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IT Services planned maintenance weekend 26-27 July

21 July 2014

The maintenance work will start at 7am on Saturday 26 July through to 11:59pm on Sunday 7 July 2014.

We aim to minimise disruption, however you may notice brief interruptions to some IT services over the weekend.

This will affect the following services:<

  • SITS and SRSWeb (Student services)
  • Starrez (Student accommodation)
  • Concept (Estates Helpdesk system)Printing Services (Students might not be able to print)

Blackboard, Office 365 and Google mail services will not be affected, and Library services should operate as normal.

Why we have planned maintenance weekends

As part of our commitment to provide IT services with minimal disruption, there are three scheduled weekend maintenance periods per year.

We carry out essential systems upgrades and also test our business continuity processes. The completion of this kind of maintenance over weekend periods minimizes disruption to teaching and business functions.

The next IT services weekend maintenance periods are scheduled for January 2015

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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