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Wednesday 23 September

09:30
An Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with Python (ONLINE LIVE TRAINING) (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Facility - Online LIVE Training (Time Zone = BST in Summer, GMT in Winter)

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.

This course provides a practical introduction to the writing of Python programs for the complete novice. Participants are lead through the core aspects of Python illustrated by a series of example programs. Upon completion of the course, attentive participants will be able to write simple Python programs and customize more complex code to fit their needs.

Course materials are available here.

Please note that the content of this course has recently been updated. This course now mostly focuses on core concepts including Python syntax, data structures and reading/writing files. Concepts and strategies for working more effectively with Python are now the focus of a new 2-days course, Data Science in Python.

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
Medicine: EndNote Q & A new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

An introductory session showcasing how to manage your references using EndNote desktop and EndNote online.

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.

Postdocs: Mid-Contract Check-In Event new Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Online / Webinar

This event is open to you if you are at the mid-point of your postdoc contract at Cambridge. The aim is help you to position yourself for the next stage of your career (in academia or otherwise) at a key point in your postdoc journey by reflecting on your professional development activities so far and giving you some guidance and tools to support you in reaching your future career goals. The event will be facilitated by members of the Postdoc Academy, the Postdoc RD Team and Careers Service. You will also meet staff members from other University services who offer resources for postdocs. At the end of the session, you will have a set of actions to help guide you in your next steps.

Please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=RQSlSfq9eUut41R7TzmG6ZPfIemFCGBMhayWndtGTfJURTdDTEhaOU9LOFdUUFYxVEpaN0QzSFcxUC4u so that we can learn a bit about you and where you are in your career planning/professional development journey in advance of the event so that we can tailor the session accordingly. Your registration for this session will be approved upon our receipt of this form.

11:00

Come along to this session if you’d like to develop some practical tools for becoming a white ally and build a strong antiracist identity. The training will be split into two 1h sessions. This will allow us to make space for discussion while not making the zoom meeting too long. While the session may be most helpful to white colleagues, everyone is warmly invited to attend. -- YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS. Joining instructions will appear on your booking confirmation emails.

18:30
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), French Intermediate 1 (1 of 10) In progress 18:30 - 20:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

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

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), British Sign Language Basic (1 of 10) In progress 18:30 - 20:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

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

19:00
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Chinese Mandarin Basic (1 of 10) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

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

Thursday 24 September

09:30

Training session aimed for festival coordinators to support their planning for the 2021 Cambridge festival

The RD team are offering one-to-one meetings online over the coming weeks for all postdocs. These meetings will be tailored to your individual needs and provide an opportunity to consider and discuss topics relating to learning, skills and personal development. This is not an exhaustive list but topics may include a variety of issues including:

  • Managing your time whilst working from home
  • Collaborating effectively
  • Maintaining resilience and coping strategies
  • Reflecting on and identifying your key areas for development


Each meeting will last for up to 45 minutes and, given the present circumstances relating to Covid-19, will be conducted online using Teams or Zoom.

Further joining details will be contained in your booking confirmation email, please ensure you read these and carry out the pre-requisite instructions prior to your appointment.

If you do not have a Raven account to make this booking, please contact the Researcher Development Team directly to make a booking.

An Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with Python (ONLINE LIVE TRAINING) (2 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Facility - Online LIVE Training (Time Zone = BST in Summer, GMT in Winter)

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.

This course provides a practical introduction to the writing of Python programs for the complete novice. Participants are lead through the core aspects of Python illustrated by a series of example programs. Upon completion of the course, attentive participants will be able to write simple Python programs and customize more complex code to fit their needs.

Course materials are available here.

Please note that the content of this course has recently been updated. This course now mostly focuses on core concepts including Python syntax, data structures and reading/writing files. Concepts and strategies for working more effectively with Python are now the focus of a new 2-days course, Data Science in Python.

