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What We Do

Techical Services / University IT / What We Do

We provide those IT services that the University of Sunderland requires to deliver across the entire business whether that be learning and teaching, research or commercial.

The Technical Services IT team provide the core networks connecting us to the national network JANet ( and other commercial networks ensuring our University, whichever location, is connected to the rest of the world. We also run the University data centres where we run the platforms on which University IT applications and services run and we provide and maintain the tools and services that keep the University running day-to-day.

Our development team work with business areas to design and deliver innovative services and projects to support learning, teaching and research and toad the efficient and effective administration of a modern university. Our work is wide-ranging and diverse – explore what we do in the sections below.


Working Together

The digital world gives us unprecedented opportunities for communication and collaboration, and we provide IT systems to facilitate that.

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Networks and Infrastructure

We provide the core IT services that underpin day-to-day University life, from the networks we use to go online to the data centres where IT equipment runs.

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Information Security

We work to make sure that all IT services keep to a high standard of information security in accordance with advice from our Cyber Security and Information Governance Teams.

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Custom Solutions and Consultancy

We offer professional IT services and consultancy, including expert advice on all aspects of the use and provision of IT in the collegiate University.

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Web and Emerging Technologies

Leading on web and digital media development, the Web Team provide a professional service to the University, working in partnership with academics and researchers in faculties, and colleagues in professional services to support strategic aims and objectives and our digital first mantra.

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The first in the North East, FabLab Sunderland offers a diverse range of specialist digital design and fabrication equipment. Based at the Hope Street Xchange in Sunderland city centre, it is a creative space where anyone can make (almost) anything.

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