Your computer rep is Karel Lenc. If you have any queries about computing, please contact him on On this page, you can find some of the more mundane, trivial computer related stuff as well as some of the rather more interesting topics, including tips for those of you developing software as part of your course and how to manage that software and develop it more robustly.


College and University IT Manuals

As a first port of call, it may be worth checking the college and university IT guides to see if your issue or query has been addressed there.

The college Computing and IT Office publish an IT manual for St. Anne’s students, which you should definitely familiarise yourself with before using the college network.

At the university level, the Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS) website contains a wealth of information on IT and services offered at the university level. Their “Welcome to IT” guide is particularly useful if you’ve just joined the university, and they have an extensive guide to setting up and using email at Oxford. OUCS also offer many other IT-related services; see further below for more information.


College Computing and IT Office

If you have an IT-related issue that needs to be addressed by college, you should speak to the college IT staff. The person to contact is Ian Burnell, who may be reached by emailing it-support [at] You can also visit the WebLearn page IT Information (after log-in with SSO).


Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS)

The Oxford University IT Services (OUCS) website has not only a wealth of information on IT at Oxford, but also acts as a gateway to many services. These include:

OUCS also have physical offices where you can access the Internet, speak to someone at the helpdesk, order poster prints, and much more. The address, opening hours, travel directions, and contact information of their office may be found at the OUCS contact page.

Finally, be sure to check out the OUCS self-registration page, where you can do things such as reset your email password, set up automated backups, and download software such as Sophos Anti-Virus.


St Anne’s Mailing list

We have been made aware that some students are still not on the MCR mailing list.
This is our primary mechanism for announcing events within college.

How to subscribe to the St Anne’s MCR mailing list:

  1. Send a blank e-mail to
  2. Reply to the automatic response that is sent to you

How to unsubscribe:
If you have issues unsubscribing (e.g. after you SSO account is disabled, for example after finishing your studies), you can easily unsubscribe as follows:

  1. send e-mail to
  2. reply to the automatic response that is sent to you