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Getting help

Do you need help with your university IT? We have a number of options, from self-help guides, urgent telephone support, email, web chat or in-person help at our Tech Hubs. Choose from the options below to resolve your issue as soon as possible. These support services are available to all staff and students.

Knowledge Base

Please note, at times, these services can get busy. It’s always worth checking the Knowledge Base first, as this can be the quickest way to resolve your query. It contains self-help guides and answers to common IT issues – use the search bar to get started.

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iSolutions KnowledgeBase

Self-help guides

Search for guides to help with common IT issues. Just login to the Knowledge Base with your username and password.

I have always been extremely impressed and satisfied with the service I receive from iSolutions. The staff are highly efficient, empathetic, helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Thank you.

Get help using university systems

Do you need help with a system or application? The LearnIT training portfolio contains a complete list of software that’s in use for staff and students, with links to training resources.

You can also browse the student and staff pages for information on key systems. For example, there is guidance for students using Blackboard and staff delivering e-learning.

Access LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is a library of online training. It gives all students and staff at the University full, free, unlimited access to thousands of training resources.

It covers IT topics, including instructional videos for using different applications. Some of the most popular courses include Excel, Python, Word, SQL and Power BI.

It’s not just about IT either! It’s a great tool for helping students prepare for the workplace, and staff to learn new skills.  There are courses on a wide range of soft-skills and employability topics, including management, communication, wellbeing, critical-thinking, problem solving, industry-based topics and much more.

Students and staff can find out more on the LinkedIn Learning Sharepoint site.

Academic Skills Hub

The Academic Skills Hub offers an in-person, drop-in service to advise students on all aspects of academic skills, writing, maths and statistics support in 20-minute slots. No appointment necessary.

The Academic Skills Hub is open from 10.00 – 16.00, Monday to Friday, and is located in room 2045 on Level 2 of the Hartley Library (Highfield Campus).

Find out more: Academic Skills Hub.

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