There were no candidates for the Undergraduate Prize.
The Second Prize was not awarded.
Second Prize: ALEXANDER RICHARDSON, Corpus Christi College
Additional prize: ALEXANDER RICHARDSON, Corpus Christi College
The Greek Recitation Prize was not awarded.
Appointments Supplements will appear with the Gazettes of 21 June, 11 July, and 25 July.
Publication will resume on 26 September.
The network is growing rapidly, largely through installations for the use of students. The additional revenue from these new users will allow improvements to be made in Telecommunications Section staffing and more connections to be provided to national networks, whilst at the same time the cost per user will be reduced.
In addition, the 1993 upgrade of the network has been paid for, which allows the reductions in running costs that the upgrade made possible to be passed on to users.
Until recently all university extensions were numbers in either the 7xxxx or 8xxxx ranges. Most 7xxxx numbers and all 8xxxx numbers can also be rung by callers outside the University by prefixing the extension number with `2', to give `Direct Dialling In' (DDI) numbers in the ranges 01865 27xxxx and 28xxxx. This system sometimes causes confusion, as it is not always apparent from the extension number whether or not it is also a DDI number. It is also difficult to manage: DDI telephones in public places are prone to fraud through reverse charge calls.
The Telecommunications Committee has therefore decided to make the distinction between DDI and non-DDI numbers clearer. To achieve this, it is proposed that all 7xxxx and 8xxxx extensions will be DDI. All non-DDI numbers will be changed to a 2xxxx extension number, simply by changing the `7' prefix to a `2'.
It is also proposed to make available the `3xxxx' range of numbers for a possible student telephone network. This will mean it will no longer be possible to key `3' to emulate the short code `*31". This was designed in 1986 to offer single key dialling, which is now available more widely through the use of cheaper feature phones. Personal Short Code Dialling, using "*3x' to dial stored numbers, will remain available on all extensions with Class of Service (COS) 25.
Thus, to summarise, the following ranges of extension numbers will be used:
2xxxx - non DDI
3xxxx - reserved for student network
7xxxx - DDI (01865 27xxxx)
8xxxx - DDI (01865 28xxxx)
It is hoped to make the changes to non-DDI numbers in phases during the next academic year. The `Key `3"' facility will be removed and replaced by a recorded announcement after the issue of the next internal Directory. The changes will be announced in the new Internal Directory and the Gazette.
Voice messaging is a valuable facility for a University community, where many telephone users are unavoidably unable to be at their desks to answer telephone calls: some 30 per cent of incoming calls are unanswered. It is simpler to use than email and messages left on the system can be listened to from any telephone in the world which has `Touchtone' dialling, using PIN number and password controlled access.
We are also experimenting with the use of an automated attendant for student phones.
(01933 401 552).
These cards may be sold to delegates at Porter's lodges etc. and allow the purchaser to make calls up to the value of the card from any University telephone, even if it is barred (TAC 3), and most other telephones. They are used by making a Freephone call (typically to an 0800 number), then keying in the PIN number on the card and the telephone number required.
BT and Mercury Chargecards and ACC student cards are also usable from any University telephone.
(out of hours, phone Security on 72944 for urgent faults only)
Data Network Faults: 73268
Telephone Accounts: 70706
Advice on Telephone Facilities: 70704
New Telephone lines, moves of telephones, etc.: 70712
Telecommunications Policy: 70707