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  • Notification of Loss of Service - Visitor Wireless Network

    Date of work to be carried out: Monday 20 October 2014

    Duration: 07:30 - 08:00

    Who affected:  All users wanting to join and authenticate on UOS_VISITOR wireless network and ResNet visitors

    Services affected:  UOS_VISITOR wireless network and ResNet visitors.

    Description:  Essential maintenance to the authentication server for the networks mentioned above.

  • University IT and the ShellShock Bug

    You may have seen reports of a new IT security vulnerability dubbed 'ShellShock' in the national news. The 'Bash bug', also known as Shellshock, is located in the command-line shell used in many Linux and Unix operating systems, leaving websites and devices using these operating systems vulnerable to compromise.

    University IT are aware of the issue and are continuing to work with third parties to address any evolving concerns.
    As the extent of the ShellShock vulnerability becomes clearer, University IT will provide further updates and recommendations as appropriate.

    Help and Support            
    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

  • ResNet Wi-Fi Access Kits now available to order

    ResNet Wireless provides fast, hassle free and secure Internet in University accommodation. 

    To get wireless Internet access in your room as soon as you arrive you will need to purchase a ResNet Wi-Fi Access Kit for £12 from the Surrey Store:

    The ResNet Wi-Fi Access Kit has everything you need to get started including a wireless router and quick start guide.

    Once you have connected your device you will receive a range of benefits including up to 45 megabits per second download speed, ability to connect in excess of ten devices (including smartphones, tablets and games consoles), one year accidental damage cover and 24/7 telephone support. 

    As the device is pre-configured all you will need to do is plug it in and start enjoying the benefits!

    For more information on ResNet and the options available to you visit:

Event Calendar

  • Walking Interviews

    20 October 2014

    Walking interviews represent a useful tool for investigating people’s relationship with space and allows the researcher to explore issues within the context they occur. The researcher can use the environment as a prompt to discussion and the respondents can use it as an aid to illustrate the points they want to get across.  The course is designed primarily for researchers with some previous experience of qualitative interviewing who want to start using mobile methods.  The day includes sessions exploring the different application of walking interviews, planning routes and developing discussion guides.   The teaching sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises and demonstrations aimed at getting participants to think about the practicalities of undertaking walking interviews.  Participants will be given the opportunity to undertake a practice walking interview, experience being interviewed and observe a walking interview taking place. Issues around recording and filming interviews will also be discussed along with ethical considerations.     

    The speakers are very experienced social researchers who have undertaken over 100 walking interviews in a wide range of contexts.

    [Please note, the analysis of qualitative data is not covered in this course. For courses on focus groups, qualitative data analysis (1 and 2 day courses), training in qualitative software programmes and many other aspects of social research, please look at the main day courses webpage.]

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  • Lunchtime Creative Writers' Group

    21 October 2014

    Do you write short stories or poems?  Working on a novel?  Looking for feedback or just some inspiration for your writing?  Come and join us.

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  • Civil Engineering Research Seminar - October 2014

    21 October 2014
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