Working remotely – IT advice: For staff who are investigating the possibility of working from home, University IT have created a page on the Staff Intranet that covers how to access common services and systems remotely. This is a live resource which is frequently being updated to as more services are made available remotely, or simpler solutions are put in place. We strongly recommend that you review this information before starting to work from home, as some initial steps can only be performed while connected to the UWA network. As in other areas, the number of queries from staff to the IT Service Desk is very high at present; please be assured that the team are doing all they can to assist in providing guidance, finding solutions, and ensuring that work can continue.
The University is now in a disrupted way of working. We have generally agreed not to pause at this time as some other universities have done. Instead, we will probably opt for a longer break over Easter so everyone can catch their breath, if that is required.
Colleagues, one and all, the next two weeks are shaping up as pivotal weeks in ensuring we get on top of this virus. Do the hygiene, do the distancing, lead the way — and above all look after your loved ones. History will be the judge of success so let’s be sure we give it our best shot and let’s act with generosity, with kindness and with an inclusive approach to everyone in the communities we serve.
Keep in touch.
Professor Jane den Hollander AO