On or off the University campus, our range of wireless and computing services will help you make the most of your studies.
UoB mobile apps
For University information on-the-go, the University of Birmingham offers free mobile apps from the iTunes or Android store.
Features for our mobile apps include a campus map, library search, PC availability, laundry machine availability, UoB news/events, and a pocket guide to facilities and services.
We are working on updates to our UoB mobile apps this summer. Look out for how you can get the free apps from September 2014.
Find or book a PC
Need a PC? You can easily find a free PC on campus using our interactive maps. Need to book a PC in advance? Try out our pilot PC booking service in the Main Library.
Connect your mobile or laptop to UOBwifi from anywhere on campus or the Vale to access the network and the Internet on the move.
Super fast wireless connectivity equivalent to wired PCs is available on the Edgbaston campus in the Main Library, University Centre, Computer Science, Shackleton hub and the Guild of Students – and is expanding into other locations.
Microsoft Office 365
You now have the option to download the latest version of Microsoft Office for free, as part of the Office 365 service, making it easy to use Office on up to five devices.
From August 2014 all Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught students mailboxes will be upgraded to Office 365 Exchange Online. During this transition student email addresses will change to @student.bham.ac.uk.
my.bham student portal
my.bham is the portal to a wealth of resources for current students and staff. Login once using your central University username and password to have access to your online services, including email, WebCT, tailored news and information to help you in your study. You need to use my.bham to register for your course and to access exam past papers, timetables and results.
Free software downloads
mySoftware provides you with a wealth of free site-licensed software from the University. Simply login, select your software and click on the download link.
Having a problem with your laptop? For general advice, help with poor performance, access to the wireless network, recovery of lost work (essays or dissertations) or software installation come along to our free Laptop Clinic - part of FixIT, based on the ground floor in the Guild of Students.
Power sockets for laptops
Save your battery - plug in your laptop. With over 300 power sockets available in the Main Library alone, there are plenty of places where you can use your laptop without draining your battery.