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On August 1st, 2012, OUCS merged with the other central IT departments to become IT Services which provides high-quality cost-effective services, support, and training to Oxford University staff and students, enabling excellence, innovation and best practice in teaching, learning and research. Read more

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Does your college or department need some extra or specialized IT help? NSMS may be the answer that you are looking for. NSMS is a team of IT professionals who, as part of IT Services, work throughout Oxford University, within departments, colleges and associated institutions. Think of NSMS as a team of Oxford-specific consultants offering a wide and varied range of IT services... read more about NSMS

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Pilot of Appointments for Help Desk Support
The Help Desk will book appointments for people whose issues are easier to solve face-to-face or require personal identification. If the pilot is a success we aim to replace the drop-in service with appointments to gain these advantages:
  • Problems which do not require a personal visit can be identified and resolved quickly over the phone or via email
  • Knowing more about an issue before the user arrives, we can schedule the staff member with the best skill set match
  • If the staff member is ill, we can reschedule appointments
  • The issue can be researched in advance, reducing the amount of time needed for the appointment
MATLAB License
The University has signed a Mathworks Campus agreement giving a site license for MATLAB and a suite of 50 associated toolboxes. The license will become available next week and will allow access for all staff and students for any research and teaching with unlimited users and on any computers including home use on personal computers. Further information can be found at