skip to navigation skip to content

All University Information Services courses

Show:
Show only:

Showing courses 201-225 of 225
Courses per page: 10 | 25 | 50 | 100

A course for Telephone Liaison Officers to learn the features of the Telecoms Administration Systems.

Unconscious Bias happens automatically, without conscious control, when our brains make quick judgements or assessments about people and situations. Combatting unconscious bias isn’t about blame. It’s about accountability.

This session will provide an introduction to implicit or unconscious bias and will help you start to understand how our biases influence the decisions we make.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Thu 28 Nov 2019 11:00 [Places]
UIS Staff: Respect at Work Workshop new Tue 26 Jun 2018   09:30 Finished
  • In the context of professional conduct and the HE environment, it will cover dignity at work, harassment, bullying & sexual misconduct and breaking the silence
  • This workshop will consist of three parts, totalling 3 hours
UIS Staff: Search Inside Yourself Programme new Mon 28 Oct 2019   09:00 Finished

What is the Search Inside Yourself programme?

The Search Inside Yourself (SIY) programme will teach emotional intelligence skills that lead to sustained peak performance, strong collaboration, and effective leadership.

Search Inside Yourself was born at Google from a dream to change the world. It began in 2007 when a team of leading experts in mindfulness, neuroscience and emotional intelligence developed an internal course for fellow Google employees. It quickly became an incredibly popular training program within Google as well as other corporate, non-profit and government organisations around the world

The mindfulness and emotional intelligence skills you'll learn will help you:

  • Experience greater well-being, resilience and stress management
  • Improve performance, collaboration and empathy
  • Increase effectiveness and decision-making capacity
  • Cultivate innovative, creative thinking
  • Build more effective relationships

The Wellbeing Team invite UIS staff to join them for an open discussion on stress management. The group discussion will provide the opportunity to share thoughts, ideas and techniques for managing stress. Participants from the recent Search Inside Yourself training event will share some of their learnings from the wellbeing training programme.

World Mental Health Day is an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of mental health issues and advocate against social stigma.

As part of the UIS Wellbeing initiative we are very pleased to invite Hisham Ziauddeen a Clinical Senior Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and the University’s Wellbeing and Disability Champion to deliver a talk on Optimising Brain Functioning. He is a consultant psychiatrist working in early intervention in psychosis.

He will talk about the contemporary neuroscience models of the brain as a modeller of its environment (including the debt owed to the cyberneticists Conant and Ashby) and how this helps us think about other minds and our own mental functioning and ways to improve it.

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.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Mon 2 Mar 2020 14:00 [Places]

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.

3 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 25 Feb 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 19 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 11 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Unix: Simple Shell Scripting for Scientists Mon 18 Nov 2019   14:00   [More dates...] [Places]

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

No previous experience of shell scripting is required for this course; however some knowledge of the interactive use of the bash shell is a prerequisite (see Simple Shell Scripting for Scientists: Prerequisites for details).

This course introduces shell scripting in bash for scientific computing tasks. Day one introduces very basic shell scripts in bash which process the command line in a simple fashion. Day two covers how to write more advanced shell scripts in bash. Day three covers how to make one's shell scripts more robust.

At the end of each day one or more exercises are set. It is VERY IMPORTANT that attendees attempt these exercises before the next day of the course. Attendees should make sure that they have allowed themselves sufficient study time for these exercises between each day of the course.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 10 Mar 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 16 Jun 2020 14:00 [Places]
UTBS: New Training Provider: Policies and Validation Thu 23 Mar 2017   11:00 Finished

This course is designed for the Training Manager(s) of a new provider on the University Training Booking System. (UTBS) and it will take them through the policies and validation checks pre going live.

UTBS: Training Administrator Training Wed 11 Dec 2019   09:00   [More dates...] [Places]

This course is designed for Training Administrators of a new provider on the University Training Booking System (UTBS) and it will take them through theory and practicals on how to administer their training programme on the UTBS.

4 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 4 Feb 2020 09:30 [Places]
Mon 23 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 2 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 7 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]
UTBS: Training Provider Manager Training Tue 10 Dec 2019   09:00   [More dates...] [Places]

This course is designed for the Training Manager(s) of a new provider on the University Training Booking System. (UTBS) and it will take them through theory and practicals on how to manage their training programme on the UTBS

4 other events...

