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Getting started

Getting started

In this section, you will find everything you need to get set-up and start using our range of IT Services.  

New student?

Visit our IT induction page for videos and online materials to get started with our range of IT services.

To compliment online induction, we are offering all students the opportunity to attend a virtual drop-in session where you can ask our experts any follow-on IT questions.

Student IT induction


What do I need?

Find out what hardware and software you need to bring for your studies.


You may have an existing device or need to buy a laptop as part of your course. Find out whether your current machine meets our recommended specification. 

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We provide a wide range of software that you can use for free, including Microsoft Office and specialist software to support your studies.

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What do I get?

All students have access to a range of digital tools to aid effective learning and collaboration.

Virtual Desktop

The virtual desktop provides you with instant access 24/7 to a fully configured virtual University computer and specialist software.


'eduroam' Wi-Fi is available throughout all of our campuses and Halls of Residence. You can quickly and easily connect all your devices as soon as you arrive.

Office 365

Once you have activated your IT account, you can use all the latest Microsoft apps for free. You do not need to purchase Office.


Print, copy and scan services are provided across campuses and in Halls of Residence. There is no need to bring a printer.



University of Nottingham

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3666
email: Contact us