Newsflash: Electrical shutdown at Gipsy Lane campus (week ending Vac 15) - no Brookes PC network available
There will be no power at all in these buildings for the duration. The buildings will be closed and locked down at 2030hrs on Friday 31st August 2012 and reopened at 0700hrs on Monday 3rd September. The Abercrombie building will be accessible to those who have authorised access through swipe card on the West End entrance.
We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this closedown may cause however it is essential that this critical work is carried out at this time. It would be helpful if staff in these areas could remember to disconnect their PC's and other appliances from sockets beforehand as this will help to avoid problems when the power is restored.
If you need to use a Brookes PC to do some work over the weekend they will available to use at Wheatley - G104, G105 and G105a and Harcourt Hill - FLG01a, FLG01b and FLG02.
created Tuesday 21st August 2012, 11;29
Students and Staff News
£20 for participation in a Nutrition Study. We are looking for volunteers to take part in a nutrition study looking at the effect of different foods/drinks on blood glucose and insulin responses. The research would take place in the mornings for 3 hours (2 sessions). You are able to complete work, reading or watch the TV during the study. Please contact Megan for further information. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org...created 17/08/12
The International Student Advisory Service (ISAS) is looking for a team of students to work as International Student Helpers during arrivals weekend, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September 2012. For info and application form see www.brookes.ac.uk/student/services/isas/documents/ISHapplicationform2012.pdf...created 20/03/12
The Summer Session PG Academic English course enrolment is now open online. Please let any PG student whose first language is not English know about this provision provided free by Brookes. Information at: https://wiki.brookes.ac.uk/display/AELS/Postgraduate+Academic+English Enrolment at: www.brookes.ac.uk/students/resources/englishsupport/postgraduate/registersummer ...created 23/04/12
Healthy volunteers needed for anxiety drug study. Healthy volunteers are required for a study investigating the effects of the anxiety treatment diazepam on the processing of emotions. If you are healthy with no history of a psychological disorder please contact Matthew Warren, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford for more info: email@example.com.Time and expenses will be reimbursed. This study has been approved by Southampton Research Ethics B: 11/SC/0516; and been seen by Oxford Brookes UREC...created 23/04/12
Are you interested in participating in a brain imaging study on pain? Are you healthy, male, and at least 18 years old?
OBIS (Oxford Brookes Information Solutions) News
To change your password yourself log into your PIP page and select the "My Settings" tab and select "Change Portal Password", then follow the instructions as shown on the page.After the automatic password reset, affected users will have to collect a new password before being able to login to any of the Brookes accounts, from any of the Service Desks. See link below for locations and availability of the Service Desks: http://obis.brookes.ac.uk/helpandsupport.html
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter ...upated 13/07/12
Student Tutors supporting the Graphics Studio. Do you want to use the Graphics Studio? Need a bit of help? Contact the Student Tutors for advice and 1:1 tuition. Go to http://bookit.brookes.ac.uk/obistutors/ to logon to the Student Tutor Booking service, using your normal username and password. Select a tutor and browse their calendar for availability, before confirming your booking. This is a pilot service which will be expanded in September. At the end of each session, we will ask you for feedback ...created 23/05/12
room availability over the Summer vacation 2012.
