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Student IT Tutors – here to help

Last year, the IS managed Student IT Support (SITs) programme was bigger than ever with over 125 students employed to help their peers with IT issues. The programme ran from the start of the new academic session and continued throughout the year at our five Smart Bar locations. The programme supported 25 different locations and …

Cyber attacks target Universities

Following last month’s cyber-attack that threatened NHS computer systems, last week the BBC reported that a University had been hit by a similar cyber-attack. These ‘ransomware’ attacks can be initiated via ‘phishing’ emails which link to destructive software or by visiting ‘compromised’ websites where pop-ups may also spread a malware infection. Computer systems are then …

UoN Office 365 – On the road again

The Smarter Computing Team are on to another round of Office 365 Roadshows this month. If you have not yet had the chance to attend, you can find them at the following locations: Tuesday 6 June, 2pm to 4pm – Sir Clive Granger Building, A41 Monday 12 June, 10am to noon – Jubilee, Exchange Building, LT2 …

UoN Office 365 – Sway as a communication platform

This is the fourth in our series of blogs looking at how UoN staff can best use the range of O365 tools in our University workplace. Today’s blog focusses upon how internal newsletters have been transformed using the O365 presentation and story-telling tool, Sway. The scenario Every month, Paul Greatrix, University Registrar, produces a newsletter …

UoN Office 365 – Supporting project teams

This is the third in our series of blogs looking at how UoN staff can best use the range of 0ffice 365 tools in our University workplace. Today’s blog focusses upon how Darren Flynn, Teaching & Learning Librarian in LRLR got started with Office 365 by using online applications to co-operate and share as part …

Student feedback – IT Services in Halls

In March 2017, Information Services (IS) distributed a survey to University Halls asking students to provide us with feedback about the IT facilities in their accommodation. The survey included questions about the use of wired connections in Halls, the printer service and support offered at start of session.  All respondents were entered into a prize …

Gartner webinars – available to view

Discover Gartner, the world-class IT research and advisory resource. Every month Gartner delivers a range of one-hour complimentary webinars. These are FREE to view and are especially useful for those involved with IT or business but can be watched by anyone with an interest. Webinars provide an excellent opportunity for quick and easy training and …

UoN Office 365 – Team Planning tools

This is the second in our series of blogs looking at how UoN staff can best use the range of 0ffice 365 tools in our University workplace. Today’s blog focusses upon how Christine Wilkinson from the Leadership and Management team in HR based at Kings Meadow Campus got started in Office 365 by using ‘Planner’ …

Recruitment now open for 2017 Student IT tutors

Student IT Support (SITS) tutors recruitment Are you a postgraduate or undergraduate student who would like to help other students with IT services when they arrive at the University? If you are, then a job on the Student IT Support programme (SITS) at this year’s start-of-session could be just the opportunity for you! Here’s what’s …

Improvements to UoN Print Service

Earlier this year, Information Services (IS) announced that we had extended our contract for the UoN Print Service with our service provider, Xerox. Refresh of print devices We’re delighted to announce that, starting this month, IS are working with Xerox to implement a service improvement plan to replace 120 older print devices with newer Xerox …