Training with SES

SES hosts training and development events every year, supporting on-going knowledge sharing from experts with in-depth understanding and practical experience of RDM in academia. 2018 events include The Gender Summit (held at King’s College London). For other future events, subscribe to our newsletter or Twitter feed.

In 2018 SES ran SES Open, a wide series of events focussing on opening up discussions on gender in research, research IT networks and research data. These were held with our partner institutions and included:

  • Improving Research Workflows by Enabling High-speed Data Transfers at the University of Southampton
  • Data Mining: Exploring the Ethical Dilemmas at the University of Southampton
  • Gender Summit 15: United In Science and Through Science at King’s College London
  • Harnessing FAIR Data at Queen Mary University of London with UCL.

In 2017 SES held Powering up Research, a duo of events around research themes of the new Tier 2 centres. These were held with our partner institutions including:

  • The MMM Hub: Accelerating Materials and Molecular Modelling at UCL
  • Data Fuelled Innovation at King’s College London

Our 2016 series, The Data Dialogue, included:

  • Time to Share at The University of Cambridge
  • When Research Crosses Borders at The University of Oxford
  • At War with Data at King’s College London

Full details about the event can be found on the archived event page, or visit our Research Data section for reflections from previous attendees/researchers.

For other previous events, please visit our events archive.

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Institutional Training

SES members offer internal HPC and training services in addition to the regional systems. Training events are often developed for university researchers to address specific needs – for more information, please go to Research Data Management. For current training opportunities, please visit events.


UCL Research IT Services Department provide HPC training and support to meet the needs of both novice and expert users. Every term UCL runs the following courses:  Introduction to High Performance and High Throughput Computing, Software Carpentry and Introductory Unix. The team have also started running an Intro to Research Programming with Python every term this academic year in partnership with the UCL Graduate School. They also collaborate with UCL’s Doctoral Training Centres to deliver teaching in core computational skills. The EPCC and UCL will be hosting an HPC training event in London shortly.


Oxford Advanced Research Computing (ARC) offers a range of courses through the universities central training route. Each year they host a 4 day Parallel Programming: Coding for Modern HPC Architectures course. Each year a CUDA Programming Course on NVidia GPUs is offered in July. The CUDA Centre of Excellence was awarded in 2012 in recognition of its on-going work in parallel computing research and education using NVidia GPUs and NVidia CUDA parallel programming environment.


Southampton hosts the CDT in Next Generation Computational Modelling which runs a Summer Academy in June. This covers HPC topics including GPU and Xeon Phi programming, visualization and cloud computing, and more. This is linked to the Computational Modelling Group which hosts events throughout the year, supporting the understanding and advancement of a range of fields through the application of computational methods and simulation tools.


Imperial run regular HPC clinics and computing training courses throughout the year as well as an annual HPC summer school at the Centre for Computational Methods in Science and Engineering. The ICT service desk provides more extensive information on courses relating to computing across the college and also runs an HPC wiki (login required) for internal researchers/staff.  The HPC Service Support team can be contacted for further upcoming course information.


The best way to stay up to date with training information from King’s College London is through their KingsHPC Twitter account. Events are run by the King’s HPC³ service, which also provides a wiki for users. For enquiries about institutional training and assistance, please contact Kings’ HPC technical contacts. 


Queen Mary University of London offers an online introduction to using institutional HPC. The Materials Research Institute provides support to materials modelling researchers and the School of Mathematical Sciences hosts training in relation to it’s MSc course.

External Training