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This is a fast paced and shortened version of the 2-session Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database course and thus is more suitable for those who are quick learners. This course will be taught using Access 2016 on PCs (Windows 7).

Time: 9:00 - 13:00
Trainer: Simon Meaker
Venue: University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site, 2nd Floor, Cockcroft Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QH
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The course is designed to take someone from having no knowledge of the Unix command line to being able to navigate around directories, and doing simple file manipulation. Then some of the more basic commands, will be introduced, including information on how to get more help from the system itself. Finally accessing remote computers by ssh and the most basic of shell scripts will be introduced.

Time: 9:30 - 17:00
Trainer: Stuart Rankin
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 full-day course introduces the Python programming language to those who are already familiar with another high level programing language such as C/C++, Fortran, Java, Perl or Visual Basic. The aim of this course is to give such programmers sufficient familiarity with Python that they can attend any of the more advanced Python courses organised by the Computing service and easily follow any of the widely available Python tutorials on the more complex aspects of the language.

This course covers all the material contained in the "Programming: Python for Absolute Beginners" course, but in a more abbreviated fashion suitable for those who already have significant programming experience. This course does NOT cover the more complex aspects of the language (for such topics see the other Computing Service Python courses), nor is there much explicit discussion of the object oriented features of Python.

If you are an accomplished and experienced programmer you may find this course too slow, you may prefer to self-teach the course rather than attend in person, the full set of notes can be downloaded .

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 is a practical-based course for people new to writing Web pages. Only the basics of HTML (hypertext mark-up language) will be covered, but there are other courses for those wishing to extend their knowledge. The course teaches how to write HTML from scratch using a basic Text Editor and focuses on content and structure as opposed to style. By the end of the course participants will have created four personal linked web pages and had the opportunity to publish these using DS-Web.

Time: 9:30 - 13:00
Trainer: Simon Meaker
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2, Roger Needham Building, 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: 10:00 - 11:00
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: 14:00 - 15:00
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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Adobe Photoshop CC is the latest version of the favourite image manipulation and editing tool of the professional graphics industry and photographers. It enables digital and scanned-in photographs, pictures and graphics files to be edited and offers a dazzling array of drawing, special effects and filtering tools. Knowing where to start with such a comprehensive and feature-filled package can be daunting. This presentation aims to equip new users with the basics, using live demonstrations throughout.

Time: 9:30 - 17:00
Trainer: Lynn Foot, Simon Meaker
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 course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

It is common for a student or researcher to find a piece of software or to have one thrust upon them by a supervisor which they must then build, install and use. It is a myth that any of this requires system privilege. This course demonstrates the building, installation and use of typical software ranging from trivially easy examples (the "configure, make, install" scheme) through to the evils of badly written Makefiles. Common errors and what they mean will be covered and by the end of the course the student should be able to manage their own software without needing to pester their system administrator.

Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Trainer: Bob Dowling
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 intended for those already using Microsoft Access 2016 who wish to explore more advanced queries and forms. Those who have attended the Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database course will find this follows on seamlessly from where that course left off - but be prepared for a harder challenge. Part of the course explores relational database design concepts for simple databases. The remainder focuses on more advanced queries and forms. The second session is optional for you to either work through and consolidate the course material, or to receive support on your own project.

Time: 9:30 - 13:00
Trainer: Simon Meaker
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: 10:00 - 11:00
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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