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Faculty of Philosophy

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For IT help, support and suggestions about IT resources, please contact the School IT team (SAHIS) using the Philosophy helpdesk email address below:
Tel: (01223) 335033
Room 250 (RFB 2nd Floor, opposite Philosophy Library back door)
Raised Faculty Building


Desktop Computers

Please note: there is a no eating and drinking policy in the Library and the Postgraduate Centre.

There are PCs running Windows available in the Library for use by staff and students and a screen/docking station to connect your own laptop/mobile device. For further information about IT resources in the Library please see:

There are PCs running Windows in the Postgraduate Centre as well as screens/docking stations setup for students to connect their own laptops/mobile devices.

File storage: both OneDrive and Google Drive are installed on the above desktop computers in the Library and Postgraduate Centre. For OneDrive use your Raven credentials and for Google drive login using an account name in the format,  you will then be taken to a Raven login page to input your password.  Alternatively you can use your personal Google account to store files. The details for accessing your storage will be saved after logging in once and will not need to be input every time you login. For further information about data storage please see:

The Postgraduate Centre is open during office hours and at other times is accessible for staff and postgraduates by swipe card.


Printers are available from the desktop computers in the Library and Postgraduate Centre and the printer name is: Phil_FindMe. The printers are  multi function devices (MFD) which can be used to print, photocopy and scan documents. Print jobs can be retrieved at the relevant printer by touching in with your University Card or inputting your CRSid and password on the touch screen panel on the printer. Printer credit can be purchased online via the My DS-Print portal:  Printing is charged at 4 pence per black and white sheet of A4 paper.  

Printing from your own computer - DS-Print - printing to the Faculty MFD printers printers is also possible from your own computer connected via Eduroam. See the DS-Print instructions for more details.

Eduroam Wireless Network

Eduroam is an international initiative that allows members of educational establishments to gain internet access at participating sites. See the University Information Services (UIS) web page for details on how to use the Eduroam service at Cambridge.

IT Resources & Training Courses

The University Information Services (UIS) web page provides information and help for a range of IT services.  They also offer a full schedule of training courses (both taught and self-taught) to staff and students most of which are free of charge.

Information and documentation regarding software and other University IT services is available from the University Information Services (UIS) Service Catalogue.

Rules & Guidelines

You are advised to read and take note of the Rules and Guidelines laid out by  University Information Services (UIS). All users of the Computing facilities in the Faculty of Philosophy are bound by the terms of these rules. In addition the Faculty provides supplementary rules and guidelines for computer users as follows: IT User Policy, Data Policy and Faculty IT Strategy. (note: documents are Raven password protected)

The Faculty's Continuity Plan is also available online (note: Raven password protected).