IT Information

Welcome to IT

A brief guide to the essential IT information you will need as a member of the University.

Contacting IT

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.

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.

Nexus Email

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 EduroamOWL and Bodleian Libraries. New wireless access points were installed in September 2018, and as a result coverage has been considerably improved.

Anti-Virus Information

Install up-to-date anti-virus software free of charge for all members of the University.

Information Security

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.

Useful Links

Nexus webmail - online access to University email

Self-Registration Home Page - mailbox settings, download site-licensed software (e.g. Sophos), use TSM backup

Connecting to the internet - wired and wireless network connections

Weblearn - VLE to support the University's teaching and learning.activities

Sharepoint - a collaborative working environment for the University

Remote Access Account - provides access to Eduroam and VPN services

Manage your account - activate and administer the password settings for your Oxford username

OxFile - file sharing service for University members

Virtual Private Network (VPN) service - access to restricted resources

IT Services - centrally provided IT Services for the University

Connecting to Eduroam via iPhone - how to configure your iPhone to use wireless

Connecting to Nexus email via iPhone - how to configure your iPhone to read email

IT Support