• SurreyLearn will be unavailable 1pm Thursday 5 January until 8am Friday 6 January 2017

    Having moved to a cloud-hosted solution, we are now ready to upgrade SurreyLearn to the latest version in January.

    SurreyLearn will be unavailable 1pm Thursday 5 January until 8am Friday 6 January 2017 (GMT).

    This date has been chosen to cause minimal disruption to students and staff towards the end of the teaching term and before students return on 9th January 2017.

    To download content in advance of the downtime, please use this guide.

    We apologise in advance for any disruption caused.  If you have any questions, please contact

  • Annual Planned SITS upgrade

    Due to the Annual Planned SITS upgrade, the SITS environment (E:Vision/Surrey Self-Serve and Vision) will be unavailable to ALL users from 17:00 on Friday 4 November until Wednesday 9 November at 09:00

    We aim to keep disruption to a minimum whist this essential work is carried out and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

  • The UOS_Secure wireless service is going...

    Over the next few weeks, the UOS_Secure wireless network will no longer be available on campus. Any existing users of UOS_Secure should move over to the new eduroam wireless service before 21 March 2016.

    Why use eduroam?

    IT Services have replaced over 600 wireless access points and introduced more than 50 new wireless hotspots on campus to provide a better wireless experience using eduroam. The service now provides:

    • Increased speed and reliability
    • Faster connectivity to University resources
    • Greater capacity for more users
    • Quick login without the need to sign in each time you connect
    • Access to the Internet at thousands of participating institutions in the UK and worldwide

    How do I connect to eduroam?

    To connect to eduroam you will need to configure your device using the configuration tool available at:

    I use a university managed laptop, what will I need to do to connect to eduroam?

    If you are using a university managed laptop you will not need to do anything, all devices will be automatically updated to connect to eduroam before 21 March 2016. You may be prompted to enter your university credentials the first time the service is accessed on your device. When entering your username ensure it is entered in the following format:

    If you are using your own device you can connect to eduroam by following the instructions available here.

    Can I connect to The Cloud instead?

    The Cloud wireless network is for members of the public and visitors to the university. Some University resources will not be available through The Cloud so staff and students should always use the eduroam network on campus.

    What will happen if I do not switch to eduroam before 21 March 2016?

    If you have not switched to the eduroam service by 21 March 2016 your device will no longer be connected to the wireless network and you will need to connect to eduroam in order to access the wireless service on campus. You will also notice that the UOS_Secure network will no longer appear in the wireless network list on your device.

    Where can I find out more?

    To find out more about the wireless service on campus visit:

Event Calendar

  • Lunctime Recital - 11 January

    11 January 2017
  • Positron Emission Tomography in the New Era of Big Clinical Data

    11 January 2017
  • Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

    12 January 2017

    Qualitative in-depth interviews are a much used and useful research tool in academic and applied social research. This one-day course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing. The course is designed primarily for researchers with minimal or no experience of qualitative interviewing. However the course may also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. The day includes sessions exploring the characteristics of qualitative research, how to prepare for an interview, tips on how to conduct interviews effectively and the development of discussion guides for interviews. The teaching sessions are interspersed with practical exercises exploring different types of interaction that might occur during an interview and various aspects of interviewing practice. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out a practice interview, experience being interviewed and observe interviewing taking place. We will explore a variety of ethical and other issues as these arise in discussion.

    The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research as well as established practice within the social sciences.

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