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University of Cambridge Training

Cambridge UIS Courses

Programming: Modern Fortran (Workshop): 12th or 13th April, New Museums Site, run by UIS

The diversifying nature of impact: 18th April, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, run by the University Library

Relational Database Design: 27th April, West Cambridge, run by UIS

Zotero: Introduction to a Reference Management Program: 8th May, New Museums Site, run by UIS

Mendeley: Introduction to a Reference Management Program: 14th May, New Museums Site, run by UIS

Python 3: Introduction for Those with Programming Experience: 15th or 16th May or 20th or 21st June, New Museums Site, run by UIS

Unix: Introduction to the Command Line Interface: 22nd or 23rd May, New Museums Site, run by UIS

Excel 2016: Managing Data & Lists: 14th June, New Museums Site, run by UIS

Excel 2016: Analysing and Summarising Data: 21st June, New Museums Site, run by UIS

Excel 2016: Recorded Macros: 5th July, West Cambridge, run by UIS


PPD On Demand

Cambridge has recently launched a new initiative on their website, PPD On Demand - short online learning resources for staff.  They are trying to promote these resources, so that more staff are aware of this as a resource for them.  

 


The Pathways to Impact online tool

The tool is intended for use by researchers, academics or support staff working with them. It provides a step-by-step guide to planning research impact activity with links to many useful resources. It can be used to help write a Pathways to Impact plan for an RCUK grant, or more generally to plan for impact activity.


Booking PPD Training

PPD training for the academic year 2017-18 is bookable online.

·         To browse for courses go to https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/cppd/search

·         To view the Timetable go to https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/cppd/event-timetable

·         To view by Themes go to https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/cppd/theme

PPD Flyer Mailing List

To join the PPD flyer mailing list and receive your termly copy straight from PPD please use the following link: https://lists.cam.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/ucam-ppd-flyer

IT Skills Training

The University Information Service offers a wide variety of face to face and online IT Skills training to support all University members.

·         To see our Lent 2018 brochure go to: https://help.uis.cam.ac.uk/downloads/it-training-brochure

·         For a full programme of courses go to: https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/ucs/theme


Researcher based skills

All Researcher Development Programme (RDP) courses

Communication

Leadership

Personal Effectiveness

PhD Progression

Postdoc Programme

Presentation Skills

Public Engagement

R1 - Research Methodologies

Research Funding (for Postdocs)

Strategic Career Management

Teaching Associate Programme (TAP)

Teaching and Learning

Writing Skills

Writing Skills Summer School

Personal Effectiveness based skills

All PPD Personal and Professional Development courses

Achieving Results

Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning

Communication

Innovation and Change

Leadership

Negotiating and Influencing

People Development

Relationship Building

Strategic Focus

 

Booking Training

PPD training for the academic year 2017-18 is bookable online.

 

·         To browse for courses go to https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/cppd/search

·         To view the Timetable go to https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/cppd/event-timetable

·         To view by Themes go to https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/cppd/theme

IT Skills Training

The University Information Service offers a wide variety of face to face and online IT Skills training to support all University members.

·         For a full programme of courses go to: https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/ucs/theme

Networking tools at the Careers Service

GradLink: the Careers Service alumni database

CamCareers email

Library occupational files JPF 1-5: Job Profile Feedback (graduates talk about their jobs)

Library books on networking:

'Network to get work', Alan Jones ( Createspace)

'Career Networking', Brian Sutton (Industrial Society)

'Powerful Networking', John Lockett (Orion Business Books)

'Brilliant networking', Steven d'Souza (Pearson)

Sourcing opportunities

Search Vacancies & Opportunities

Attend careers events and explore our sector pages for specific fields

Identify relevant external job boards

Network to extend your search

Consider recruitment agenciesin some areas

 Making applications

CVs and Cover Letters – discover our most popular publication

Application forms – find out what employers are really looking for

Speculative applications – use particularly in areas where opportunities are rarely advertised

Interviews and selection

Interviews – preparation is key for face-to-face, phone or Skype interviews

Psychometric tests and assessment centres - online practice tests, explanations and advice

Negotiating with employers - interview timing, offers and start dates

External Sites

Social Media Toolbox

A range of social media tools to help you work smarter, claim your online presence and keep pace with technology

The Value of Blogging and Microblogging

Benchmark your research – Mendeley, Stats, ORCID profile, Scopus and ScienceDirect

Webinar – How to promote your article for maximum impact

How to turn your thesis into an article

Improve your knowledge and skills in publishing academic research

Big Ideas – latest trends and innovations in publishing and academic

Networking – how to make the most over every opportunity and promote your research to your peers

Research Solutions – discover new ways and train yourself for effective and efficient research skills

Understanding Different Research Perspectives

This free course, Understanding different research perspectives, explores the development of the research process looking at the different perspectives from which an issue or phenomenon can be investigated; and highlights the main methodologies that can be used to investigate a business issue. By looking at different perspectives/approaches to issues and phenomena, different research methodologies and ethical considerations this course will sustain the development of a research study, from the initial idea of what to investigate; to the elaboration of specific research questions; the research design, strategy and methodology.

Skills assessment form 

Context Diagnostic for Conservation

Co-Production

Running Workshops

Partnering Toolbook 

Human centred design tool kit 

Service Design Tool kit 


This is a toolkit on how to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results. It’s quick to use, simple to apply, and designed to help busy people working in development. 


Engage Researchers' Academy

Professional development for researchers, realising their potential for impact. 

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