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Changing Faces is a charity that supports and represents people of any age who have a disfigurement (or a “visible” difference in their appearance) from any cause, whether congenital or acquired through an accident, surgery, etc. Representatives from Changing Faces will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Monday 6 February to answer questions.

The work of the charity involves;
1. Providing support for children, young people, adults and their families through the charities counselling services, to help with the psychological and social aspects of disfigurement.
2. Working with schools & employers to ensure a culture of inclusion, and with health and social care professionals to provide better psychological care for people with disfigurements.
3. Campaigning for better policies and practices that are inclusive of people with disfigurements and for social change by working with the media, government and opinion leaders.

Changing faces website.

A Shuttle Bus promotion will take place in the Hub at lunchtime on Wednesday 1 February.

The Book People will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Thursday 2 February.

Prospect will be in the Hub on Tuesday 24 January at lunchtime.

Help us save more energy
The Adastral Park IT Audit Team are holding a drop in session in the Hub at lunchtime on Thursday 26 January for you to come and discuss the energy savings challenge, understand what is required, register suggestions, and get advice and ideas from the team to help you help us.

Phoenix Datacom Ltd – Tuesday 17 January, 10.00-16.00
Traffic generators have changed a lot, in terms of performance, capability and price-performance. This is a chance to see the latest and greatest from Xena Networks and SwiftTest. Xena provides a new class of Ethernet tester for the 100G/40G Ethernet eco-system, delivering a breakthrough price performance benchmark for BERT, load-stress, and functional testing of Ethernet equipment and network infrastructure.

‘Smart’ energy meters will be installed in every home in Great Britain by 2019. The new meters will give real-time information detailing the energy being consumed, allowing people to make informed choices about reducing energy bills and the size of their carbon footprint. Representatives will be available for you to find out more in the Hub on Wednesday 18 Jan.

Enterprise, BT’s new preferred supplier for hire cars, will be in the Hub from 11.00-14.00, Thursday 19 January. They are keen to meet people who book hire cars to understand how the process is working, as well as users with any questions or issues.

Enterprise, BT’s new preferred supplier for hire cars, will be in the Hub from 11am-2pm Thur 19 January. They are keen to meet people who book hire cars to understand how the process is working, as well as users with any questions or issues. We are also considering a possible car club scheme for the site, for business and private / leisure hire, and would be interested to get your views on that too from everyone on site.

After just five months the Adastral Park energy teams have managed to make savings of £502k. We urgently need your assistance to help us achieve our £1m target by 31 March 2012. Every little bit helps if we all made just a small contribution – and if you are responsible for any network and server equipment you can make a greater difference, such as turning off un-used ports, slowing down the speed of cards, turning off equipment if not in use, or ceasing equipment fully if no longer required.

The IT Audit team are holding a drop in session in the Hub on Thursday 26 January for you to come and talk, understand what is required, register suggestions, get advice and ideas from the team to help you help us.

At the drop in you will be able to find out:

  • How to get Salsa / Supportal updated
  • How to decommission equipment easily
  • How to dispose of unwanted equipment
  • How the online energy charts for the site can be used to see what impact you are having
  • The amount of money we’ve spent on power and air conditioning equipment that we didn’t need this year
  • What you can do to help reduce our IT energy bill

In the meantime if you would like to become involved and help with this challenge, please contact the IT audit team on 0870 850 2898.

‘Smart’ energy meters will be installed in every home in Great Britain by 2019. The new meters will give real-time information detailing the energy being consumed, allowing people to make informed choices about reducing energy bills and the size of their carbon footprint.

BT, Arqiva & BAE Systems Detica formed the SmartReach consortium and working together with Sensus, created the SmartReach solution to provide communications to every single energy meter, in a secure and reliable way.

If you are a Scottish Power electricity customer in the Ipswich area, and would be prepared to take part in the trial, the SmartReach trial team would love to hear from you https://atadastral.co.uk/help-shape-britains-smart-meter-programme/  All eligible registrations have the opportunity to win an iPad 2 (32Gb wi-fi model). 

Further details are available via the web site and representatives will also be available for you to find out more in the Hub on Wed 18 Jan.

Enjoy an evening of fun and dance and support your local RSPCA at a Valentine’s dance on Saturday 11 February, St Clements social club, (St Clements Hospital), Foxhall Road, Ipswich. Local band The Invited play a popular mix of covers – pop, rock and Motown from the 60s up to present day. Songs to sing along and dance to! A finger buffet is included and there will be a raffle. This event is in aid of the RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich branch, whose work helps local animals.

Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are £10 for adults; car parking is available. Please contact Melayna Yeo.

Traffic generators have changed a lot, in terms of performance, capability and price-performance. This is a chance to see the latest and greatest from Xena Networks and SwiftTest. Xena provides a new class of Ethernet tester for the 100G/40G Ethernet eco-system, delivering a breakthrough price performance benchmark for BERT, load-stress, and functional testing of Ethernet equipment and network infrastructure. Full-line-rate testing of layer 1/2/3 performance of 100 Gbit/s and 40 Gbit/s Ethernet links is provided. The high precision, stream based, layer 2/3 wire-speed traffic generation and analysis capabilities are suited for testing of network devices under deliberate error, stress, and random conditions. Packet formats can be defined per individual packet byte, and packet spacing, transmission rates,and bursts can be defined with byte and kbps accuracy.

SwiftTest storage testing appliances are the industry’s premiere tools for functional and performance testing of networked storage, storage-aware network devices, and storage services. You can now choose to test with a single product that supports CIFS/SMB, NFS, iSCSI, and HTTP with ports that can be configured as either client or server, and that can generate over 34Gbps of traffic. In addition, the SwiftTest Test Development Environment provides graphical test configuration and control so that you save test time and resource time whilst realising savings in hardware and power consumption.

Prospect will be in the Hub on Tuesday 10 January at lunchtime.

At lunchtime on Wednesday 11 January, BT Security will be hosting a Recruitment Fair in the Hub.  Come along to learn more about the opportunities within BT Security.

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