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Internet down Sunday morning

Friday, February 25th, 2022

Due to critical maintenance by TENET, our internet service provider, internet services will be down on Sunday, 27 February from 00:00 am to 03:00 am.

During these three hours there will be no access to the internet. We apologise for the inconvenience. Any enquiries can be logged on servicedesk.sun.ac.za.

Important dates

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

DELIVERIES:

Last day for deliveries (2021) from suppliers to Information Technology: 21st of December 2021

First day of deliveries (2022) from suppliers to Information Technology: 11th January 2022.

COLLECTIONS:

Last day for collection (2021) from Information Technology  by clients or departments:  23th  December 2021 at 12:00

First day for collection (2022) from Information Technology by clients or departments: 5th January 2022

Before you leave

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

The December holiday is almost here and especially this year, we’re all looking forward to escaping for a week or two. But before you leave, there are a few things you can do now to ensure that your return is seamless. Here are a few tips: 

  1. Activate your Out of Office function on your sun.ac.za Outlook mailbox and indicate in the message when you will be available again in case someone needs to contact you. Also, indicate who will be responsible during your time away and add their email address to your Out of Office.
  2. Make sure that your relevant work-related data is accessible for usage by your colleagues while you are away. However, do NOT give your password to colleagues when as this poses a security risk.
  3. If your sun password might expire during your holiday, rather change it before you go. If it expires while you are away you will be locked out of your account and it will cause unnecessary stress to deactivate it in January. 
  4. If you receive a phishing email on your sun account over the holiday and clicked on links or typed in your username and password, your account may be compromised. Immediately change your password at www.sun.ac.za/password and log a service request on the ICT Partner Portal. Your device will then be checked and scanned after the holiday. Remember that you can also report spam directly to Microsoft by using the handy Report Message function in Outlook.
  5. Information Technology will also be closing, like the rest of the University, on 24 December and opening again on 3 January. If possible, please log your IT requests as soon as possible before you leave. If you have a critical problem, it might be difficult to assist you a day before you leave or on the last Friday since suppliers also close over the festive season.

Makerspace at the library

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

The Stellenbosch University Library Makerspace is a vibrant, user-centred facility enhanced by technology to elevate learning and digital literacy at Stellenbosch University. There are bookable design & construction workstations where patrons will have access to equipment and services such as:

  • 3D Printing and Scanning
  • AutoDesk software
  • Arduino UNO and Raspberry Pi
  • Soldering stations
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Dremel & hand tools

Where:

Upper floor, Stellenbosch University Library

Make a reservation:

https://sun.ac.za.libcal.com/reserve/Makerspace

https://libguides.sun.ac.za/makerspace

 

Cyberbullying and the Law webinar

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

The Cyberbullying Campaign, a partnership between the Equality Unit and Division Student Affairs, kicks off with the webinar, Cyberbullying and the Law, with lawyer and national social media law expert, Emma Sadleir. You are invited to join Emma, who will be presenting on various topics including anonymous social media accounts, doxing, legal recourse, and what constitutes cyberbullying.

Date: Wednesday, 11 August 2021                                                                         

Time: 1pm – 2:30pm

To attend, click here or click on the image below.

Please register by 6 August.

For more information email Nadine Christians at nchristians@sun.ac.za.

 

 

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