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Why Are Some Muslims in Britain Choosing Sharia?

Feb

05

 
Groundbreaking research on Sharia councils in Britain was presented at a debate in the House of Lords on 12th January. Chaired by Labour MP George Howarth, and hosted by the Henry Jackson Society, Dut...

“Recall, Adapt, Apply” - how to increase student’s confidence in their employability skills

Jan

28

 
My goal is to help students to develop increased confidence in their abilities to think and adapt and by doing this to enhance their employability skills. Why do it? The ability to apply prior kn...

Update: Star in our online prospectus! Thank you for your responses so far, but we still need more!

Jan

21

 
Thank you to our fantastic students for helping us out and providing some excellent comments about your courses for the new online prospectus. The prospectus is almost finished but we still need your...

Appear in our online prospectus!

Dec

04

 
Over the past few weeks, the University web and publications teams have been beavering away on the new online prospectus for 2017. It is looking really good, but now we need help from our students. ...

Thanks for your patience!

Nov

23

 
As the weekend rolls in, we're reflecting on the week here at IT Services. Remarkably, it's been pretty unremarkable. It's been a huge relief to see that the systems are getting back to normal after t...

Sussex IT - back in time...

Nov

09

 
Can you imagine a campus with no WiFi? A library with no internet, no electronic catalogue, the whereabouts of books signalled only by scribblings on cards and absolutely zero online journals. Not eve...

Left to Your Own Devices

Oct

23

 
Over the first two weeks of term, 5,355 new users registered over 13,000 devices on our IT networks. That is, on average, about 2.5 devices each or 15 in every 6-person flat on campus. That made me w...

Time warp!

Oct

14

 
Just as a teaser for a blog post of the future, I’ve just been given some photos of IT equipment at Sussex in years gone by and couldn’t resist sharing this one. I’ve been sent thes...

Help us to stay in touch with you…

Oct

13

 
Here at IT Services we do try our best to make sure that our news reaches you as we know that even minor disruptions, either planned or unplanned, can really disrupt your studies, your research, your ...

Part Time Job Opportunity: International Student Ambassadors

Oct

01

 
International Student Ambassadors for 2015/16 This is an exciting opportunity to become an International Student Ambassador working for the International Office at the University of Sussex. If...

Ten Top Apps for Students ... part 1

Oct

01

 
Adjusting to life at uni can be difficult, and even if you've been here for a while now you might find your organisational skills still need some tweaking. Thankfully, as with most other problems thes...

IT in Lecture Theatres

Sep

18

 
UPDATE: Microphones are again available in lecture theatres. Apologies for inconvenience during these changes. Lapel and handheld microphones are no longer available as standard in lecture th...

Welcome Weekend 2015

Sep

14

 
Arrivals weekend has been and gone - thousands of students flooded onto campus, each armed with their laptops, their phones, their tablets. Here at IT Services we're used to meeting a large number of...

What can you expect from IT Services at the University of Sussex?

Sep

03

 
It’s not long since the phones were ringing loud and often over at Clearing HQ and the air was generally abuzz with sounds of students celebrating getting into their university of choice, and it...

Resits and Study Direct

Aug

14

 
Just a quick note to those students undertaking resits this year. When you look at your Study Direct, it might look as though all your content from the previous academic year has disappeared. It hasn&...

Tenuous current topic link: The miracle of email a.k.a Email Migration Complete!

Jul

21

 
Well, it happened. The office was ringing with the sound of cheers, flags were being waved and burly, grown men dabbed tears from their eyes with tissues. It had been a long time coming, and metic...

2015 honour for 1968 student editor

Jul

17

 
This week 's Graduation ceremonies saw a few Sussex graduates receive Honorary Degrees. One of these was Robin Lustig, a Radio 4 broadcast journalist and Sussex politics graduate (1970), who became a...

The costs of Ramadan need to be counted

Jul

03

 
Islam is a demanding religion, requiring a considerable amount of time and effort on the part of believers to fulfil duties of worship. The core duties are known as the “five pillars of Islam&rd...

Apps: When they're good (at uni, when you need organising) and when they're not (at festivals, when you don't)

Jun

25

 
Today I’ve been thinking about music festivals… how could I not? The day before yesterday the radio was talking about people already making their way down to Glastonbury, and the music d...

FHEA

Jun

19

 
I'm currently in the middle of producing my FHEA portfolio - please contact me if you are in the middle of your application and we could then meet to discuss