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May 2021

Mon 17
Learning at Work: Being a Lifelong Learner new [Places] 14:00 - 14:45 UIS Online Courses - instructor-led

To kick off our first Learning at Work talks, we will hear from Dr. Bonnie Cheuk a Senior Director and Head of Business and Digital Transformation at AstraZeneca. Bonnie will talk about the concept, mindset and importance of becoming a life long learner and share how she has adapted this attidude and encourages her co-workers to develop as lifelong learners.

Tue 18
Learning at Work: Psychological Safety at Work new [Places] 11:30 - 12:15 UIS Online Courses - instructor-led

For this session, we will be joined by Dr Thomas Roulet from the Judge Business School. Dr Thomas will talk about the importance of psychological safety at work and how to foster psychological safety in the context of remote or hybrid working.

Wed 19
Learning at Work: Emotional Intelligence new [Places] 14:00 - 14:45 UIS Online Courses - instructor-led

Jacqui Kemp, Founder of Your People Potential  will talk about the importance and components of emotional intelligence in the workplace. She will also provide tools to understand your own strengths and weaknesses to build your own self-awareness.

Thu 20
Learning at Work: Effective Collaboration at Work new [Places] 10:00 - 10:45 UIS Online Courses - instructor-led

Sarah Kevlin is a Senior Manager of Talent Development at Arm. She'll share her experience and expertise on how you can effectively collaborate within the workplace.

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.

Fri 21
Learning at Work: Effective Collaboration at UIS new [Places] 11:00 - 11:45 UIS Online Courses - instructor-led

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.

Wed 26
TechLink Community: Cloud Journeys and Software Frameworks new [Places] 14:15 - 16:15 UIS Online Courses - instructor-led
  • 14:15: Some Light in the Cloud - Azure at Cambridge Enterprise

Dr. Paul Seabright, Deputy Director of Cambridge Enterprise <> 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 <> and other University purchasing consortia <>, 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 <>, will provide an overview and practical introduction how to make use of the new SLRA.

June 2021

Wed 2
TechLink Community: Clear as Clouds - New approaches with Microsoft Azure new [Places] 14:15 - 15:45 UIS Online Courses - instructor-led

A more advanced look at options and use of the Azure cloud <>, including available discounts via a framework agreement.