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Update for staff, students and doctoral researchers - 31 October

Dear Students, Colleagues and Doctoral Researchers,

Prime Minister’s announcement

Tonight, the Prime Minister announced further nationwide measures in response to current rates of Covid-19, that come into effect from Thursday 5th November. We are currently assessing the implications of these for the University’s operations but note his statement that schools and universities would remain open. We will operate to the existing arrangements on Monday and write by the close of that day with further information.

Email outage

As you may be aware there was an email outage earlier today which affected staff and student accounts across the University. The root cause was a problem with Microsoft licences administered by a third-party supplier to the University. Colleagues from IT Services have worked through the day to restore services. I apologise for the inconvenience and thank my colleagues for their work in restoring the service.

Kind regards

Richard Taylor
Chief Operating Officer