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Internet Explorer 11 withdrawal of support by Microsoft

Last updated: Fri May 27 11:28

Please note that the Internet Explorer (IE) 11 desktop application will no longer be patched or supported on Windows 10 by Microsoft starting from 15th of June 2022.

After this date the browser may cease to function.
For applications still requiring IE functionality our advice is to move to Microsoft Edge with IE mode. IE mode enables backward compatibility and will be supported until at least 2029.

Security advice

Last updated: Fri May 27 10:41


The Internet is awash with bogus emails containing viruses, malicious code or attempts to 'phish' your details by requesting you to 'revalidate' your account and appearing to come from the University, Student Loans Company, businesses, banks, and other carriers, friends,colleagues and other staff and students in the University etc.
Please treat All unsolicited email with suspicion, even if the sender appears to be an organisation or person that you think you can trust. If you are in any doubt whether opening something is safe, contact the IT Helpdesk. The University will NEVER ask you for your details via e-mail

Please be aware that scammers can call you on the phone pretending to be some form of support service like the IT Helpdesk, Microsoft or other company. If you are in any doubt of the identity of a caller please contact the Helpdesk directly yourself.