Category Archives: Team News

So what is a “Core Service”?

Since I moved teams to become a member of Core Services I’ve had a lot of people ask me what my new role is all about. IT is notorious for having a wide range of peculiar titles and descriptions for … Continue reading

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Core Services – Summer 2010

It has been a while since I last blogged anything so I thought I would take the opportunity to let you know what the Core Services team is planning for the summer. Our biggest project this year is our new … Continue reading

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Core Services: One year on

The Core Services team was formed in June 2007, which makes the team one year old! It doesn’t seem like a year since my first blog post. The past year has been really interesting and challenging, and in all honesty … Continue reading

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Edge Hill University’s open access Sunray implementation – Part 1

Student open access Sunray terminal project We have recently completed our initial roll out of some 150 Sunray terminals for support and academic staff within our new £14m Faculty of Health building on the Edge Hill University Ormskirk campus. The … Continue reading

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Edge Hill University’s open access Sunray implementation – Part 2

So how does it all work then? The whole system is based on multiple Unix shell scripts. The Sunray kiosk mode (which in our case is set open a “Generic X Session” launches a shell script called “kiosk.sh” which firstly … Continue reading

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Salford Software Technical Update Event – 30th October

Having recently joined the Core Services team this will be my very first (of many) blogs as Senior Core Services Officer. One company we work closely with in IT Services is Salford Software, based in Mancheser our reseller of choice … Continue reading

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and then there were 5 !

Just a quick note to say that the Core Services team is now complete. Neil Malcolm has joined us from the Business System team, I’d also like to welcome Adam Riches to the team. The IT Services offices in the … Continue reading

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Job Advert

The Core Services Officer post has been re-advertised with a slightly modified job description. It can be viewed on the EH jobs website We are looking for a fourth person to join our team, full details of the post can … Continue reading

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And then there were 3 !

I’m pleased to announce that David McCallum and Stephen Timson will be joining the Core Services Team on the 1st August. They have been appointed to the Senior Core Services Officer roles. I’m sure they will be posting here quite … Continue reading

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Job Advert Deadline

The closing date for applications for the vacant Core Services Officer post is Friday. The job advert can be found on the EH jobs website

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A busy week

Interviews were held for the Senior Core Services officers posts on Tuesday, we have offered the posts to two candidates and we are waiting for the usual HR procedures to be completed. There is also a Core Services Officer post … Continue reading

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Team Update

The lovely people in Human Resources have been beavering away and today the Senior Core Services posts have been advertised on the intranet. The closing date for applications is the 29th June 2007. There is one more post to be … Continue reading

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When there is only an I in Team!

A quick click on the ‘About’ tab will show that the Core Services Team is a bit thin on the ground at the moment. In fact the only member of the team currently is……….well, errrmm…… just me 🙁 The good … Continue reading

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