All Faculty Email is provided centrally via IT Services. Email accounts are available to all members of the University with a university card. Register on-line for email. Contact the Faculty Board Office if you do not yet have a university card.
Email can be accessed via a web-based interface, which is accessible from anywhere in the world, or via email client software such as Outlook, which is specific to each client computer.
- Ignore / immediately delete unsolicited junk mail or financial scams. See advice on automatic filtering of junkmail
- Hoax virus notification messages are common. Do NOT follow 'disinfection' instructions unless you are sure of the authenticity of the advice. If unsure forward the message to a member of IT staff
Users may also like to read the IT Services email etiquette.
All members of the Department, including academic visitors, are requested to read and agree to both the University's and the Department's rules for computer use.
If you require advice help or support you have a number of options:
- Check our SharePoint pages (NB. You will need to login with your SSO to access these pages): Faculty of History – IT Support Services
- Check the IT Services website: http://www.it.ox.ac.uk
- If you unable to find the advice or support online that you need please contact the department IT staff on firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone +44(0)1865 (6)15032, or visit us in our Faculty Office (open from 8:45am-6pm)If our Faculty IT is not available please contact the main IT Services Service Desk on email@example.com or +44(0)1865 612345 or visit their webpages: http://www.it.ox.ac.uk
NB. If there are having issues with accessing University IT systems and we are not available in the Faculty of History, please check these status pages from IT Services which will give you information about our most common systems and their status: http://status.ox.ac.uk
There are teaching resource PCs in each teaching room for instruction and demonstration via the ceiling-mounted projector. The computers run a variety of software including Microsoft Office, Endnote and Nuance PDF.
Laptops and wireless access
Both undergraduates and postgraduates may use their laptop through the wireless-enabled network on site (Both OWL and Eduroam), for which you will need to have a remote access account from the central University IT services.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your computer is properly protected with anti-virus and anti-malware systems. The University has a universal licence for Sophos Anti-Virus, which can be downloaded from the Registration pages of the IT Services website. Faculty or college IT staff can assist in ensuring that anti-virus software is installed correctly. Please also make sure you read the anti-virus information on the central IT Services pages for more advice.
Library Services: Most library services are provided centrally by the university library services. There is a huge range of on-line electronic information services automatically available to all members of the university.
File Sharing: The University has a file sharing service in place - please where possible, use this to share large files with colleagues at Oxford or beyond.