IT for Students
IT & the University
Whilst broad in their range, the college IT provisions are a supplement to facilities available from individual departments and Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS). Oxford University Computing Services provide a wide scope of IT support to all staff, students, and academia. This includes technical support, training and facilities for purchasing software and hardware. Many of the key facilities available to students, such as the Nexus email system, are managed and controlled by OUCS, rather than Wadham College. More detailed information can be found at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk .
Support for Personal PCs/Laptops
Wadham IT can offer support to students in connecting their personally-owned desktop PCs & laptops to the college network - including ensuring that networking, internet, & firewall settings allow typical network communication to take place.
Further, support for hardware & software problems, as well as general desktop support and software coaching is usually available by the College IT Dept. OUCS offer a number of training courses, some of which are free and some of which incur a small fee, on a wide range of computing topics. There is also an OUCS Personal Computer Maintenance Service .
It is imperative that users connecting to the computer network are proactive with regard to the security of their personally owned machines. This includes the regular installation of software updates such as those from Windows Update and Anti-Virus software. All users of college/university controlled IT facilities and any personally owned IT equipment connected to the college network must comply with regulations issued by Wadham IT, the Computing Fellow and by the University. These regulations are posted on the Wadham IT noticeboard and website. The college has fully subscribed to all computing regulations and guidelines issued by Oxford University. These can be viewed online at www.ict.ox.ac.uk/oxford/rules/ . Wadham IT reserves the right to withdraw permission to use IT facilities at any time, pending investigation by the College or the University of alleged unauthorised use or alleged abuse of any system.