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
Medicine: Systematic Literature Reviews - A 'How To' Guide (for University and NHS) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Before undertaking any piece of primary research it’s important to be aware of as much of the existing literature as possible. A systematic literature review can also be a research end in itself. And it’s not something to be taken lightly. But how can you be sure you’re being as rigorous as necessary? How can you manage the references you find, document the process, and also know when to stop searching?

This session assumes attendees have already had prior introductory training in literature searching. It is a prerequisite that you have attended either Introduction to Literature Searching (if you are a University of Cambridge staff member or student) or Getting the Best Results - Improving Your Database Searching (if you are an NHS staff member). Exceptions will be made if you received similar training from another department or university - please contact us if you have any questions about prerequisites.

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.

10:15

The RD team are offering one-to-one meetings online over the coming weeks for all postdocs. These meetings will be tailored to your individual needs and provide an opportunity to consider and discuss topics relating to learning, skills and personal development. This is not an exhaustive list but topics may include a variety of issues including:

  • Managing your time whilst working from home
  • Collaborating effectively
  • Maintaining resilience and coping strategies
  • Reflecting on and identifying your key areas for development


Each meeting will last for up to 45 minutes and, given the present circumstances relating to Covid-19, will be conducted online using Teams or Zoom.

Further joining details will be contained in your booking confirmation email, please ensure you read these and carry out the pre-requisite instructions prior to your appointment.

If you do not have a Raven account to make this booking, please contact the Researcher Development Team directly to make a booking.

12:00
CULP 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

Join us to find out how you can make sense of the level of uncertainty you are faced with in your projects in research and beyond. The term VUCA has been used to describe an uncertain world and the level of change we are experiencing in our work and broader life. The environmental changes we have all experienced recently has highlighted the importance of understanding our contextual landscape and mitigate negative impact on our research.

We will cover:

- Defining our uncertain world using VUCA? We will explore the meaning of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity within the context of research. - How can we respond to an uncertain world: We will identify specific solutions which can help us navigate our uncertain and VUCA world, help us mitigate negative impacts on our research and inspire us to seize new opportunities. - The art of developing a VUCA-proof mindset: We will explore three specific approaches and solutions which can help us become more resilient, tackle change in a positive manner and maximise our research impact.

The masterclass, designed and presented by Natacha Wilson from Cambridge Insights will include a mix of evidence- based frameworks and best practice.

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

Delivered in a safe and supportive environment, this session offers individuals the opportunity to learn about the different factors that might create and perpetuate a work environment in which harassment and bullying occur, and strategies for how to address this.

Zoom joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

14:30

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.

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.

16:00


As a Director of Studies you provide essential academic guidance and support to students on an individual basis. This seminar will help you develop your ability to undertake this role more effectively and efficiently. The focus will be sharing good practice, key responsibilities, and where to find additional sources of help. This year, due to current circumstances, this event will be held online.

19:00
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Spanish Basic (1 of 10) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

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

Friday 25 September

09:00

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

The Simplifying our Processes 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.

10:00

New to online collaboration? This course aims to take the mystery out of managing your files online, syncing these to your computer and introduces a few useful functions that you may not have discovered.

Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate.

You will:

  • Get to grips with various online file management techniques
  • Use the assistive technologies within Teams
  • Gain a few tips to speed your work

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.

LinkedIn Learning: Curation Tools Practice Session 1-to-1 new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 1

You have...

  • Attended the training
  • Read the guidance
  • Found and evaluated some learning content to meet a particular objective

...but would now like to practice using the LinkedIn Learning Curator tools in a safe space?

These 1-to-1 practice sessions are a chance to try it out with some guidance, as needed, from a more experienced user of the tool.

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.

16:00

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

The Simplifying our Processes 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.

18:30
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Japanese Basic (1 of 10) In progress 18:30 - 20:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

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

19:00
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Spanish Intermediate 2 (1 of 10) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

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

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), German Intermediate 1 (1 of 10) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

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