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2021 International Women's Day Lecture new Mon 8 Mar 2021   16:00 [Places]

Dr Nicola Rollock and Professor Stephen J Toope in conversation

Dr Nicola Rollock and Professor Stephen J Toope discuss race, gender and identity at the University of Cambridge as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.

Dr Rollock is a leading academic, consultant and public speaker whose scholarship addresses racial justice in education and the workplace. She holds a number of advisory appointments including with the Wellcome Trust and the British Science Association. She is Distinguished Fellow at the Faculty of Education and was appointed Senior Adviser on Race to the Vice-Chancellor in October 2020.

Professor Stephen J Toope has a distinguished career as an academic leader and as a renowned scholar of Human Rights Law. He is the first non-Briton to serve as Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cambridge. Since taking up the post in 2018 he has been a strong advocate for equality at the University.

7 Characteristics of Resilient People: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

7 Characteristics of Resilient People: Bitesize

PPD bitesize resources are short and high impact; including videos, quick tips guides and interactive bitesize modules. Develop your skills and knowledge quickly, easily, when you need. They complement face to face events and more in-depth online modules.

8 Wastes Self-taught Booking not required

An introduction to the 8 Wastes (Lean methodology), and how to spot hidden waste in your own processes.

SIPOC training Self-taught Booking not required

A short how-to guide to creating and using SIPOC analysis in process improvement

This is an the first of four online AbilityNet sessions looking at the principles of digital accessibility and its impact on people with disability.

This entry-level session introduces the principles of digital accessibility and its impact on people with disability, with particular reference to higher education settings.

It is ideal for anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems, including digital managers, web developers, learning technologists, student services staff, academics and others. It will also be useful to staff who support disabled students and technical staff involved with evaluating and reporting accessibility compliance.

The course can be accessed via the following link (Please note that Raven Login is required to access this material)

This is an the second of four online AbilityNet sessions looking at digital accessibility.

The accessibility statement is an opportunity to explain to your website users, staff and students how you support their needs, as well as communicating how your website meets accessibility standards.

This session looks in detail at the requirements for universities to provide an accessibility statement under the new Public Sector Web Accessibility Regulations. As well as being a legal requirement the accessibility statement is an opportunity to explain to your website users, staff and students how you support their needs, as well as communicating how your website meets accessibility standards.

This entry-level session introduces the principles of digital accessibility and its impact on people with disability, with particular reference to higher education settings. It is ideal for anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems, including digital managers, web developers, learning technologists, student services staff, academics and others. It will also be useful to staff who support disabled students and technical staff involved with evaluating and reporting accessibility compliance.

The course can be accessed via the following link (Please note that Raven Login is required to access this material)

This is an the third of four online AbilityNet sessions looking at digital accessibility.

It looks at how to undertake quick accessibility checks to test whether your website(s) comply with accessibility principles. Aimed at anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems in Higher Education.

Learn how to undertake quick accessibility checks to test whether your website(s) comply with accessibility principles. Being able to undertake these checks can help you with developing an accessibility strategy, improve procurement decisions and create an accessibility statement.

This entry-level session is aimed at anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems in Higher Education. It will also be of value as an introductory session for developers and eLearning content creators looking to develop accessibility skills.

The course can be accessed via the following link (Please note that Raven Login is required to access this material)

This is an the fourth of four online AbilityNet sessions looking at digital accessibility, specifically how to understand the results of accessibility evaluations and testing results.

The new Web Accessibility regulations require Universities to conduct audits and testing across all their digital estates, form websites to learning environments. These tests can be carried out by external contractors or your own in-house teams (see Workshop 3 for how to do this yourself)

Although built around common standards such as WCAG2.1, many people find accessibility test results and audit reports difficult to understand. Automatically generated reports or expert audits can produce a list of issues that need prioritising. Organisations must also decide how these accessibility barriers are communicated through their accessibility statement and how they can remediate them in the future.

This session is aimed at anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems. It will also be of value as an introductory session for developers and eLearning content creators looking to develop accessibility skills. While not compulsory, it is strongly recommended that attendees attend the session “Introduction to accessibility testing” if they have no prior knowledge of accessibility tests.

The course can be accessed via the following link (Please note that Raven Login is required to access this material)

This course will show you basic principles and processes for creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint and PDFs.

