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Additional study spaces

The University has made available additional spaces for students to participate in online lessons. The following rooms are now available (up to and including Friday 10 December), for you to book a seat: Labs with PCs: Cottrell, 2B41: 6 PCs Cottrell, 2B43: 8 PCs (not on Thursdays) Pathfoot, Study Centre 1: 12 PCs Rooms without PCs (for use with personal […]

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Phishing emails

Information Services has been alerted to an increase in phishing emails targeting colleges and universities across Scotland. These emails contain links to a website asking you to enter your University email address and password with an intent to steal your information. These phishing emails are often crafted using fraudulent information related to Covid-19 prevention measures […]

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File Drop service upgrade

On 1 November 2021 Information Services will be launching an upgraded version of our File Drop service at https://filedrop.stir.ac.uk/. File Drop provides a convenient way for staff and students to send and receive files to and from external parties which would be too large or otherwise unsuitable for transfer by email. The upgraded service provides all […]

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ReadingLists for Autumn 2021

You can now create a new reading list or ‘roll over’ a previous list by clicking on the ‘Reading List’ option in your Autumn 2021 Canvas module. The reading list system allows you to add items from LibrarySearch, upload a PDF file, or download the ‘Cite it’ widget to your browser to add content from […]

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Off-Campus SMTP mail service ends.

As part of our on-going programme of security enhancements, we have already made some changes to the way that email is accessed. Earlier in the year we began by blocking basic authentication. This meant that users were no longer able to access their University email via mail clients/applications that rely on basic authentication (i.e. clear-text username and password) over legacy (old) protocols such as […]

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