What's New

Here you can find highlights of newly published information and announcements of new services.

IT courses for Staff and PhD students

Develop your IT skills and make the most effective use of technology for your work. New training dates are now available.

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Internet Explorer 11 no longer a supported browser for Blackboard

You should use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge (Windows 10) web browser to access Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment, as Internet Explorer 11 is no longer supported.

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Choose when to upgrade to Windows 10 individually, as a team or department

With less than a year to go before Windows 7 is no longer supported, it’s essential to upgrade your University PC to Windows 10.

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Changes to leaver extensions

From Friday, 1 February 2019 there will be changes to whether staff can extend their University IT account when leaving the University.

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Office 365 security improvements

You may be aware of the recent publicity around an increase in phishing attacks and data breaches. We are taking steps to enable functionality in Office 365 to reduce the likelihood and impact of these attacks.

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HP to continue as University PC supplier

Following a detailed procurement project, which attracted interest from a number of suppliers, IT Services and Procurement have retendered the contract to provide University PCs and Laptops. The successful bidder was DTP partnered with HP and the contract has now been awarded.

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Upgrade to Microsoft Office 2016 on Fully Assured Macs

If you have a Fully Assured Mac, you should upgrade to Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac. This is the latest supported version of Office, so will ensure you receive security and feature updates, and technical support.

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Report an issue using IT Self Service

You can log an issue using IT Self Service, which will be recorded quicker, without having to phone or email the IT Services Desk.

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