Information Services

Upcoming Events and Training

Find out what digital safety and citizenship-centred events are happening online, on campus and near you.

Digital Skills and Training Workshops and Events

The following workshops and events are hosted by the University's Digital Skills and Training team. Find more information on these sessions below and book through the MyEd Event Booking system (UoE login required for bookings).

Digital Safety and Citizenship for Students (15 March - online, 19 April - on-campus, 17 May 2022 - on-campus)

Open to all students, this one-hour session takes you through the basics of how to keep yourself and those around you safe while engaging online. This session examines some of the key online safety threats you might encounter during your studies and shares best practice on how to use technology responsibly to learn, create and participate online.  

Digital Safety and Citizenship for Students

Digital Safety and Citizenship for Staff (24 March - online, 20 April - online, 25 May - online)

Aimed at both new and exiting members of staff with limited confidence in their knowledge of digital safety, this one-hour webinar introduces the concepts of digital safety, citizenship, footprint and wellbeing, as well as the importance of each within higher education. This session is a live version of the Digital Safety and Citizenship for Staff self-paced online course and serves as a companion to the Digital Safety and Citizenship web hub, the Digital Safety and Information Security workshops offered in the Digital Skills Programme and the Information Security Essentials course.

Digital Safety and Citizenship for Staff

Digital Safety: Lessons from Netflix (30 March - online, 19 May - online)

Digital safety is such an integral part of everyday life that it’s constantly spotlighted in popular culture. This one-hour webinar takes a look at what lessons we can learn about how to stay safe online and be a good digital citizen from films and television shows readily available on streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Through clips from media such as Netflix’s You (2018-present), Chef (2014), Unfriended (2014), Black Mirror (2014-present), Clickbait (2021) and the Shudder original feature Host (2020), we’ll take a deep dive into the importance of curating a positive digital footprint, best practice for social media and how to secure online meetings.

Digital Safety: Lessons from Netflix

Information Security Workshops

The University's Information Security team frequently host awareness sessions open to all students and staff. All sessions last one hour and can be booked through the University's Event Booking website. You can find the complete schedule, including workshop descriptions and dates, at the link below.

Information Security Awareness Sessions Schedule

External Events

Watch this space for online and in-person events hosted by external organisations around Scotland. Find information about what's happening in and around your area below. 


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