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Time: 9:30 - 12:30
Trainer: Simon Meaker
Venue: University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site, Ground Floor, Phoenix Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St, Cambridge CB2 3QH
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This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming, or who have never been formally taught the principles and basic concepts of programming. It provides an introduction to the basic concepts common to most high level languages (including Python, Java, Fortran, C, C++, Visual Basic). The aim of the course is to equip attendees with the background knowledge and confidence necessary to tackle many on-line and printed programming tutorials. It may also help attendees in deciding which programming language is suitable for their programming task.

Knowledge of the concepts presented in this course is a pre-requisite for many of the other courses in the Scientific Computing series of courses (although not for the "Python for Absolute Beginners" course).

Time: 9:30 - 13:00
Trainer: Bruce Beckles
Venue: University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site, 2nd Floor, Cockcroft Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QH
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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

Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Trainer: Darran Bryant
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Assistive Technology Room, GS11, Roger Needham Building, 7 J J Thomson Avenue, West Cambridge Site, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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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

Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Trainer: Darran Bryant
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Assistive Technology Room, GS11, Roger Needham Building, 7 J J Thomson Avenue, West Cambridge Site, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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This course is designed for the Training Manager(s) of a new provider on the University Training Booking System. (UTBS) and it will take them through theory and practicals on how to manage their training programme on the UTBS

Time: 9:00 - 12:30
Trainer: Monica Gonzalez
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2, Roger Needham Building, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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This is an introduction to the popular database package Microsoft Access. The course is aimed at those who have never used the package before or have just started using it. There is an Access Fast Track course that is a shortened version of this course for those who learn at a faster pace.

Time: 9:30 - 12:30
Trainer: Simon Meaker
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1, Roger Needham Building, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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This course is an introduction to reference management using the free, open-source program, Zotero. Zotero is a free plug-in for the Firefox web browser which allows you to collect and store references from online sources; add your own annotations and finally use your stored references to insert correct citations into a Word, Open Office, or LaTeX document.

Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Trainer: Rosemary Rodd
Venue: University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site, Ground Floor, Phoenix Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St, Cambridge CB2 3QH
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LaTeX is a powerful document description language built on top of TeX. It is available on Unix, Windows and Macintoshes. It can be used for the presentation of plain text (including accented characters and letters outside the English alphabet), the typesetting of mathematics, the generation of tables, and producing simple diagrams. It is particularly suited for the writing of theses, papers and technical documents.

Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Trainer: Kate Jeary, Rosemary Rodd
Venue: University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site, Ground Floor, Phoenix Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St, Cambridge CB2 3QH
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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

Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Trainer: Darran Bryant
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Assistive Technology Room, GS11, Roger Needham Building, 7 J J Thomson Avenue, West Cambridge Site, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
Read more

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

Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Trainer: Darran Bryant
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Assistive Technology Room, GS11, Roger Needham Building, 7 J J Thomson Avenue, West Cambridge Site, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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