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Date Availability
Thu 29 Apr 2021 10:00 [Places]
Thu 20 May 2021 10:00 [Places]

This course will provide a detailed critique of the methods and philosophy of the Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST) approach to statistics which is currently dominant in social and biomedical science. We will briefly contrast NHST with alternatives, especially with Bayesian methods. We will use some computer code (Matlab and R) to demonstrate some issues. However, we will focus on the big picture rather on the implementation of specific procedures.

ADTIS In-Sessional - How to Write with Clarity Tue 16 Mar 2021   15:00 [Places]

Good academic writing should be clear, concise and coherent. This workshop looks at some common barriers to clarity in writing — and suggests strategies for overcoming them. There is a short exercise to complete before the workshop.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Presenting with Confidence Tue 9 Mar 2021   15:00 [Places]

This workshop offers you a chance to give a short academic presentation over Zoom, and to receive feedback in a supportive and friendly environment. Please come along prepared to give a short presentation to the group (10 mins maximum), with or without PowerPoint.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Writing with Clarity Tue 16 Mar 2021   15:00 [Places]

Good academic writing should be clear, concise and coherent. This workshop looks at some common barriers to clarity in writing — and suggests strategies for overcoming them. There is a short exercise to complete before the workshop.

Agent-Based Modelling with Netlogo new Self-taught Bookable

Societies can be viewed as path-dependent dynamical systems in which the interactions between multiple heterogeneous actors, and the institutions and organisations they create, lead to complex overlapping patterns of change over different space and time-scales. Agent-based models are exploratory tools for trying to understand some of this complexity. They use computational methods to represent individual people, households, organisations, or other types of agent, and help to make explicit the potential consequences of hypotheses about the way people act, interact and engage with their environment. These types of models have been used in fields as diverse as Architecture, Archaeology, Criminology, Economics, Epidemiology, Geography, and Sociology, covering all kinds of topics including social networks and formation of social norms, spatial distribution of criminal activity, spread of disease, issues in health and welfare, warfare and disasters, behaviour in stock-markets, land-use change, farming,forestry, fisheries, traffic flow, planning and development of cities, flooding and water management. This course introduces a popular freely available software tool, Netlogo, which is accessible to those with no initial programming experience, and shows how to use it to develop a variety of simple models so that students would be able to see how it might apply to their own research.

The fundamental-level course is intended for individuals who seek an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. This course also helps you prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

This is a free course, register and sign in for the following dates:

29th January 2021
15th February 2021

Amazon Web Services: AWS Technical Essentials new Self-taught Booking not required

In this introductory course, you will learn about AWS products, services, and common solutions. You will learn the fundamentals of identifying AWS services so that you can make informed decisions about IT solutions based on your business requirements.

This is a free course, register and sign in for the following dates:

18th February 2021
22nd February 2021

Amicus Access Policy for All Amicus Users Self-taught Booking not required

This course will take no more than ten minutes to complete. There is a short assessment at the end of the course.

The course introduces the Amicus Access policy that supports how fundraising and alumni relations teams across Collegiate Cambridge, including affiliated groups and institutions, use the Amicus system.

You do not need sound for this course.

Amicus online - Adding a contact report Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through adding a contact report in Amicus:

  • Adding an action
  • Adding a contact report
  • Editing a contact report
Amicus online - Adding education Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through adding education in Amicus:

  • Locating education data tab
  • Adding education
  • Updating education
Amicus online - Adding interests Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through adding interests in Amicus:

  • Decision point: Add to a contact record or prospect record?
  • Adding an interest to a contact record
  • Adding an interest to a prospect record
  • Updating interests
Amicus online - Create a limited info record Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through adding a limited info record in Amicus:

  • Decision: when to add a limited information record?
  • Adding a limited information record
  • Updating a limited information record
Amicus online - How to get a standard report Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through the steps to find a standard report in Amicus:

  • What reports are available as a standard report?
  • Locating reports
  • Downloading reports
Amicus online - Logging in and navigation Self-taught Booking not required

This online course takes you through the first steps of logging in to Amicus. It covers:

  • How to log in
  • Accessing help online
  • Customising your screen
  • Navigation from the main screen
  • Modules and ribbon bars
  • List view, table view, map view
  • Setting up favourites
  • Dashboards
Amicus online - Updating contact preferences Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through updating contact preferences in Amicus:

  • Locating contact preferences data tab
  • Updating contact preferences
  • Data protection considerations
Amicus online - Viewing a contact record Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through viewing a contact record in Amicus:

  • Searching for a contact record
  • Data tabs and what information is available
  • Navigating around the contact record
  • How to customise and filter columns within data tabs
Amicus online - Viewing a prospect record Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through viewing a prospect record in Amicus:

  • Searching for a prospect record
  • Data tabs and what information is available
  • Navigating around the prospect record
  • How to customise and filter columns within data tabs
  • How to search and view contact reports
  • How to find giving information
  • Quick guide to the solicitation cycle screens

This short session will provide an understanding of the principles, tools and techniques involved in Process Analysis with a view to improving business process effectiveness and efficiency. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice using the techniques that they learn via exercises designed to be enjoyable and thought provoking.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Fri 30 Apr 2021 13:30 [Places]

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.

