Requesting a new PC or laptop (staff)

How to request new IT equipment including PCs and laptops provided and maintained by the university.  All computers to be used for University work or study should be requested through Information Services.

Requesting a new PC or laptop
TilezSelect the Helpdesk tile on the staff portal
or go to https://hwu.topdesk.net/tas/public/ssp/ 

Log in with your usual HWU username and password

The Helpdesk Home page will open

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Select the Workspace tile
Then select the PCs and devices tile

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There are three options for requesting a new PC, laptop, monitor, keyboard etc.
Within each option, there are details of the items that are available.
Once you have decided on your preferred option then ‘Add to cart’

Before you can confirm your order, you will need to fill in the details in the form including the cost code.  This means that we can capture the information that we need to process the order.

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Depending on which option you have chosen, an expected time for processing including installing will be displayed.
You will receive an acknowledgement and the link to your ticket.

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To check on the progress of your order and any other requests, faults or enquiries you have submitted, select the Track Tickets tile from the Home Page.

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Feedback about the Library refurbishment #edincampuslib

The Library refurbishment project is now complete and we have four floors of brilliant study spaces.  We have had positive feedback about the improvements but we’re always keen to hear what you think about the Library.

We have a ‘Happy or Not’ terminal at the Library exit across from the Service Desk.
Last week, we had 92% positive feedback!  Please let us know what you think

 

HWU IS Helpdesk – how to submit faults, requests and enquiries

How to use the HWU IS Helpdesk self service

  • Select the Helpdesk tile on the student or staff portal

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  • Select HWU Login
    Log in with your usual HWU username and password

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  • The Home Page will open
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  • The tiles / icons are all Services apart from the first tile, which is the link to Track your submitted tickets
    To submit a ticket, select a Service tile, which will open to show the sub pages with sub services.
    On each page, there is information about the Service and links to forms to submit tickets for faults and requests.
  • It is possible to submit a ticket by emailing ISHelp@hw.ac.uk although submitting via the self service page via the portal is more efficient.
  • You can also telephone the IS Helpdesk on 0131 451 4045

Track your tickets with the IS Helpdesk

Information Services Helpdesk

We have a new online Information Services Helpdesk based on the TOPdesk system.
It is available to all staff and students and is an easy and efficient way for you to report faults, request access to a wide range of software and services and to order a new PC or device.

You can access the new IS Helpdesk from myHWU staff portal and myHWU student portal.  Select the ‘Helpdesk’ tile.

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The user friendly, accessible interface enables you to submit tickets and use the Track Tickets tile to check on your requests, issues and enquiries.

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Using the online self-service Helpdesk is the quickest way to contact Information Services.  We’re also available by telephone on 4045 and by email ISHelp@hw.ac.uk

Information Services Helpdesk

We have a new online Information Services Helpdesk based on the TOPdesk system.
It is available to all staff and students and is an easy and efficient way for you to report faults, request access to a wide range of software and services and to order a new PC or device.

You can access the new IS Helpdesk from myHWU staff portal and myHWU student portal.  Select the ‘Helpdesk’ tile.Tilez

The user friendly, accessible interface enables you to:

  • Track Tickets – check on your requests, issues and enquiries.
  • Workspace – get information on your PC, printer, user account and study space.
  • Email and Calendar – request mailbox access and report email issues.
  • Software and Applications – with one click, request software for university or personal devices.
  • Library Services – find out about library resources and also study space and facilities.
  • Learning and Teaching – access learning resources, information skills and study support
  • Accounts and Access – raise any problems with your user account or security issues
  • Connectivity – view connectivity information such as internet access, WiFi, VPN and telephony.

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Using the online self-service Helpdesk is the quickest way to contact Information Services.  We’re also available by telephone on 4045 and by email ISHelp@hw.ac.uk

 

Academic staff – call for reading list material

To ensure that the books needed for students are available at the start of semester one, we need to know about any items of recommended reading for your course (whether key texts or additional reading).  Please let us know as soon as possible  and by 9th August at the latest.

Please note, that if your reading list has no changes from last year you do not need to submit it again.

Please let us know about new books or new editions that you want, or if the number of students on your course has increased (we will then need your reading list and the number of students). If your course is completely new please submit your full reading list with plenty of time for us to provide all the books.  Please note that we will again be giving preference to eBook copies of titles where available as this provides access to all HWU students.

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How to request recommended reading:

Edinburgh or Orkney Campuses

If books are needed at the Edinburgh or Orkney campuses please send your reading lists to libord@hw.ac.uk with the information below or use the book order form at https://www.hw.ac.uk/is/library-essentials/book-request.htm#top.

Via email – please send the following information:

  • Title and code of the course
  • Details of the items needed (as much information as possible is helpful, e.g., author, title, edition, ISBN, publisher, year)
  • Number of expected students
  • If an item is a key text
  • If the item is to be available as a three hour loan (rather than for week or standard loan (16 weeks))
  • If there is a reason to provide a print rather than an eBook copy.

