Course times are included with each course description and booking email.
Classroom courses in the Thames Suite
We deliver many of our digital skills courses in our dedicated teaching rooms in the Thames Suite at 13 Banbury Rd. This format suits many people who like to learn in person. We provide the computers you need and we set up the software ready for you to try out. Most of our workshops are taught in small groups, with plenty of hands-on activities.
The remainder of our programme is provided online, in parallel with the in-person courses. View and book courses that are currently available. If you are unable to attend a course you have booked please cancel your place.
Frequently Asked Questions about our in-person courses
Please arrive in good time for your course and check-in at the Registration Desk in the Welcome area.
There is no general parking at IT Services. Parking can be arranged for delegates with disabilities.
Yes. Bike racks are available at the front of the IT Services building.
The Thames Suite has been designed for easy access. Level access to Banbury Rd is available through a door to the left of the main entrance. The Thames Suite is on the ground floor and the building has ramped access and toilets are accessible to wheelchair users. For more information, please read our building access guide.
Generally all computers and software are provided in the teaching rooms. If you need to bring anything we will email you before the course.
This various between courses. Contact us in advance if you need your course notes in a particular format for accessibility reasons.
We may record a session for accessibility reasons. The recording will include what appears on the teacher's screen, the audio stream, and discussions in the classroom. A recording will only be available to the person who has requested it. Once you are booked on a course, if you need a recording of the session for accessibility reasons, you will be able to complete the Course Recording request form. Requests need to be received 24 hours before the start time of the course. We may not be able to act on requests later than this.
Many of our courses are taught using Windows. If the course is taught on a Mac or Linux it will be shown in the course description.
We ask you to take phone calls outside of the classroom. We may sometimes ask you to use your phone as part of the course, for instance to authenticate your single sign-on.
You can use our software while you are using our computers. Most of the software that we teach is already licenced for University members. Some specific software is not, such as Stata, Adobe and Project. In these cases delegates will need to arrange to purchase the software after the course if they wish to carry on using it.
Eduroam is available in all the teaching rooms.
All the teaching rooms have air conditioning. Most rooms have air handling units that provide fresh air and remove used air via a mechanical source.
Our rooms are cleaned every morning on working days.
We do not provide sanitiser or wipes in the rooms, but please feel free to bring your own and sanitise your work area or any shared equipment as you wish.
During most courses there will be opportunities for short breaks.
Vending machines are available in the Welcome Area and water coolers are available close to each training room. Few of our courses include catering or food – check your course description carefully. There are a number of sandwich and snack shops nearby.