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This information about the IT directorate at Oxford Brookes University is updated every 6 months. Last updated in May 2019.
Oxford Brookes has a user base of approximately 17,500 students and just under 2,500 staff. The IT directorate is made up of 94 colleagues, working across 5 physical sites. The Chief Information Officer is Seamus Shaw. The staff organisational
chart currently looks like
The number of University employees is listed annually in our published annual accounts which you can find on the University's publicly available web site at
This IT strategy 2020 outlines a set of objectives that will ensure the successful delivery of information technology services across the University in the coming years. As well as supporting the Student Experience, Research and Knowledge Exchange
and International and Partnership engagement, this strategy will contribute to the University’s infrastructure and services by:
delivering IT platform excellence with solid foundations and a secure and reliable infrastructure
enhancing educational technologies with forward-looking learning systems and tools to support educational excellence
facilitating transformation and information delivery with integrated systems, enterprise applications and improved online processes
enhancing IT service excellence through our staff, our skills and the practices and methodologies used to govern service delivery
It can be viewed online at
All IT related policies can be found at the end of the link below:
The bulk of the ICT budget is held by the University's IT directorate on behalf of the University. You will find some relevant information relating to the University's IT expenditure in our publicly available
financial statements. A small part of the ICT budget is devolved in the University to allow, for example, individual faculties and departments to purchase IT equipment and consumables.
University expenditure on IT related equipment, supplies and consumables for the financial year ....2016 was £2,932,000, in 2015 was £3,266,000 and 2014 was £3,094,000.
With regard to the ICT budget held by the University's IT directorate, overall expenditure on the IT Programme over the past two years has been less than budgeted although a small number of projects have required additional funding due to delayed
The point of contact for IT procurement and purchasing information is Melissa Day, Finance Manager:
or 01965 48 3336 but for information
requested under the Freedom of Information Act
The University's framework agreements are run by the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (supc.ac.uk) which lists and provides details of some of the University's
agreements with suppliers.
We are currently in the process of moving the University over to VOIP telephony.
Contract date 29/5/15. 5 years
38 analogue lines, 60 DASS, 90 QO31
JANET - main ISP
Contract renewal date 1 August - 5 years. Review 29/05/18
Average annual spend £39,000
Contract date 16 May 2013 - for 3 years
Average annual spend £99,000
Contract renewal date 31 July 2015
Average annual spend £89.000
BT - leased line connectivity
Contract renewal date of 1 August
5 years - review 29/05/18
Average annual spend £39,000
Average annual spend £82,000
The software provided on all managed PCs for staff and students general use is delivered virtually to desktops using Cloudpager. We offer over 200 separate pieces of software.
SOPHOS Endpoint Control provides security and management features for the endpoint client. Also available for own devices, for staff and students.
3 year contract - expires February 2020
We have 11 core business applications that staff and students use at Brookes. They are:
124 TB of data
Oracle Net App
Our videoconferencing service is supplied and supported in-house.