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Friday 23 February

11:00
Tableau Drop In Sessions (via Teams) new Not bookable 11:00 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

This is an opportunity for the members of the University to go one-on-one with Tableau experts across the Business Information and Strategic Insights Team, who can help you solve challenges.

11:30
Tableau Drop In Sessions (via Teams) new Not bookable 11:30 - 12:00 Via MS Teams

This is an opportunity for the members of the University to go one-on-one with Tableau experts across the Business Information and Strategic Insights Team, who can help you solve challenges.

Tuesday 27 February

09:30
IN PERSON - SharePoint User Basics new [Places] 09:30 - 11:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This is a classroom course held at Greenwich House - All delegates will need to bring a laptop. There are 8 docking stations with monitors, external keyboard and mice available in the room. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis, anybody else accepted will need to work solely on their laptop

This course provides an overview of the use of Microsoft SharePoint in the Finance Division to store and manage documents.

15:00
Tableau Drop In Sessions (via Teams) new [Places] 15:00 - 15:30 Via MS Teams

This is an opportunity for the members of the University to go one-on-one with Tableau experts across the Business Information and Strategic Insights Team, who can help you solve challenges.

Wednesday 28 February

09:30
IN PERSON - Budgeting 1: Introduction to budgeting [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This is a classroom version of the Cognos Introduction held at Greenwich House - All delegates will need to bring a laptop (docking stations, monitors, external keyboard and mice will be available in the room)

Please note - there is no parking available at Greenwich House. The Madingley Park and Ride is a 15 minute walk and the Universal Bus stops on Madingley Road Universal Bus.

This session introduces the theory and practice of budgeting, looking at why and how budgets can be set. Group exercises are used to prompt discussion around the types of costs that should be included in a budget and decision making when setting budgets.

The session will give an overview of the budgeting process in the university and then focus in more detail on practical tools for day-to-day budgeting.

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

14:00
IN PERSON - SharePoint User Basics new [Places] 14:00 - 15:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This is a classroom course held at Greenwich House - All delegates will need to bring a laptop. There are 8 docking stations with monitors, external keyboard and mice available in the room. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis, anybody else accepted will need to work solely on their laptop

This course provides an overview of the use of Microsoft SharePoint in the Finance Division to store and manage documents.

Thursday 29 February

12:00
Concur – Acting as a Delegate new [Places] 12:00 - 12:20 Via MS Teams

A short briefing on how to act as a delegate using the desktop SAP Concur client. This will cover:

  • Who may act as a delegate for others
  • The type of claims you may prepare for others
  • How to switch roles and enter information
  • The submission process

Friday 1 March

10:00
Concur visitors - Department briefing workshop new [Places] 10:00 - 11:45 Via MS Teams

This session is intended for the finance teams in departments who will involved with setting up visitors and processing claims in Concur. It will explain the process of onboarding a visitor through to creation, submission and approval of the claims. There are many similarities with the staff expenses process in Concur but there are some key differences which will be highlighted during the session.

11:00
Tableau Drop In Sessions (via Teams) new [Places] 11:00 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

This is an opportunity for the members of the University to go one-on-one with Tableau experts across the Business Information and Strategic Insights Team, who can help you solve challenges.

11:30
Tableau Drop In Sessions (via Teams) new [Places] 11:30 - 12:00 Via MS Teams

This is an opportunity for the members of the University to go one-on-one with Tableau experts across the Business Information and Strategic Insights Team, who can help you solve challenges.

Tuesday 5 March

09:30
Virtual - How to Excel - Part 1 & 2 (For Finance Staff) (1 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

This course will enable the participants to practice existing spreadsheet skills and develop more advanced skills within the context of UFS data. There will be the opportunity to extract data from the system and learn to manipulate, analyse and use it for reporting purposes. The course runs over two sessions and participants will need to attend both of these sessions.

15:00
Tableau Drop In Sessions (via Teams) new [Places] 15:00 - 15:30 Via MS Teams

This is an opportunity for the members of the University to go one-on-one with Tableau experts across the Business Information and Strategic Insights Team, who can help you solve challenges.

Wednesday 6 March

09:30
Virtual - Grants Part 3: Viewing Grants in CUFS (1 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

This course provides an overview of the Grants module in CUFS. The course will cover how you can view your projects and awards, check budgets, perform on-line queries and run some CUFS reports.

