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The course aims to give an introductory overview of High Performance Computing (HPC) in general, and of the facilities of the High Performance Computing Service (HPCS) in particular.

Practical examples of using the HPCS clusters will be used throughout, although it is hoped that much of the content will have applicability to systems elsewhere.

Time: 9:30 - 16:00
Trainer: Stuart Rankin, Simon Flood, Paul Sumption
Venue: University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site, Cockcroft 2, New Museum Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QH
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This session is provided for University staff who have an Occupational Health referral or for students who have a Disability Resource Centre referral for specialised one-to-one support. Bespoke sessions cover support for users with:

  • Mobility issues, such as an upper limb disorder, where ergonomic keyboards and mice or speech recognition software may be required
  • Visual impairment requirements where magnification or text scanning to alternative format can assist users to view a computer screen or read and listen to text
  • Specific learning difficulties, who may find speech recognition software or mind mapping software useful



A session typically fall into 2 categories:

  • Looking at available hardware, software or IT techniques that can aid in the development of tailored strategies and solutions to help users independently access computing facilities
  • Providing training for Assistive Technology software packages to help users progress with the software

At time of booking please specify the following details in the Special Requirements box

  • Name of person that referred you
  • A brief outline of type of assistance required e.g. software training, workstation evaluation or general support and advice
  • If you require wheelchair access to the venue

Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Trainer: Darran Bryant
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Assistive Technology Room, GS11, Roger Needham Building, 7 J J Thomson Avenue, West Cambridge Site, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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This session is provided for University staff who have an Occupational Health referral or for students who have a Disability Resource Centre referral for specialised one-to-one support. Bespoke sessions cover support for users with:

  • Mobility issues, such as an upper limb disorder, where ergonomic keyboards and mice or speech recognition software may be required
  • Visual impairment requirements where magnification or text scanning to alternative format can assist users to view a computer screen or read and listen to text
  • Specific learning difficulties, who may find speech recognition software or mind mapping software useful



A session typically fall into 2 categories:

  • Looking at available hardware, software or IT techniques that can aid in the development of tailored strategies and solutions to help users independently access computing facilities
  • Providing training for Assistive Technology software packages to help users progress with the software

At time of booking please specify the following details in the Special Requirements box

  • Name of person that referred you
  • A brief outline of type of assistance required e.g. software training, workstation evaluation or general support and advice
  • If you require wheelchair access to the venue

Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Trainer: Darran Bryant
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Assistive Technology Room, GS11, Roger Needham Building, 7 J J Thomson Avenue, West Cambridge Site, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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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.

Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Trainer: Monica Gonzalez
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2, Roger Needham Building, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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This session is provided for University staff who have an Occupational Health referral or for students who have a Disability Resource Centre referral for specialised one-to-one support. Bespoke sessions cover support for users with:

  • Mobility issues, such as an upper limb disorder, where ergonomic keyboards and mice or speech recognition software may be required
  • Visual impairment requirements where magnification or text scanning to alternative format can assist users to view a computer screen or read and listen to text
  • Specific learning difficulties, who may find speech recognition software or mind mapping software useful



A session typically fall into 2 categories:

  • Looking at available hardware, software or IT techniques that can aid in the development of tailored strategies and solutions to help users independently access computing facilities
  • Providing training for Assistive Technology software packages to help users progress with the software

At time of booking please specify the following details in the Special Requirements box

  • Name of person that referred you
  • A brief outline of type of assistance required e.g. software training, workstation evaluation or general support and advice
  • If you require wheelchair access to the venue

Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Trainer: Darran Bryant
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Assistive Technology Room, GS11, Roger Needham Building, 7 J J Thomson Avenue, West Cambridge Site, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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This is a externally delivered course. Fortigate firewall courses I, II and FortiManager.

Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Trainer: TBC
Venue: University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site, Cockcroft 2, New Museum Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QH
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Learn how to use Office Online to collaborate with your colleagues. After a short presentation there will be the opportunity to set up your Office 365 account and to try the new online applications such as Yammer and OneNote, you will be saving your work in OneDrive and working with others, simulataneously editing online documents. This half day course will be scenario based, simulating a real life project. It should be a relaxed morning of great fun enabling you to decide which applications in the office suite will work for you.

Time: 9:00 - 13:00
Trainer: Lynn Foot, Sheena Tharakan
Venue: University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site, Cockcroft 2, New Museum Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QH
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A course for Telephone Liaison Officers to learn the features of the Telecoms Administration Systems.

Time: 9:00 - 13:00
Trainer: Andy Heron
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1, Roger Needham Building, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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Learn how to use Office Online to collaborate with your colleagues. After a short presentation there will be the opportunity to set up your Office 365 account and to try the new online applications such as Yammer and OneNote, you will be saving your work in OneDrive and working with others, simulataneously editing online documents. This half day course will be scenario based, simulating a real life project. It should be a relaxed morning of great fun enabling you to decide which applications in the office suite will work for you.

Time: 9:00 - 13:00
Trainer: Lynn Foot, Sheena Tharakan
Venue: University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site, Cockcroft 2, New Museum Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QH
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This course will cover the most essential features and concepts of Drupal Content Management Service through hands on activities.

Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Trainer: Magdalena Weglowska
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1, Roger Needham Building, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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