On August 1st, 2012, OUCS merged with the other central IT departments to become IT Services which provides high-quality cost-effective services, support, and training to Oxford University staff and students, enabling excellence, innovation and best practice in teaching, learning and research. Read more
Oxford Nexus is a central Oxford service used for email, calendaring, contacts and much more. Nexus is the replacement for the previous email system known as Herald, and also offers new features, such as calendars, to-do lists and access to a University-wide address list. You can access Nexus using a web browser, via a program installed on your computer and even on your mobile phone. To access all the new features we recommend that you use a program installed on your computer (aka a "client") such as Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2003 for Windows users and Entourage 2008 if you are a Mac user. However, if you already use an email client on your computer such as Mozilla Thunderbird, Outlook Express, MacMail, or Eudora you can still access your emails in the same way that you did on Herald. And remember, using a client to access Nexus on your own computer does not exclude you from also accessing Nexus using a web bowser via the Outlook Web Access (OWA) login page, for example when you want to check your email or to use your calendar when you are away from your own computer.
Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus now available to students for free download
Thanks to the work of IT Services and funding from the Divisional Software Licensing Group, the Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus software download, including the major office products is now available for free to all current students of Oxford University. Click the title of this item to go to the webstore.
OxTALENT Competition 2014
The OxTALENT Competition 2014 celebrates and rewards the innovative use of digital technology in teaching, learning, research, and outreach at the University of Oxford. If you have used technology in an exciting way, enthused students with your WebLearn site, or designed an eye-catching conference poster or infographic, please visit the OxTALENT competition website for details and an entry form. Alternatively, if you have been impressed by a colleague's use of technology and you think we should consider them for an award, please tell the OxTALENT competition committee. The closing date for entries is Friday, 16th May.