Digital and Technology Services

Smart Bar

Do you have IT questions Our Smart Bars have the answers.



Virtual Smart Bar

Do you have a question for our IT staff? Join the 'My IT Smart Bar' on Microsoft Teams and our staff will be happy to answer any of your queries. Check below for our opening times during start of term.

Opening schedule
Monday 20 to Friday 24 September 10am - 6pm
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September 1pm - 6pm
Monday 27 September to Friday 1 October 10am - 6pm
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October 1pm - 6pm

From Monday 4 October, the Virtual Smart Bar be open during term-time Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm.


How to join

'My IT Smart Bar' is open to everyone at the University of Nottingham.

To join, find us in Microsoft Teams with the code 8x1ibdu or use the direct link below:

Join Virtual Smart Bar on Teams



Pop-up Smart Bar

Find our IT tutors on campus for in-person help. We currently have a pop-up Smart Bar near the Atrium in Portland Building on University Park. You can visit us on the following dates and times: 

  • Thursday 30 September, 11am - 3pm
  • Friday 1 October, 11am - 3pm



What are Smart Bars?

Our Smart Bars offer IT support and advice on a wide range of queries including:

check_circle   Laptop and mobile

check_circle   Email, Teams, Office 365 and software

check_circle   Online university systems

check_circle   IT account activation and online registration

check_circle   Our staff support Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux laptops as well as Android and Apple iOS mobile devices



Where can I find help?

Our IT tutors will be on hand during the first few weeks of term to provide on-the-spot help to get you set up. Find them in the university Halls of Residence between Thursday 16 and Sunday 19 September.

More details can be found here:

IT Support Tutors

Our on campus Smart Bars are currently closed. We hope to offer an on campus Smart Bar service soon, this will be by appointment only and our staff will advise you further. 


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University of Nottingham

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3666
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