Connect to wireless on your laptop! This is available across all Brookescampuses. The service is available free of charge to all Brookes staff and fully enrolled students but requires Registration. For more details about the service, maps showing signal coverage, setup guides or system requirements needed for eduroam, See our wireless information pages Please note that you need to configure your laptop after you have registered by following the setup guides. If you are unable to connect, call in at the nearest IT Service Desk (not the OBIS IT Shop)...updated 25/01/12
Trying to access Brookes wireless and it's not working? When your laptop asks you for your login details to access wireless (Eduroam) you MUST type in your whole email address for the User Name, ie firstname.lastname@example.org. Then you type in your Brookes password and press OK. If you are still struggling to access wireless do visit one of the IT Service Desks who can then assist you...created 26/09/11
Need to top up you Charge Account for printing? You can pay money into your charge account at theOBIS Computer Shop which is based on the ground floor of the Abercrombie building on Gipsy Lane campus or visit any of the Library counters at Gipsy Lane, Wheatley and Harcourt Hill campus. Alternatively you can top up you Charge Account online at: https://pcsso.brookes.ac.uk/ with a valid debit or credit card...created 05/12/11
Looking for a PC to use on the Gipsy Lane campus but can't find one? There are over 300 PCs in the 10 computer rooms around the Gipsy Lane campus for you to use. This number does not include 139 PCs in Headington Library on various floors. Why not go to room FHG06. You can find this room next to the Brookes Restaurant, opposite the bus stop. The alternative entrance to the room is to the right of the Post Room. Or try one of the Birch House computer rooms, opposite the front of the Tonge Building. For info on room locations and room specifications see the Computer Rooms webpage. You can check how many PCs are available in each of the computer rooms by viewing our PC Finder web page which has up-to-date infor about PC usage. See http://acs-who.brookes.ac.uk/GL_whorooms2.html ...updated 15/11/11
Need help with your computer or the university network? Don't suffer in silence! Help is on hand in the following places, the IT ServiceDesks at Gipsy Lane, Wheatley, Harcourt Hill can help with your software queries including wireless access. You can get help some weekends too. The OBIS IT Shop provides a range of facilities including a PC Clinic as well as competitively priced consumables and components; Pay money into your charge account here too...updated 26/09/11
New pilot Chromebooks service at Wheatley. Can't find a free computer in the Wheatley Library? You can now borrow a Chromebook from the Library counter. Chromebooks are basic laptops which work on the Eduroam network. They run Google applications and can be used for email, internet searching, accessing the VLE and searching library electronic resources. They don't have Microsoft Office, give access to documents stored on University drives or enable you to print, and at the moment they are for Library use only. Please take advantage of this new service and tell us what you think...created 23/04/12
Personalise your Google email address. All students are
able to use a personalised email address.
The email address is generated automatically from data on the Student
Administration System and is in the
format of email@example.com where 'nnnn' is the
year of enrolment.
By default the address is not live and has to be activated by you,
before it can be used. It will only appear in
the Google Contact list once it is active.
SUPERAntiSpyware Pro now available at the OBIS Shop for only £15. Buy the software used by our technicians to cure your virus problems at half the normal retail price. Working in conjunction with Sophos or any other anti-virus product, SUPERAntiSpyware Pro protects 2 computers for life for a one-off payment, no annual subscriptions or extra fees to pay, fully transferable when you buy a new system. Provides real-time detection and removal of Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, Key Loggers, HiJackers and many other types of threats. Don't delay, ensure you have the best protection available. Call 01865 483333 or visit the OBIS Shop in the Abercrombie Building, Gipsy Lane for more details ...updated 5/01/11
Warning - working on email attachments. If you send yourself a file (your work) as an email attachment, make sure that you save it to your home directory on the H: drive (My Documents) or a memory stick and do NOT simply click and open the file. If you do open the file and continue saving without saving to your Home Directory or memory stick, the file will by default be saved to a temporary area which will be wiped once you log off the computer. There is no way this file can be restored so please be very careful ...updated 5/01/11
Please log off the computer room PCs before you leave. You must log off the computer room PCs before you leave the room and never leave them logged on to "reserve" them. We have had cases reported of other users using "logged on" PCs to print their work. This is irresponsible behaviour by both parties, Brookes accepts no responsibility for any loss to a user consequent upon a failure to log out correctly at the end of a session, this includes funds from your Charge Account ...updated 5/05/11
Reporting faults at the weekend. If you encounter any urgent PC network problems during the weekend, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org. Give specific details, including any error messages. Please note that we will only attend to system/server problems such as multiple users unable to access home directories, applications software, or the internet, but we will not reply to your emails. We can not guarantee that problems will be fixed immediately but we will aim to restore services as soon as possible . This fault reporting service might not be available during vacation time ...updated 5/01/11
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