online profile (focusing specifically on constructing a website and cv) and merchandise (including business cards). At the end of the week, participants will also have the opportunity to participate in 30-minute mentorship sessions where participants will present the results of the work undertaken during the week to the trainers (whether a new plan for a website, a revised CV or linkedin profile) and will get the opportunity to receive direct feedback on their work in progress. Instructions will be circulated during the week.

This training will be co-led by Dr Alina Loth and Dr Maja Spanu. Alina is the Public Engagement and Impact Manager at Cambridge and a freelance research illustrator. Maja is a Junior Research Fellow in International Relations at Cambridge and postdoc lead for Humanities and Social Science for the university’s Public Engagement Advisory Group.

Course structure:

Session 1: Introductory Session ‘Branding - the why and how?’

Session 2: Thinking creatively about branding

Session 3 and 4: There will be 30 min time-slots on Thursday and Friday to present your work to the trainers and get individual mentoring, please note that you only have to attend one 30 min slot on the Thursday or Friday and do not have to be available for the remainder of the session!

13:00
Spanish: Beginner Intensive (6 of 9) Finished 13:00 - 15:00 CLIC online teaching

Fun introductory course to Spanish. This course is for those with little or no previous knowledge of Spanish. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

This course will be taught online: there will be three classes per week, each lasting for two hours. The classes will be taught over Zoom which is a user-friendly interface that is easy and free to use. It also allows for collaborative work.

Dr Christian Gilliam continues to offer one-to-one support to PhD students across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. However, given the present circumstances relating to Covid-19, one-to-one support will be provided virtually or online using either Skype, Teams or Zoom.

Please bear in mind that topics for discussion should relate to researcher or personal development, and/or advice relating to the management of your PhD project.

Upon booking, you will receive a booking confirmation email. Please refer to the joining instructions in the email for further information regarding your one-to-one session.

13:45

Dr Christian Gilliam continues to offer one-to-one support to PhD students across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. However, given the present circumstances relating to Covid-19, one-to-one support will be provided virtually or online using either Skype, Teams or Zoom.

Please bear in mind that topics for discussion should relate to researcher or personal development, and/or advice relating to the management of your PhD project.

Upon booking, you will receive a booking confirmation email. Please refer to the joining instructions in the email for further information regarding your one-to-one session.

14:00
JTC: English speaking practice VIA MS TEAMS new Finished 14:00 - 14:20 MS Teams Video Chat

A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session VIA MS TEAMS with chance to concentrate on your conversational and pronunciation skills on a one-to-one basis.

14:30
Apprenticeship Webinar - Leadership and Management Level 5 Finished 14:30 - 15:30 N/A - PPD Zoom (Internal Ref:Standard)

During this lockdown period, PPD is keen to continue to promote development opportunities for University staff. This information webinar will help you to identify if you wish to progress your development by way of an Apprenticeship.

We are looking to explore what interest there is at this current time in this Leadership Level 5 apprenticeship and hope that there will be sufficient interest to establish a University-wide cohort. By establishing University-wide cohorts, we are looking to encourage more departments to use apprenticeships as a way to provide focused professional development for staff. Participants will have the advantage of a peer group to work through the programme with. Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment are also potentially interested in joining in with this.

The webinar will be presented by Jennifer Dix of Corndel, who will deliver these apprenticeships.

For this cohort to run, there is a minimum of 18-20 people required. Depending on the level of interest shown, it is intended that the apprenticeship will start as soon as possible. Entry to these cohorts will be by application and is open to all University employees who meet the eligibility criteria.

A link to the webinar will be sent with the joining instructions when your booking is confirmed.

Further information from the provider, Corndel.

Apprenticeship guidance.

Dr Christian Gilliam continues to offer one-to-one support to PhD students across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. However, given the present circumstances relating to Covid-19, one-to-one support will be provided virtually or online using either Skype, Teams or Zoom.

Please bear in mind that topics for discussion should relate to researcher or personal development, and/or advice relating to the management of your PhD project.

Upon booking, you will receive a booking confirmation email. Please refer to the joining instructions in the email for further information regarding your one-to-one session.

JTC: English speaking practice VIA MS TEAMS new Finished 14:30 - 14:50 MS Teams Video Chat

A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session VIA MS TEAMS with chance to concentrate on your conversational and pronunciation skills on a one-to-one basis.

15:00
CULP: German Intermediate 1 charged (12 of 15) Finished 15:00 - 17:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

This course will be delivered online.

