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On World Accessibility Day, understand why inclusivity and accessibility is important and the University’s plans to increase the accessibility of its online content and things we can all do to improve our documents, publications and online content.

Digital Presence Programme: virtual town hall #2 new Thu 25 Feb 2021   11:10 Finished

Hear an update on recent activities from members of the Digital Presence Programme. You can post your questions in advance and during the event via the Teams Live Q&A feature.

Digital Presence Programme: virtual town hall #3 new Thu 15 Apr 2021   11:10 Finished

Hear an update on recent activities from members of the Digital Presence Programme. You can post your questions in advance and during the event via the Teams Live Q&A feature.

The Staff Review and Development (SRD) process provides the opportunity for Line managers to engage in constructive discussion with their staff about current and future work and their learning and development. This interactive online course will focus on an overview of the process, practical advice and useful reminders of good practice to help you to make the most of SRD

An informal guidance session for anyone thinking about joining the IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme. Professional Development Manager, Rinku Raina will give a brief overview about what you can expect from joining the scheme. You'll have the chance to ask informal questions and hear from previous members of the scheme.

An informal guidance session for members of the IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme. The session will provide the opportunity to meet with other mentees enrolled on the scheme. You’ll be able to talk openly as a group and share any successes or challenges while being a mentee. Please think of examples before coming along so we can discuss in the session and this will hopefully encourage confidence to help you gain the most out of your mentoring relationship and the scheme.

An informal guidance session for members of the IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme. The session will provide the opportunity to meet with other mentors on the scheme. You’ll be able to talk openly as a group and share any successes or challenges while being a mentor. Please think of examples before coming along so we can discuss in the session and this will hopefully encourage confidence to help you gain the most out of your mentoring relationship and the scheme.

A contextual, informative and interactive webinar-style event to provide guidance and helpful techniques for mentors enrolled on the UIS Mentoring Scheme and anyone interested in mentoring in general, to support their colleagues and understand how to develop to be an effective mentor.

A contextual, informative and interactive webinar-style online event to provide guidance and helpful techniques for mentors enrolled on the UIS Mentoring Scheme and anyone interested in mentoring in general, to support their colleagues and understand how to develop to be an effective mentor.

Learning at Work: Effective Collaboration at UIS new Fri 21 May 2021   11:00 Finished

Steve Hoensch, Head of Frontline Services at UIS will share his experience of collaborating with multiple institutions and colleagues with the work that went on to open the Anne McLaren Building as a testing centre facility during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gabriela Ahmadi-Assalemi, Simon Clarke, and Will Russell will discuss recognising the meaning, components, and benefits of effective collaboration at work.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 27 Jul 2021 11:00 [Places]
Tue 7 Sep 2021 11:00 [Places]

In collaboration with UIS and ourcambridge, a series of drop in sessions has been designed to provide reviewees and reviewers with the opportunity to share best practice with others and to discuss some of the challenges around holding good SRD conversations and how they can be overcome. They are entirely optional and you can attend as many or as few as you would like. The sessions will be interactive and focus around key discussion topics. For some sessions, we may contact you and ask you to watch a short 5-10 minute film beforehand.

Sessions:

  • ""Setting Objectives"" (for both reviewers and reviewees) Wednesday 3 February 11:30- 12:30
  • Staff wellbeing (for both reviewers and reviewees) Wednesday 10 February 14:00 -15:00
  • Leading by Coaching style/ ask questions (reviewers only) Thursday 18 February 10:00 -11:00
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback (for both reviewers and reviewees) Thursday 4 March 11:00- 12:00
  • Effective 1:1's (for both reviewers and reviewees) Tuesday 16 March 15:00-16:00
  • Celebrating success/ Attitude of Gratitude (for both reviewers and reviewees) Thursday, 25 March 15:30 -16:30

In collaboration with UIS and ourcambridge, a series of drop in sessions has been designed to provide reviewees and reviewers with the opportunity to share best practice with others and to discuss some of the challenges around holding good SRD conversations and how they can be overcome. They are entirely optional and you can attend as many or as few as you would like. The sessions will be interactive and focus around key discussion topics. For some sessions, we may contact you and ask you to watch a short 5-10 minute film beforehand.

