Welcome to IT
A brief guide to the essential IT information you will need as a member of the University.
If you have any queries or issues with any department IT equipment, please don't hesitate to submit a support ticket.
The Oriental Studies IT office is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
Computer usage rules and etiquette
The University has various rules and conditions that apply to your usage of the local IT facilities.
The computer room is for the use of graduate students only, and can be logged in to with your SSO credentials. Please note that personal data should not be stored on these machines as it may be lost. We recommend that all data is copied off the PC at the end of each session.
The printers in the computer room are free to use, but please note that this may change if the facilites are abused.
Information about Nexus, Oxford University's email service. Includes how to use it, other features (Nexus calendar, Sharepoint) and dealing with spam.
Connecting to the internet
Wired ethernet connections and wireless networks (Wi-Fi) are widely available throughout the University and colleges, including some outside areas like the University Parks.
There are three wireless networks broadcast in the faculty. They are Eduroam, OWL and Bodleian Libraries. New wireless access points were installed in September 2018, and as a result coverage has been considerably improved.
Install up-to-date anti-virus software free of charge for all members of the University.
Find out how to secure your accounts, devices, and data here. The University also offers an online information security awareness module which provides a combination of information, case studies and links to additional resources relating to information security.
Visitor IT Information
If you have your own laptop with Wi-Fi capability, you may use the OWL network to obtain access to the internet.