Last week, the SUSE Academic Program participated in the UCISA SSG Conference in Leeds, UK. The three day event was packed with speakers from education and industry vendors discussing the latest technology in higher education.
UCISA is the member-led professional body for digital practitioners within higher education in the UK. An open and inclusive network, UCISA uses their collective knowledge and expertise to help transform teaching, learning and research to ensure both operational efficiency and an excellent student experience (https://www.ucisa.ac.uk/about ). Most importantly, UCISA fosters an open community that collaborates and shares thinking, best practices and procedures that everyone in education can learn from.
Hosted by the Support Services Group, the conference attracted IT support managers, service administrators, support analysts and many others. It was a good place to be for the SUSE Academic Program as the training offered is very interesting to IT staff and students. As a result, the technical training, curriculum and educational materials available through SUSE’ Academic Program were on display and over 20 new institutions enrolled as an academic partner. Our hope, is they will find our program useful in training their IT staff and equip the next generation of professionals with the skills to be highly employable.
In addition to being an exhibitor, the SUSE chameleon enjoyed some lively social events and the USICA community welcomed us with open arms. You can see below, SUSE had a little bit too much fun at the pub hop and 80’s theme dance party. We had so much fun that our beloved gecko didn’t make it back and instead decided to stay to tour the universities in the UK. The #GeckoOnCampus is starting at the University of Oxford and making its way across a number of universities and UCISA conferences over the next year. Keep an eye out for updates on his whereabouts!
Sharing in the “Open Open” mentality, the SUSE Academic Program is at no-cost and completely open to all academic institutions globally. We encourage all members of academic institutions to register at suse.com/academic
Looking to learn more or need support in sharing the SUSE Academic Program? You are always welcome to reach out to a program manager in your respected area.