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University Information Services (UIS) organises seminars and workshops for the IT community.

These events cover IT and related topics to support you in your role, to offer continuing professional development (CPD), and to provide the opportunity to network and build the community with other IT professionals across the University, colleges and affiliated institutions.

Invitations to new seminars will be sent to the mailing list.

Topics: Please suggest topics you think would be valuable, with the IT Community Development Manager, or email .

Workshops and seminars: Lent Term 2022

Date  Topic Presenter(s) Location Information
23 February  

Identity and Access Management (IAM) -Community Needs and Strategic Planning 

External reps  Online 

Workshops and seminars: Michaelmas Term 2021

Date  Topic Presenter(s) Location Information
8 December 

Customised Clouds? Google Cloud -from On-premise to Cloud Digital Transformation

External reps  Online 


Date  Topic Presenter(s) Location Information

24 November

Open Forum - ideas for TechLink@25, Users' champions, Trusted professionals, Community's future  

Ronald Haynes  Online 

Event info

9 November 

Customised Clouds AWS Workstations and Infrastructure-as-Code with Hashicorp  External reps  Online 


20 October  Relationship and Portfolio Management   UIS RMs and Portfolios managers  Online 


Workshops and seminars: Easter Term 2021

Date Topic Presenter (s) Location Info
30 June Clear as Clouds - New approaches with Microsoft Azure (Phoenix, Microsoft) External reps Online
16 June Web Accessibility & Barriers We Create (Silktide) / TLS Certificate Service updates (UIS)  External reps / Anna Langley (UIS) Online
26 May Cloud Journeys (Azure at Cambridge Enterprise) and Software Frameworks (Academia)  External reps Online



Workshops and seminars: Lent Term 2021


Date Topic Presenter (s) Location  info



Clear as Clouds - New approaches with AWS/Amazon

External reps Online



PCRE & RPA - DevOps special Dr. Philip Hazel and external reps Online



Email service update: Hermes migration, email security and how this affects institutional IT staff Gordon Ross Online




University Card System project

Abraham Martin

Monty Dawson

Richard Wareham

Katya Nikitina




MWS-Mythic Beasts web hosting options & amp; COGEnT-CompTIA Cloud training pilot Julian King and external reps Online
27 Jan Cloud & Hybrid Backup - Phoenix Software / Bridge Fibre Ronald Haynes and external reps Online

Past workshops and seminars 2020

Please note due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Techlink Seminar programme was postponed from March - September 2020.


Date Topic Presenter(s)





TechLink Community: IT Induction

Ronald Haynes 

Richard Hey




Clouds Ahead? Google, and More (University Cloud Strategy)

External Google speaker

Abraham Martin




Digital Admissions Overview and Update on the Digital Presence Programme

Kate Livingstone, Barney Brown, Basirat Afinowi and Dave Heart




Clouds Ahead? AWS, Azure, and More

External speakers 




The Year Ahead

 Ian Leslie - UIS Director


12 Feb

Apple Accessibility Features (workshop)

Paul Hutton (Academia/Apple Education)

Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium



17 Jan

The future of the Managed Web Service (MWS)

Julian King

Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium


Past workshops and seminars 2019

Date Topic Presenter(s)



11 Dec Apple Tech Series for Higher Education - Lunch and Learn with Apple James Nairn, Apple staff Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium  

22 Nov

IT induction for new IT staff

Ronald Haynes, Richard Hey, and UIS colleagues

Roger Needham Building

Norwich Auditorium


20 Nov

The Year Ahead and IT Forum

Prof. Ian Leslie, Vijay Samtani, Neil King, Jon Holgate

Roger Needham Building

Norwich Auditorium



23 Oct

Research Computing Services, Community Update

Stuart Rankin, Matt Raso-Barnett, Paul Browne, M.C. Sharpley, Ronald Haynes

Roger Needham Building


24 Jul


IT Forum: Accessibility, IT portfolios, Communities of Practice

Ian Cooper, Mark Rowland, James Honnor, Rich Wareham Ronald Haynes

Roger Needham


Norwich Auditorium



29 May

Tableau and how it can help you

Constanza Arias-Aldana, Academic and Financial Planning

Roger Needham Building

Norwich Auditorium


1 May

Introducing a Research Cloud Computing Platform

Wojciech Turek, UIS RCS

Roger Needham Building

Norwich Auditorium


4 Apr

Introducing a new release MATLAB Parallel Server

Jos Martin from MATLAB & Russell Thompson from MRC

Judge Business School LT4


29 Mar

IT Forum: Infrastructure update, Dell and more

Ronald Haynes, Steve Hoensch, Abraham Martin

Roger Needham Building

Norwich Auditorium



27 Feb

So Long and thanks for all the Phish: Dealing with email security

Kate Jeary from CERT and Joe Irvin from UIS Service Desk

Faculty of Law LG17



30 Jan

The Digital Architecture of Future Cities

Ian Lewis

Computer Lab LT1




Past workshops and seminars 2018

  • 14 December: Using Technology to Unlock History. Advances in 2D/3D imaging. H. Jones, Andy Corrigan, University Library
  • 28 November: IT Forum An update on UIS projects and services, case studies from the IT Community and an intro to Amazon Web Services and Pheonix. View the recording on the SMS.
  • 28 November: IT Induction: for new IT staff, IT Community Managers Ronald Haynes and Richard Hey.
  • 17 October: The year ahead: UIS update to the IT Community. Ian Leslie, UIS Director. View the recording on the SMS. Download PDF.
  • 25 July: Managing Apple Devices in 2018: Where we're going, we need no Apple IDs, James Nairn, UIS, Apple support. Video presentation on the SMS.
  • 18 July: LinkedIn Learning Launch for the IT Community, Richard Hey, Head of UIS Institutional Services. Rinku Raina, Career Development Adviser, Monica Gonzalez, Training Services Manager. Video presentation on the SMS.
  • 27 June: Threat Protection & Prevention Service: using McAfee, Chris Quy, Endpoint Protection Manager.
  • 9 May: Service Status System: expansion and benefits, Jon Holgate and Nigel Thornton. Video presentation on SMS

  • 21 March: Making IT Agile: Control v Collaboration, Dr Sibel Allinson, Simon Redhead, Dr Nick Mattin - slides - (Cam only / PDF)
  • 28 February: WiFi and Beyond: Wireless Systems Update, Alexander Cox, Service Manager University Wireless Infrastructure PDF
  • 14 February 2018: Update on the implications of GDPR within UIS: Madeleine Taylor, UIS Information Compliance Officer Video presentation on SMS
  • 7 February 2018:

    PoP update, what you need to know!: Bob Franklin, UIS Networks presentation

Past workshops and seminars 2016- 2017

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