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.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

(Critical) Machine Vision for the Humanities [remote delivery] new (8 of 10) Finished 15:00 - 16:00 Cambridge Digital Humanities Online

Leonardo Impett, Cambridge Digital Humanities

Application forms should be returned to CDH Learning (learning@cdh.cam.ac.uk) by Friday 22 May 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by 26 May 2020.

This course will introduce graduate students, early-career researchers, and professionals in the humanities to the technologies of image recognition and machine vision, including recent developments in machine vision research in the past half-decade. The course will seek to combine a technical understanding of how machine vision systems work, with a detailed understanding of the possibilities they open to research and study in the humanities, and with a critical exploration of the social, political and ideological dimensions of machine vision.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the basic tasks of machine vision, such as Image Classification, Object Detection, Image-to-Image Translation, Image Captioning, Image Segmentation etc.
  • Understand the fundamental technical operations of image processing and machine vision: the pixel encoding of images, Gaussian and convolutional filters,
  • Explore critical aspects of machine vision in a technically-informed way: e.g. the problems in algorithmic bias brought about by featureless convolutional networks
  • Develop and run their own simple machine vision and image processing pipelines, in a visual programming language compiling to Python
  • Understand the potential synergies and limitations of machine vision applications in humanities research and cultural heritage institutions
15:15

Dr Christian Gilliam continues to offer one-to-one support to PhD students across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. However, given the present circumstances relating to Covid-19, one-to-one support will be provided virtually or online using either Skype, Teams or Zoom.

Please bear in mind that topics for discussion should relate to researcher or personal development, and/or advice relating to the management of your PhD project.

Upon booking, you will receive a booking confirmation email. Please refer to the joining instructions in the email for further information regarding your one-to-one session.

17:00
CULP: Spanish Post-Intermediate 2 charged (2 of 6) Finished 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

This course will be delivered online.

This is an extension class following the Spanish Intermediate 2 programmes, focusing on abridged short stories/films (3 of each) at upper-intermediate level in preparation for CULP Advanced course.

Total 6 lesson of 2 hours each.

Please contact CULP Administrator on culp@langcen.cam.ac.uk to enrol.

Friday 3 July

09:30
German: Beginner Intensive (9 of 9) Finished 09:30 - 11:30 CLIC online teaching

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

Analysis of bulk RNA-seq data (ONLINE LIVE TRAINING) (3 of 3) Finished 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Facility - Online LIVE Training (Time Zone = BST)

PLEASE NOTE The Bioinformatics Team are presently teaching as many courses live online, with tutors available to help you work through the course material on a personal copy of the course environment. We aim to simulate the classroom experience as closely as possible, with opportunities for one-to-one discussion with tutors and a focus on interactivity throughout.

The aim of this course is to familiarize the participants with the primary analysis of RNA-seq data.

This course starts with a brief introduction to RNA-seq and discusses quality control issues. Next, we will present the alignment step, quantification of expression and differential expression analysis. For downstream analysis we will focus on tools available through the Bioconductor project for manipulating and analysing bulk RNA-seq.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book or register your interest by linking here.

10:00
Chinese: Beginner Intensive (1 of 9) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching

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

This week-long training will focus on professional „branding“ outside of academia. The week will start with a first session introducing the importance of presenting yourself and your ideas in the right way to the stakeholders you are interested in connecting with professionally (cultural-creative, not-for-profit, policy, private audiences). The session will then delve into how to present your skills and your experience to position yourself credibly in a relevant field, whether on linkedin, through your cv and bio, or by ‘online’ networking. The second session will be specifically dedicated to thinking creatively about branding. It will provide participants with practical tips to building a ‘good-looking’ online profile (focusing specifically on constructing a website and cv) and merchandise (including business cards). At the end of the week, participants will also have the opportunity to participate in 30-minute mentorship sessions where participants will present the results of the work undertaken during the week to the trainers (whether a new plan for a website, a revised CV or linkedin profile) and will get the opportunity to receive direct feedback on their work in progress. Instructions will be circulated during the week.

This training will be co-led by Dr Alina Loth and Dr Maja Spanu. Alina is the Public Engagement and Impact Manager at Cambridge and a freelance research illustrator. Maja is a Junior Research Fellow in International Relations at Cambridge and postdoc lead for Humanities and Social Science for the university’s Public Engagement Advisory Group.

Course structure:

Session 1: Introductory Session ‘Branding - the why and how?’

Session 2: Thinking creatively about branding

Session 3 and 4: There will be 30 min time-slots on Thursday and Friday to present your work to the trainers and get individual mentoring, please note that you only have to attend one 30 min slot on the Thursday or Friday and do not have to be available for the remainder of the session!

