Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

Upgrade to Wireless Provision (some downtime)

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

This is particularly relevant to tablet users on the Morning of Tuesday 30 October.

Please refer to the CICS Status pages

In order to increase the number of simultaneous connections available on the wireless network, and also take the opportunity to prepare it for the release of Windows 8, CICS need to perform significant maintenance work on the  eduroam and guest wireless networks. This will result in both these wireless networks being unavailable across the entire campus for up to two hours.

CICS propose to carry out this maintenance between 06:00 and 08:00 on Tuesday 30th October. During this time the wireless networks may appear to return, but could disappear again without notice. Therefore the wireless networks should not be used at all for important work during this maintenance period. Note particularly the possible effect on any early morning meetings, especially for those who use mobile devices rather than paper!

IT Office Closed until 12h00 on Tuesday 18 Nov

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Please note that due to a combination of staff illness and prior commitments, the IT Office will be closed between 09h30 and 12h00 today.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

For questions about Turnitin, see previous posts:


Problems with MUSE?

Friday, October 10th, 2008


If you noticed problems with MUSE last night, don’t worry they appear to be resolved.

CiCS say:

Some users have been experiencing a problem logging into MUSE.
One of the MUSE web servers has been restarted to correct this problem.
It should now be possible to log in to MUSE.

Free PDF Writer

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

PrimoPDF allows you to convert Microsoft Office documents and webpages into PDF files that can be saved, emailed and submitted to turnitin quickly and easily. Just like the PDF Factory you may have used on University computers, PrimoFTP appears in the list of printers in Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer etc. and when you ‘print’ to it, a file save dialog box appears allowing you to choose where to save the file.

PrimoPDF is completely free so can be installed on your home computer or laptop.

To install, go to the following website and download PrimoPDF:

Why a Blog

Monday, September 1st, 2008

A blog is an easy way to present information quickly and is well indexed.

It is a “pull” technology rather than a “push” technology like email, however you can choose to set up a reader that pushes information to you.   See for more help.

The NEW IT Blog is launched!

Monday, September 1st, 2008


Keep an eye on systems from here, we’ll do our best to keep you up to date on current issues.