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The GOETEC Consortium

About Us

The GOETEC Consortium is a collaboration between the IT and Information Services (IS) professional teams at the University of Kent, University of Greenwich, Canterbury Christ Church University and the East Kent Colleges Group (EKC Group), together with Kent County Council Strategic Partnerships. Learn more here…

Mission Statement

To promote a thriving, skilled and effective IT/IS professional services community across the universities and colleges in Kent. To advocate for professional services IT/IS in tertiary education to the wider public, private sector and commercial communities in Kent, representing these in the region and nationally to Jisc(UK), KPSN, Kent Connects and other bodies. To contribute to wider developments such as the Public Sector ICT Network and other regional strategies, including enabling and promoting collaborative working. To share effective practice and the facilitate knowledge exchange between IT/IS staff on matters of mutual interest and concern and promote educational and learning opportunities to develop skills and accreditation where possible.

Covid19 restrictions have impacted on our planned events calendar

Most recent events include:

GOETEC sponsored Cyber Security Hands On Incident Response Training by Jisc – July 2020

This was a bespoke training course for GOETEC Members. Originally planned to be held at our Canterbury campus, the Covid restrictions meant that this was held online. The course was divided into 3 scenarios. Session 1 covered a lost laptop and ransom, Session 2 was a DDOS scenario and Session 3 looked at Phishing. Each scenario explored the managerial and technical roles in working through the incidents and time was spent at the end reflecting on lessons learned and any potential improvements needed to processes and procedures. This training was well attend with the maximum of 16 participants.

Supplier Relationship Management short workshops in February to March 2020

Targeted at IT/IS/Library staff at University of Kent, University of Greenwich, Canterbury Christ Church University and East Kent College. Due to Covid restrictions, some of these workshops in March were held remotely.