The aim of this course is to familiarize the participants with the primary analysis of RNA-seq data.

This course starts with a brief introduction to RNA-seq and discusses quality control issues. Next, we will present the alignment step, quantification of expression and differential expression analysis. For downstream analysis we will focus on tools available through the Bioconductor project for manipulating and analysing bulk RNA-seq.

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.

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Date Availability
Mon 22 Mar 2021 09:30 [Full]

PLEASE NOTE that until further notice, due to the evolving situation with Coronavirus no courses will be offered as classroom based at the Training Facility. The Bioinformatics Team will be teaching the course live online in conjunction with the presenters.

This course will cover all aspects of the analysis of DNA methylation using sequencing, including primary analysis, mapping and quality control of BS-Seq data, common pitfalls and complications.

It will also include exploratory analysis of methylation, looking at different methods of quantitation, and a variety of ways of looking more widely at the distribution of methylation over the genome. Finally the course will look at statistical methods to predict differential methylation.

The course comprises of a mixture of theoretical lectures and practicals covering a range of different software packages.

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.

PLEASE NOTE that until further notice, due to the evolving situation with Coronavirus no courses will be offered as classroom based at the Training Facility. The Bioinformatics Team will be teaching the course live online in conjunction with the presenters.

SeqMonk is a graphical program for the visualisation and analysis of large mapped sequencing datasets such as ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, and BS-Seq.

The program allows you to view your reads against an annotated genome and to quantitate and filter your data to let you identify regions of interest. It is a friendly way to explore and analysis very large datasets.

This course provides an introduction to the main features of SeqMonk and will run through the analysis of a couple of different datasets to show what sort of analysis options it provides.

Further information is available here.

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.

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.

Machine learning gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. It encompasses a broad range of approaches to data analysis with applicability across the biological sciences. Lectures will introduce commonly used algorithms and provide insight into their theoretical underpinnings. In the practicals students will apply these algorithms to real biological data-sets using the R language and environment.

Please be aware that the course syllabus is currently being updated following feedback from the last event; therefore the agenda below will be subject to changes.

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.

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.

This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to how finances are managed at the University and is the ideal first course for anyone who will be working in an accounts area.

Not only does it provide an overview of how the University's Finance System (UFS) is structured but also which activities are performed centrally and which are done in departments. It introduces the concepts of the Financial Regulations and Finance Procedures as well as signposting where you can find more support, how to access UFS and what training may be appropriate for your role.

An overview of Amicus (online version) Self-taught Booking not required

This overview should take no more than 30 minutes to complete. You can view it as many times as you like, or complete certain sections and come back later.

This overview will showcase some of the benefits and give you a sneak peek of functionality within Amicus.

A short video with sound is included at the beginning of the overview. Headphones or speakers will be required for this part.

We hope you enjoy it.

Answering Difficult Questions new Thu 11 Mar 2021   16:00 [Places]

This session is aimed at colleagues across the collegiate University who work with prospective students through admissions and outreach activity. In this session, the Director of Admissions, Sam Lucy will run through some of the common but trickier questions and how to answer them well.

We’re keen to include as many of the questions you find challenging as possible. Please add any questions you would like included here, or send via email to departmentliaison@admin.cam.ac.uk.

This session will be held via Zoom, the details of which will be circulated before the event. The session will also be recorded.

Anti-Bribery & Corruption Training Self-taught Booking not required

The University and all its staff have a responsibility to ensure that neither their conduct, nor the conduct of any person or organisation entering into any contract or arrangement with the University contravenes the Bribery Act 2010.

This online course guides you through the scope of the Bribery Act and Criminal Finances Act and highlights some of the situations that you should be aware of.

AP: eInvoicing in Accounts Payable Self-taught Bookable

An Introduction to the University's eInvoicing system, how it works and what actions/processes are completed by the department.

This on-line course will enable end users to understand the basics of accounts payable, including processing basic invoices and expense claims.

