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Read more at: UIS VPN and Managed VPN service certificate update

UIS VPN and Managed VPN service certificate update

The UIS VPN and Managed VPN service will standardise on automated SSL certificate replacements starting on 4 August. Some Linux users may need to take action.


Read more at: Shared network drives: planned maintenance on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 July

Shared network drives: planned maintenance on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 July

Shared network drives will be unavailable on Saturday 27 July 2024 between 09:00 and 17:00.


Read more at: Annual archiving and deletion of Panopto content

Annual archiving and deletion of Panopto content

The annual archive of Panopto lecture capture content has been scheduled for 3 September. Live content created on or before 31 August 2024 will be moved into the Panopto archive. Last year’s archive, containing content created on or before 31 August 2023, will be permanently deleted on 31 August 2024.


Read more at: University Wireless Service: essential maintenance, July 2024

University Wireless Service: essential maintenance, July 2024

We will be carrying out essential maintenance to the University Wireless Service on several dates in July. This is to implement updates, upgrades and fixes. The service may be interrupted during these maintenance periods.


Read more at: Improvements to the Microsoft Authenticator app in August 2024

Improvements to the Microsoft Authenticator app in August 2024

The Microsoft Authenticator app will show you more information when you are using multi-factor authentication (MFA) to log in with your University account from 1 August 2024.


Read more at: SharePoint: changes to permissions for new sites from 2 July 2024

SharePoint: changes to permissions for new sites from 2 July 2024

We are changing the permission options for our SharePoint sites. From 2 July, SharePoint administrators will not be able to choose the ‘Everyone’ or ‘Everyone except external’ groups when setting permissions on new sites.


Read more at: Planned work affecting distribution router at Downing site on 17 June

Planned work affecting distribution router at Downing site on 17 June

We sent an email on 24 April saying that we planned to move one of the distribution routers that covers the Downing site on 15 May. Due to a clash with an exam, we have rescheduled this work to 17 June. This is a managed move to a more suitable location. What will happen? Work will begin at 09:30. We anticipate that full...


Read more at: Upgrades to analogue telephone lines

Upgrades to analogue telephone lines

BT is switching off the UK’s old public switched telephone network (PSTN) and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) services in 2025. The University’s telephone service will not be affected by this change because it is an IP-based digital service. However, the University currently uses analogue lines for some other...


Read more at: Interim senior leadership arrangements for UIS

Interim senior leadership arrangements for UIS

Professor Ian Leslie, the Director of University Information Services (UIS), retires in May. Our Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chris Russell, will act as UIS’s Interim Director until the appointment of a permanent replacement. Four members of UIS’s Senior Leadership Team have volunteered to share the responsibilities of...


Read more at: Change to Turnitin technical support

Change to Turnitin technical support

UIS now supports the technical aspects of the University's Turnitin text matching software licence. The Education Quality and Policy Office (EQPO) is responsible for any policy guidelines relating to academic integrity.


Latest news

UIS VPN and Managed VPN service certificate update

16 July 2024

The UIS VPN and Managed VPN service will standardise on automated SSL certificate replacements starting on 4 August. Some Linux users may need to take action.

Shared network drives: planned maintenance on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 July

16 July 2024

Shared network drives will be unavailable on Saturday 27 July 2024 between 09:00 and 17:00.

Annual archiving and deletion of Panopto content

28 June 2024

The annual archive of Panopto lecture capture content has been scheduled for 3 September. Live content created on or before 31 August 2024 will be moved into the Panopto archive. Last year’s archive, containing content created on or before 31 August 2023, will be permanently deleted on 31 August 2024.