Via the online form (for Edinburgh and Orkney campuses only currently):

Items on reading lists can also be requested using the book request form which is accessed from the link on the “Suggest a book” page . Please select ‘Yes’ from the drop down menu at the first question ‘Is the book on a reading list?’ and select your School or Institute at the bottom.

Dubai or Malaysia Campuses

If you also need copies of books to be available at the Dubai and/or Malaysia campuses please contact the libraries directly as they place their own orders for stock. They can be contacted at DubaiLibHelp@hw.ac.uk and MYLibrary@hw.ac.uk respectively.

Scottish Borders Campus

If books are for the Scottish Borders Campus please contact J.H.McIntyre@hw.ac.uk

IDL students

If books on your course are needed by IDL students please make sure that the books are available as eBooks before your list is given to students. We are happy to check for you to see if an eBook is available. Unfortunately not all titles are available as eBooks and IDL students have previously reported problems reading material recommended by staff. Please let me know if you want more information about this or to see if a title is available as an eBook.

ALP students

If titles on your course are needed by ALP students please be aware that we do not purchase books for ALP libraries and individual ALP libraries are responsible for their own purchasing. However ALP students do have access to our eResources so will be able to use any eBooks on reading lists.

Wider reading

To request books to support students’ wider reading for research, dissertations, theses, projects etc. please again use the request form link on the “Suggest a book” page  and select ‘No’ from the drop down menu at the first question ‘Is the book on a reading list?’ and select your School or Institute at the bottom. These items are automatically forwarded to the School’s Information Services Primary Contact (ISPC) for approval and will not be purchased until he or she has approved them.

Journal articles and book chapters

If you require online copies of book chapters or journal articles, this can be done through our digital copies service, please see https://www.hw.ac.uk/services/is/learning-teaching/technology/digital-copies-service.htm.

If you have any questions please contact Ellen Peacock, Acquisitions & Metadata Manager (e.peacock@hw.ac.uk Ext 3573)

New IS Helpdesk system – Going Live 16th July.

Next week sees the launch of our new online Information Services Helpdesk based on the TOPdesk system.
This new, upgraded service is available to all staff and students and will replace our current IT Helpdesk.  It will make it easier and more efficient for you to report faults, request access to a wide range of software and services and to order a new PC or device.

Where can I access the system?

You can access the new IS Helpdesk from myHWU staff portal and myHWU student portal.  Select the ‘Helpdesk’ tile.Tilez

How it will help you?

The user friendly, accessible interface enables you to:

  • Track Tickets – check on your requests, issues and enquiries.
  • Workspace – get information on your PC, printer, user account and study space.
  • Email and Calendar – request mailbox access and report email issues.
  • Software and Applications – with one click, request software for university or personal devices.
  • Library Services – find out about library resources and also study space and facilities.
  • Learning and Teaching – access learning resources, information skills and study support
  • Accounts and Access – raise any problems with your user account or security issues
  • Connectivity – view connectivity information such as internet access, WiFi, VPN and telephony.

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We will post more information here on a daily basis.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the IS Helpdesk by telephone on 4045 or email Claire Bond c.bond@hw.ac.uk

 

Study Break cards – Edinburgh Campus Library

We are introducing Study Break cards for use in our Edinburgh Campus Library.
Although the Library is open 24/7 everyday, it is important to have regular breaks.  Therefore when you leave your desk in the Library, fill in a Study Break card, place it clearly on the desk and your space will be saved for you for up to 30 minutes.
Pick up a card from the Library Service Desk.

Study Break cards

Space in the Library is in high demand during revision and exam time so please use the Study Break cards.  If your space remains unoccupied for longer than 30 minutes, and other students need the space, then your belongings will be put aside or moved by Library staff.  You may not reclaim the desk if you return after 30 minutes.
Staff will be monitoring the study spaces throughout the day and evening but cannot accept responsibility for unattended items.
Please DO NOT leave any valuables unattended at any time. 

We will be monitoring the Library space as usual.  We have had lots of feedback from students in favour of Floor 3 being silent study space so please continue to use it responsibly.

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Activating ID cards to access the Library – Edinburgh Campus

Starting from Tuesday 23rd April we have been activating student and staff ID cards for entry to the Library.  The entrance gates (turnstiles) have been in place since last year as part of the Library refurbishment but they have been set in offline or local mode.  We are now able, due to additional software, to update the gates to online mode.  This means that only HWU student and staff ID cards will be valid and these cards must be updated at the Library Service Desk.  This process will only take 2 minutes per person.
We will start activating the cards from Tuesday 23rd April while keeping the gates in offline mode to ensure everyone has a chance to enter the Library as usual and bring their card to be activated.  From Monday 6th May, the gates will be changed to online mode and only activated HWU ID cards will allow entry.  We will not refuse entry to the Library for anyone, but would appreciate it if you could come and have your ID card activated as soon as possible.  Your co-operation is appreciated.

 

Edinburgh Campus Library – Floor 3 opening – Tuesday 16th April

The newly refurbished Floor 3 of our Edinburgh Campus Library is opening tomorrow Tuesday 16th April at 9:00am.

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Check out the latest details of the Library Refurbishment ‘What’s Happening‘ and ‘Transforming Your Library”

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