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Wednesday 25 September

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) Not bookable 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) Not bookable 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) Not bookable 19:00 - 21:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 2

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

Thursday 26 September

09:00
Professional Services Career Development Programme new Finished 09:00 - 13:00 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room

A new two part programme to support career progression for Professional Services staff:

Part 1

This highly interactive workshop will enable you to step back from the ‘day-to-day’ and focus on your career objectives, short and long term. You will have the opportunity to explore what development opportunities you could grasp and what networks might assist you. You will also have the opportunity to consider what’s holding you back and how you can overcome these barriers to fulfill your career aspirations. You will leave the workshop with a personal career plan in draft format, that you will be able to explore in greater depth during the second part of the programme.

Part 2

An hour-long one-to-one career coaching session provided by a professional career coach from Penna, to take place on 14th, 15th, or 16th October. The booking link will be circulated for participants on the afternoon of Thursday 3rd October. If you do not receive the booking link on that date please contact PPD.
Systemslink Training for departments new Finished 09:00 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Granada Room
  • Systemslink is a database used to record utility use in departmental buildings, this system is not available for buildings operated by the NHS.
  • Departments can use Systemslink to track energy savings.
  • This training will provide an overview of the system and an introduction on how to use it.
09:30
Autumn School in Data Science: Machine learning applications for life sciences new charged (4 of 4) Finished 09:30 - 15:00 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.

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged (3 of 24) Not bookable 09:30 - 16:30 First Intuition


The AAT Level 3, Diploma in Accounting, introduces to students to more complex financial processes and accounting tasks, the principles of VAT, professional ethics and develops their spreadsheet skills.

In addition to applying for a provisional place here, you will need to complete an application form which can be found on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme
AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged (4 of 17) Not bookable 09:30 - 16:30 First Intuition

The course details are being finalised, for now please book a provisional place here and we will let you know when the details and application packs are available

AAT Level 4, Professional Diploma in accounting.

Students will be placed on the public day release programme with an external provider

Once you have registered here you will need to complete the application form at the back of the briefing pack. This pack is available on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme Dates will be added once they have been confirmed

Managing the Budget - Part 1 Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

This session covers the theory and practice of budgeting in the University, how to interpret department budget reports and understand the causes of overspends (and underspends) against budgets. The course refers closely to Chapter 3 of the Financial Procedures Manual

Note: This session does not cover the detailed budgeting and rules relating to individual research grants.

10:00
Medicine: Systematic Literature Reviews - A 'How To' Guide (for University and NHS) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

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.

EU Settlement Scheme: A Briefing new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute, Lecture Hall

Following the EU Referendum in June 2016, the University has been working to assist its EU/EEA and Swiss staff with legal and practical guidance around residency and citizenship options. It is the government’s ambition to document all EU/EEA/Swiss nationals who are present in the UK, through the introduction of ‘Settled’ and ‘Pre-Settled’ status. This scheme was opened fully to the public in March 2019.

Following the success of similar sessions which were ran last year, we are pleased to offer a further series of presentations which will provide information on current residency rights, and a detailed overview of the settled and pre-Settled status application process, and details on how to apply for British Citizenship if desired. These presentations give you the opportunity to see the application process first hand and to give you the information you need to make an application.

Note: In the event the UK leaves the EU on 31 October 2019 with ‘no deal’ there is no obligation or requirement for EU/EEA or Swiss citizens to gain settled or pre-settled status by this date. The deadline for applications in the event of a no-deal is currently 31 December 2020.

The presentations will be led by Graeme Ross, the Immigration and Compliance Manager at the University, who is an experienced UK and EU immigration practitioner.

Three seminars will be provided initially, with further sessions available should there be sufficient demand. There will be an opportunity at the end of each presentation for questions and answers.

10:30
University Student Complaint Procedure (Workshop) new Finished 10:30 - 12:00 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03a

This workshop will give you an opportunity to consider how complaints might be prevented and when complaints first arise how to respond to them appropriately and in line with the University's Student Complaint Procedure.

In addition to providing you with an overview of the Student Complaint Procedure, the workshop will include practical tips for investigating and taking action following complaints at a local level. The session will include a presentation and a series of case studies, giving you the opportunity to put the principles into practice.

11:30
Annual Leave Briefing- Managers new Finished 11:30 - 12:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

The HR team will be holding a number of briefing sessions covering the new E-days system, demonstrating how it works and some of the key principles that sit alongside it, such as flexible working. They will also be an opportunity to take questions.

13:00
Finance Division Knowledge Bites - LEAN Training Finished 13:00 - 13:45 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Linda will give us a taster of the popular training course she runs on LEAN – a way of thinking that can help you improve processes by breaking down problems and tackling them in a confident and logical way. We will also learn how this is being applied both within Finance and across the wider University. Whatever your role you will benefit from the insightful advice and activities in this session.

14:00
Physics Health & Safety: Introduction to Laser Safety - for Users of Class 3B and Class 4 Lasers new Finished 14:00 - 17:00 Department of Physics, Kapitza Building, Seminar Room K16

This is an introductory course which is required for users and supervisors of Class 3B and Class 4 lasers, before they receive hands-on training for use of specific lasers, and for registering as an "Authorized Laser User" in accordance with University of Cambridge and Department of Physics policy and procedure.

Finance Division Taster Sessions - Central & Research Accounting CANCELLED 14:00 - 15:00 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

An overview of the role of Central and Research Accounting and a taster of the range of the activities that they are involved with.

This session is a required pre-requisite for attendance on the detailed walk-through sessions for any of the following topics:

  • Fixed Assets
  • Lynxvale Limited Property Accounting
  • Fee collection
  • Trust Funds
  • Research Accounting
14:30
CUL: Book a Buddy! new Finished 14:30 - 14:50 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.

Librarians in Training: ebooks@cambridge Training for Librarians Finished 14:30 - 16:00 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Bewildered by business models? Dubious about DRM? Flummoxed by formats? Come to our ebooks training session where we will try and demystify all things ebook and help you to support your users.

We have re-vamped the content of this session this year, we are not concentrating so heavily on the basics, and will instead introduce some new information on aspects such as troubleshooting, file formats and accessibility.

The presentation part of the course will run for an hour and there is an optional 30 minutes where you are welcome to stay and work through the workbook of practise exercises. In the presentation we will introduce the ebooks@cambridge service, investigate the differences between purchase models, licenses and supplier platforms, and talk about Digital Rights Management (DRM) and ebook formats. We will also demonstrate ways of searching for ebooks in iDiscover and in Alma, how to use/download/print ebooks, and look at the differences between purchased and electronic legal deposit ebooks. We will discuss some common problems reported to the ebooks team, and touch on accessibility issues (including alternative format requests).

After the presentation attendees will be given a takeaway workbook of ebook-related exercises which will give them a chance to familiarise themselves with the breadth of our ebook collections. Librarians from the ebooks Advisory Group will be on hand to help answer any ebook-related questions you may have.

This session is aimed at newer members of library staff and those who would like a refresher on all things ebook.

18:30
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), French Intermediate 1 2019 - BLOCK A (2 of 10) In progress 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 (2 of 10) Not bookable 18:30 - 20:30 Clinical School, Seminar Room 10

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