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Tuesday 15 October

09:15
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Accounts Payable & Cashier CANCELLED 09:15 - 12:15 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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

09:30
Unix: Introduction to the Command Line Interface (Self-paced) (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

The course is designed to take someone from having no knowledge of the Unix command line to being able to navigate around directories, and doing simple file manipulation. Then some of the more basic commands, will be introduced, including information on how to get more help from the system itself. Finally accessing remote computers by ssh and the most basic of shell scripts will be introduced.

Excel 2016: Introduction Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

Microsoft Excel is the chosen spreadsheet package as it is a popular choice, both on Apple Mac and PC. This is an instructor-led course for absolute beginners. There is a self-paced Excel Beginners course for those who prefer to learn at their own pace.

Teaching and Communicating with Impact (1:1 session) new Finished 09:30 - 10:30 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room BG04

Do you get nervous when teaching or lecturing? Are you speaking with a clear voice and being heard? Do you get the results you want from your communications with others at work?

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session for Cambridge staff with teaching responsibilities will help you refine your teaching and presentation skills, assist you to speak more confidently, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations. Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated. Coaching will focus on your individual requirements, ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room of students and structuring a compelling lecture or presentation.

Map your Postdoc Journey NOW! new Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Postdoc Centre@ Mill Lane, Eastwood Room

How can you make the most of your postdoc years at Cambridge? What does a strategic postdoc look like? What could you be doing now to be more strategic, intentional and agentive during your time at Cambridge?
This workshop explores how to navigate the research landscape, how to think and act strategically, and how to develop mental and emotional discipline for coping with the demands of the competitive research environment. We will explore the career journeys of former postdocs and see that there’s no one recipe for success, but there are common ingredients. This workshop is for postdoctoral researchers who want to get to and be prepared for the next step in their careers, whether that’s within academia or beyond.


Outcomes:

  • Begin to take charge of your own career path
  • Understand the many actions you could be taking now to achieve a career within or beyond academia
  • Consider the important link between mental and emotional health and career advancement


Feedback:

“It encouraged an overall view of thinking about my career and what I want out of it and what I am good at. It also covered examples of people who stayed in academia as well as those who did not, so that I was able to consider the pros and cons of more than just one route.”

“I'm right at the start of my post-doc and it helped me to think about what I wanted to get out of the next few years in terms of my career.”

10:00
CUL: Orientation tour Finished 10:00 - 10:45 Cambridge University Library, Catalogue Hall

The University Library holds over 9 million physical items and provides access to millions of online resources. In this session an experienced member of UL staff will show you the basics to get you started.

The tour will include:

  • A brief introduction to iDiscover - your main tool for locating resources in the UL and other University of Cambridge Libraries
  • A tour of the physical spaces including the Main Reading Room and Open bookstacks
  • Demonstrations of how to locate the physical items you need and brief explanations of Electronic Legal Deposit and E-Resource access
  • We'll show you where the important things are such as toilets, Tea Room, and comfortable areas to work
  • We'll answer any questions you may have
  • We'll make sure that by the end of the tour you will know where to go to find help
Survival Guide to Cambridge University Libraries Services and Resources Finished 10:00 - 11:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

This session will provide an overview of the support and resources available from libraries and other useful departments from across the University of Cambridge. It will also provide an introduction to the Researcher Development Programme STEMM sessions offered by library staff on a wide range of useful research themes and skills.

After this session, participants will have a better understanding of what services are out there to help support them in their time at Cambridge and who they can ask for help.

Apprenticeship Engagement Event Finished 10:00 - 12:00 University Centre, Hicks Room

An information event about three apprenticeship cohorts being offered across the University:

  • HR Level 3
  • HR Level 5
  • Learning Mentor Level 3
  • Various Construction and Engineering Apprenticeships
  • Digital

There will be a presentation from the apprenticeship training providers selected to deliver these programmes - West Suffolk College, Cambridge Regional College and Firebrand.

The event will involve short presentations lasting around 1 hour and 10minutes. The remainder of the event will be an opportunity to raise any questions with the training providers.

Time and Project Management (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) new Finished 10:00 - 13:00 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03a

How is it that we all have the same amount of time in the day, yet some postgraduate research students seem to achieve so much more than others? How can we deal with those people and tasks that seem to drain away our time and energy? How can we make sure that we maintain an effective balance in our work and home life, yet still progress towards our career aims? Managing your research project and time effectively are key skills to develop, and will lead you to be a more effective researcher. This will be useful in your future career whatever direction it takes.

This course provides the tools and techniques required to improve your time and project planning.

