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Devices, applications, networks and printing

Devices, applications, networks and printing
Devices, applications, networks and printing

MySouthampton App

The MySouthampton app is the University of Southampton's official smart device app for current students and staff giving you comprehensive information about the University and its services such as: email preview, maps, timetables*, contacts, library loans, workstation availability, latest news and important alerts to help you get the most out of your time at university.

The service constantly expands to give you easier access to even more of the University’s systems and information. You can even suggest new ideas and features for the app.

The app is available for all Android, iOS, Blackberry users, web (PC/Mac/Linux) and Windows phone users can access the app by using the web version.

Further information can be found here:

This service is relevant to: Students

Printing, scanning and photocopying

Follow Me Print is a managed service which enables staff to print documents from anywhere to any managed printing device.

Our printers are commonly known as Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs) as they allow you to copy and scan too.

As this is a Managed Service, we are continuously looking for ways to improve the service to ensure that we are obtaining best value for money as well as helping us to reduce our carbon footprint.

Further information about our printing service can be found here:

Purchasing a new computer (staff)

As a member of staff or researcher, you are entitled to one item from our standard range of computers at no additional cost to your faculty. If you are ordering an additional machine charges will apply and you will need to provide an Agresso subproject (charge) code when requesting an item. We also provide a Higher Specification range for which there will be an uplift charge to cover the additional cost.

The list of available hardware an dhow to order can be found here:

This service is relevant to: Staff, Researchers



Many of the software agreements that iSolutions enter into with manufacturers enable installations by students and staff on their own systems.

The software download site: allows you to log in and download those applications.

On your University desktop, you will also find an 'Additional Software' icon.

If the piece of software you require is not available via the 'Additional Software' channel, please contact ServiceLine.

Further information can be found here:



This service is relevant to: Staff, Students, Researchers


Southampton Virtual Environment (SVE)

Southampton Virtual Environment (SVE) gives you access to your University Windows desktop from any device in any location, whether that's at home, on campus or on the move.

You will also have access to all of your files plus the most popular applications.

Further information can be found here: Southampton Virtual Envionment

This service is relevant to: Staff, Students, Researchers


Southampton University Staff/student Social & Educational Directory, is the University's Web portal. The portal provides a personalised view of the web resources that are available to you as a member of the University.

Log in to access the full range of features, from the latest campus news, upcoming events and internal job advertisements through to sites dedicated to each service and academic area around the University

SUSSED is also the portal through which you can access key administrative systems including Agresso (procurement), MyView (leave bookings, pay slips) and Room Bookings.

You can access SUSSED here:

This service is relevant to: Staff, Students, Researchers

The Print Centre

The Print Centre provides design and printing services for students, staff and external customers of the university, we provide value for money services ranging from HTML emails through to conference media packs.

Our services include: design for web and print, digital printing for short run high quality documents, lithographic printing for longer run promotional materials and brochures, large format printing of academic posters to large display and exhibition stands and we provide a signage service from a simple name plate to road signs and external and internal building signage.

Further information about the Print Centre can be found here:


This service is relevant to: Staff, Students, Researchers


WiFi Guest (The Cloud)


Guests and visitors to the University can access free WiFi using the 'WiFi Guest' account which is powered by The Cloud. 

Connecting to the service is easy:


  • Check your WiFi is on
  • Select WiFi Guest from the available network list
  • Open browser, refresh the page and follow the on-screen instructions to register or log in


University staff and students should still use the Eduroam service as it has greater capacity and enables access to all University networked services.

The Cloud only enables internet access for guests using our existing wireless infrastructure and its bandwidth is limited.



Wireless networking (Eduroam)

Eduroam is the wireless network provided through all wifi access points that iSolutions manage. Eduroam is now also available in Halls of Residences.

You can log into Eduroam using your university username in the format along with your password. You will need to have 'subscribed' first.

Further information about getting connected to Eduroam can be found here: Getting connected

This service is relevant to: Staff, Students, Researchers


Rather than using VPN, log on to the Southampton Virtual Environment (SVE) to access your University account off-campus. You will have access to your University Windows desktop, including your files and software, from any device in any location.

The services for which connection to VPN is required include:

  • File transfer to and from University filestore
  • Software installation on University laptop computers
  • Licence verification of locally installed software (Microsoft software in particular)
  • Wireless printing
  • Remote access to systems such as HPC and University desktop computers if the performance is not suitable when using SVE

To set up VPN on your device, please go to the University software store -

Select 'Global Protect 4 1.1'. Here you will find instructions for:

  • Apple iOS
  • Google Android
  • Linux
  • Mac OS
  • Windows

This service is relevant to: Staff, Students, Researchers

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