IT Maintenance

IT Services works to minimise the impact of improvements, changes and maintenance.

Maintenance weekend dates
IT Services Maintenance Announcement

Essential maintenance

There may be times where we need to carry out essential maintenance to ensure continued service and minimise disruptions to students and staff.

During these times, the overall IT system will operate as normal. However, particular services or portions of the network may be taken out of service so that security patches, operating system upgrades and bug fixes can be applied.

IT Services will keep you informed about what work we are carrying out and how it will affect you.

Maintenance weekends

Planned maintenance periods enable us to undertake essential large-scale maintenance to keep the University's IT estate safe, secure, and up to date.

During these times, UWE Bristol's IT systems and services may not be as available or reliable as normal, this applies whether you are working from home or on any campus.

IT Services will send reminders of planned maintenance periods via the usual student and staff channels as well as keeping the IT service status hub updated.

Dates of agreed maintenance weekends:



18:00 - Friday 19 April 2024 08:00 - Monday 22 April 2024
December 2024 - TBC  
March/April 2025 - TBC  
December 2025 - TBC  

How maintenance weekends will affect you

Services likely to be affected or unavailable during planned maintenance periods are:

  • Blackboard
  • wifi networks
  • email systems
  • electronic library databases and services
  • all on-campus PC labs
  • UWE Bristol eXternal Access (XA)
  • UWE Bristol network (LAN).

Cloud services

Cloud-hosted services will mainly be unaffected, however, there may be some brief outages when you will be unable to log in.

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