School of Computer Science


Email & Computing resources

Many important messages are sent by email, so it is important to check this regularly. Normally, you should use your Computer Science email account (, accessible through webmail or a normal mail client.

However, you will also also have a second, University email account (, which is accessible from here. This will occasionally be sent important or official messages, so we strongly recommend that you forward your mail from this account to your Computer Science one (or vice versa, if you prefer).

By default, research students' email addresses are based on their University-generated usernames ( but you can apply for an email address that is based on your initials and surname.

For advice about setting up email, printers, remote access, etc., you should first check:

In general, if you have a problem with computer hardware or software, you should make a request through the:

Make sure that your request states you need Computer Science support. You will need your University login for this.

If you have any problems with logins or setting up your account, see IT Support in room 143.

Meeting rooms

The Computer Science building has several meeting rooms which can be booked for meetings (including thesis group meetings), seminars, presentations or group study. You can book them using this site. Empty meeting rooms can also be used at any time, but be ready to leave should someone with a booking arrive!


The Sloman Lounge in on the ground floor of the School's building. This contains Recommended texts, PhD theses from 2000 onwards (older theses are available on request), final year and MSc dissertations, previous year's exams and other relevant texts.

Most research students will need to use the Main Library which is in the centre of campus. The Barnes Medical Library is sometimes of use, particularly for work in vision. This is located in the Medical School. All holdings are listed in the University Library's online catalogue. There is no need to register with the University Library as your University identity card is also your library card.