The College makes a variety of IT facilities available to its members. There are two computer rooms, equipped with scanners and printers, and a number of public access points in convenient locations around the College. These systems are connected to the University's Managed Cluster Service (MCS). The MCS provides file storage which may be accessed from almost all University departments and ensures a consistent computing environment across the University. More details about the College's computer facilities are available to members on the current members sections of this website.
The College provides secure, high-speed network connections to all rooms on the main site and most external hostels. In addition, we provide a wireless hotspot service which enables members to access the service at various strategic areas within the College.
IT Department Help Desk
The IT Department provides a Help Desk service to all College members. This includes help and advice on computing issues and a limited disaster recovery service to help users get data back should their own computers fail. Contact details and opening times are available to members on the current members sections of this website.
The College requires all computers connected to the network to be secure and actively supported by their software suppliers. We will provide assistance with anti-virus software and operating system patches. However, computers are required to have a reasonably up-to-date operating system before we will allow them on the network:
- PCs - Windows Vista or later
- Apple Macs - OSX 10.7 or later
- Linux - judged on a case by case basis
As a rule of thumb any machine manufactured in the last 5 years should be fine.