UCLAN TAG Assembly

Monday, August 31st, 2009

TAG – The Alternative Guide (to UCLan) aims to enable students to develop realistic expectations of university with the ultimate goal of aiding retention. It also aims to provide opportunities for students to develop their employability.

TAG was originally developed through the Transitions A2A project. This project identified four themes (more…)

RARE-IDC University of Hertfordshire

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

The RARE-IDC Project is building on work already underway throughout Hertfordshire University’s estates to explore the issues of reducing energy usage for cooling data centres and the reuse of heat generated from ICT equipment. As well as contributing to reducing the cost of ownership of University estates, the RARE-IDC project will provide environmental sustainability with innovative green practices for minimising the carbon footprint, which can transfer across to all new ICT space.


Guidelines for hosting an Assembly

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Outline of an Assembly process



The idea of Assemblies is based on experiences from community based models that encourage inter-project linkages and collaborations across a programme.

In contrast to the face to face and online activities organised by the SSBR support team, Assemblies are activities where the projects self organise linkages and collaborations with other projects. Assemblies focus on topics that are meaningful to the participating projects’ contexts and perspectives and that help to move their projects forward.


Communicating your message

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

The Communicating Your Message session opened with projects who have already run successful assemblies sharing tips and ideas. Sally Rumsey from BRII spoke about their Assembly, which focused on strategies for stakeholder engagement. Helen Bear from SISP and Stephen Phipps from RARE-IDC talked about their two-part assembly, which also included the Bolton University Institutional Innovation Ecciles Project. The three teams have met to tour the facilities and see ICT suites at first hand at both the University of East Anglia and the University of Hertfordshire. All three projects focus on Green ICT and energy reduction. At UEA, the day focused on data center power monitoring, and at Hertfordshire the Assembly included a seminar on server virtualisation . Chengzhi Peng spoke about the WeCamp/iBorrow Assembly which took place in May at the University of Sheffield, and explored potential areas for collaboration between the two projects.

Exchange Assembly Part Two 17 June 2009 Rare-IDC, Sustainable ICT Service Provision and Ecciles

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

17th June 2009 was day two of the exchange assembly between University of Hertfordshire (UoH), University of East Anglia (UEA) and Bolton University (BU). With the intention of sharing information about server virtualisation for sustainable computing, the day would be spent at the University of Hertfordshire.

BRII Assembly 9 June 2009

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Oxford University was once again the venue for the Programme when it hosted BRII’s assembly on 9 June 2009. Also attending, amongst others, were John King, CAIRO, Stuart McQuade, SLAP, Sunil Rodgers, IDMAPS, Anne-Sophie de Baets, Academic Social Networking and Mathew Jones, e-Admin of Teaching.

Sally Rumsey of BRII hosted the ‘stakeholder buy-in’ themed event and the morning was spent with each project giving a 15 minute presentation. Typically each presentation gave an overview of their respective projects, the problem being addressed by their project and how they approached the issue of stakeholder buy-in. Interestingly enough although all the projects had to deal with stakeholder buy-in from one perspective or another, their solutions were all different. (more…)

Exchange Assembly 29 May 2009 Rare-IDC, Sustainable ICT Service Provision and Ecciles

Monday, June 15th, 2009

29 May 2009 was day one of the exchange assembly between University of Hertfordshire (UoH), University of East Anglia (UEA) and Bolton University (BU) with Helen Bear, Nic Totten, Dominic Belisario, Steve Phipps, Richard Stern, John Houghton, Darrell Slater-Smith and Josie Fraser in attendance. With the intention of sharing information about data centre power monitoring and rack organisation for sustainable running, the day was spent primarily in two computer suites on the UEA campus.

Institutional Innovation