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UM VLE Unscheduled Maintenance

18 Dec 2017

Earlier today, the UM VLE had been under unscheduled maintenance. Issues have now been rectified and the UM VLE is working normally.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused. 

MacOS High Sierra Security Vulnerability Fix

07 Dec 2017

A security vulnerability was discovered in MacOS High Sierra 10.13 and 10.13.1 which enables an attacker to bypass administrator authentication without supplying the administrator’s password.

If you are using MacOS High Sierra 10.13 or 10.13.1, make sure that your Mac has Security Update 2017-001 by following the instructions provided by Apple.

Deprecation of Google Drive for Mac/PC

01 Dec 2017

Google has announced that Google Drive for Mac/PC will no longer be supported starting 11 Dec 2017, and will then be shut down completely on 12 May 2018. Users using Google Drive for Mac/PC most likely have received notifications advising them about the software's deprecation.

Hence, it is recommended that users switch to Drive File Stream (for GSuite Google accounts only) and/or Backup and Sync (available both for GSuite and Personal Google accounts) as a replacement for this tool.

Drive File Stream:

Drive File Stream allows you to access Drive files on demand from your PC (as a network drive) without having to download the files on your PC. It also supports Team Drives.

Backup and Sync:

Backup and Sync is similar to Google Drive for Mac/PC in that it downloads your Google Drive files on your computer (Sync), but adds simple Backup functionality to allow you to back up files from your PC onto Google Drive.

New Google Calendar Interface

01 Dec 2017

A new calendar interface is available on an opt-in basis. Further information about new features is available.

To switch to the new interface, sign in to Google Calendar and click the blue Use new Calendar button.


Opening Hours - Christmas Recess 2017

30 Nov 2017

IT Services Reception, Helpdesk & Open Access Areas will be open as follows:

Wed 20 Dec
Thu 21 & Fri 22 Dec
Mon 25 Dec to Tue 2 Jan 2018 CLOSED
Wed 03 Jan 2018

Normal opening hours will resume on Thursday 4th January 2018.


Best wishes to all students and staff for the festive season!  


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