Sessions:

  • Setting Objectives, Wednesday 3 February 11:30- 12:30
  • Staff wellbeing, Wednesday 10 February 14:00 -15:00
  • Leading by Coaching style/ask questions (reviewees only) Thursday 18 February 10:00 -11:00
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback,Thursday 4 March 11:00- 12:00
  • Effective 1:1's, Tuesday 16 March 15:00-16:00
  • Celebrating success/Attitude of Gratitude, Thursday, 25 March 15:30 -16:30

In collaboration with UIS and ourcambridge, a series of drop in sessions has been designed to provide reviewees and reviewers with the opportunity to share best practice with others and to discuss some of the challenges around holding good SRD conversations and how they can be overcome. They are entirely optional and you can attend as many or as few as you would like. The sessions will be interactive and focus around key discussion topics. For some sessions, we may contact you and ask you to watch a short 5-10 minute film beforehand.

Sessions:

  • Setting Objectives (for both reviewers and reviewees) Wednesday 3 February 11:30- 12:30
  • Staff wellbeing (for both reviewers and reviewees) Wednesday 10 February 14:00 -15:00
  • Leading by Coaching style/ ask questions (reviewees only) Thursday 18 February 10:00 -11:00
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback (for both reviewees and reviewers) Thursday 4 March 11:00- 12:00
  • Effective 1:1's (for both reviewers and reviewees)Tuesday 16 March 15:00-16:00
  • Celebrating success/ Attitude of Gratitude (for both reviewers and reviewees)Thursday, 25 March 15:30 -16:30

In collaboration with UIS and ourcambridge, a series of drop in sessions has been designed to provide reviewees and reviewers with the opportunity to share best practice with others and to discuss some of the challenges around holding good SRD conversations and how they can be overcome. They are entirely optional and you can attend as many or as few as you would like. The sessions will be interactive and focus around key discussion topics. For some sessions, we may contact you and ask you to watch a short 5-10 minute film beforehand.

Sessions:

  • Setting Objectives (for both reviewers and reviewees) Wednesday 3 February 11:30- 12:30
  • Staff wellbeing (for both reviewers and reviewees) Wednesday 10 February 14:00 -15:00
  • Leading by Coaching style/ ask questions (reviewers only) Thursday 18 February 10:00 -11:00
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback(for both reviewers and reviewees) Thursday 4 March 11:00- 12:00
  • Effective 1:1's (for both reviewers and reviewees)Tuesday 16 March 15:00-16:00
  • Celebrating success/ Attitude of Gratitude(for both reviewers and reviewees)Thursday, 25 March 15:30 -16:30

In collaboration with UIS and ourcambridge, a series of drop in sessions has been designed to provide reviewees and reviewers with the opportunity to share best practice with others and to discuss some of the challenges around holding good SRD conversations and how they can be overcome. They are entirely optional and you can attend as many or as few as you would like. The sessions will be interactive and focus around key discussion topics. For some sessions, we may contact you and ask you to watch a short 5-10 minute film beforehand.

Sessions:

  • Setting Objectives (for both reviewers and reviewees) Wednesday 3 February 11:30- 12:30
  • Staff wellbeing (for both reviewers and reviewees) Wednesday 10 February 14:00 -15:00
  • Leading by Coaching style/ ask questions (reviewers only) Thursday 18 February 10:00 -11:00
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback (for both reviewers and reviewees) Thursday 4 March 11:00- 12:00
  • Effective 1:1's (for both reviewers and reviewees)Tuesday 16 March 15:00-16:00
  • Celebrating success/ Attitude of Gratitude(for both reviewers and reviewees)Thursday, 25 March 15:30 -16:30

A more advanced look at options and use of the Azure cloud, including discounts via a framework agreement.

Presenters from Microsoft and Phoenix Software, Cambridge's key Microsoft partner, will explore options for using the Azure cloud for office, teaching and research purposes, with particular reference to:

  • Azure AD - key features, options for using it
  • Consultancy services to assist with transitioning from traditional on-premise infrastructure to the cloud
  • Ongoing support services to ensure that institutions get the best out of their investment in Azure moving forwards
  • Facilitating access to a range of free of charge Microsoft/Phoenix training workshops, learning platforms, etc.
  • Providing information on access to grants/funding from Geant and Microsoft
  • 15% discount on Azure PAYG metered prices, via Phoenix Software and OCRE framework (Jisc notice)

Along with this overview, there will be an opportunity for Q&A, and options for individual follow-ups for anyone wishing to explore the possibilities further.

