Category: IT

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Library desktop computers coming back online

While the UoP-Guest network remains the only wifi network available in the Library, we are hoping to make 200 networked computers available. This is only enough computers for a third of the students we can allow into the Library at

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Cloud storage vs USB sticks

I have seen too many students over the years in tears because they have lost their dissertation or other work just before a deadline to let it happen again.  As you begin your first assignments of the year in earnest,

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Where to get a New University Card

University card production has now resumed in the Library, operating Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm during term time and 9am to 5pm after term ends, excluding Bank Holidays. This service is for students and staff who require new or

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Card Printing at the Library

Now the new academic year is underway, University card printing is moving from the Spinnaker Sports Centre to the Library. Do you need a new or replacement University card? Come on down to the Library where staff can help you

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Borrow a laptop and work the way you want

You want to travel light, work flexibly and sit where there is space.  That’s why as well as logging on to any of our desktop PCs, you can borrow any one of over 400 full-sized, high power laptops with charging

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Gold plating Chrome

Chrome has for years been by far the most popular browser (W3 Schools, 2015) and it now has some really useful extensions and plug-ins available on the Chrome Web Store to make it even more useful.  Here are a few of

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Have you signed up for student IT training?

The whole IT student training programme starts over on 2nd November.  Book your place online at  If classroom IT training is not your thing, there are many videos you can watch to develop your skills from, and you can

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Introducing Citavi for reference and project management

Joining the existing cast of popular reference management apps, including Zotero and Mendeley, Citavi is an increasingly popular research project management tool that also supports reference management.

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New student IT training courses

The DCQE Academic Skills Unit (ASK) and the Information Services IT Training Team are currently piloting free IT training for students over in St Andrews Court.  The first courses on offer will cover Google Drive and Microsoft Excel.  If you

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Resolved: Loanable laptops in University Library

Update 15.01.18 – The laptop loans system is working normally again today.  Thank you for your patience. There is currently a problem with the laptop lockers in the library, which means that at present, the laptops are not loanable. IS

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