IT services

Here at the RAU, we know IT is an integral part of our students’ lives, both for learning and research, and also for relaxing and communicating with family and friends.

IT facilities on Campus

We have four computer rooms, one open 24 hours a day, and two areas equipped with screens and Apple TVs for collaborative working, and Wi-Fi access is available across the whole campus.

All lecture presentations and other teaching resources are available on Gateway, our virtual learning environment, which students can access from anywhere in the world, at any time of the day or night. Students also have access to the new myRAU mobile and desktop app and support from a dedicated IT Helpdesk.

With over 140 Windows PCs available, all with Microsoft Office 365, Genstat, SPSS, Read and Write 9, Mindgenius and SensusAccess (to name but a few applications), there are plenty to go around.

There are black and white and colour printers available in the Library and the computer rooms.

We also provide a wide range of specialised software, including geographical information systems and agricultural management packages. 

IT facilities for disabled students

The University provides a range of facilities for students that need extra support, including a text magnifier. Assistive software such as Read &Write, Mind Genius and SensusAcess is available on all PCs, while Dragon Naturally Speaking can provide assistance in exam situations.

IT facilities in residences

Wi-fi is available in all accommodation areas, and all residential rooms on campus have a network socket.

Students using their own mobile devices

All students can bring their own laptops, tablets, and smartphones and use our network for academic purposes and for personal internet access. Free copies of Microsoft Office 365 are available to all registered students for downloading onto these devices.

IT training

A full range of ‘how to’ guides are available to help everyone get started.

IT support

Our IT Service Desk is located in the Library foyer and is open from 8:30 to 5:30 every weekday.

Virtual learning environment

All lecture presentations and other teaching resources are available on Gateway, our virtual learning environment, which students can access from anywhere in the world, at any time of the day or night.