Virtual English Coffee Morning: VIA MS TEAMS new Finished 10:00 - 10:45 MS Teams Video Chat

A chance to practice some informal spoken English in a small relaxed group with a native speaker.

A nice way to improve speaking and socialising in English whilst sharing a virtual coffee.

12:00
French: Beginner Intensive (6 of 9) Finished 12:00 - 14:00 CLIC online teaching

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

This course will be taught online: there will be three classes per week, each lasting for two hours. I have chosen to use Zoom which is a user-friendly interface that is easy and free to use. It also allows collaborative work.

SAH Remote Online Teaching Workshop new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Delivered by Pedro Barriuso-Algar, CULP Coordinator for Teacher Development

One-hour workshops focusing on Zoom essentials. Participants will learn how to:

  • Book a series of sessions in advance.
  • Use the interactive whiteboard and the chat facility.
  • Share content (e.g. Power Point presentations).
  • Share computer audio.
  • Create breakout rooms.
  • Integrate content from Moodle and / or Google Drive.

The workshops will be hands-on and participants (limited to 12 per session) will have the opportunity to practice all these features.

13:00
CULP: French Intermediate 2 charged (6 of 15) Finished 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

This course will be delivered online.

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 2 level the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

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

German: Intermediate Intensive (9 of 9) Finished 13:00 - 15:00 CLIC online teaching

This course is suitable for those who have already studied German for at least a year, or for those who know basic German. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

13:30
JTC: English speaking practice VIA MS TEAMS new Finished 13:30 - 13:50 MS Teams Video Chat

A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session VIA MS TEAMS with chance to concentrate on your conversational and pronunciation skills on a one-to-one basis.

14:00
Spanish: Intermediate Intensive (9 of 9) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 CLIC online teaching

This course is suitable for students who have studied or picked up Spanish at basic level and who want to revise and progress onto intermediate topics and language and to discover Hispanic culture. The main focus is learning through communication and interaction. We will get together from home with Zoom, which offers us many possibilities to watch videos, listen to audio, read texts, write (there is even a whiteboard!) and especially speak in small and large groups. ¡Te esperamos!

Neurodiversity includes the specific learning differences -dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and Autism.

In this talk Professor Sara Rankin explores the strengths and weaknesses associated with being neurodiverse and how this plays out in the Universities and businesses for students, researchers, managers, postgraduate students and administrators.

She will talk about some of the educational and outreach projects she is currently working on for ND students, at Imperial College London. She will also outline the steps that line managers can take to support their ND staff and give an overview of some of the assistive technologies that can help.

Sara Rankin is a Professor in NHLI, FoM working in the field of Regenerative Pharmacology. She is dyslexic and dyspraxic.

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.


@RankinProf | s.rankin@imperial.ac.uk

https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/diversity-in-science/scientists-with-disabilities/sara-rankin/

Top 50 Influential Neurodivergent Women 2019 https://www.womenbeyondthebox.com/sararankin/

14:30
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of French : VIA ZOOM Finished 14:30 - 14:50 Zoom Video Communication Software

A chance to practice French conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker.

15:00
CULP: German Intermediate 1 charged (13 of 15) Finished 15:00 - 17:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

This course will be delivered online.

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.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

What might your research project look like if it were presented as a video game? What rules would structure a board game based on your work? What toys could you make to encourage people to play with your key concepts? This session introduces the basics of game design and models a method for identifying the rules and mechanics that structure playful experiences. Using a series of case studies, we will examine the intersection between academic research and game design, and discuss how playful thinking can facilitate innovation, experimentation, and sustained engagement.

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of French : VIA ZOOM Finished 15:00 - 15:20 Zoom Video Communication Software

A chance to practice French conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker.

15:30
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Italian : VIA ZOOM Finished 15:30 - 15:50 Zoom Video Communication Software

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

16:00
French: Intermediate Intensive (9 of 9) Finished 16:00 - 18:00 CLIC online teaching

This course is suitable for those who have already studied French for at least a year, or for those who know basic French. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation. The course will be delivered online, via Zoom. You will receive an invitation to join the course via email before the first session.

17:00
CULP: Spanish Basic 2 charged (6 of 15) Finished 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The course will be delivered online.

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At 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 Intermediate 2 charged (9 of 15) Finished 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

This course will be delivered online.

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 2 level the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

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

18:00
CULP: Spanish Intermediate 1 charged (9 of 15) Finished 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The course will be delivered online.

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.

CULP: Russian Basic 2 charged (9 of 15) Finished 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At 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.