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Posts by Aleisha Turner

Spoofed email addresses

Reports of ‘Spoofed’ email addresses Information Services has recently received reports of ‘spoofed’ email addresses being used to gain confidential information from members of staff. Read more about recent phishing attacks to University email. What are Spoofed email addresses? A spoofed email address appears to be registered to an individual who works for the University, usually …

Universities targeted by HR Phishing Campaign

The City of London Police have notified us of a phishing campaign that seeks access to HR and payroll systems. Convincing University-branded emails, some containing salary increase promises, are being sent to University staff across the UK.  These emails direct staff to landing pages that are convincing copies of University intranet/HR portal login screens. Login …

Introducing UoN BOX Cloud Storage for Research Data

UoN BOX now available The University recommends BOX cloud storage for data generated, processed, analysed and stored as part of your research. In order to manage research data well, you need a flexible solution for data storage, sharing and collaboration. Information Services, along with researchers, have been piloting the BOX cloud storage solution for research …

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Smart Bar – Christmas Opening Hours

Over the Christmas holiday Smart Bar will be running a reduced service. Hallward Library Smart Bar will be open 12 – 2pm Monday – Friday. All other Smart Bars will be closed from 3pm Friday 16 December 2016 and reopen at 11am on 16 January 2017. More information about the Smart Bar is available on …

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Volunteer of the Year for IT Community Consultants Project Mentor

Drew Shearsmith awarded Volunteer of the Year On 10 November the Vice Chancellor awarded Drew Shearsmith the inaugural Staff Vounteer of the Year Award 2016 for his work with the IT Community Consultants Project. Drew mentors student volunteers from the School of Computer Science who help local Voluntary & Community Sector organisations (V&CSOs) with IT problems. …

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SDI Certification for IT Service Desk

Chairman visits to award certification On 4 November Paul Rogers, Chairman of the SDI, (Service Desk Institute) visited King’s Meadow Campus to present the certification to our IT Service desk. At the time of award, University of Nottingham IT Service Desk is one of only four Universities in the UK to achieve SDI certification. SDI …

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Smart Bar to Visit DRSV

The Smart Bar will visit the David Ross Sports Village 23 – 25 November; 11am – 4pm Stop by for a free laptop health check while you train in the new DRSV facilities. We’ll check for viruses, malware and any updates that need to be performed. If we can’t update your device there and then, …

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Exploring the cloud with Amazon

Earlier this month, Information Services (IS) hosted a one day event in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) where delegates explored Amazon’s cloud services offering for research institutions through a series of interactive sessions. The event was organised by IS  with a keynote address by Brendan Bouffler (AWS). Over 30 academic colleagues from the University of …

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IT Videos for students

Introducing our new IT videos for new and returning students. These short ‘how to’ videos will help you get to grips with our basic services. Find out how to use printers, connect to eduroam, get IT help and download free software.      

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Phishing emails target new students

New students are an easy target for phishing email scams. The BBC recently reported on a phishing scam that specifically targets new University students. The scam email looks like it is from a University’s finance department and prompts students to fill in a form online with their personal banking details in order to claim a grant. …

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