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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

Jumping into SPLASH! for #take5us

Jun

18

 
On the TEL Take 5: Blogs course we are encouraging participants to start their own blog with WordPress, Blogger or SPLASH. I've already got a WordPress blog and have tried Blogger in the past so thou...

Commit to Get Fit 2015 - MPS Team Summary

Jun

15

 
Commit to Get Fit - MPS Team Summary A few thoughts on the end of Commit to Get Fit 2015 from Team MPS! Becky - Team Captain As someone who hasn’t really participated in any form of organ...

Dance Like an Egyptian and Sting Like a Bee

Jun

15

 
A (belated) Boxercise and Egyptian Dance update from MPS! Due to a blog backlog, it has taken me ages to get these updates onto the blog! Sarah, Dorothy and Naomi have some updates from their fina...

Make the most of LinkedIn

Jun

12

 
Social media that works for you It might be that you’ve just graduated or that the idea of approaching your final year is making you think about what’s going to come next. Or maybe yo...

CTGF - Twice Round the Daffodils

Jun

05

 
So this year's CTGF is a weekly program of gym, outdoor run, indoor cycle, a 25 min swim and 1 or 2 yoga classes. I'll also be trying out Charleston and Bouldering as group activities. Week 5 Monday...

Undergrads sign up for Summer research experience.

Jun

05

 
We are really pleased that this year, three Psychology undergraduates have secured special bursaries to fund summer placements in the Rusted Lab. Lisa Robogo was awarded a Junior Research Associat...

Northfield Wi-fi Upgrade

Jun

03

 
When Northfield opened its doors to students in 2011, it instantly became, by a huge margin, the biggest of the on-campus residences. It has over 1,000 student bedrooms which are all parts of larger ...

A New Person in IT (Me)

Jun

03

 
I entered the behind-the-scenes world of IT Services a whole week ago, after leaving my post as research project coordinator in the School of English. It was a big jump to make, conceptually further t...

Access Office anywhere and get 1TB free online storage

Jun

03

 
The first draft of this blog post was written in the cloud, in a handy version of MS Word that goes by the name of Word Online and follows us around from computer to computer, hanging above us in th...

Record levels of printing on campus

Jun

03

 
Last Monday saw a record level of printing on campus for most sheets printed in a single day. Whilst some students have been able to shift over to the e-submissions system and online facilities now m...

Two generations of useless explorers

Jun

02

 
More adventures from MPS! An update from blog author Matt today on last week's fitness activities! Last week - which was the final (official) week of Commit to Get Fit 2015 - I was visited by m...

Final CTGF update from Team Misfits (WP)

Jun

01

 
Commit to Get Fit is over and I think the biggest change it’s made to me is that at the start of May I never thought I’d be sad to see the end of a month dedicated to health and exercise. ...

Taking Science To The Public: The Addiction Continues

Jun

01

 
“Discussing science with the public - what would I say or do?” – is a wary but quite understandable reaction from many academics. These personal encounters are critical to spreading...