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Gmail Security Notification

13 Jun 2017

Recently you may have noticed that Gmail started displaying the underlying notification when you send an email to recipients who are not on the domain and not in your contacts list.


Google has added this warning to help protect users from forged email messages, impersonation, and human error when sending mail to the wrong contacts.

Note that you can still send messages to recipients with any email address.

For assistance please contact the IT Services Helpdesk.

IT Services Training Courses (Jun-Aug 2017)

31 May 2017

IT Services is organising the following training courses over the Summer period. All training sessions are held at IT Services (Campus Map - Location 34).

Only members of staff and University students may register for training courses organised by IT Services.                                   

Courses Dates Time
IBM SPSS: Introduction Mon 26, Wed 28 & Fri 30 Jun 1330hrs - 1530hrs
IBM SPSS: Intermediate Mon 17, Wed 19 & Fri 21 Jul 1330hrs - 1530hrs
IBM SPSS: Advanced Mon 31 Jul, Tue 1 & Wed 2 Aug 1330hrs - 1530hrs

More information about IBM SPSS courses is available for:

Attention: IT Services Opening Hours

31 May 2017

Following the Newspoint notice about exams during the election weekend, on Monday 5th June, IT Services Open Access areas and Helpdesk will be open at 0700hrs, for those students who opt to turn up early on campus.

Normal opening hours will resume on Tuesday 6th June.

Ransomware Alert (WannaCry)

22 May 2017

This notification does not apply to centrally-managed computers (e.g. SIMS, Corporate, and IT Services workstations).

You may be aware of recent news reports of ransomware attacks on many computer systems around the world. The latest ransomware called WannaCry has affected computers that had not been properly patched or those that were running old operating systems.  

Computers running a currently supported Windows Operating System (Win 7, 8.1 & 10) can be protected by ensuring that they are updated with the latest security updates. Microsoft has also released an emergency security patch update for old and unsupported versions of Windows (Win XP, Vista, 8, Win Server 2003 & 2008 Editions).

More information about ransomware and best practices to counter ransomware.

For assistance please contact the IT Services Helpdesk.

Opening Hours - Easter Recess

03 Apr 2017

During the Easter Recess (Mon 10 April – Sun 23 April), the IT Services Reception, Helpdesk & Open Access will open from:

Monday to Friday

IT Services Reception, Helpdesk & Open Access will be closed on:

  • Tue 11 April
  • Fri 14 April (Public Holiday)

Normal opening hours will resume on Monday 24 April 2017.

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