Installing Authy for MFA

Passwords are not great. Increasingly, phishing emails make users vulnerable to unauthorised password resets. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) dramatically increases your security by requiring an additional code which is only visible from your smartphone or desktop computer. MFA can send a security code via SMS or a smartphone app that is Read more…

Student ICT Induction 2020

Welcome to our new students for Michaelmas term 2020. Here is a copy of the ICT Induction video and presentation for your reference. and here is a copy of the slides in PDF form: Somerville College IT Induction – Oct 2020

ICT Helpdesk goes virtual

Michaelmas Term 2020 (October to December) You can now contact the ICT Office during business hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) using either email to, call us on Oxford 01865 270597 or you may now book a Virtual Appointment with us please see:

Status Update – everything is fine :)

Everything is currently fine as far as we know 🙂 We will publish new posts under this category if there are network/email/security or other issues to do with ICT in the College or University. Feel free to bookmark this link: You can also see the University status page here: Read more…

Email phishing over the long vacation 01

Dear all, We are seeing new, very convincing phishing attacks against University email accounts over the long vacation. Please be mindful that neither ourselves nor IT Services will ever ask you to confirm/verify/renew/activate/reactivate your account details or mailbox details to continue service. We have had reports of this one being Read more…