Date Availability
Wed 5 Feb 2020 09:00 [Places]
Wed 18 Mar 2020 09:00 [Places]
Wed 20 May 2020 09:00 [Places]
Wed 1 Jul 2020 09:00 [Places]
Video Production: Shoot, Edit and Upload (Workshop) Thu 15 Jun 2017   09:30 Finished

A practical workshop covering the workflow of producing a piece of edited video for upload to the Streaming Media Service. The workshop will give participants a better understanding of video cameras and microphones; effective use of a video camera including shot composition and technical considerations. Basic editing techniques will be taught and participants will have the opportunity to shoot a short piece of video, edit, encode and upload to the SMS.

This course is designed for users new to the software who need to create various types of chart including Organisational charts, Gantt charts and Flow charts. The skills and knowledge acquired in this course are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software at an efficient level and covers from beginners to intermediate skills. It is fast paced.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Tue 19 Nov 2019 09:30 POSTPONED
Web Authoring: Dreamweaver CC Introduction Thu 25 May 2017   09:30 Finished
  • Dreamweaver is a powerful web creation tool that allows non-technical people to produce professional websites. This course provides a practical introduction for those that wish to use Dreamweaver to create web-pages and manage websites. It focuses on building a small website.

This follows on from the Web Authoring: HTML Introduction (Level 1) and is a practical-based course.

Web Authoring: Java Script for Beginners (Level 3) Wed 14 Jun 2017   09:30 CANCELLED

This is an introductory practical-based programming course aimed at web authors already familiar with coding simple HTML and CSS. Course participants will learn the basic principles of programming using JavaScript and by the end of the course will have adapted (by editing pre-written JavaScript) three personal linked web pages to manipulate some dynamic content and user interaction. Additionally, course participants will and have the opportunity to publish their finished website using DS-Web.

Web Authoring: HTML - For Beginners (Level 1) Wed 26 Feb 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

3 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 28 Nov 2019 09:30 [Full]
Wed 13 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Wed 10 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]

This is a practical-based course for anyone with a basic understanding of HTML. The course will introduce Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and show how they can (and should) be used effectively when creating web pages. The course teaches how to write CSS from scratch using a basic Text Editor. By the end of the course participants will have adapted a small website consisting of four pages so that it is styled using a single Cascading Style Sheet. Course participants will have the opportunity to publish these using DS-Web.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Mon 2 Dec 2019 09:30 [Full]
Wed 17 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]

This is a practical-based course for anyone with a basic understanding of HTML and CSS and follows on from the Web Authoring (Level 1): HTML For Beginners and Web Authoring (Level 2): CSS - Cascading Style Sheets for Beginners courses. The course shows how to implement a Responsive Web Design using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and basic JavaScript. The course teaches how to write CSS Media Queries from scratch using a basic Text Editor. By the end of the course participants will have adapted a small website consisting of four pages so that it is styled using a single Cascading Style Sheet and JavaScript to make it responsive on both computer screens and mobile devices. Course participants will have the opportunity to publish their web pages using DS-Web.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 17 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 30 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]

This introduction to web conferencing and webinars will include an overview and test of some paid, freemium and free solutions for virtual meetings, seminars/webinars, streaming/web casting, interviews, presentations and instructor-led courses and training. These systems provide various options enabling organisers to create, deliver, manage, support and track discussions and courses, while supporting interactions that can replicate some or much of the in-person experience.

A review of systems will indicate differing features and selective options for additional collaboration via polls, quizzes, breakout rooms for larger and diverse groups, as well as flexible whiteboard and desktop sharing. While sharing some similarities with instant messaging systems, including wide support for mobile and other networked devices, web conferencing systems also can provide options for recordings and lecture capture, one-way talks and webinars, and a range of add-ons and programmability to customise for specialised requirements.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 11 Feb 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 16 Jun 2020 14:00 [Places]

Web of Science indexes over 12,000 high-impact journals and over 160,000 conference proceedings, with current and retrospective cover of science, social science and humanities journals dating back to 1900. Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature (journals, books and conference proceedings). Coverage dates back to 1823, although pre-1996 coverage is currently not comprehensive. Both databases offer tools that will help you to identify key authors and publication trends and get alerts when new papers relevant to your work are published.

Word 2016: Introduction (Self-paced) Wed 22 Jan 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Tue 16 Jun 2020 09:30 Not bookable

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.

This course is an introduction to reference management using the free, open-source program, Zotero. Zotero is a free plug-in for the Firefox web browser which allows you to collect and store references from online sources; add your own annotations and finally use your stored references to insert correct citations into a Word, Open Office, or LaTeX document.

[Back to top]