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Reminder: Wireless and wired network downtime – confirmed dates and locations

IT Services are upgrading the campus wired network (Network 2020 project).

The upgraded solution will provide the University with many benefits including improved security and faster and more reliable and efficient network capability.

The following locations will be subject to disruption as we upgrade the network hardware to enhance your IT experience:




Thursday 17 February

FM / Geography

Monday 21 February

Sir Arnold Hall (Admin 1)





Thursday 3 March

*Schofield Building

Friday 4 March

*Stewart Mason Building

Tuesday 8 March

*Rutland Building

Thursday 10 March

*Edward Barnsley Building

Tuesday 15 March

LUFS / Martial Arts

Thursday 17 March

Medical Centre

Monday 21 March

*Students Union

Tuesday 22 March

SU Campus Nursery

Thursday 24 March

Richard Morris Building (SBE)

Friday 25 March

Graham Dilley


William Morris Refectory & Warden Lodge





Friday 1 April

Swimming Pool

Tuesday 5 April – Thursday 07 April 


Friday 8 April

Elite Athlete Centre

Monday 11 April - Tuesday 12 April

Brockington and Brockington Extension

Wednesday 13 April - Thursday 14 April 

*James France Building

Thursday 21 April 





Monday 27 June - Tuesday 28 June

*Edward Barnsley Building

From 8am-1pm there will be some disruption to the eduroam Wi-Fi and wired networks while the work is being carried out. Staff accessing services through these networks will be affected, this includes remote desktop connections to local devices.

Locations with smaller networking requirements will witness less impact however network disruption will be at risk during the scheduled upgrade hours.

*If you are aware of any business-critical work that may be affected please contact the project team as soon as possible*

We are recommending colleagues work remotely or from an alternate location on campus on the day of the changeover to minimise the impact they experience. 

Following the upgrade, If you previously connected a personal laptop or computer to the wired network, you will be required to register your device to connect to the new network – please visit the Network 2020 project webpage ‘Post upgrade’ tab.

For regular updates including confirmed dates, notice of completed works, and FAQs, please visit the dedicated Network 2020 project webpage.

If you have any general queries regarding these works, please contact the IT Service Desk. For discussion regarding an upgrade in a specific location please email the project team

*A further reminder notification will be sent one week before the planned work date.