Tips and tricks
Most of us appreciate a tip or shortcut to help us get things done quickly or more efficiently.
This page will be updated regularly with tips to help you with IT in general, and with the University of Newcastle specific information.
Portable phone number & voicemail
If you have your profile set up on your networked desk phone, you can take your details with you.
Then, when you log in to any UoN networked phone, your name and number will be displayed, and your voicemail will be available. This is particularly useful if you work in a number of offices, visit other campuses or use 'hot desks'.
How to log in
- Press the Log in button (this is also the Log out button).
- Using the keypad, enter your UniID (eg. abc123). To do this, press the key listing the letter or number you want until it is highlighted in the display area. For example, the key sequence required to enter the UniID abc123 is 2, 22, 222, 1, 2222, 3.
- Press the down arrow and enter the PIN, which is your 5 digit extension number (eg. 54092).
- Press the Submit button and wait for the system to register your details. The screen may go blank for a few seconds before displaying your name and phone number.
Stay Smart Online
Stay Smart Online is the Australian Government's online safety and security website, designed to help everyone understand the risks and the simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial
Sign up for their free Alert Service for information about the latest threats and vulnerabilities within an Australian context, and best ways to manage their impact.
Recharge your smartphone or tablet more quickly by switching it to flight mode or airplane mode while charging.
You will find this option under Settings.
Our software portal is a self-service option to download and install pre-approved site licenced software on to your UoN computer.