June 2012

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There will be a short break in service affecting all ResNet connections on Wednesday 27th June, between 9am and 9:30am while we make some changes to the network infrastructure.  Additionally the ResNet service should be considered at-risk until 10:30am.

The following services will be effected:

  • ResNet Wired – your computer will not be able to connect
  • ResNet Wireless – your computer will not be able to connect
  • My ResNet control panel will not be available
  • The ResNet Activation System will not be available

If you experience a problem with your ResNet connection during that period, please wait half an hour and then restart your computer before trying again.

We’re apologise for the short notice.  Updates on our progress will be added to this blog post when we have them.

Update: 2012-06-27 09:30
As far as we can tell, everything is back up again.  The interruption for the majority of users will only have been a couple of minutes, but if you’re having problems try restarting your computer.  If that doesn’t help, contact the IT Service Desk.

Summer work with IT Services – Positions have now been filled
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You may be aware that in the academic year 2012/13 the number of students attending Bristol will be increasing by 600.  This is in response to the lifting of the cap on numbers for those students that achieve ‘A’ level or equivalent grades of AAB and above.

Senior University management have identified IT-equipped study spaces across the University (including foyers, catering outlets and common rooms) as a key priority for improvement.

IT Services are looking to recruit 2 full-time student casual staff for the summer vacation. They will be tasked with:

  • Refreshing our PCs in student study spaces
  • Reviewing current machines in computer rooms and other areas, installing replacements where needed
  • Producing a set of webpages for students describing all our IT-equipped study spaces
  • Improving notices and signage in computer rooms – e.g. the location of other nearby study facilities, fault notification procedure, opening hours, regulations for use.

For more information and to apply for this position please visit:

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/it-services/advice/homeusers/resnet/about/behindscene/studentit12.html