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Core Network Updates

IT Services are undertaking a project to upgrade the University’s core data network.  The project aims to deliver an enhanced network, able to meet the complex and increasing demands currently required by all network users, as well as being future-proofed to enable compliance with future technologies.

The upgrade will provide faster network access across the University of St Andrews buildings. It will provide maximum reliability for the University community of staff, researchers and students, and increased capacity which enables us to support future growth.




65 North Street In progress
Arts Building  
Carnegie Pavilion  
Eden Court  
Mathematics Classroom  
Physics & Astronomy Classroom  
The Roundel  
SMRU Ltd  
St Katherine's West  
Students Association  
Younger Hall  

Project Timescales

This project began in June 2015 and will finish in 2016.

How will this impact me?

The migration process will involve very short per-building network outages, which will last for less than 60 seconds.  Any outages will be outside of normal working hours of 08.30am – 17.30pm.

Benefits for you

  • A more resilient high speed network (40Gbps core capacity - increased from 10Gbps);
  • Faster download and upload capabilities;
  • Increased port availability;
  • Increased bandwidth for building connections;
  • More energy efficient optical modules;
  • Enhanced features, allowing greater network consolidation;
  • Improved network security


If you have any specific events which will run outside of normal working hours and believe that this work will have an impact, please contact the IT Service Desk as soon as possible on extension 3333 or email

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Contact the IT Service Desk

Log a call using IT Self-Service
(01334 46) 3333

Level 2
University Library
North Street
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9TR

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri
: 08:30-18:00
(front desk support
from 09:00)

Sat: 10:00-17:00
Sun: 11:00-18:00

The IT Service Desk is closed
for staff training on Fridays
between 09:30 and 10:30