Sandpit Slack site

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What is Slack?

Slack is a web application, desktop application and mobile app which enables collaboration. It is a third-party application which can be used with a free account and it is perfect for events like the sandpit. We do recommend that you review their privacy policy and terms of service, as with any third-party application that you might use in your teaching, learning or digital practice. Details of data handling in Slack1, the University of Brighton’s data protection policy2 and data protection officer’s details3 are included at the below.

How are we using Slack as part of the UA Sandpit?

Slack is being used for collaboration, discussion and team work during the Sandpit event. It will enable your team to answer poll questions, submit materials and to respond to questions. Fiona MacNeill is the lead on the Slack workspace and can answer any questions you have. She is assisted by our custom slackbot who you can answer your questions, for instance if you ask for ‘help’ this will happen…

Screenshot showing asking for help on slack


  • Ask any question you like about the event
  • Use “@” to tag a person or an organiser. E.g. @John Canning
    Screenshot showing @John Canning
  • Use emojis because they make life a bit more fun
    Image showing how to send emojis

How to join the UA Sandpit Slack site

You may use a personal email address if you would prefer not to use your work address, but do ensure that you include your name in a format that will allow us to identify who you are. E.g. If you are called Joseph Bloggs, then JBloggs is okay and Joe B is okay, but JoBlawesome probably is not okay.

Click on this link to join our Slack workspace.

You will be sent an confirmation email to confirm your email address and then you will be able to set your own password.

We recommend that you install the app on your mobile device or the desktop application on a laptop that you plan to bring with you for the best experience:

  1. A) You will be asked for your preferred email address and your name or pseudonym as part of joining the Slack workspace; B) the workspace will be used to share materials and submissions during the sandpit event and will not be used for personal information; C) The workspace will be held open for two weeks afterwards to allow materials to be archived, the workspace will be closed after that; D) You may wish to close your account with Slack at any time after the event – we cannot close your account on your behalf.
  2. University of Brighton’s Data Protection Policy
  3. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 2018 (the DPA), PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations) and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations), the data controller is the University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 4AT. If you have any questions about your data and how we use it please contact or 01273 642010.
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