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September 2019

Mon 23
IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme: Mentees' Coffee Morning new Finished 09:30 - 11:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Huntingdon Room

An informal guidance session for members of the IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme. The session will provide the opportunity to meet with other mentees enrolled on the scheme. You’ll be able to talk openly as a group and share any successes or challenges while being a mentee. Please think of examples before coming along so we can discuss in the session and this will hopefully encourage confidence to help you gain the most out of your mentoring relationship and the scheme.

Fri 27
IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme: Mentors' Coffee Morning new Finished 10:30 - 12:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Huntingdon Room

An informal guidance session for members of the IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme. The session will provide the opportunity to meet with other mentors on the scheme. You’ll be able to talk openly as a group and share any successes or challenges while being a mentor. Please think of examples before coming along so we can discuss in the session and this will hopefully encourage confidence to help you gain the most out of your mentoring relationship and the scheme.

October 2019

Thu 10
UIS Staff: Wellbeing - Predictive Brains, Modelling Minds, Optimising Mental Functioning new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Huntingdon Room

World Mental Health Day is an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of mental health issues and advocate against social stigma.

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 the contemporary neuroscience models of the brain as a modeller of its environment (including the debt owed to the cyberneticists Conant and Ashby) and how this helps us think about other minds and our own mental functioning and ways to improve it.

Mon 28
UIS Staff: Wellbeing - Search Inside Yourself Programme new (1 of 2) Finished 09:00 - 16:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

What is the Search Inside Yourself programme?

The Search Inside Yourself (SIY) programme will teach emotional intelligence skills that lead to sustained peak performance, strong collaboration, and effective leadership.

Search Inside Yourself was born at Google from a dream to change the world. It began in 2007 when a team of leading experts in mindfulness, neuroscience and emotional intelligence developed an internal course for fellow Google employees. It quickly became an incredibly popular training program within Google as well as other corporate, non-profit and government organisations around the world

The mindfulness and emotional intelligence skills you'll learn will help you:

  • Experience greater well-being, resilience and stress management
  • Improve performance, collaboration and empathy
  • Increase effectiveness and decision-making capacity
  • Cultivate innovative, creative thinking
  • Build more effective relationships
Tue 29
UIS Staff: Wellbeing - Search Inside Yourself Programme new (2 of 2) Finished 09:00 - 16:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

What is the Search Inside Yourself programme?

The Search Inside Yourself (SIY) programme will teach emotional intelligence skills that lead to sustained peak performance, strong collaboration, and effective leadership.

Search Inside Yourself was born at Google from a dream to change the world. It began in 2007 when a team of leading experts in mindfulness, neuroscience and emotional intelligence developed an internal course for fellow Google employees. It quickly became an incredibly popular training program within Google as well as other corporate, non-profit and government organisations around the world

The mindfulness and emotional intelligence skills you'll learn will help you:

  • Experience greater well-being, resilience and stress management
  • Improve performance, collaboration and empathy
  • Increase effectiveness and decision-making capacity
  • Cultivate innovative, creative thinking
  • Build more effective relationships

November 2019

Wed 6
UIS Staff: Diversity - Unconscious Bias and Inclusivity (Workshop) Finished 10:30 - 12:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

Unconscious Bias happens automatically, without conscious control, when our brains make quick judgements or assessments about people and situations. Combatting unconscious bias isn’t about blame. It’s about accountability.

This session will provide an introduction to implicit or unconscious bias and will help you start to understand how our biases influence the decisions we make.

Fri 8
UIS Staff: Wellbeing - Search Inside Yourself Programme - Stress Management Open Discussion new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

The Wellbeing Team invite UIS staff to join them for an open discussion on stress management. The group discussion will provide the opportunity to share thoughts, ideas and techniques for managing stress. Participants from the recent Search Inside Yourself training event will share some of their learnings from the wellbeing training programme.

Tue 12
UIS Staff: Diversity - Trans Awareness Workshop new Finished 14:00 - 15:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium
  • An interactive workshop for those who would like to increase their understanding of trans people and transphobia.
  • The aim of the session is not only to enhance participants' confidence in speaking about trans issues but also to provide them with tools to reflect on their role in the transmission of transphobia, and to build their capacity to challenge transphobia.
Wed 20
UIS Staff: Diversity - Unconscious Bias and Inclusivity (Workshop) Finished 10:30 - 12:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

Unconscious Bias happens automatically, without conscious control, when our brains make quick judgements or assessments about people and situations. Combatting unconscious bias isn’t about blame. It’s about accountability.

This session will provide an introduction to implicit or unconscious bias and will help you start to understand how our biases influence the decisions we make.

Thu 28
UIS Staff: Diversity - Unconscious Bias and Inclusivity (Workshop) Finished 11:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

Unconscious Bias happens automatically, without conscious control, when our brains make quick judgements or assessments about people and situations. Combatting unconscious bias isn’t about blame. It’s about accountability.

This session will provide an introduction to implicit or unconscious bias and will help you start to understand how our biases influence the decisions we make.

December 2019

Mon 9
UIS Staff: Diversity - Trans Awareness Workshop new Finished 14:30 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium
  • An interactive workshop for those who would like to increase their understanding of trans people and transphobia.
  • The aim of the session is not only to enhance participants' confidence in speaking about trans issues but also to provide them with tools to reflect on their role in the transmission of transphobia, and to build their capacity to challenge transphobia.

February 2020

Thu 6
UIS Staff: Wellbeing - Modelling Minds, Optimising Mental Functioning, Understanding Stress and Burnout new POSTPONED 12:30 - 13:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

Time to Talk Day 2020 is an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of mental health issues and advocate against social stigma.

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 other 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 don’t have simple solutions but there are a range of things that may help and these will be discussed along the way.

Tue 25
UIS Business Briefing: Next steps for Raven Finished 14:00 - 15:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

A Business Briefing to talk about the roadmap for the Raven authentication service and related IAM plans, including:

  • transition of the current Raven service (i.e. WebAuth) into Raven as the umbrella brand for the next generation University authentication service that now includes SAML2 (Shibboleth), OAuth2 and, in future, ADFS.
  • plans for retiring the current Raven WebAuth Service (which will become known as the "Raven Legacy Service")
  • an update on the implementation plan for introducing two-step verification and the rationale behind selecting the chosen solution.
Wed 26
IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme: Informal intro and Q&A session new Finished 12:15 - 12:45 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Thetford Room

An informal guidance session for anyone thinking about joining the IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme. Professional Development Manager, Rinku Raina will give a brief overview about what you can expect from joining the scheme. You'll have the chance to ask informal questions and hear from previous members of the scheme.

March 2020

Tue 10
UIS Business Briefing: Microsoft Teams POSTPONED 12:00 - 12:45 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

A Business Briefing which will mark the official launch of Microsoft Teams at UIS. There will be a quick demonstration of how it might transform the way you collaborate with your immediate colleagues, the UIS community, across the university and beyond

Tue 24
UIS Business Briefing: Meet the UX and BA team members POSTPONED 12:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

Meet UIS' User Experience and Business Analyst team members. Find out what they do and how they can help you

Tue 31
UIS Business Briefing: IT Portfolios update POSTPONED 12:00 - 12:45 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

A Business Briefing to present an update on recent activities relating to IT Portfolios