2014

New policy: Personal phone calls

With mobile phones now being commonplace University desk phones should not be used for personal calls, except in an emergency or in unforeseen circumstances.

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Staff email upgrades now complete

All staff email accounts have been successfully upgraded as part of the Staff email upgrade project.

Staff email upgrades now complete - Read More…

Staff smart printing - try using the card reader

If your University ID card did not work previously you should try using it to login to your Smart Printer. If it still does not work, then you can acquire a new ID card.

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Launch of IRIS to Web

A new feature that allows you to publish your IRIS research information easily, on your website.

Launch of IRIS to Web - Read More…

Excel courses for students now available

New courses are available to students on how to use the basic features of Excel and charts.

Excel courses for students now available - Read More…

New short course on Student Records System

A new course is available to staff which will provide an overview of the Student Records System.

New short course on Student Records System - Read More…

Turnitin can now accept any file type

When you create a new Turnitin assignment, you now have the option to allow any type of file to be submitted. This includes spreadsheets, presentations, images and html code.

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Keep secure when accessing University websites

Always check that a website is genuine before you enter your University IT account username and password.

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Lecture Capture pilot – feedback so far

The University is currently running a pilot of Lecture Capture, trialling two systems: Echo360 and Panopto. Staff and students involved in the pilot had the opportunity to give their feedback at the end of semester 1, which is summarised below.

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Adobe Presenter 9 now available

A new version of Adobe Presenter is now available with new features.

Adobe Presenter 9 now available - Read More…

University antivirus program update - from 7 April 2014

The Sophos antivirus program on University PCs is being upgraded from 7 April 2014. When the update is installing, you may notice a few popup notices on your PC. You should restart your PC at a convenient moment when it has finished installing.

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Heartbleed Bug – Make sure you’re not affected

Following the recent Heartbleed security threat, find out how to make sure you haven’t been affected.

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Firefox available to students on University PCs

Students can now install and use the Firefox web browser on University PCs, following the feedback from the University browser survey 2014.

Firefox available to students on University PCs - Read More…

Students can install Microsoft Office at no cost

Microsoft Student Advantage allows students to install and use the full version of Microsoft Office whilst you study at the University.

Students can install Microsoft Office at no cost - Read More…

Microsoft announces Office suite for students at no cost

Students can now install the full version of Microsoft Office on up to five PCs or Macs at no cost whilst they study at the University.

Microsoft announces Office suite for students at no cost - Read More…

Photos to be added to Employee Self-Service

University ID card photos will now be added to the staff record system. You can view and update your photo in Employee Self Service.

Photos to be added to Employee Self-Service - Read More…

Personal information now editable again in Employee Self-Service

Staff can now edit their Preferred First Name and Last Name, Religion and change their photo again using Employee Self-Service.

Personal information now editable again in Employee Self-Service - Read More…

Program updates from 11 July 2014

Newer versions of six programs are available to install from the Program Installer. There are two new programs you can install and two old versions of programs are being removed.

Program updates from 11 July 2014 - Read More…

University email group changes

The way University email groups work has changed. You may need to check any rules you have set in Outlook for these email addresses.

University email group changes - Read More…

Internet Explorer on University PCs

After much testing, it is necessary to continue to provide Internet Explorer 9 on University PCs for the next academic year.

Internet Explorer on University PCs - Read More…

IT changes - summer 2014

Over the summer there will be some changes to University PCs, eduroam wifi, student PC areas and printers.

IT changes - summer 2014 - Read More…

Print, copy and scan from any Smart Printer in the University

Staff can now use any staff Smart Printer, there is no direct cost to the department where the Smart Printer is located.

Print, copy and scan from any Smart Printer in the University - Read More…

Check your Blackboard course site quota

Find out how much space is left in your Blackboard course and what to do if you need more space.

Check your Blackboard course site quota - Read More…

TurningPoint update - September 2014

A new version of the TurningPoint electronic voting system is now available. See what’s changed in the new version and when is best to install it.

TurningPoint update - September 2014 - Read More…

Changes to University web applications in response to Poodle bug

You may need to update your browser when using University web applications, as we have made changes to prevent staff and students being affected by the Poodle bug.

Changes to University web applications in response to Poodle bug - Read More…

Mac user survey results

Findings from a recent survey of staff who use a Mac at the University.

Mac user survey results - Read More…

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