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Welcome to all new and returning students. We are dedicated to making it as easy as possible for you to connect to your University IT.

There are a number of IT services available to all our students from free Wi-Fi to specialised software.

Our iSolutions team will be around campus and halls over the welcome period to assist you with everything IT.

Our help-desks will be on campus:

To support the move-in weekend, our teams will also be at the following halls of residence and the Hartley Library:

You can watch a short IT induction presentation using the link below. The presentation covers, connecting to wifi, using your own computer, printing and staying safe online.

Student IT Induction Presentation

Creating your University IT account

Before you arrive you must set up your University computing account.

You can set up your account from any computer with an internet connection. You will be asked to provide:

  • your student ID number (you can find this on your welcome email from the University or it is available from your student office)
  • your family name
  • your date of birth

During the process you will be given an IT account username and you will be asked to choose a password. It is very important to remember both your username and password so you can enrol and access other University services. Please make sure you:

  • write down your username
  • choose a password that you will remember and that will be easy to type on a UK keyboard
To create your University IT account please go to Subscribe.


Connecting to wifi

Eduroam is the University's free wifi network. It is easy to log in with your University username and password.

More information about Eduroam can be found here.


SUSSED is the University portal to your email messages, timetable, University news and much, much more.

Go to SUSSED here.

Working away from campus

You can access your University Windows desktop from any device in any location using the Southampton Virtual Environment (SVE).

Further information on how to access and use SVE can be found here.

Office 365

Office 365 is available to all University of Southampton staff and students. Office 365 encompasses many services including email for students.

Further information about Office 365 is available here.


Blackboard is a system used by many lecturers to share course content with you. Items most commonly shared in this way are lecture slides, examples and reading lists. Some lecturers will expect or recommend you to print these slides to make notes on during lectures.

More information about Blackboard can be found here.

MySouthampton app

The University's official app, MySouthampton gives you access to your timetable, course information, campus maps and much more. You can download the MySouthampton app from your device's app store.

Further information about MySouthampton can be found here.

Learn new skills with LinkedIn Learning

As a student of the University of Southampton you have access to 1,000s of online courses via LinkedIn Learning.

Further information about LinkedIn Learning can be found here.

Saving your work

All students have access to a secure, backed up storage space for files. On a University Windows machine this is called My Documents and has a 50GB quota.

You are also provided with 5TB of OneDrive cloud storage as a part of Office 365.

Print copy and scan

Follow Me Print is a managed service that enables students 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.

To top up your print credit online, please go to Print Credit.

Regulations and policies

iSolutions provides and manages access to a range of IT resources and services on behalf of the University.

In addition to the University regulations, the Director of iSolutions has (with the approval of the University) put in place the following regulations and policies relating to the use of services provided by iSolutions.

  • The regulations for the use of computing services apply to use of all services provided by iSolutions.
  • University data network - terms and conditions apply to any devices or services connected to the University of Southampton network.
  • University data network - halls of residence connections, terms and conditions apply to all users and systems connected in the halls of residence.

Our regulations and policies can be found at Regulations and policies.

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