Tag Archives: Training

SharePoint 2013 Drop-In Session Scheduled for Next Week

Are you using SharePoint 2013 and have questions or need to know how to do something?

Then come to our first ever SharePoint Drop-In Q & A session. UC’s SharePoint experts will be on hand to answer all your questions and provide hands on training or demonstration.

When? Next Tuesday (5th December), 9.30 – 11.30 am
Where? The old ITS building, room 312

Delivering Service – Staff Development Course

We have an upcoming course for Staff Development on 5 April that still has places left!

Delivering Service is a fantastic course that teaches you how to use active listening, anticipate customer needs and reactions, and explain concepts in a way others will understand.

This course is aimed at those who have direct contact and interactions with students and other customers; be that via phone, email or face to face.

Find out more here, including future workshop dates.

Supporting Students in Crisis – Staff Development Course

Would you know what to do if a student came to you with a serious problem?

The Supporting Students in Crisis course is aimed at helping all staff know what to do in this scenario – how to calm a student down, where to send them for help, active listening techniques as well as practical care and support. It is run by Victim Support.

To find out more or enrol in the course, click here.  Module 1 of this course is coming up on 14 June (9am-3pm)  and is free for UC staff members.

Looking for Technology Training?

We have a number of technology training options available to staff, with more to come.

Go to the new-look Learning & Development site, then click the Technology tile in the bottom left corner.

This will take you to the Technology Training Options page.

Keep checking the Technology Training Options page as we are adding more options.

Check out our Archive of Tech Tips. To check it out, click here, then hit the ‘End’ key on your keyboard to jump to the end of the
Archive list where the most recent Tips are.

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What type of exercise is right for me?

So you’ve decided it’s time to get in shape and build a healthier lifestyle? Congratulations! That’s the first and most important step. There are numerous articles (including this one from the Mayo Clinic) on the benefits of exercise. You won’t regret your decision!

Sticking with a routine is the hard bit! I believe the most important factors in sticking to an exercise routine are to understand WHY you’re doing it, and then to choose activities that match your goals and personality.

Recreation centre, various classes set up by staff for marketing services, 20.10.15 Client, Kat Henderson, Rec Centre.

Why 1: Why do you want to exercise? Seems obvious, but often overlooked! Keep your reasons for exercising at the forefront. Choosing exercise that will help you reach your goals will keep you motivated to stick to your routine.

Why 2: Think about times when you were active (got your heart rate up and sweated a bit) and absolutely loved it so much that it didn’t feel like exercise. What were you doing? Were you outside or inside? Who were you with, or were you by yourself? What one word describes the activity? WHY did you enjoy it so much?

Why 3: Now think about times when you were active and absolutely hated it, and couldn’t wait for it to be over! What were you doing? Were you outside or inside? Who were you with, or were you by yourself? What one word describes the activity? WHY did you not enjoy this experience?

I think you can predict the next step. You’ve identified activities that you enjoyed for whatever reason, as well as ones that made you feel less than enthusiastic. Your next task is to look to recreate those positives in new ways, while avoiding the ones that made you cringe. You may need to try some new things, or re-try them, but look for options that might bring about the reason why you enjoy exercise. For example, you may have loved playing rugby or netball as a child for the camaraderie and skill challenge. Whilst the body might not cope with competitive sport any more, it could be okay with a new sport with less physical rigour, whilst delivering on social and skill aspects.

Remember – our preferences will change often. Our core values – not so much. Find activities that will meet your goals and fit your personality and you’ll be on the road to a healthier you in no time!

2x PushMe Personal Training sessions and a 1 month membership at the RecCentre valued at up to $159 comment on this post before 5pm on 9 February 2017, telling us about one of your why’s!

UC RecCentre