Research IT

R User Group Needs You!

The recently relaunched R User Group (R.U.M) is looking for volunteers to form an organising team to help plan and deliver R User Group activities at the University.

R.U.M. recently returned with a channel on the CaDiR Teams space. There has been an enthusiastic response with many R Users joining from across the University and we are now seeking volunteers to help organise and deliver in-person and online R.U.M. events for the coming year.

Why join the Organising Team?

Volunteering with R.U.M. is a great way to meet other R Users, develop additional skills e.g. event planning / communications and boost your CV. It's also a useful way to:

  • Meet potential collaborators from across UoM.
  • Keep up with the latest best practices in R programming.
  • Share your R skills and knowledge with others.

What Does the Organizing Team Do?

As a member of the Organising Team, you would help plan and host activities for the R User Group. This includes tasks such as:

  • Helping to arrange presenters or guest speakers
  • Chairing presentations and discussions
  • Publicising R User Group events internally and externally e.g. via social media

How much time is needed?

The Organising Team will meet periodically to plan activities for the months ahead – a time commitment of ~ 1 - 2 hours per month.

How to Get Involved

We are hoping to hear from postgraduate research students and staff (all staff groups) who are R users of all levels from novices to experts. R technical expertise is not required.

If you feel that you can help, please get in touch with Kamilla Kopec-Harding to find out more. The first meeting of the organising team will take place the week beginning Monday 27th March. We look forward to hearing from you!