Current Students


  • Student Self-Serve and Applicant Portal Downtime

    The annual SITS upgrade will be taking place from midday on Sunday 2nd November until the morning of Friday 7th November, during this time Student Self-Serve and Applicant Portal will be unavailable.

    We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Phishing Advice

    A number of Universities have been targeted by a sophisticated phishing attack which has a very convincing email directing recipients to a website designed to steal sensitive information.

    To draw people into the scam the attackers have spoofed the sending address to appear to come from a University email address and included help desk information as well as a threat that your account will be closed to scare people into responding promptly.

    Once the link has been clicked on users are directed to a spoof website where they are asked to disclose personal information.

    Spotting Phishing

    Some common clues to help you identify a phishing email can be seen below:

    • The mail comes from an unexpected email address such as or instead of one associated with the organisation that is claiming to be contacting you
    • It has a non-standard greeting such as Dear account user, Dear student
    • The message carries a threat or warning
    • The message warns of a big change but has no contact details for further information
    • There are spelling or grammar errors
    • When hovering over web addresses the hyperlink may not match
    • Checking the site is secure by checking that there is ‘https’ in web addresses and seeing that there is a padlock icon

    What action to take

    • Never respond to an unsolicited request for confidential information no matter how convincing.
    • If in doubt contact the organisation directly using a trusted means of communication using details from previous correspondence.
    • If you think you have received a phishing email forward it on to the IT User Support Helpdesk at
    • If you have responded with your University account details change your University password immediately by visiting the University IT web pages and clicking “Password Changer” under the Quick Links section.

    Further Information

    For advice on securing your account or further information contact the IT User Support helpdesk by emailing or calling 01483 689898.

  • The POODLE Vulnerability

    You may have seen reports of a new IT security vulnerability dubbed ‘POODLE’ (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) in the national news.

    POODLE is a flaw in the Secure Sockets Layer version 3 (SSL 3) which sends and receives encrypted traffic over the Internet. SSL 3 is over 15 years old and was deprecated many years ago. In reality current browsers and devices don't need SSL 3; the closest thing found to this is Internet Explorer 6.0.

    The likelihood of someone exploiting POODLE on our critical systems is low and steps are being taken to reduce it further by disabling SSL 3 in browsers for University managed devices.

    The updates will be ongoing and will run seamlessly while you work without the need for any further action and will deliver essential security enhancements to provide staff and students with a safer, more stable working environment.

    If you are working on an unsupported machine it is important you follow the instructions here to protect your devices.

    If you suspect that your university account has been compromised or you have any concerns with the information above please contact University IT on 01483 689898 or email

Event Calendar

  • Multiscale PDE systems of Fluid Models and Applications in Geophysics

    31 October 2014

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  • Fifth Sense Conference 2014 – The UK conference on smell and taste disorders

    1 November 2014






    This conference is built around three themes: 

    • Support – We will provide practical advice and support to people affected by a smell/taste-related disorder, to help them better understand and cope with their condition.
    • Education – Clinicians, experts on smell and taste and Fifth Sense members themselves have been involved in developing the range of workshops on offer, which will provide a wealth of information and first-hand experience to educate guests in many aspects of smell, taste and related disorders.
    • Research – The conference will be a platform for further research into smell and taste disorders, with a research output from each workshop.

    The full schedule can be viewed here.  

    Please note that places are strictly limited and are allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis.

    Reserve you place

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  • Young Enterprise Scheme - Team Updates

    4 November 2014
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