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About Student IT

Student IT Advisors are based in the Central Library on the University of Otago's Dunedin campus. We can help you with all your computer needs on campus. We have 30 or more areas with desktop computers and wireless (Wi-Fi) access around campus.  We can help you get your laptop/tablet/smartphone onto our Wi-Fi network and visit you in any computer area if you need help.

The new Student Desktop

We now have a new Student Desktop. It runs in all the student computer labs on campus and is also available online. It has a number of advantages over the old one.

Frequently asked questions about the Student Desktop

Using the new Student Desktop

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Student notices

Summer Student Computer Lab closures

A number of 24/7 computer areas will be closed over summer to reduce energy waste. Alternative locations are listed below under Open.
Student computers in libraries will be available during summer library hours.

Central CAL (till 16 Feb 2015)
North CAL (till 16 Feb 2015)
Enterprise CAL (till 16 Feb 2015)
Rabel /McGregor (till 6 January 2015)
Hunter CAL (till 16 Feb 2015)
Hercus CAL (till 16 Feb 2015)

Arts/Burns CAL
West CAL
Tower CAL

Please have an excellent break over summer!
Your Student IT team.

Move Your Files Now!

On 1st March 2015, your files on the old student desktop will be DELETED!

A new, Windows 7 based Student Desktop is currently being launched on campus. Documents saved to your 'S' drive on the old student desktop are not automatically available on the new Student Desktop. Please find below a downloadable leaflet that provides instructions for how to move them to the new system. You MUST do this before March 2015. After this time, your documents on the old student desktop will be deleted.

Instructions for how to move your documents from the old 'S' drive here (.pdf, 280KB)

Microsoft Office 365 is now available free to students!

Find out more from Student IT Software Assistance

Installers can be downloaded from the University of Otago Office 365 webpage

ITS Service Notices

See the ITS Service Notices page for information about potential, current and planned IT outages and network/software updates.

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Getting direct help from Student IT

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Our Student IT guide and tip sheets

Do you have a question? Please see our Frequently Asked Questions

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IT Training Student Courses

Subsidised Student Courses

Heavily subsidised courses (to you $10, normally $110!) in Word, Excel, Endnote and SPSS

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