Finding what you need (Engineering Energy Technology/Nuclear Energy Mphil) new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Department of Engineering, Hopkinson MPhil Centre

A training session for Energy Tech / Nuclear Energy MPhil students in the Department of Engineering

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover:

  • Search strategy
  • Search methods
  • Where to search
  • Troubleshooting common problems
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Core Statistics (1 of 6) Finished 10:00 - 13:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 10

This laptop only 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 linear models and power analyses. 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.

10:30
Teaching and Communicating with Impact (1:1 session) new Finished 10:30 - 11:30 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room BG04

Do you get nervous when teaching or lecturing? Are you speaking with a clear voice and being heard? Do you get the results you want from your communications with others at work?

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session for Cambridge staff with teaching responsibilities will help you refine your teaching and presentation skills, assist you to speak more confidently, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations. Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated. Coaching will focus on your individual requirements, ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room of students and structuring a compelling lecture or presentation.

11:00
An Overview Of Qualitative Data Collection And Analysis new (1 of 4) Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Sidgwick Site, Lecture Block Room 1

With such a large variety of qualitative research methods to choose from, creating a research design can be confusing and difficult without a sufficiently informed overview. This module aims to provide an overview by introducing qualitative data collection and analysis methods commonly used in social science research. The module provides a foundation for other SSRMP qualitative methods modules such as ethnography, discourse analysis, interviews, or diary research. Knowing what is ‘out there’ will help a researcher purposefully select further modules to study on, provide readings to deepen knowledge on specific methods, and will facilitate a more informed research design that contributes to successful empirical research.

11:15
English: Writing for Engineers (New PhD and MRES students) new (1 of 2) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

The focus is on structure, logical flow, the effective development of ideas, accuracy and critical analysis.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
11:30
Teaching and Communicating with Impact (1:1 session) new Finished 11:30 - 12:30 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room BG04

Do you get nervous when teaching or lecturing? Are you speaking with a clear voice and being heard? Do you get the results you want from your communications with others at work?

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session for Cambridge staff with teaching responsibilities will help you refine your teaching and presentation skills, assist you to speak more confidently, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations. Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated. Coaching will focus on your individual requirements, ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room of students and structuring a compelling lecture or presentation.

13:00
Immigration and Recruitment: Helping You Get it Right Finished 13:00 - 15:45 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


This course is recommended for those responsible for the recruitment and selection of staff, particularly if you are new to the University but also for existing staff seeking a refresher.

With the introduction of the points-based immigration system and with immigration legislation becoming ever stricter, the UK now operates one of the world’s most complex immigration systems.

The aim of this course is to help those involved with recruitment and selection to navigate the rules which regulate the recruitment of individuals who are subject to immigration control, whilst ensuring full compliance. It will outline the key requirements in advertising, selection, pre-employment checks and the responsibilities throughout employment that the University is legally bound to observe.

Good Practice in Research: Ethics of Research Involving Human Participants and Personal Data new Finished 13:00 - 15:00 Postdoc Centre@ Mill Lane, Seminar Room

Getting things right is critical when working with human participants and/or personal data. Non-ethical research may put the participants at risk or damage the validity of your findings. Moreover, appropriate ethical reflection is a feature of high quality research and goes beyond an approval letter from a research ethics committee. Taking an ethics-by-numbers approach to ethical approval, without due reflection of the specifics concerns involved may lead you to unnecessarily restrict your research. It may also mean you’re less prepared to handle ongoing or unexpected ethical considerations e.g. decision-making in fieldwork or how best to interpret and disseminate data.

On this course, you will learn the principles underpinning ethical research and how to manage issues like seeking informed consent, recruiting vulnerable people, processing personal data, balancing participants’ interests with academic freedom and societal obligations, re-using personal data, respecting participant autonomy and reacting to unexpected events. Using case studies and group discussion, this course will explore best practice for working with human participants and personal data and provide opportunities for you to share your experiences and learn from others.

13:30
Unix: Introduction to the Command Line Interface (Self-paced) (2 of 2) Finished 13:30 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

The course is designed to take someone from having no knowledge of the Unix command line to being able to navigate around directories, and doing simple file manipulation. Then some of the more basic commands, will be introduced, including information on how to get more help from the system itself. Finally accessing remote computers by ssh and the most basic of shell scripts will be introduced.

This session introduces new undergraduate Chemistry students to the Department of Chemistry Library and its place within the wider Cambridge University Library system. It provides general information on what is available, where it is, and how to get it. Print and online resources are included.

Physics Health & Safety: H&S Induction new (1 of 2) Finished 13:30 - 14:30 Department of Physics, Pippard Lecture Theatre

Departmental health and safety induction for STAFF, visitors, graduate students, undergraduate students (Part IB, II, or III) and MASt students starting study or work at the Department of Physics.

Session 1 of this briefing is for everyone and covers what to do in the event of an emergency, and how to report problems.

