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Tuesday 24 September

00:00
EM - WDYDTL? new Finished 00:00 - 00:05

Listed after session from emailed list

09:00
Voice and Pronunciation for Non-native English Speakers Finished 09:00 - 13:00 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03a


Is English not your first language?

Would you like to incorporate Standard English pronunciation into your everyday speech?

This course will look at the differences and similarities between your natural accent and that of Standard English. It will help to maintain positive aspects of your natural accent whilst enabling you to be easily understood by native English speakers.

09:30
Inclusive Leadership Programme (1 of 4) In progress 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room

This programme is designed to support academic, research and professional service leaders and managers with the skills and insights they need to lead others effectively. It will enable participants to reflect on their current leadership style and provide techniques they can use to effectively manage a diverse range of perspectives and create an inclusive culture across the University. Those with responsibility for others have a key role to play in shaping a positive working environment, supporting progression and ensuring equality, including pay equality. Given the University's strategic priorities, it is critical that leaders and managers understand the impact of their decisions throughout the employment timeline and know how to reduce the risk of sex, race or other discrimination, whether explicit or implicit.

The programme is delivered in partnership with Pearn Kandola, experts in evidence-based inclusive leadership development.

CUL: Book a Buddy! new Finished 09:30 - 09:50 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Book a buddy!

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

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

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

Introduction to Lean in HE: Making Improvements in the Workplace Finished 09:30 - 16:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

The course is designed to give participants an overview of Lean thinking as applied within Higher Education, and an explanation of some of the basic tools used to make improvements to processes. This session will focus on how to break down a problem and work towards a justifiable and confident decision to achieve the best outcome you can.

Autumn School in Data Science: Machine learning applications for life sciences new charged (2 of 4) Finished 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED!

This Autumn School aims to familiarise biomedical students and researchers with principles of Data Science. Focusing on utilising machine learning algorithms to handle biomedical data, it will cover: effects of experimental design, data readiness, pipeline implementations, machine learning in Python, and related statistics, as well as Gaussian Process models.

Providing practical experience in the implementation of machine learning methods relevant to biomedical applications, including Gaussian processes, we will illustrate best practices that should be adopted in order to enable reproducibility in any data science application.

This event is sponsored by Cambridge Big Data.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

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.

Managing Your Final Year and Preparing to Move On new (2 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 17:00 Postdoc Centre@ Mill Lane, Eastwood Room

Your final year is an exciting, yet unsettling time. You need to finish experiments, start to write your thesis and begin to think about the next chapter of your career. This two-day linked workshop is designed to help you make sense of the year ahead.

You will be given practical tips on planning your final year, as well as discuss the administration of your final year, writing your thesis and preparation for your viva. In addition, you will explore the career opportunities that are best suited to you, by thinking about your expertise, suitability and personal values. Finally, you will get the chance to review your C.V and experience the interview process.

GL Part 2: Reporting in the General Ledger Finished 09:30 - 16:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

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

You are invited to bring with you any reference documents that you may have detailing your own departmental codes.

10:00
All Staff Briefing new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Faculty of Divinity, Sidgwick Site, Runcie Room

Dr Jessica Gardner, University Librarian and Director of Library Services, would like to invite all University Library staff, College Librarians, non-affiliated Librarians and Departmental Librarians to join one of two all staff briefings in September 2019. There will be a presentation on the Cambridge University Libraries’ strategic and financial priorities.

Preparing to Write Your Thesis (Sciences and Technology) new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d

The time has come to start writing your thesis, but you may still be in the lab finishing experiments and/or writing papers for publication. How are you going to start writing your thesis and submit on time? This half day workshop is designed to get you thinking and planning your thesis writing, as well as discuss other important factors, which need to be considered when writing up.

11:00
Green Labs: Lab Water with Avidity Science new (1 of 2) Finished 11:00 - 11:45 Sainsbury Lab, The Board Room

Green Labs has teamed up with Avidity Science to provide training on water use in laboratories.

  • What types of water are used in labs and why?
  • What are the techniques used to produce different types of lab water?
  • What can you do to adopt good water-usage practices in your workspace?

Content delivered will not be promotional and staff who use other brands are equally welcome to attend.

This event will run with two sessions on different topics. These can be booked independently if you are only interested in, or are only able to attend, one of them.

  • Session 1: 11:00-11:45, Laboratory water quality and purification techniques
  • Refreshments: 11:45-12:15
  • Session 2: 12:15-13:00, Lab water - economy and sustainability
  • Q&A with Avidity Science experts: 13:00-13:15

Refreshments will be available between the two sessions. Delegates attending any of the sessions are welcome to them!

A short briefing for anyone who wishes to use X-ray generators at Department of Physics, University of Cambridge. Required before attending hands-on training on specific X-ray equipment and part of registrations as "Ionising Radiation User" (for details see this page).

Please read "Location" below.

