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Wednesday 18 January

14:00
Unix: Introduction to the Command Line Interface (Self-paced) (2 of 2) In progress 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

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.

Thursday 19 January

14:00
Adobe InDesign CC: Introduction to Desktop Publishing new [Standby] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site
  • Adobe InDesign CC is the industry leading page design and layout application. You will build up a publication from ready-prepared text, images and graphics in the same way as QuarkXpress and PageMaker.

Friday 20 January

09:30
Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (2 of 4) In progress 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python, focussing on scientific programming. This course is probably unsuitable for those with programming experience, even if it is just in shell scripting or Matlab-like programs. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Python programs and to understand more complex Python programs written by others.

As this course is part of the Scientific Computing series, the examples chosen are of most relevance to scientific programming.

Monday 23 January

14:00
Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database (1 of 2) [Standby] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

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.

Tuesday 24 January

10:00
EndNote: Introduction to a Reference Management Program (Self-paced) [Places] 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

An introduction to using the bibliography program EndNote to store references and notes and use them to achieve correct referencing in your documents without re-typing. This course covers both EndNote Desktop and the free, browser based, "lite" version, EndNote Online.

Using EndNote will enable you to keep a note of references as you research online so that you will always be able to document your sources correctly. It can save you time as you should never need to retype references and you can alter their layout with a couple of mouse-clicks.

14:00
Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database (2 of 2) [Standby] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

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.

Wednesday 25 January

09:00
Cisco CCNA for IT Supporters: Module 2 - Routing and Switching Essentials (Series 9) (14 of 14) Not bookable 09:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This is the second module of the CCNA series, should you wish to book on the series please book on Module 1 Introduction to Networks.

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. You will learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, you will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

09:30
C++: Programming in Modern C++ (4 of 6) In progress 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This is an introduction to programming in modern C++, based on the book "'Programming: Principles and Practice using C++"' (2nd ed.) by Bjarne Stroustrup. The aim is to teach participants how to write non trivial, practical programs that are comprehensible and portable. Participants should also be able to understand and modify most well-written C++ applications, though not necessarily every aspect of them.

C++ is a large and complicated language, which is reflected in the length of this course. The creator of C++, Prof. Stroustrup, estimates that newcomers to programming will have to devote in excess of 200 hours' of work to learn how to program in C++ properly. Please bear that in mind if signing up for the course. It would also be of help (though not essential) if attendees have some prior programming experience in another language, e.g. Python.

Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (3 of 4) In progress 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python, focussing on scientific programming. This course is probably unsuitable for those with programming experience, even if it is just in shell scripting or Matlab-like programs. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Python programs and to understand more complex Python programs written by others.

As this course is part of the Scientific Computing series, the examples chosen are of most relevance to scientific programming.

10:00
LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing (1 of 2) [Standby] 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

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.

14:00
Word 2016: Introduction (Self-paced) (1 of 2) Not bookable 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This self-paced practical course covers the most commonly used features of Microsoft Word and is suited to complete beginners or those with limited experience of using a word processor.

LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing (2 of 2) [Standby] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

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.

Excel 2016: Introduction (Self-paced) (1 of 2) [Standby] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

Microsoft Excel is the chosen spreadsheet package as it is a popular choice, both on Macintosh and PC. This is a self-paced Excel Beginners course for those who prefer to learn at their own pace, there is an instructor present to support you if you have questions. The same course is taught as instructor-led for those who prefer this approach to learning Excel Introduction .

Thursday 26 January

14:00
Word 2016: Introduction (Self-paced) (2 of 2) Not bookable 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This self-paced practical course covers the most commonly used features of Microsoft Word and is suited to complete beginners or those with limited experience of using a word processor.

Excel 2016: Introduction (Self-paced) (2 of 2) [Standby] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

Microsoft Excel is the chosen spreadsheet package as it is a popular choice, both on Macintosh and PC. This is a self-paced Excel Beginners course for those who prefer to learn at their own pace, there is an instructor present to support you if you have questions. The same course is taught as instructor-led for those who prefer this approach to learning Excel Introduction .

