Those of you not returning to Sussex after the summer vacation should bear in mind that as far as your IT Services account is concerned, there are a number of important things to make sure you do before the end of the summer term.
First of all, have a think about whether you want to keep copies of any of the files on your N:drive / My Documents or on any other Sussex-based storage when you leave. If so, we suggest that you use either a pen drive or a writable CD to make copies to take away with you. Guidance about backing up files to CD can be found on our website in the guide Writing CD and DVDs at:
IT Services accounts for finalists are automatically closed as a matter of course. Before this happens you will normally receive an email about two weeks after the end of the Summer Term warning you that your IT Services computer account will close in 30 days time, giving you plenty of warning to clear up and take copies of important files and emails, and delete any unwanted files you may have stored on IT Services equipment.
If you are planning to become a postgraduate at Sussex, please come to the IT Services Enquiries Desk in Engineering 1 to ask for your account to be extended until the end of October.
You will need to bring confirmation with you from your new supervisor or new department that they are expecting you to become a postgraduate at Sussex.
If your postgraduate course begins as planned, your account will automatically remain open, if not it will be automatically closed.
If you are not returning to Sussex then you might find it convenient to set a vacation message informing people of this fact and to forward your Sussex email to a personal account (e.g. Gmail). You can do this on the MyAccounts webpage, although please note that your Sussex email account will eventually be closed.
If you plan to attend the spring graduation make sure that you don’t forget your IT Services username and password - you will need to use them to book your graduation tickets.
Finally if you have been using your own computer at Sussex, it’s important that you remove any software that you have been able to install because of a University site licence. This includes SPSS, Nvivo, ArcView and the anti-virus software Kaspersky.
Please make sure you have a note of your current IT Services username and password - you will need this to complete online registration in September.
If you’re not planning to read your Sussex email during the summer, remember to set a vacation message using MyAccounts:
Have a paper copy of the latest issue sent to your campus address:
Updated on 29 October 2010