12:00
Medicine: Creating a Conference Poster (for University and NHS) new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

A course to take you through conference poster design, with tips and resources to help with the content and presentation in order to ensure you communicate your research effectively. The course will cover where to source good quality, free graphics, how to include references in your poster, and advice about how best to present it at a conference. The session will NOT involve hands-on creation of a poster.

Respect at Work in Estate Management new Finished 12:00 - 14:00 17 Mill Lane, Meeting Room A

Provide clarity and guidance on the University's Dignity at Work policy and procedure and establish individual's responsibilities for behavioural standards within Estate Management.

12:15
Green Labs: Lab Water with Avidity Science new (2 of 2) Finished 12:15 - 13:00 Sainsbury Lab, The Board Room

Green Labs has teamed up with Avidity Science to provide training on water use in laboratories.

  • What types of water are used in labs and why?
  • What are the techniques used to produce different types of lab water?
  • What can you do to adopt good water-usage practices in your workspace?

Content delivered will not be promotional and staff who use other brands are equally welcome to attend.

This event will run with two sessions on different topics. These can be booked independently if you are only interested in, or are only able to attend, one of them.

  • Session 1: 11:00-11:45, Laboratory water quality and purification techniques
  • Refreshments: 11:45-12:15
  • Session 2: 12:15-13:00, Lab water - economy and sustainability
  • Q&A with Avidity Science experts: 13:00-13:15

Refreshments will be available between the two sessions. Delegates attending any of the sessions are welcome to them!

13:45
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) Finished 13:45 - 14:45 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03a


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The course trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

14:00
Legionella Awareness Training Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Greenwich House, Minsk Room

Legionella Awareness Training for supervisory and maintenance staff, facilities managers and staff, and college maintenance or safety staff.

Moodle: Training for Coordinators 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 manage categories in Moodle and would like to learn more about existing features, such as permissions, cohorts, and course history.

Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Induction Workshop: Part II new Finished 14:00 - 17:00 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

This is an interactive workshop, designed to help new staff learn more about the Cambridge University Library and meet some of the key people who work in it.

Staff will take part in some fun activities to learn more about other departments within the Cambridge University Libraries, have a presentation from a member of the Leadership Team about the wider workings of the University and have time to check their HR24 Induction Checklists and meet other new starters. Designed to be more informal, this workshop is a great opportunity to meet other staff, make contacts and ask any questions that you may have come across in your first month of employment.

14:45
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) Finished 14:45 - 15:45 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03a


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The course trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

15:45
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) Finished 15:45 - 16:45 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03a


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The course trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

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

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

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Chinese Mandarin Basic 2019 - BLOCK A (1 of 10) Finished 18:30 - 20:30 Clinical School, Seminar Room 16

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

Wednesday 25 September

00:00
OHS & UCS : WDYDTL? new Finished 00:00 - 00:05

UTBS created 30 Oct 19 - from paper records

09:30
Race awareness: Understanding and challenging racism new Finished 09:30 - 10:30 Department of Genetics, Biffen Lecture Theatre

This session is an interactive workshop for staff with HR related roles who would like to increase their understanding of ‘race’ and racism.

The aim of the session is not only to enhance the participants’ confidence in speaking about ‘race’ but also to provide them with tools to reflect on their role in the circulation of racism and to build their capacity to challenge racism.

Inclusive Leadership Programme new (1 of 4) In progress 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room

This programme is designed to support academic, research and professional service leaders and managers with the skills and insights they need to lead others effectively. It will enable participants to reflect on their current leadership style and provide techniques they can use to effectively manage a diverse range of perspectives and create an inclusive culture across the University. Those with responsibility for others have a key role to play in shaping a positive working environment, supporting progression and ensuring equality, including pay equality. Given the University's strategic priorities, it is critical that leaders and managers understand the impact of their decisions throughout the employment timeline and know how to reduce the risk of sex, race or other discrimination, whether explicit or implicit.

The programme is delivered in partnership with Pearn Kandola, experts in evidence-based inclusive leadership development.

Postdoc Welcome Event Finished 09:30 - 11:45 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

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

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

and have ample opportunity to meet other postdocs and network.

Autumn School in Data Science: Machine learning applications for life sciences new charged (3 of 4) Finished 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED!

This Autumn School aims to familiarise biomedical students and researchers with principles of Data Science. Focusing on utilising machine learning algorithms to handle biomedical data, it will cover: effects of experimental design, data readiness, pipeline implementations, machine learning in Python, and related statistics, as well as Gaussian Process models.

Providing practical experience in the implementation of machine learning methods relevant to biomedical applications, including Gaussian processes, we will illustrate best practices that should be adopted in order to enable reproducibility in any data science application.

This event is sponsored by Cambridge Big Data.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

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.

Tableau for Viewers - Exam Results Finished 09:30 - 11:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

Tableau Server is an online application available to all members of the university to access Tableau dashboards and visualisations.

