All public blog posts

Will the UK retain the neonicotinoid moratorium post-Brexit?

Oct

14

 
A couple of weeks ago the Society of Chemical Industry held a meeting in London to discuss “Are neonicotinoids killing bees?” As you might guess from the name of the people organising it, ...

Appear in our online prospectus!

Sep

21

 
Future students are keen to see what it’s really like to study at Sussex. And the best way for them to find out is to show them what current students get up to – and for that, we need help...

“Bee Informed” – but not by this propaganda

Apr

26

 
Pop in to your local Homebase, find the long aisles where the plethora of garden pesticides are arrayed, and you will now find glossy leaflets prominently displayed with a picture of a bumblebee on...

Are you making use of your web space?

Apr

13

 
Did you know that anyone with a Sussex ITS username can set up a personal website on the University’s servers..? Look – I did it. Take a look, as it gives some suggestions as to what...

A Look at Linux … part 1

Mar

02

 
Q: What do Amazon, this fridge and the Hadron collider have in common? A: They’re all run on Linux. We all know that one person, right? That one person who has more computers than they ...

PA55W0rDs ar3 Ch@ng!ng

Feb

26

 
The wisdom is simple; a strong password is a long password (and more rhyming fun later in the post). That’s why, from February 24 2016, new ITS passwords created must be ten characters or m...

Tweet Tweet

Feb

15

 
Harness the power of the little blue bird As I see it, there are two ways to use Twitter at uni. For arguments’ sake, I’m going to name one the student life approach, and the other the...

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...