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  • 14:15: Some Light in the Cloud - Azure at Cambridge Enterprise

Dr. Paul Seabright (Deputy Director) and Matt Whiting (CTO) of Cambridge Enterprise <http://www.enterprise.cam.ac.uk> will share some of the ups and downs of their transition from on-premise to the cloud, which has been more rapid and radical than many of our institutions. As the University's knowledge transfer organisation, Cambridge Enterprise uses commercial avenues to develop the outputs of University research into successful products and services that benefit society. Their lessons and caveats may help others consider the practicalities when implementing a 'cloud first' strategy.

  • 15:00: Software Sleuthing - National Frameworks & Software Licence Resellers Agreement (SLRA)

The new SLRA, available via SUPC <https://www.supc.ac.uk/frameworks> and other University purchasing consortia <https://www.ukupc.ac.uk>, provides multiple pre-negotiated agreements (lots) for software and services, working with a range of suppliers to help save institutions time and money. Academia, key supplier for lots such as with Adobe and VMware licensing <https://edu.academia.co.uk/software-slra>, will provide an overview and practical introduction how to make use of the new SLRA.

A TechLink Community online event providing an overview of key aspects of cloud computing, such as:

  • Infrastructure & Security in the cloud
  • Use cases & Data Management (e.g. Website Hosting, Back Up, Data Safe Haven)
  • Hybrid Cloud options (e.g. Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, resilience)
  • Pricing and Cost Control models

There will be opportunities for Q&A, and follow up discussions.

In addition, there will be an:

  • Overview of the University Cloud Strategy

With opportunities for Q&A, and follow up discussions.

This session will provide updates about the service migration from Hermes to Exchange Online.

There will also be an update about a paper being sent to the Email Scrutiny Committee on 30 March concerning:

1. the deprecation of TLSv1.0 and TLSv1.1 in PPSW

2. hosts using PPSW to send email from the CUDN

3. SPF and DKIM.

The presentation will be followed by time for questions and discussion.

  • A presentation and discussion-style session introducing how IT works in the University of Cambridge. Covering what is expected of an IT professional working within a college, department or University institution, this session will explain what resources are available for them, including IT-specific material.
  • This induction is useful for any new (or relatively new) IT staff, or as a refresher for those who may have missed the opportunity to attend at the start of their IT role within the University.
  • The session will provide the opportunity to network with IT professionals across the University, and to meet UIS staff and Relationship Managers who are key contacts for supporting IT staff.

Given the plan to decommission the Managed Web Service (MWS) later this calendar year, we will hear from and can engage with the Cambridge-based Mythic Beasts who have extensive understanding of our University systems and challenges, and local/international hosting options.

In addition, following the successful Network+ training pilot, the four Universities comprising the COGEnT (Cambridge, Oxford, Glasgow, Edinburgh) consortium have agreed with CompTIA to follow up with some Cloud training. CompTIA will introduce their Cloud Essentials and Cloud+ courses, and next steps for a mixed cloud training pilot (with a few sponsored places, and favourable academic pricing).

Presentations from Dr. Philip Hazel on Perl Compatible Regular Expressions PCRE & Deloitte - Robotic process automation RPA

Philip Hazel (retired UCS staff, developer of exim) will provide an overview of the PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expressions) library, used by many high-profile open source (e.g. Apache, exim, KDE, PHP, Postfix, Nmap) and commercial (e.g. Apple Safari) projects.

Deloitte presenters will introduce and share examples of their use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Matthew Spaul (Robotics and Intelligent Automation Consultant) and David Adams (Risk Advisory) will show evolving use cases for RPA "to capture and interpret existing IT applications to enable transaction processing, data manipulation and communication across multiple IT systems."

  • 14:15: Web Accessibility

Web accessibility has become essential for better and more inclusive interaction, helping address barriers to effective communication.

  • 15:00: TLS Certificate Service

UIS' TLS Certificate Service is changing, to offer a more comprehensive range at no cost, a faster self-service model, in many cases automatic renewal.

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