There will be a short break before Session 2, which is for people carrying out practical experiments in a laboratory, doing other practical (e.g. maintenance) work, managing events or other people.

When there are new staff at an induction, this will be preceded by a short HR induction.

Anyone only working in an office is not required to attend Session 2, unless they manage people or events.

14:00
Psychometrics (1 of 4) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

An introduction to the design, validation and implementation of tests and questionnaires in social science research, using both Classical Test Theory (CTT) and modern psychometric methods such as Item Response Theory (IRT). This course aims to enable students to: be able to construct and validate a test or questionnaire; understand the strengths, weaknesses and limitations of existing tests and questionnaires; appreciate the impact and potential of modern psychometric methods in the internet age.

Week 1: Introduction to psychometrics
a. Psychometrics, ancient and modern. Classical Test Theory
b. How to design and build your own psychometric test

Week 2: Testing in the online environment
a. Testing via the internet. How to, plus do’s and don’ts
b. Putting your test online

Week 3: Modern Psychometrics
a. Item Response Theory (IRT) models and their assumptions
b. Advanced assessment using computer adaptive testing

Week 4: Implementing adaptive tests online
a. How to automatically generate ability items
b. Practical

Moodle: Feedback from the Course Members Finished 14:00 - 16:00 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.

These twenty-minute sessions are chance to practice searching medical/scientific databases, use referencing software, and have your questions answered about literature searching for your dissertations.

iProcurement Part 2: Month End processes in the Buyers Work Centre (1 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course covers the various month-end processes that need to be completed within the iProcurement module.

Physics Health and Safety - Maxwell Centre Induction new (1 of 2) Finished 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
14:20

These twenty-minute sessions are chance to practice searching medical/scientific databases, use referencing software, and have your questions answered about literature searching for your dissertations.

14:25
Physics Health and Safety - Maxwell Centre Induction new (2 of 2) Finished 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
14:40

These twenty-minute sessions are chance to practice searching medical/scientific databases, use referencing software, and have your questions answered about literature searching for your dissertations.

14:50
Physics Health & Safety: H&S Induction new (2 of 2) Finished 14:50 - 15:55 Department of Physics, Pippard Lecture Theatre

Departmental health and safety induction for STAFF, visitors, graduate students, undergraduate students (Part IB, II, or III) and MASt students starting study or work at the Department of Physics.

Session 1 of this briefing is for everyone and covers what to do in the event of an emergency, and how to report problems.

There will be a short break before Session 2, which is for people carrying out practical experiments in a laboratory, doing other practical (e.g. maintenance) work, managing events or other people.

When there are new staff at an induction, this will be preceded by a short HR induction.

Anyone only working in an office is not required to attend Session 2, unless they manage people or events.

15:00

These twenty-minute sessions are chance to practice searching medical/scientific databases, use referencing software, and have your questions answered about literature searching for your dissertations.

15:20

These twenty-minute sessions are chance to practice searching medical/scientific databases, use referencing software, and have your questions answered about literature searching for your dissertations.

15:30
Mindfulness Workshop: Keeping Calm Finished 15:30 - 17:00 UCS - University Counselling Service, Room A330

Please not that these courses are only for University of Cambridge students (undergraduate and postgraduate), who are affiliated to a Cambridge college.

This is one of four "Mindfulness Workshop" sessions. You can attend one - four of these sessions as you wish, in any order. Although not designed as a course, the four sessions are complimentary and cover different aspects of mindfulness.


Please do not book on to the same session twice.


View complete timetable here

The other sessions are as follows:
Mindfulness for Exams 2: Improving Attention
Mindfulness for Exams 3: Better Sleep
Mindfulness for Exams 4: Productive Decisions

15:40

These twenty-minute sessions are chance to practice searching medical/scientific databases, use referencing software, and have your questions answered about literature searching for your dissertations.

16:00
Comparative Historical Methods (1 of 4) Finished 16:00 - 17:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 7

These four sessions will introduce students to comparative historical research methods, emphasizing their qualitative dimensions. In the first session, we will analyze some contemporary classics within this genre. In the second and third sessions, we will review and distinguish among a variety of intellectual justifications for this genre as a methodology. In the final session, we will focus on a "state of the art" defence of qualitative and comparative-historical research, both in theory and practice.

iProcurement Part 2: Month End processes in the Buyers Work Centre (2 of 2) Finished 16:00 - 16:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course covers the various month-end processes that need to be completed within the iProcurement module.

18:30
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), French Intermediate 1 2019 - BLOCK A (9 of 10) Finished 18:30 - 20:30 Clinical School, Seminar Room 11

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine.

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Spanish Intermediate 1 2019 - BLOCK A (7 of 10) Finished 18:30 - 20:30 Clinical School, Seminar Room 10

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine.