BEAR Training

Update: 8th October 2020

As we are currently not able to run face-to-face courses, we have been preparing to deliver via Zoom. As this is a new venture, numbers will be reduced to allow us to provide sufficient support for participants. In our new modular structure, courses will last for a maximum of 2.5 hours. Online courses are also available as an alternative to our training programme.

Scheduled courses and dates
Course  Date and Time  Booking
Introduction to Linux Thursday 6th May AM Book here
Introduction to BlueBEAR  Tuesday 11th May AM Book here
Software Carpentry - Git Wednesday 19th May AM Book here
Software Carpentry - MATLAB 14th & 17th May AM both days Book here
Software Carpentry - Python 29th & 30th April AM both days Book here
Software Carpentry - R 24th & 25th May 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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