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Digital Admissions: Town Hall event new Wed 1 Sep 2021   13:00 POSTPONED

The Digital Admissions project aims to support the transformation of the information systems, processes and tools used in the undergraduate admissions process.

At this 'town hall' event, you will hear from project members who will show the progress made to the service and invite you to ask questions.

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.

The Digital Presence Programme is a five year programme responsible for improving how we provide and support websites and intranets for the University of Cambridge (amongst other things). It's important that departmental and institutional heads are aware of the programme's goals and intentions to make significant changes to the University's digital landscape.

This presentation will offer you an opportunity to feed into the programme, and provide answers to your questions about it.

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.

Email marketing - strategy and tactics new Mon 26 Jul 2021   15:00 Finished

In July's content community session, we look under the hood of email marketing. Whether you're sending newsletters to your staff or event invitations to an external audience, this session is for you, with a blend of the strategic and the operational.

Email continues to defy the prophecies of its impending demise, surviving Slack, instant messaging and even WeChat/Weixin (for the most part). As email turns 50, we'll explore whether iOS 15 will end the newsletter boom, where trustworthiness and personalisation fit in to your email strategy, and if you even need email when there are social media, messenger apps and collaboration tools?

  • Liam Morgan will describe how he creates high-quality newsletters that are both effective and audience-centric
  • Ashley Coidan will discuss how a strategic approach to the channel can have benefits for recipient and sender alike (and he'll be seeking volunteers to be involved in developing guiding principles for the University's email marketing)

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

Introduction to accessible content new Mon 27 Sep 2021   15:30 [Places]

Learn more about the barriers people face when they read content. We will show you how to write content that’s accessible and do a few practical exercises. Making content accessible, makes it better for everyone.

Introduction to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) new Tue 29 Jun 2021   10:30 Finished

Search engine optimisation (SEO) for beginners. SEO 'is the process of improving a website or web page so it increases organic traffic quality and quantity from search engines' (Webopedia).

Put simply, the goal of using SEO tactics, for many web editors across the University, is to help users find the content that they are looking for when they use a search engine. In practice, this means a webpage appears as high up the list of relevant search results as possible. To do this, content editors need to have a basic understanding of how search engines work and what users are searching for.

This session will include a potted history of SEO and practical tips to use on your webpages. Attendees will also be able to ask questions.

The session will begin with a quick update from the Digital Presence Programme.

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.

Ron Chambers, Kate Livingstone and Abraham Martin will be talking about identifying some best practices for our effective collaboration

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.

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.

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