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ServiceLine - The IT Service Desk

Contact ServiceLine for IT support
Contact ServiceLine for IT support

ServiceLine is the university IT service desk. We are staffed by a team of experts who are here to help with your IT issues or questions.

We support a wide range of services including university computers, software and applications, user accounts and more. Our aim is to resolve any issues as quickly as possible. Occasionally we pass requests onto a specific team with specialist knowledge, so you get the best possible support on your university IT.

Have you checked the Knowledge Base first?

Please note, at times, ServiceLine 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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Contact ServiceLine

You can get in touch with our friendly support experts via telephone, online, web chat or email. Please give us as much information as you can, so we can help you quickly. For example, the computer number and location, details of any error messages, what you are trying to do and contact details.


You can log your request through the service portal . Choose either:


If your enquiry is not urgent, you can email .

Web chat

You can access support using the web chat service. Go to Chat | UoS ServiceNow ( to open a web chat and choose ‘iSolutions’. Web chat is available from 09:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 every day the University is open.


If you need urgent support, or you are unable to access your IT account, contact ServiceLine.

If you are calling from a university phone, dial 25656.

If you are calling from a mobile, or other non-university phone, dial:

The phone lines are open from 08:30 – 18:00 Monday – Friday, each day the University is open.

Out of hours

For out-of-hours assistance, please search our knowledge base for answers to common issues and frequently asked questions. If you still need help, please visit the service portal to raise a ticket and we will respond the next working day.

The ServiceLine IT phone service is brilliant, and provides fantastic support to UoS staff; we could not do our jobs without it!

Where we can't help

iSolutions does not have insurance or the remit to fix faulty equipment that has not been issued by the University. Doing so may invalidate warranties. If possible, the helpdesk staff will give their opinion on what might be the fault, but would recommend using a local repair centre, or the warranty of the manufacturer.

For staff using non-standard university issued equipment – such as bespoke IT equipment provided through your faculty – we will make reasonable endeavours to support you. We may, however, signpost you to get support elsewhere.

iSolutions regulations and policies can be found at:

Mission Statement

To deliver a customer centric service. Ensuring an engaging, supportive, informative, consistent and inclusive experience to the university community.

Purpose and core values

The Service Desk will ensure all enquires are logged in an efficient, timely and accurate manner, and where possible resolved at point of contact. Tickets that cannot be resolved at point of contact will be escalated to the appropriate support team with detailed and descriptive notes relevant to the enquiry.

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