Classroom courses in the Thames Suite

We deliver many of our digital skills courses in our dedicated teaching rooms in the Thames Suite at 13 Banbury Rd. This format suits many people who like to learn in person. We provide the computers you need and we set up the software ready for you to try out. Most of our workshops are taught in small groups, with plenty of hands-on activities.

The remainder of our programme is provided online, in parallel with the in-person courses. View and book courses that are currently available. If you are unable to attend a course you have booked please cancel your place

Here is an FAQ about attending our in-person courses. Please also see our booking terms page. And see our paying for a course page to read about paying for courses etc.


Frequently Asked Questions about our in-person courses

Course times are included with each course description and booking email.

In person courses are normally delivered in the Thames Suite at IT Services, 13 Banbury Rd, Oxford, OX2 6NN. On occasion a private group course may be organised in a department.

Please arrive in good time for your course and check-in at the Registration Desk.

There is no general parking at IT Services. Parking can be arranged for delegates with disabilities.

Yes. Bike racks are available at the front of the IT Services building.

 The Thames Suite is on the ground floor, and toilets are accessible to wheelchair users. Please contact us in advance to discuss any accessibility requirements.

Generally all computers and software are provided in the teaching rooms. If you need to bring anything we will email you before the course.

This various between courses. Contact us in advance if you need your course notes in a particular format for accessibility reasons.

We may record a session for accessibility reasons. The recording will include what appears on the teacher's screen, the audio stream, and discussions in the classroom. A recording will only be available to the person who has requested it. Once you are booked on a course, if you need a recording of the session for accessibility reasons, you will be able to complete the Course Recording request form. Requests need to be received 24 hours before the start time of the course. We may not be able to act on requests later than this.

Many of our courses are taught using Windows. If the course is taught on a Mac or Linux it will be shown in the course description.

We ask you to take phone calls outside of the classroom. We may sometimes ask you to use your phone as part of the course, for instance to authenticate your single sign-on.

For most of our in-person courses, you can bring your own device. Please see details in the specific course description of the course you are attending. 

You can use our software while you are using our computers. Most of the software that we teach is already licenced for University members. Some specific software is not, such as Stata, Adobe and Project. In these cases delegates will need to arrange to purchase the software after the course if they wish to carry on using it. 

Eduroam is available in all the teaching rooms.

All the teaching rooms have air conditioning. Most rooms have air handling units that provide fresh air and remove used air via a mechanical source.

Our rooms are cleaned every morning on working days.

We do not provide sanitiser or wipes in the rooms, but please feel free to bring your own and sanitise your work area or any shared equipment as you wish. 

During most courses there will be opportunities for short breaks.

Vending machines are available. Water coolers are available close to each training room. Few of our courses include catering or food – check your course description carefully. There are a number of sandwich and snack shops nearby.

We do not have a dedicated storage space but are we happy to help by providing storage if we can. Please contact before the course.

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