Students react as Cardiff Portal ‘decommissioned’

As of September 1st Cardiff’s online learning portal is no longer available to students and has been replaced by ‘student intranet’.

Students attempting to log on to the familiar learning platform are greeted with a message telling them that: ‘Cardiff Portal has been decommissioned’

It goes on to say: ‘The staff and student intranet should now be used as your gateway to access University tools, services and information. Cardiff Portal has been decommissioned because it has come to end of its service life and been superseded by the intranet.’

Students made their way onto social media to mourn the loss of Portal; English Literature student Arthur Usher tweeted: “Slightly saddened by the demise of Cardiff Portal. I’m sure the intranet is good and all but does it have the same soul?! #CardiffUniversity”

PhD student Vicky Shirley added shared similar sadness over Portal’s demise: “they kept advertising ‘the end of Cardiff portal’ when I logged in. It’s like staring into the abyss.”

Students wishing to access Cardiff University services, information and tools will now have to visit

The intranet is a private network accessible only to staff or members of the organisations that runs it. Cardiff’s intranet features a ‘powerful new search engine’ as well as an interactive map of the University’s campus and is available on mobile and tablet.

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