Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#536 closed help (fixed)

UM intro courses

Reported by: jmarsham Owned by: lois
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We have new UM users here who are asking about getting started with the UM. Are there any courses coming up? The info on the website appears to be out of date


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comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by lois

  • Owner changed from um_support to lois
  • Status changed from new to accepted

Hello John,

yes the information on the web site about UM training is very out of date, it is on our list of things to do!

At the request of some PhD supervisors (and with limited publicity) we held a Southern, short version, of the UM Introduction day at Reading on 28th October 2010 and had 8 attendees from Reading and Oxford. It was quick and quite simple to organise a short hands-on session with the user interface.

I would be very happy to run a Northern (normal length?) UM Introduction Day if I can find someone to organise the venue and the availability of a few laptops to allow ssh to PUMA (the UM user interface server). If you or a colleague could organise this we can run this day as soon as you need it. If this is too difficult I can explore finding a venue and laptops for a Reading based UM Introduction day but much more widely advertised.


comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by jmarsham

That would be excellent. Thanks. Are you happy for me to email people here
to find who is interested and invite people from Manchester? Then I can
sort a venue etc.

Are you up here soon anyway? I remember an email suggesting that you might

In terms of course length I would sy the more the better. How long is a
standard intro?

Best wishes,


comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by lois

If you can find a venue and laptops (one between 2 or 3 would be ok) then please feel free to advertise in Leeds or Manchester or even the broad NCAS community.

Grenville Lister and I are planning to come up to Leeds on 25th November to address general user queries about HECToR and the UM. So there will not be time then for a full UM Introduction day which in general takes between 3 and 4 hours. However I could stay over and run this on the 26th November or we could try some time in December apart from the week 6th-10th December. I will leave it to you to sort out possible dates if that is ok.

Many thanks

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by lois

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

We try to keep up to date the list of UM courses on the web pages. Please get in touch again if this does not happen.

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