Annual VITAL upgrade and maintenance, Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th July 2019

01 July 2019

The planned annual summer upgrade of VITAL will take place from 7am on Monday 22nd July. VITAL will be unavailable while new software updates are applied and we anticipate it will not be available again until Thursday 25th July.

In advance of the upgrade, VITAL will also be at risk from 9am on Wednesday 17th July to 7am on Monday 22nd July while preparatory work takes place. 'At risk' means that VITAL could go offline without warning during this time.

VITAL should also be considered at risk for the remainder of the week (until 5pm on Friday 26th July) while a large amount of system maintenance is carried out.

Staff should avoid setting critical online tests, assignment submission deadlines and other important activities in VITAL throughout the period 17th - 26th July 2019.

Students who require access to resources within VITAL during the upgrade should download materials in advance of Monday 22nd July.

Further information about the upgrade, including a summary of new and enhanced features, can be found on our website at