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

12:00
Concur – Acting as a First Approver new [Places] 12:00 - 12:30 Via MS Teams

An overview of how to act as an approver in the expenses claim process using SAP Concur software. This includes:

  • How a first approver is nominated
  • Responsibilities as first approver
  • Confirming an approval
  • Reasons for rejection

Thursday 7 March

09:30
Virtual - Grants Part 3: Viewing Grants in CUFS (2 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 10:30 Via MS Teams

This course provides an overview of the Grants module in CUFS. The course will cover how you can view your projects and awards, check budgets, perform on-line queries and run some CUFS reports.

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

Friday 8 March

11:00
Tableau Drop In Sessions (via Teams) new [Places] 11:00 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

This is an opportunity for the members of the University to go one-on-one with Tableau experts across the Business Information and Strategic Insights Team, who can help you solve challenges.

11:30
Tableau Drop In Sessions (via Teams) new [Places] 11:30 - 12:00 Via MS Teams

This is an opportunity for the members of the University to go one-on-one with Tableau experts across the Business Information and Strategic Insights Team, who can help you solve challenges.

Tuesday 12 March

09:30
Virtual - How to Excel - Part 1 & 2 (For Finance Staff) (2 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

This course will enable the participants to practice existing spreadsheet skills and develop more advanced skills within the context of UFS data. There will be the opportunity to extract data from the system and learn to manipulate, analyse and use it for reporting purposes. The course runs over two sessions and participants will need to attend both of these sessions.

15:00
Tableau Drop In Sessions (via Teams) new [Places] 15:00 - 15:30 Via MS Teams

This is an opportunity for the members of the University to go one-on-one with Tableau experts across the Business Information and Strategic Insights Team, who can help you solve challenges.

Thursday 14 March

09:30
IN PERSON - Cognos Introduction [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This is a classroom version of the Cognos Introduction held at Greenwich House - All delegates will need to bring a laptop (docking stations, monitors, external keyboard and mice will be available in the room)

Please note - there is no parking available at Greenwich House. The Madingley Park and Ride is a 15 minute walk and the Universal Bus stops on Madingley Road.

Cognos is a reporting tool that utilises data from CUFS to provide users with additional reports and options. This introductory course is designed for new reporters - covering everything from running a report successfully as well as a number of useful tips and shortcuts.

Note: This course is mandatory in order to attend either of the following two courses below.

What this introductory course does not do is go through in detail the outputs of each individual report. Report outputs are explained in further detail in the courses above.

Cannot make any dates? See the on-demand online version of the course. Completion of this course will count as Cognos attendance for the purpose of acceptance onto the above courses. You should ask your Key Contact to request Cognos access for you, prior to working through the on-demand material.

Friday 15 March

11:00
Tableau Drop In Sessions (via Teams) new [Places] 11:00 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

This is an opportunity for the members of the University to go one-on-one with Tableau experts across the Business Information and Strategic Insights Team, who can help you solve challenges.

11:30
Tableau Drop In Sessions (via Teams) new [Places] 11:30 - 12:00 Via MS Teams

This is an opportunity for the members of the University to go one-on-one with Tableau experts across the Business Information and Strategic Insights Team, who can help you solve challenges.

Tuesday 19 March

10:00
IN PERSON - Grants Part 4: Administration of Grants in CUFS new [Places] 10:00 - 15:15 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This is a classroom version of the Grants 4 course held at Greenwich House - All delegates will need to bring a laptop (docking stations, monitors, external keyboard and mice will be available in the room)

Please note - there is no parking available at Greenwich House. The Madingley Park and Ride is a 15-minute walk and the Universal Bus stops on Madingley Road.

Tea and coffee will be provided during the course, lunch is not provided. There is a café at Greenwich House where you can purchase lunch. You are also welcome to bring lunch with you. You can eat your own food in the café where there are also some microwaves available for your use. We can make fridge space available if required.

This course looks at the tasks required at month end to manage your grants and at transactions that need to be completed using a variety of tools in CUFS. It also looks at preparing grants for closing.

12:00
Concur – Mobile App new [Places] 12:00 - 12:20 Via MS Teams

A short briefing on how to use all of the features of the Concur mobile app to submit expenses claims. This includes:

  • Adding receipts
  • ExpenseIt automated input
  • Mileage calculator
  • Submitting claims
15:00
Tableau Drop In Sessions (via Teams) new [Places] 15:00 - 15:30 Via MS Teams

This is an opportunity for the members of the University to go one-on-one with Tableau experts across the Business Information and Strategic Insights Team, who can help you solve challenges.