IT Induction for New Students

All the IT essentials you need to get started

Welcome to the University of Aberdeen!

There’s a lot to remember during your first couple of weeks at university, so it’s easy to overlook the IT essentials.

To help you out, we’ve put all the important bits of information together, in one place.

  • For a quick overview of each service, watch our intro videos, available in the carousel.
  • For detailed information – including more videos and user guides – the Links area below will take you to the full resource for each service.

Looking for help with IT?

The Service Desk is your first point of contact for all IT queries and support. You can visit in person, or log a call via

If you're new to computers, our "IT Skills" resource provides a comprehensive introduction to everything you need to know about hardware, software and the internet.

And if you're wondering what IT equipment you need to study with us, you can check this page on the University website to find out more: IT Essentials.

Last updated on 11 January 2021