IT Services before you arrive
As a new student, you'll be able to login to some of your IT accounts before you get to Queen Mary.
Whether you’re learning on campus or remotely, we recommend you buy your own IT equipment. Many companies offer discounts for enrolled students, so make sure you have a look at these when you arrive and take advantage of student prices. You can find discounts through Student Beans and UNiDAYS.
The recommended minimum specification for IT equipment to be procured and used by QM students is as follows.
A laptop with:
- 8GB RAM
- Windows 10
- 256 GB SSD.
Connectivity should be via either:
- a broadband link with at least 10Mbps download speed and at least 1Mbps upload speed
- a 4G unlimited data plan PAYG SIM.
- It is recommended that if a broadband link is being used, the laptop is cabled directly into the router rather than relying on WiFi (to improve reliability and performance)
- If you already own a device with a different specification (eg, a hard drive that is not an SSD), that may be adequate. The above minimum specification is to guide you if you decide that you need to buy a new device.
Download Mobile app: Queen Mary’s mobile app is available as a native app for Android (version 2.3.3 or higher) and iOS (version 6.0 and above) devices. The app allows you to do a number of things on the move, including: check your course timetables, log into QMplus and your Queen Mary email, search for and renew library books directly from your phone.
Download CAT installers to connect to Universities' Wi-Fi securely - you can download and set-up CAT before arriving on campus! 'Eduroam' is Queen Mary's Wi-Fi service. Please visit https://www.its.qmul.ac.uk/support/self-help/networks/wifi/
BONUS! if you are in the area where Eduroam Wi-Fi is available (Most UK-based Universities and some European-based Universities), you will be able to connect to their Wi-Fi free of charge!
IT Services Welcome Guide
The IT Service Desk is your first point of contact for all things IT related. Round-the-clock help is available to students and staff via Live Chat https://www.its.qmul.ac.uk/ or you can raise a ticket by emailing email@example.com.