When you start at Sussex, you have access to a wide range of computing resources and services. This page has useful information to help you get started with the technology at the University and make the most of it during your time at Sussex.
It's not essential to buy a computer for use at Sussex - there are about 850 computers on campus which you are free to use, many of them available 24/7. But many students do have their own computers as well.
Our guides give a general idea of the things to check:
Our Sussex Mobile service gives you easy access to campus locations and services on your phone. You can check your study timetable and see the latest student news.
When you register (available from 1 September for new undergraduates), you are given an IT Services username and password as part of the process. The username is usually made up of your initials, followed by a number, such as: ano23. Keep these details safe as they will give you access to many of the computing services at Sussex.
If you're based in one of the student residences, you can access the internet in your bedroom using the wired connection in your room. There is also a wi-fi service, called eduroam which is free for students and is available in most of the campus buildings, including the residences.
There are about 850 PCs on the campus that can be used by students - you can just log on with the IT username and password that you collect during online registration.
There are several ways to transfer the files you are working on. You can email the file to yourself and then collect it by logging in to webmail. Many students also like to keep a USB drive with the files they are currently working on.
IT Services manage computer rooms around campus including Windows PCs and Apple Macs, all with an impressive suite of both standard and more specialised programs.
You can also get software for your own computer which can be borrowed from the library, downloaded from IT Services or purchased at a student discount from external suppliers.
IT at Sussex (PDF)
Read our welcome booklet for a quick introduction to all of the essential information about using computing services at Sussex.
How to connect (PDF)
Our connection guide has details on how to use the internet at Sussex including wired connections in the residences and using the wi-fi with mobile devices.
Updated on 16 April 2013