Major infrastructure maintenance windows


The University's IT infrastructure requires regular maintenance to ensure that our IT services and core-business applications continue to function reliably when we need them most. After consultation with senior University Committees, IT Services has produced and will maintain a rolling schedule of agreed ‘Major Infrastructure Maintenance Windows’ for the coming two years when planned work will normally be undertaken.

In order to minimise disruption to the day to day work of the University, the dates selected will be during the working week but out of term time and avoiding critical operational periods such as the financial year-end, A-level results processing and clearing, Exam Board meetings, Degree Congregations and Admissions. Regrettably, with an institution as busy and diverse as the University, the constraints leave us with few opportunities or flexibility with dates so, once published, these dates will be firm.

The idea is to allow all organisational units and both staff and students to plan for these dates and avoid arranging any activity with a critical dependence on IT during that 24 hour period. 

Maintenance window schedule


  • 13 April
  • 27 July 
  • 14 December


  • 5 January
  • 5 April
  • 5 July
  • 13 December



  • 4 January
  • 28 March
  • 4 July


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