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The Brookes Hallnet service is a wired broadband connection which allows students in study bedrooms in Brookes managed Halls of Residence to use their own PCs to access the internet.
Each room is fitted with a network port with a 1GBps feed. This is very fast and more responsive than the Wi-Fi...so use your cable when you can!
In addition Paul Kent, Crescent and Clive Booth each have their own computer room.
Read more about Hallnet at http:// brookes.ac.uk/it/essentials/hallnet
The eduroam service provides wireless connectivity across the Brookes campuses (Gipsy Lane, Headington Hill, Harcourt Hill, Marston Road, Swindon and Wheatley).
The service is free, you need to register and configure your laptop or mobile device by using the setup instructions provided.
Find out more about Wi-Fi at http://brookes.ac.uk/it/essentials/wi-fi
To register you will need your staff/student number and password and be on site.
Search for ‘connect@brookes’ in your Wi-Fi Settings, enter the password connectme and follow the simple steps on screen to register and add eduroam to your device. Android users will need to go to Google Play to download the eduroam app (GEANT version).
Please visit the IT Service Desk if you need any support with this.
All students are automatically assigned a computer 'user' account on completion of face-to-face enrolment, and will have access to all IT facilities shortly afterwards.
New staff can activate their user account as soon as they have their University password, given face-to-face on day 1.
For more information visit http://brookes.ac.uk/it/essentials/user-account/
There are over 1000 open access PCs available in computer rooms, libraries, foyers and halls across all the campuses.
A typical PC room has 20-30 PCs and a local high quality printer. A number of rooms are open 24 hours a day, throughout most of the year.
Use the PC FINDER to identify available computers. This is a web app - so we suggest you create a shortcut to your mobile home screen. Visit http://brookes.ac.uk/it/essentials/pcs for more information.
All desktop computers are currently running Windows 7 and Office 2010.There is also a comprehensive range of other software.
Software is now delivered virtually to all student desktop computers using a mechanism called Application Jukebox. AppJ is quicker for startup and downloads, greener, and accessible regardless of campus or PC location.
Each student or staff member receives a Brookes Google apps account once you have enrolled or arrived for your first day.
Brookes Google apps give you unlimited document storage in Google Drive, email, Calendar/timetable, Sheets, Slides, Hangout/Chat and other Google software.
The University will use this account to communicate with you so please ensure you regularly monitor your account.
Find out more at http://brookes.ac.uk/it/essentials/google-apps
All desktop computers provide access to printers. There are normally local colour (A4 only) and black-white printers. You are provided with a Printing Account which students need to add money to when they first arrive at the University.
You can top up your account online or in any of the libraries.
Brookes Print provide colour printing up to size A1. Visit /brookes-print/
For more information about printing visit http://brookes.ac.uk/it/essentials/printing/
Google Chromebooks can be borrowed for 4 hours, free of charge, from the self-service cabinets in JHBB forum, Headington and MRG44, Marston Road or from Libraries and receptions on the other campuses in Oxford and Swindon. You will require your Staff/Student card.
Brookes Hire provides a number of Windows 7 laptop computers for loan. There may be a charge for this service, depending on the period of hire. Projectors, cameras and other AV kit are also available to hire. Visit https://bookit.brookes.ac.uk/ for more information.
Brookes has embraced the App - we have pcfinder, nextbus, roomfinder, polls, Quak ... please visit http /it/essentials/mobile-apps for the details.
The IT Service Desk staff will be able to assist you or direct you to specialist advice:
Once you have completed your course, students have extended access to the following Brookes systems:
You may also want to take information from your Google account with you. The following link explains how to keep emails, Contacts, Calendars and Drive documents when you leave Brookes https://brookes.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0010651