Alan Barr, Physics Department 2009
Could you please pass on my sincere thanks to all at OUCS who helped organise the Physics Masterclass computing practical on Monday and Tuesday of last week. The day went down extremely well with the students and their teachers, who had a really good time as well -- as learning lots about physics.
Amber Miro, UCISA TLIG User Skills Development Working Group Chair
We booked OUCS for a one day event in July 2008. Very few venues could have offered us the facilities required, which included a large plenary space with adjacent breakout computer rooms to accommodate over fifty delegates, as well as a staffed reception, and nearby refreshment and dining areas. The IT and AV services were excellent, including friendly and responsive support staff who attended to our every need. As well as accommodating our request to pre-install non-standard software on over 50 PCs, OUCS staff were on-hand to assist with any support issues on the day - everything from showing presenters how to use the wireless microphones to diagnosing and troubleshooting technical support requirements.
The administration of OUCS was second to none. Absolutely everything was thought of and taken care of for us at the planning stage, and then executed with goodwill and almost supernatural efficiency on the day itself. An absolute boon for us as event organisers, but even the delegates took the time and trouble to praise OUCS staff and event organisation. Who could ask for more?
Ally Mathews, Liverpool University June 2008
Just a note to say thank you for the excellent support Janet and I received yesterday; the organisation of the event was flawless and we were made to feel very welcome and confident that everything would run smoothly. Could you please pass our thanks to everyone who was involved.
Isabel D. Holowaty OULS History Librarian
There is usually a choice of rooms to suit small as well large classes of up to 40 people. All rooms are equipped to a high standard with good PCs, smartboads, data projection, microphones, etc. Should there be a technical problem, help is quickly at hand.
Alison Whitehorn, Business Manager, UK Serials Group
UK Serials Group has been using the excellent facilities of the Thames Suite for its one-day seminars since 2005. The venue offers UKSG exactly what it needs: a convenient city-centre location · a friendly welcome with information at Reception · a compact venue offering discrete yet easily accessible areas for registration, refreshments/lunch and the seminar itself · good catering · presentation/computer facilities in a comfortable room which allows UKSG to accommodate up to 30 people for interactive hands-on sessions. These factors have certainly contributed to the success of the events UKSG has held here.
Tara Prayag, Access Co-ordinator, Oxford University
I book the Thames Suite to deliver some of our online activities to groups of students. The facilities mean that I can take group sizes of between 10 to 40 students and organise them to work individually, in pairs or in small groups. The nice thing about using the Thames Suite is that you feel that you are walking into a modern facility, where you can get technical support when you press the wrong button and still feel you have the privacy of your own teaching facility.
Danny McAtominey, Netskills