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Monday 28 September

09:30
Data Science in Python (ONLINE LIVE TRAINING) (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 16:30 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 covers concepts and strategies for working more effectively with Python with the aim of writing reusable code, using function and libraries. Participants will acquire a working knowledge of key concepts which are prerequisites for advanced programming in Python e.g. writing modules and classes.

Note: this course is the continuation of the Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with Python; participants are expected to have attended the introductory Python course and/or have acquired some working knowledge of Python. This course is also open to Python beginners who are already fluent in other programming languages as this will help them to quickly get started 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

We’ll be looking at the what, why and how of public engagement and introducing researchers to some of the ways to plan an effective public engagement project. Topics: • The what: definitions of public engagement, who are the public, what activities count as engagement, what are the goals? • The why: University commitment to PE, REF, Funders • The how: the Logic Model approach to planning PE, practical considerations, moving engagement online and opportunities at the University.

Course structure: Monday 10am-11am: Introduction to PE Wednesday 2pm-3pm: Evaluation and online PE tips and hints and opportunities at the University Friday 10am-12pm: Do you have any questions? 1:1 advice sessions (not mandatory to attend!)

Physics Health & Safety: Physics of Medicine (PoM) Induction Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Department of Physics

General induction for users of the Physics of Medicine (PoM) building. This includes a guided tour of the facility.

Participants will gain access to PoM only after successfully completing the Physics H&S Induction - see "Related Courses" below.

18:30
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), French Intermediate 2 (2 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 (2 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), French Intermediate 1 (2 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 1 (2 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), Spanish Basic (2 of 10) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

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

Tuesday 29 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.

09:30
Virtual VAT & the University Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

This session provides you with a simple overview of the basics and how VAT applies to the University.

This will run as a Teams Live event, details of how to join will be sent to participants prior to the session

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.

Data Science in Python (ONLINE LIVE TRAINING) (2 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 16:30 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 covers concepts and strategies for working more effectively with Python with the aim of writing reusable code, using function and libraries. Participants will acquire a working knowledge of key concepts which are prerequisites for advanced programming in Python e.g. writing modules and classes.

Note: this course is the continuation of the Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with Python; participants are expected to have attended the introductory Python course and/or have acquired some working knowledge of Python. This course is also open to Python beginners who are already fluent in other programming languages as this will help them to quickly get started 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
Virtual - Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos (1 of 2) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

This course will concentrate on how to use the Cognos reporting tool to help manage departmental research grants. These reports can be divided into three main categories:

  • Summary financial information for Projects
  • Detailed expenditure analysis
  • Management reports for Grants due to close

In this course we will not access the Grants module in CUFS.

The course material will be split across 2 webinars on consecutive days

Are you a Team Owner? This course teaches how to manage your team effectively and answers the many questions that you will have. Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate.

You will:

  • Learn how to create teams, channels and add members
  • Practice configuring settings for your team and its members
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions about team management
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.

11:00
Green Labs: Cold Storage Clinic with Eppendorf new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Online

Green Labs has teamed up with Eppendorf to provide refresher training on cold storage best practice for you to apply to your own lab.

  • What do we need from sample storage?
  • How do Ultra Low Temperature (-70, -80) freezers provide appropriate conditions?
  • How should you operate your freezers to best protect your samples?

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

A similar event was run in-person in 2019. This one will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams and is not space limited, so your whole lab should sign-up and attend too!

A link to join will be sent to attendees a couple of days before the event.

CPD eligible.

14:00
Medicine: Writing a Systematic Review Protocol (for University and NHS) new Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Cambridge University Libraries Online

Publishing a protocol -- stating in advance the search strategy, inclusion and exclusion criteria, data analysis and other evaluative techniques -- is a core requirement for conducting a systematic review. The process of writing this protocol will also mean you have written in advance a large chunk of what will need to go into the finished systematic review, saving you a huge amount of time.

This session will cover the contents and types of information you will need to provide in your protocol, and will give attendees the opportunity to write a draft protocol, as well as highlighting helpful resources and further support.

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.

Please note: this course was formerly called 'Effective Undergraduate Supervision'.

This course prepares you to supervise undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge in AHSS subjects. It explores the challenges and approaches involved in supervising undergraduates as well as providing practical advice and strategies.

The course consists of three components:

1. A pre-workshop self-paced module containing information on the Cambridge supervision system and introduces the principles and practices of effective teaching.
2. A live online workshop that incorporates personal reflection on teaching practice, discussion of real teaching scenarios, a chance to discuss and ask questions and access to practical information about organising and carrying out your supervisions.
3. A post-workshop information pack containing additional resources for ongoing support and information

The training provided in this course complements any training you may receive from your department or college and is required by colleges before you can carry out supervisions.

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.

Wednesday 30 September

00:00

A thorough awareness of issues relating to research ethics and research integrity are essential to producing excellent research. This session will provide an introduction to the ethical responsibilities of researchers at the University, publication ethics and research integrity. This session will be accessed online. Instructions will be sent once your book your place.

09:30

These sessions are aimed at those who are brand new to HEAT (Higher Education Access Tracker) and who will want to be added to the live database as their institution’s Operational Lead or User with all Reports. 

If you are only going to need Read Only or Read Only with Export permissions this training is not required.

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

Are you migrating your users from Hermes to Exchange Online and considering Outlook 365 desktop as your client?

Do you want to preview the Outlook 365 Desktop getting started course which we are launching for your users in order for you to better support them and answer their questions ahead of the migration?

If so join us in this friendly, introductory session to learn how to get up and running with Outlook 365 Email and Calendar.

This course does not cover the Hermes migration tool or in-depth technical questions regarding Outlook and Exchange. For this information please see the Further Information for IT staff webpages.

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.

