Online training sessions
We are currently working on providing online training sessions on various topics related to academic computing. We are aiming to add more content over time. You can view a collection of our training videos in the ACT Training channel on Microsoft Stream.
See our currently available sessions below:
Introduction to our academic computing services for students
This session gives a tutorial on how to access and use our academic computing services. It is aimed at students, in particular those who are just starting their course at the University of Reading.
Introduction to our academic computing services for staff
This session gives a tutorial on how to access and use our academic computing services. It is aimed at staff and covers the material from the tutorial for students as well as services specifically for staff.
Classroom training sessions
Due to the closure of the University, we are unable to provide any classroom sessions in the current situation. Please check our online sessions above, we are aiming to add more content over time.
The ACT training sessions are open to all staff and students. We are working on a booking system but for now please email Maria Broadbridge to secure your space.
Upcoming training sessions:
Introduction to ACT Services – These training sessions are run regularly to familiarise staff and students with our ACT systems. The sessions cover a full hands on introduction to our systems and are run in PC labs across campus. They will give an overview of our systems and storage and teach how to access and use them.
RACC Training – These sessions provide more in-depth training on our Reading Academic Computing Cluster (RACC). Topics covered include for example accessing software, making the best use of the available resources and running batch jobs.
University of Reading Coding Club
The Research Software Engineering (RSE) Group provides training in coding skills across the University and is open to all staff and students.