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University Information Services - Staff Learning & Development course timetable


Sat 24 Feb – Wed 24 Apr

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February 2024

Thu 29
Content Community: Accessible social media new [Places] 10:30 - 11:30 UIS Online Courses - instructor-led

During this session, find out about accessibility best practices for content on social media.

Content on all the University's channels needs to be accessible, whether it's on a website, social media or paper.

Our speaker this month, SJ Ng, is part of the team that manages the University's central social media accounts. She'll talk about best practices to follow so that your content is accessible to as wide an audience as possible. The formats covered will include images, videos and audio.

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

March 2024

Wed 6
  • An invitation to try out an AI LLM (Large Language Model) proof-of-concept search system
  • UIS worked with an AI company to apply Retrieval-Augmented Generation to the University web presence
  • A limited pilot (public UIS, UAS pages) has made interesting discoveries about University material
  • We aim to broaden the pilot to departmental and collegiate public web pages
  • We will be seeking volunteer institutions to permit access to their public sites
  • We will be opening the POC (proof-of-concept) to additional testing
Tue 26
UIS Learning and Development: Speed mentoring session #8 new [Places] 11:30 - 12:30 UIS Online Courses - instructor-led

UIS is offering everyone the chance to join a virtual speed mentoring event. This dynamic learning and networking activity will provide the opportunity to speak to some of UIS’ senior leaders and managers from diverse disciplines.

UIS mentors involved with the event:

  • Ian Leslie - Director
  • Chris Russell – Chief Operating Officer
  • Gabby Ahmadi Assalemi – Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
  • David Marshall – User Research & Data Science Team Lead
  • Annie Horner – Sr. Delivery Manager
  • Simon Redhead - Systems Development manager

April 2024

Wed 24
Coaching approach for line managers new [Places] 09:30 - 13:30 Online

This online workshop is tailored for line managers and aspiring managers, to empower them to unlock their full potential and enhance both individual and team performance. Through participation, you'll elevate team dynamics, nurture individual growth, and foster a culture of collaboration and accountability.

You will be introduced to the techniques of coaching and focus on the development of a range of skills that may be used to coach others effectively.

This course is highly interactive and will include the opportunity to practice your coaching skills in a safe space.