Training Prerequisites

Please ensure you are familiar with the ARC User Guide.

Some experience using the Linux command line environemnt is essential. If you are unfamiliar with the Linux command line environment, a good quality Introduction to Linux is available online.

To access the ARC systems, you need to be on the University network. In order to connect to the University network, trainees may need to use the VPN service. An alternative is to use the IT Services server; to activate an account on it a user first needs to go to and select 'Manage Linux Shell Account' situated towards the bottom of the page.


ARC Training Sessions - Hilary 2024

Introduction to ARC Presentation

Available on demand to download. See course description page

Getting started with ARC

Online training for new ARC users. Click here for course description.

You can register for the following dates:

Wednesday 24th January  10.30 am to 12.00

Wednesday 7th February  10.30 am to 12.00

Wednesday 21st February  10.30 am to 12.00

Effective use of HPC clusters

Click here to see course description. Use the link(s) below to book on a specific presentation of the course.

You can register for the session on:

Wednesday 28th February 10.30 am - 12.00


ARC Drop-in sessions

The ARC team plan to hold a number of drop-in sessions for ARC users during Michaelmas Term. These will be Teams meetings. Please click on the link to join a session:

Time 10.30 am - 12.00pm

Thursday 1st of February

Thursday 22nd February

Thursday 29th February 

At least one member of the ARC Team will be available in the drop-in session to respond to your queries.

Please note, the drop-in sessions should not be used as a replacement for submitting support ticket to the team; nor should it be used for inquiries related to existing support tickets.