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Getting Started

Getting Online

It is very easy to get online at the University. On campus you can connect via the
wireless network, which is available in all student areas.

To connect to the wireless network:

  • Click your wireless icon or go to Wi-Fi settings.
  • Select the eduroam wireless network.
  • Provide your University username and password.

To get online in University accommodation there is a combination of wireless and
wired networks.

To connect to the wired network:

  • Connect your computer to the socket using the cable provided.
  • Start your web browser.
  • Follow the instructions on screen.
  • For more details on connecting to the Internet, including how to connect a games
    console, see:

Using Mobiles and Tablets

Once you have connected your smartphone or tablet to the Internet you can set up
your University email and calendar. The University has worked with Google to provide Mail, Calendar
and other Google Apps, so you just need to use the web browser on your device to access

From here you can download Mail, Calendar and Sync apps, which will integrate with
University services.

For more details on setting up your device, go to:


From here you can find out about CampusM; a dedicated mobile app for Sheffield students. It
features personalised course timetables and reading lists as well as campus maps, printer locations
and where to find available PCs.

You can download the app for Android, BlackBerry and Apple devices including
iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches. A web version is available for all other mobiles.

Using your Computer

You don’t need to bring your own computer to University, but if you do you can benefit
from our support for Windows, Apple Mac and Linux computers and laptops.

If your computer develops a fault contact our helpdesk service. We will diagnose the problem and
offer advice on next steps.

Laptops and Netbooks
You can connect your laptop in your accommodation and also in learning spaces, lecture theatres,
cafés and social areas around campus.

You can connect your computer
in your accommodation.

You can also connect a range of games consoles in
your accommodation.

Rules and Regulations Click here