Friday 27 January

09:30
Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (4 of 4) In progress 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python, focussing on scientific programming. This course is probably unsuitable for those with programming experience, even if it is just in shell scripting or Matlab-like programs. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Python programs and to understand more complex Python programs written by others.

As this course is part of the Scientific Computing series, the examples chosen are of most relevance to scientific programming.

NVivo: An Introduction for Qualitative Research new [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This course will introduce NVivo a Computer Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) which supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It provides a means to collect, organise and analyse content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys and audio.

Monday 30 January

09:30
Office 365, Office Online and OneDrive: An introduction new [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

Confused between Office 365 and OneDrive and Office Online? Want a clear explanation of these and help getting started? Then this course is for you.

After a short presentation there will be the opportunity to set up your Office 365 account and use Office Online. You can try the new online applications such as Sway, Yammer or Forms and collaborate with others using online documents. Also bring your own device if you would like to get support installing the applications or working online away from your desk.

To participate in the course activities, if you have not already done so, you will need enable your account by synchronising your UIS Password with your University Microsoft account. Please do this at least one day before the class.

Tuesday 31 January

09:30
Save Time and Increase Your Productivity with Dragon NaturallySpeaking [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

Countless busy professionals are now turning to speech recognition to speed up creating documents and streamlining their workflow.

This course will focus on how to use Dragon NaturallySpeaking for education to improve accuracy and will show you how to customise the software for your writing style.

The aim of this course is to teach you how to achieve 99% accuracy with Dragon NaturallySpeaking so that you spend less time correcting mis-recognitions and more time dictating text at speeds of up to 140 words per minute!

With Dragon you are only limited to the speed you can think - come and learn how get Dragon working for you!

See success stories of how Dragon is being used by education.

14:00
Office 2016: Excel, Word and PowerPoint Top Ten Tips (1 of 3) [Standby] 14:00 - 15:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

Haven't had the time to fully explore all that Excel, Word and PowerPoint has to offer? If so, now's your chance to pick up a few handy tips that you may not have discovered yet. You can save a lot of time and effort working with Excel, Word and PowerPoint if you know a few tricks and shortcuts.

15:00
Office 2016: Excel, Word and PowerPoint Top Ten Tips (2 of 3) [Standby] 15:00 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

Haven't had the time to fully explore all that Excel, Word and PowerPoint has to offer? If so, now's your chance to pick up a few handy tips that you may not have discovered yet. You can save a lot of time and effort working with Excel, Word and PowerPoint if you know a few tricks and shortcuts.

16:00
Office 2016: Excel, Word and PowerPoint Top Ten Tips (3 of 3) [Standby] 16:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

Haven't had the time to fully explore all that Excel, Word and PowerPoint has to offer? If so, now's your chance to pick up a few handy tips that you may not have discovered yet. You can save a lot of time and effort working with Excel, Word and PowerPoint if you know a few tricks and shortcuts.

Wednesday 1 February

09:30
C++: Programming in Modern C++ (5 of 6) In progress 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This is an introduction to programming in modern C++, based on the book "'Programming: Principles and Practice using C++"' (2nd ed.) by Bjarne Stroustrup. The aim is to teach participants how to write non trivial, practical programs that are comprehensible and portable. Participants should also be able to understand and modify most well-written C++ applications, though not necessarily every aspect of them.

C++ is a large and complicated language, which is reflected in the length of this course. The creator of C++, Prof. Stroustrup, estimates that newcomers to programming will have to devote in excess of 200 hours' of work to learn how to program in C++ properly. Please bear that in mind if signing up for the course. It would also be of help (though not essential) if attendees have some prior programming experience in another language, e.g. Python.

14:00
Word 2016: Mastering Dissertations and Theses (Level 3) [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is mainly aimed at students writing their thesis. It is a task-focused version of the Word: Mastering Advanced Features which is aimed at staff creating reports. Please do not book yourself on both courses. It is designed to give a overview of the advanced features of Microsoft Word that are most relevant to producing dissertations, theses and other long documents.

Thursday 2 February

14:00
MySQL: Implementing a Relational Database Design (1 of 2) [Full] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This beginners course equips you with the skills to implement a relational database design entity relationship diagram (ERD) into a MySQL database. Please be prepared for a fast paced course, but the materials provided can be used for consolidation after the course.