JTC: English speaking practice VIA MS TEAMS new Finished 09:30 - 09:50 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.

10:00
Virtual - Fire Safety Managers Training Finished 10:00 - 12:30 N/A - MS Teams

This course will provide clear instruction of what is expected of fire safety managers to assist responsible persons to comply with current fire safety legislation.

Virtual - Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos (2 of 2) Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

This course will concentrate on how to use the Cognos reporting tool to help manage departmental research grants. These reports can be divided into three main categories:

  • Summary financial information for Projects
  • Detailed expenditure analysis
  • Management reports for Grants due to close

In this course we will not access the Grants module in CUFS.

The course material will be split across 2 webinars on consecutive days

Please note: this course was formerly called 'Effective Undergraduate Supervision'.

This course prepares you to supervise undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge in STEMM subjects. It explores the challenges and approaches involved in supervising undergraduates as well as providing practical advice and strategies.

The course consists of three components:

1. A pre-workshop self-paced module containing information on the Cambridge supervision system and introduces the principles and practices of effective teaching.
2. A live virtual workshop that incorporates personal reflection on teaching practice, discussion of real teaching scenarios, a chance to ask questions of an experienced supervisor and access to practical information about organising and carrying out your supervisions.
3. A post-workshop information pack containing additional resources for ongoing support and information

The training provided in this course complements any training you may receive from your department or college and is required by colleges before you can carry out supervisions.

Don’t wait until you are in your final year of your doctoral studies

You need to identify now the skills you have and what you need to build on to plan your training ahead

The aims of this workshop are: Give you a greater understanding of the skills you will need to work your training needs, which in turn will help you to navigate the job market Help you transform your research into flexible and marketable skill-bases that can offer and help you create opportunities in academia and non-academic environments

This live training session sits within an online programme supporting PPD skills for postgraduates: http://ppd4phd.com/

ourcambridge Values Focus Group new Finished 10:00 - 11:00

Over the past year, ourcambridge has worked with professional services staff from across the University to develop a set of core values that underpin the way we work. The values that you chose together were: Trust, Respect, Integrity and Collaboration. Embedding these as part of our culture means truly living them in the way in the way we work, through our actions and behaviours.

This focus group provides the opportunity for you to share your ideas for practical ways in which we can bring these values to life in our daily work. We will discuss the types of initiatives, tools and resources that individuals, managers, and teams may find most useful for promoting and embedding these new values. The focus group will be formed of 6 colleagues using Microsoft Teams.

The sessions will be led by Fatima Baldo, Jenny Rampling and Freya Villis, Senior Programme Co-ordinators

UIS: Workshop new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 4

This one hour workshop is for people who are either new to an Office application or for more experienced users who wonder if there is a better approach to how they are currently completing their work. We don't promise solutions for every problem but we will work with you using your files to explore if we can suggest a more efficient way to achieve results.

When you book, in the Special Requirements field, please enter a description of what you want to discuss and, if relevant, have a copy of your own files available so we can test some ideas. Please anonymise the data if it is sensitive or personal.

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.

11:00

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.

11:30
JTC: English speaking practice VIA MS TEAMS new Finished 11:30 - 11:50 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.

13:00
RD Live - Re-planning your PhD in Covid-19 world new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Online

A PhD is hard enough without a global pandemic coming along. So what now for your PhD? How can your project adapt? How can you link the work you’ve already done with what you are now able to do within the constraints to write a thesis that holds together as one piece of work?

The guest speaker will be Dr Geraint Wyn Story who is director of Cambridge Training Associates. He delivers training and development workshop for researchers internationally, including workshops on Project Management and Creativity. Geraint was a Researcher Developer here at Cambridge from 2008 - 2014, worked in biotech from 2006 - 2008 and did his PhD in Plant Molecular Biology in the Department of Plant Sciences on the Downing Site.

ourcambridge Values Focus Group new Finished 13:00 - 14:00

Over the past year, ourcambridge has worked with professional services staff from across the University to develop a set of core values that underpin the way we work. The values that you chose together were: Trust, Respect, Integrity and Collaboration. Embedding these as part of our culture means truly living them in the way in the way we work, through our actions and behaviours.

This focus group provides the opportunity for you to share your ideas for practical ways in which we can bring these values to life in our daily work. We will discuss the types of initiatives, tools and resources that individuals, managers, and teams may find most useful for promoting and embedding these new values. The focus group will be formed of 6 colleagues using Microsoft Teams.

The sessions will be led by Fatima Baldo, Jenny Rampling and Freya Villis, Senior Programme Co-ordinators

14:00

We’ll be looking at the what, why and how of public engagement and introducing researchers to some of the ways to plan an effective public engagement project. Topics: • The what: definitions of public engagement, who are the public, what activities count as engagement, what are the goals? • The why: University commitment to PE, REF, Funders • The how: the Logic Model approach to planning PE, practical considerations, moving engagement online and opportunities at the University.

Course structure: Monday 10am-11am: Introduction to PE Wednesday 2pm-3pm: Evaluation and online PE tips and hints and opportunities at the University Friday 10am-12pm: Do you have any questions? 1:1 advice sessions (not mandatory to attend!)

Top tips for writing a successful fellowship application new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Online / Webinar

If you are considering applying for an early career fellowship (postdoc fellowship and/or career development fellowship), this is the event for you. Dr Candace Hassall, Head of Researcher Affairs at the Wellcome Trust, will share insights gained from working for one of the UK’s top funders of academic research and from sitting on a range of selection panels for research funding. You will learn which questions to ask yourself both when thinking about applying and when preparing your application. Her advice is general and relevant to all disciplines.

Nicole Horst (RD/PdA) and Anne Forde (Careers Service) will co-host.

18:30
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), French Intermediate 1 (2 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 (2 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 (2 of 10) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

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