Department of Engineering

IT Services

Division D Computing Help

IT Department help for Divisions

IT specific information for Division D

    VDU Health and Safety: The Health and Safety Executive provide helpful documentation, Working with VDUs, which covers the following topics:
    • Does my VDU affect my health?
    • The Regulations and how they affect you
    • What do employers have to do to comply?
    • Making adjustments to suit your needs
    • Reading the screen
    • More information and advice
    For further information or help contact, div-d-support
  • Mphils: Sustainable Development: Printing (Uniflow) Mphil students on this course have to fund their own printing. To put money into your Uniflow printing system account follow the following link to epos system or by put money into your account at the canteen

End of XP support on 8 April 2014

On April 8th 2014, Windows XP and Office 2003 come to the end of their long life, which means that Microsoft will issue no further security patches for these products. The UCS would like to encourage the orderly phasing out of both Windows XP and Office 2003 from use on university computer systems and this message is to make you aware of the need to plan for this both financially and logistically.

Machines with outdated software offer an easy target to hackers. Since Microsoft holds the lion's share of the desktop market, attacks on Microsoft systems are inevitable. Whilst Windows XP does provide a firewall, this cannot protect from all forms of attack, for example 'driveby' attacks aimed at old web browsers (Windows XP can only run Internet Explorer 8, not 9/10), or attacks using some macros within Office 2003. Virtual XP machines are equally vulnerable. The Microsoft Springboard provides details on this subject.

eduroam configuration - Windows 8, 7, Vista

If you are using a Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 system you can now configure eduroam more simply by using the eduroam CAT (Configuration Assistant Tool) - follow the link for your operating system from UCS website

Up until now we have had separate instruction pages for each version of Windows. We are now changing to using the eduroam CAT tool for modern versions of Windows (Vista, 7, 8). The eduroam CAT sets the configuration automatically to leave it in the state it would be in if you had gone through the steps manually. It does not leave anything else (e.g. utility, autoupdating application) on your system.

Users of other systems (MacOS, Linux, mobile devices) are not affected and should continue to use the local instruction pages.

Links to the relevant instructions for different platforms, including mobile devices, can be found at UCS website