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Computing and Information Services

Computing and Information Services

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Computing and Information Services is the department responsible for the provision and maintenance of the University's information technology services to support teaching, learning, research and administrative activities at Durham University. The department comprises IT staff based out in departments and faculties across the University as well as in central locations based on the Science Site and Queen's Campus.


Latest News

Increase in spam emails – please be vigilant

CIS is aware of a recent increase in spam emails. In response to this we are accelerating our plans to improve the University’s spam filtering and within the next fortnight will implement changes to further reduce the number of spam emails received. 

Please continue to be vigilant when opening emails and attachments. If you receive an email that you believe to be suspicious, do not click on links within the email or open any attachments. Forward the email to and then delete it. Read on for a reminder about how spot malicious emails.

(20 Oct 2016) » More about Increase in spam emails – please be vigilant

Never miss an important message - receive your voicemails via email

Do you miss important voicemails because you're working away from the office? We've added a new feature to our telephony service so you can now receive an emailed attachment of each voicemail you receive. Read on to find out how to set it up.

(29 Sep 2016) » More about Never miss an important message - receive your voicemails via email

Milestone progress for desktop rollout

With a much improved user experience now available on over 1200 computers across the University, the rollout of an all new desktop environment to student and teaching computers has officially passed the halfway mark.

If you use academic applications in teaching, we strongly encourage you to test your applications on the new desktop environment before the start of term. You can see the list of applications that are available so far here, and you can test them on any of the upgraded computers around the campus. 

1200 student and teaching computers upgraded to new desktop environment

(26 Aug 2016) » More about Milestone progress for desktop rollout

Find a classroom PC

Looking to find where there's a free classroom PC? Take a look to see where the free spots are right now:

Service Status & Password Change

Two of our most useful web pages: one to check on IT service availability and one to change your password!