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November 2020

Wed 4

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.

Thu 12
Digital Presence Programme: virtual town hall new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Online

On World Usability Day, Kate Livingstone and Barney Brown will present an update on the University's Digital Presence Programme. Find out about the vision, activity this year so far and next steps.

Tue 17

A TechLink Community online event for University and affiliated IT professionals.

Wed 25

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.

Thu 26
  • A presentation and discussion-style session introducing how IT works in the University of Cambridge. Covering what is expected of an IT professional working within a college, department or University institution, this session will explain what resources are available for them, including IT-specific material.
  • This induction is useful for any new (or relatively new) IT staff, or as a refresher for those who may have missed the opportunity to attend at the start of their IT role within the University.
  • The session will provide the opportunity to network with IT professionals across the University, and to meet UIS staff and Relationship Managers who are key contacts for supporting IT staff.

December 2020

Tue 1
Getting ready for SRD: Introductory training session for UIS line managers new Finished 11:30 - 13:00 UIS Online Courses - instructor-led

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

Thu 3
Getting ready for SRD: Introductory training session for UIS line managers new Finished 09:30 - 11:00 UIS Online Courses - instructor-led

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

At this event learn more about the University’s plans to increase the accessibility of its online content and things you can do right now to improve yours.

Tue 8
Getting ready for SRD: Introductory training session for UIS line managers new Finished 11:45 - 13:15 UIS Online Courses - instructor-led

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.

Thu 10
Getting ready for SRD: Introductory training session for UIS line managers new Finished 14:00 - 15:30 UIS Online Courses - instructor-led

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

January 2021

Wed 27
TechLink Community: Cloud & Hybrid Backup - Phoenix Software / Bridge Fibre new Finished 14:15 - 16:15 UIS Online Courses - instructor-led

Since cloud-based services do not always guarantee long-term retention for all data, and like all systems are not immune to outages and downtime, backup is still a requirement to reduce risks of data loss. This session will review backing-up one cloud to a different cloud system, and/or to a local storage system, for disaster recovery or business continuity.

February 2021

Wed 3

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
Wed 10

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
Thu 18

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
Tue 23

Given the plan to decommission the Managed Web Service (MWS) later this calendar year, we will hear from and can engage with the Cambridge-based Mythic Beasts who have extensive understanding of our University systems and challenges, and local/international hosting options.

In addition, following the successful Network+ training pilot, the four Universities comprising the COGEnT (Cambridge, Oxford, Glasgow, Edinburgh) consortium have agreed with CompTIA to follow up with some Cloud training. CompTIA will introduce their Cloud Essentials and Cloud+ courses, and next steps for a mixed cloud training pilot (with a few sponsored places, and favourable academic pricing).

Thu 25
Digital Presence Programme: virtual town hall #2 new Finished 11:10 - 11:55 Online

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.

March 2021

Wed 3

This session will provide updates about the service migration from Hermes to Exchange Online.

There will also be an update about a paper being sent to the Email Scrutiny Committee on 30 March concerning:

1. the deprecation of TLSv1.0 and TLSv1.1 in PPSW

2. hosts using PPSW to send email from the CUDN

3. SPF and DKIM.

The presentation will be followed by time for questions and discussion.

Thu 4

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 effective 1:1 and 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 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

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 how we model our minds and how we manage the cost of mental functioning. He will particularly discuss the impact of work and other stress and the phenomenon of burnout. These are complex problems that have got even more complex with COVID-19 and they don’t have simple solutions but there are some ways we can ease them.

The 4 March is University Mental Health Day which aims to bring together the university community to make mental health a university-wide priority and create ongoing year round change to the future of our mental health. Now more than ever it's important to get the nation talking about our mental health.

Both staff and students are welcome to join the live event.

Tue 16

Presentations from Dr. Philip Hazel on Perl Compatible Regular Expressions PCRE & Deloitte - Robotic process automation RPA

Philip Hazel (retired UCS staff, developer of exim) will provide an overview of the PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expressions) library, used by many high-profile open source (e.g. Apache, exim, KDE, PHP, Postfix, Nmap) and commercial (e.g. Apple Safari) projects.

Deloitte presenters will introduce and share examples of their use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Matthew Spaul (Robotics and Intelligent Automation Consultant) and David Adams (Risk Advisory) will show evolving use cases for RPA "to capture and interpret existing IT applications to enable transaction processing, data manipulation and communication across multiple IT systems."

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
Wed 24
TechLink Community: Clear as Clouds - New approaches with AWS/Amazon new Finished 14:15 - 16:15 UIS Online Courses - instructor-led

Presentations from representatives of Amazon Web Services

Agenda:

Thu 25

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

April 2021

Thu 15
Digital Presence Programme: virtual town hall #3 new Finished 11:10 - 12:00 Online

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.