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IT systems outage



A regular weekly maintenance window exists to allow periodic preventative work to be undertaken on the University's IT systems. This time also allows minor updates and changes to be made to systems.

In addition, quarterly maintenance weekends have been identified to allow more significant and disruptive activities that require greater time to occur.

It should be assumed that no systems will be available during both weekly and quarterly maintenance periods.

Occasionally additional periods of service outage may be arranged in order to implement significant changes to systems within additional time constraints. These periods will be negotiated and announced to the University community.

Maintenance windows (weekly)

  • Tuesday 5–8am
  • Friday 5–8am

Maintenance windows (periodic)

In 2019 the negotiated weekend maintenance windows are as follows:

  • 4–7 October (Fri 5pmMon 8am)
  • 22–25 November (Fri 5pmMon 8am)

In 2020 the negotiated weekend maintenance windows are as follows: 

  • 31 January–3 February 2020 (Fri 5pmMon 8am)
  • 17th - 20th April (Fri 5pm–Mon 8am)
  • 19th– 22nd June (Fri 5pm–Mon 8am)
  • 25th- 28th September (Fri 5pm–Mon 8am)
  • 13th Nov- 16th November (Fri 5pm–Mon 8am)

In 2021 the negotiated weekend maintenance windows are as follows:

  • 5th- 8th February 2021 (Fri 5pm–Mon 8am)

Please note: While these dates reflect the Saturday and Sunday of the outage weekend, the outage may commence from close of business on the Friday preceding and/or conclude prior to the commencement of business on the Monday following.

If you have any enquiries regarding this notification please contact IT services

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