This on-line course will enable Shared Services staff members to understand the basics of accounts payable, including processing basic invoices and expense claims.

This on-line course enables users to learn how to Secondary Approve invoices within the Accounts Payable module.

Apprenticeship Network Meeting Tue 22 Jun 2021   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

A network meeting for university staff interested in establishing an apprenticeship under the Apprenticeship Levy to share questions, experiences and advice.

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Date Availability
Wed 15 Sep 2021 12:00 [Places]
Wed 17 Nov 2021 10:00 [Places]

During this time, PPD is keen to continue to promote development opportunities for University staff. This information webinar will help you to identify if you wish to progress your development by way of an Apprenticeship.

We are looking to explore what interest there is at this current time in this Leadership Level 5 apprenticeship and hope that there will be sufficient interest to establish a University-wide cohort. By establishing University-wide cohorts, we are looking to encourage more departments to use apprenticeships as a way to provide focused professional development for staff. Participants will have the advantage of a peer group to work through the programme with. Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment are also potentially interested in joining in with this.

The webinar will be presented by Jennifer Dix of Corndel, who will deliver these apprenticeships.

For this cohort to run, there is a minimum of 18-20 people required. Depending on the level of interest shown, it is intended that the apprenticeship will start as soon as possible. Entry to these cohorts will be by application and is open to all University employees who meet the eligibility criteria.

A link to the webinar will be sent with the joining instructions when your booking is confirmed.

Further information from the provider, Corndel.

Apprenticeship guidance.

Approaches to Learning: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

Approaches to Learning: Bitesize

PPD bitesize resources are short and high impact; including videos, quick tips guides and interactive bitesize modules. Develop your skills and knowledge quickly, easily, when you need. They complement face to face events and more in-depth online modules.

The Accounts Receivable (AR) module of the University’s Finance System (CUFS) deals with managing customer information and managing income generated from sales and donations.

In this course we will be looking at some of the key aspects such as:

  • creating external invoices
  • creating internal invoices
  • receipting income relating to invoices
  • receipting other income

We will also provide you with some basic information relating to banking procedures and to the University’s Online Store (also known as eSales).

Assistive Technology: One-to-One Training Wed 17 Mar 2021   10:30   [More dates...] [Places]

This session is provided for University staff who have an Occupational Health referral or for students who have a Disability Resource Centre referral for specialised one-to-one support. Bespoke sessions cover support for users with:

  • Mobility issues, such as an upper limb disorder, where ergonomic keyboards and mice or speech recognition software may be required
  • Visual impairment requirements where magnification or text scanning to alternative format can assist users to view a computer screen or read and listen to text
  • Specific learning difficulties, who may find speech recognition software or mind mapping software useful

A session typically fall into 2 categories:

  • Looking at available hardware, software or IT techniques that can aid in the development of tailored strategies and solutions to help users independently access computing facilities
  • Providing training for Assistive Technology software packages to help users progress with the software

At time of booking please specify the following details in the Special Requirements box

  • Name of person that referred you
  • A brief outline of type of assistance required e.g. software training, workstation evaluation or general support and advice
  • If you require wheelchair access to the venue

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Date Availability
Wed 17 Mar 2021 14:30 [Places]
Wed 24 Mar 2021 10:30 [Places]
Wed 24 Mar 2021 14:30 [Full]
Wed 31 Mar 2021 10:30 [Places]
Wed 31 Mar 2021 14:30 [Places]
ATLAS.ti Cloud: Quick Tour (Online) new Self-taught Booking not required

This is a course created by the professional academic trainers at ATLAS.ti and selected for curation by UIS training staff.

The course can be accessed here

ATLAS.ti: Free Webinars (Online) new Self-taught Booking not required

These are a series of webinars run by the professional academic trainers at ATLAS.ti and selected for curation by UIS training staff.

You can register for the webinars here

ATLAS.ti Macintosh: Quick Tour (Online) new Self-taught Booking not required

This is a course created by the professional academic trainers at ATLAS.ti and selected for curation by UIS training staff.

The course can be accessed here

ATLAS.ti Windows: Quick Tour (Online) new Self-taught Booking not required

This is a course created by the professional academic trainers at ATLAS.ti and selected for curation by UIS training staff.

The course can be accessed here

Better Decision Making: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

Better Decision Making: Bitesize

PPD bitesize resources are short and high impact; including videos, quick tips guides and interactive bitesize modules. Develop your skills and knowledge quickly, easily, when you need. They complement face to face events and more in-depth online modules.

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