Tableau Viewer is entry level access to Tableau Server and allows you to view Tableau content created by others.

10:30
Drupal: An Introduction (Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology) Finished 10:30 - 12:30 Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, LT1

This course will cover features and concepts of Drupal Content Management Service through hands on activities.

11:30
The Letters Connection: Social Network Analysis in the Scientific Correspondence Collection new (2 of 2) Finished 11:30 - 16:30 Sidgwick Site, Alison Richard Building, S2

Letters have been for centuries the main form of communication between scientists. Correspondence collections are a unique window into the social networks of prominent historical figures. What can digital social sciences and humanities reveal about the correspondence networks of 19th century scientists? This two-session intensive workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore possible answers to this question.

With the digitisation and encoding of personal letters, researchers have at their disposal a wealth of relational data, which we propose to study through social network analysis (SNA). The workshop will be divided in two sessions during which participants will “learn by doing” how to apply SNA to personal correspondence datasets. Following a guided project framework, participants will work on the correspondence collections of John Herschel and Charles Darwin. After a contextual introduction to the datasets, the sessions will focus on the basic concepts of SNA, data transformation and preparation, data visualisation and data analysis, with particular emphasis on “ego network” measures.

The two demonstration datasets used during the workshop will be provided by the Epsilon project, a research consortium between Cambridge Digital Library, The Royal Institution and The Royal Society of London aimed at building a collaborative digital framework for 19th century letters of science. The first dataset, the “Calendar of the Correspondence of Sir John Hershel Database at the Adler Planetarium”, is a collection of the personal correspondence of John Frederick William Herschel (1792-1871), a polymath celebrated for his contributions to the field of astronomy. Its curation process started in the 50s at the Royal Society and currently comprises 14.815 digitised letters encoded in extensible markup language (.xml) format. The second dataset, the “Darwin Correspondence Project” has been locating, researching, editing and publishing Charles Darwin’s letters since 1974. In addition to a 30-volume print edition, the project has also made letters available in .xml format.

The workshop will provide a step-by-step guide to analysing correspondence networks from these collections, which will cover:

- Explanation of the encoding procedures and rationale following the Text Encoding Initiative guidelines; - Preparation and transformation of .xml files for analysis with an open source data wrangler; - Rendering of network visualisations using an open source SNA tool; - Analysis of the Ego Networks of John Herschel and Charles Darwin (requires UCINET)

About the speakers and course facilitators:

Anne Alexander is Director of Learning at Cambridge Digital Humanities

Hugo Leal is Methods Fellow at Cambridge Digital Humanities and Co-ordinator of the Cambridge Data School

Louisiane Ferlier is Digital Resources Manager at the Centre for the History of Science at the Royal Society. In her current role she facilitates research collaborations with the Royal Society collections, curates digital and physical exhibitions, as well as augmenting its portfolio of digital assets. A historian of ideas by training, her research investigates the material and intellectual circulation of ideas in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Elizabeth Smith is the Associate Editor for Digital Development at the Darwin Correspondence Project, where she contributed to the conversion of the Project’s work into TEI several years ago, and has since been collaborating with the technical director in enhancing the Darwin Project’s data. She is one of the co-ordinators of Epsilon, a TEI-based portal for nineteenth-century science letters.

No knowledge of prior knowledge of programming is required, instructions on software to install will be sent out before the workshop. Some exercises and preparation for the second session will be set during the first and participants should allow 2-3 hours for this. Please note, priority will be given to staff and students at the University of Cambridge for booking onto this workshop.

CDH Learning gratefully acknowledges the support of the Isaac Newton Trust and the Faculty of History for this workshop.

12:00
Medicine: Writing for Publication (for University and NHS) Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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.

14:15
Cleanroom Safety Talk - Semiconductor Physics new Finished 14:15 - 15:45 Department of Physics, Bragg Building, Small Lecture Theatre

This is a mandatory briefing for every user of the SP Cleanroom in the Cavendish Laboratory's Mott Building. Participants must attend annually as they will be provided with updated information on Cleanroom procedures and safety requirements.

15:00
All Staff Briefing new Finished 15:00 - 16:00 Faculty of Divinity, Sidgwick Site, Runcie Room

Dr Jessica Gardner, University Librarian and Director of Library Services, would like to invite all University Library staff, College Librarians, non-affiliated Librarians and Departmental Librarians to join one of two all staff briefings in September 2019. There will be a presentation on the Cambridge University Libraries’ strategic and financial priorities.

18:30
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Chinese Mandarin Basic 2019 - BLOCK A (2 of 10) Finished 18:30 - 20:30 Clinical School, Seminar Room 16

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

19:00
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Spanish Basic 2019 - BLOCK A (1 of 10) Finished 19:00 - 21:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 1

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

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), German Intermediate 1 2019 - BLOCK A (2 of 10) Finished 19:00 - 21:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 2

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