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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
Wed 13

In preparation for the launch of the refreshed UIS Staff Review and Development (SRD) process, a series of drop-in sessions have been scheduled to allow reviewers and reviewees to ask questions. The sessions are entirely optional and will be held both in-person and via MS Teams.

Please book onto your preferred session and join anytime to ask your question(s). We will make a note of all questions and answers and add these to our SRD guidance document.

In advance of attending, we encourage you to review the guidance and materials available on the UIS intranet.

Further sessions will be scheduled if there is a lot of interest from colleagues.

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

Fri 15
UIS Staff Review & Development (SRD): 2024 Launch (Drop-in session) (In Person Face To Face) new [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Huntingdon Room

In preparation for the launch of the refreshed UIS Staff Review and Development (SRD) process, a series of drop-in sessions have been scheduled to allow reviewers and reviewees to ask questions. The sessions are entirely optional and will be held both in-person and via MS Teams.

Please book onto your preferred session and join anytime to ask your question(s). We will make a note of all questions and answers and add these to our SRD guidance document.

In advance of attending, we encourage you to review the guidance and materials available on the UIS intranet.

Further sessions will be scheduled if there is a lot of interest from colleagues.

  • This is the In Person Face to Face version of the | Live Online Microsoft Teams - Getting Started course.
Mon 18

In preparation for the launch of the refreshed UIS Staff Review and Development (SRD) process, a series of drop-in sessions have been scheduled to allow reviewers and reviewees to ask questions. The sessions are entirely optional and will be held both in-person and via MS Teams.

Please book onto your preferred session and join anytime to ask your question(s). We will make a note of all questions and answers and add these to our SRD guidance document.

In advance of attending, we encourage you to review the guidance and materials available on the UIS intranet.

Further sessions will be scheduled if there is a lot of interest from colleagues.

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

Thu 21
UIS Staff Review & Development (SRD): 2024 Launch (Drop-in session) (In Person Face To Face) new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Huntingdon Room

In preparation for the launch of the refreshed UIS Staff Review and Development (SRD) process, a series of drop-in sessions have been scheduled to allow reviewers and reviewees to ask questions. The sessions are entirely optional and will be held both in-person and via MS Teams.

Please book onto your preferred session and join anytime to ask your question(s). We will make a note of all questions and answers and add these to our SRD guidance document.

In advance of attending, we encourage you to review the guidance and materials available on the UIS intranet.

Further sessions will be scheduled if there is a lot of interest from colleagues.

  • This is the In Person Face to Face version of the | Live Online Microsoft Teams - Getting Started course.
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.