BEAR Training

Update: 30th September 2021

During the autumn we will continue to deliver our courses via Zoom, this will be reviewed at the start of 2022.  In our new modular structure, courses will last for a maximum of 3 hours. Online courses are also available as an alternative to our training programme and recordings of previous courses are available via our BEAR Training Recordings Canvas course.

Scheduled courses and dates
Course  Date and Time  Booking
Introduction to Linux Friday 22nd October 2021 AM Book here
Introduction to BlueBEAR  Tuesday 2nd November 2021 AM Book here
Software Carpentry - Git Tuesday 16th November 2021 AM Book here
Software Carpentry - MATLAB Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th November 2021 AM both days Book here
Software Carpentry - Python Monday 1st & Wednesday 3rd November 2021 AM both days Book here
Software Carpentry - R Thursday 9th & Friday 10th December 2021 AM both days Book here
NVIDIA - Fundamentals of Accelerated Computing with CUDA/C++ TBC Book here

Advanced Research Computing provides a variety of workshops and short courses to help researchers at the University develop their IT skills and make the most of technology available to them for their research. Introduction to BlueBEAR provides both a general introduction to high performance computing and using our HPC system BlueBEAR. Introduction to Linux gives attendees an overview of Linux commands that facilitate work on BEAR Linux systems. More information about BEAR's approach to training can be found in our current Training Strategy document.

The BEAR Carpentries Workshops teach skills that are immediately useful for researchers, using lessons and datasets that allow researchers to quickly apply what they’ve learned to their own work and become more efficient. The AI and Deep Learning workshops introduce the concepts and get researchers started on using AI and Deep Leaning.

If you sign up to any of our training courses, you agree to abide by our Training Code of Conduct. This outlines the expectations and behaviour of both our trainers and participants. Please familiarise yourself with this before attending any courses. Note that we reserve the right to cancel courses if there is not a sufficient number of bookings.

We provide links to some externally provided training and there are also special interest user groups that bring people together with common interests in research areas. If more information is required then please contact


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