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Setting up your IT as a student

Find out what IT services are available to you and how to access them on and off-campus.

Discover the IT services you have access to during your time as a student.

Find your username and email

When you registered at the University you will have been given a username and chosen a password. You will need these to access IT services and systems:

Connect to the internet and connect your games console in student accommodation

The University's free Wi-Fi service for students is called eduroam. You will be able to connect to eduroam Wi-Fi at universities across the UK and abroad. By now you may have already accessed it on your device. If not you should use our guide to connecting to Wi-Fi as a student or for any guests you have

Find out how to connect to the internet and connect your games console in student accommodation.

Keep yourself and others safe with antivirus

Install a good quality antivirus software on your personal device so that you don't become vulnerable to threats from the internet, emails or infected files. Windows 10 has its own built-in protection so make sure it's turned on and updated.

You can also help protect yourself by reading our guide on avoiding phishing and email scams. We will never ask you for your password or personal information by email. To report suspicious emails in Outlook, forward them as an attachment to

Access your University email and calendar

Outlook Web App (OWA) is the simplest way you can access your University email and calendar, using your web browser on any device:

  1. Log into OWA
  2. Enter your university username, found on your library card, for example, abc123, and password to log in.

Use our guide to set up email on your phone and other devices.

Access your University files and printers from your own device

Work from any location with your own device

Read our guide to studying from any location with your own device

Get software including Microsoft Office

You can use a variety of software at University for free on your personal device or a University computer. You can download and install Microsoft Office 365 on your own device for free. The Microsoft Office 365 suite includes Teams, Office and Outlook. Read our guide for further information on getting IT software

Get help and support with your IT needs

If you are having any problems with setting up your IT please contact us. We also have a number of other sources of information:

Assistive technologies

We aim to ensure that all of our IT services are accessible to everyone. There are a number of services and assistive software packages that can help you during your time at university. We work with Student Services to provide support to those who need it, particularly those with disabilities. For more information you can:

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