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  • A new icon for Self Service on macOS

    The new Self Service experience is now available on managed Macs. As part of the update, the icon for Self Service has changed. You can now access the application by selecting the Sulis head in your Dock. If your icon has...

  • Assistive Technology Scholarship

    There is an exciting opportunity to gain free access to assistive technology software. "Six of the UK’s leading assistive technology companies have teamed up to offer ten assistive technology scholarships offering free software and training. LexAble, Texthelp, Matchware, Sonocent, Learning...

  • A new Self Service experience on macOS

    As part of our regular infrastructure upgrades, a new 'Self Service' experience will soon be available on managed Macs. You will be able to download and install applications in the same way as before, but the look and feel of...

  • Changes to files.bath following an upgrade

    Files.bath is a secure, online service which allows you to upload and share your files with anyone, including people outside the University. The service recently received an upgrade, which has given it a fresh new colour scheme, as well as...

  • Changes to the Matlab site licence

    Our Matlab site licence runs from the beginning of June through to the end of May.  For the next agreement period, we have decided to go with an upgrade from the standard suite consisting of 51 products, to the full...

  • A new platform for SAMIS

    Lots of work has been taking place on SAMIS. This work has been on the internals that makes SAMIS function. The re-organisation of the SAMIS platform adds capacity for it to handle peak load at times when demand on the...

  • SAMIS unavailable Wednesday 14 March from 7:00am until 5:30pm

    From 7am on Wednesday 14 March, SAMIS (including SAMIS on Web) and the Tier 4 booking app, for hourly paid workers will be unavailable. This work will begin at 7:00am and should be completed by 5:30pm, however due to industrial...

  • Choosing your software for the next academic year

    We are here to support the University in delivering world class teaching and a key part of this is our software consultancy. This process makes sure that our academic staff and students have the right software on the machines in the...

  • Removal of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) from Windows 7

    The use of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is being restricted, moving from a general installation program, to one which will only make it available where required.  This change is to improve the security of the systems and ensure installations can be...