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IT services maintenance 1-2 February 2014

28 January 2014

We will be carrying out planned maintenance work on IT services from 7am on Saturday 1 February to 11.59pm on Sunday 2 February 2014.

What this means for you

We aim to minimise disruption. However all staff and students may notice brief interruptions to some IT services over the weekend.

Marylebone and Harrow home and shared drives will be unavailable during the weekend.

Blackboard and Google Mail services will not be affected, and Library services should operate as normal.

Why we have planned maintenance weekends

There are three scheduled weekend maintenance periods per year to enable us to carry out essential systems upgrades and also test our business continuity processes. The completion of this kind of maintenance over weekend periods minimises disruption to teaching and business functions.

The next IT services weekend maintenance periods are scheduled for 12-13 April and 26-27 July.

The dates are planned a year in advance and are published on the University website along with other key dates in the University Calendar.

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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