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The Standard IT/Computing Resources that are provided

Everyone on site has access to Wifi and wired Internet access, and printing, via our laptop network.

Various software is available to members of the departments.

Buying and Purchasing IT / Computer Equipment (PCs, laptops, desktop PCs, screens, printers).


For all research and teaching staff (Lecturers, Postdocs and PhD students) the default provision is a Linux PC.

DAMTP provides a standard desktop Linux PC. Individuals and research groups are encouraged to use grants to purchase computer equipment. Access to Linux computers can be controlled down to the group or individual user account level.

DPMMS (and Statslab) default desktop computer provision is Linux. Upon request a managed Windows computer can be provided.

All DPMMS desktop computers and DAMTP "public" computers are replaced when broken or unusable (e.g. the web browser is slow for popular websites).

The default provision for Administrative staff is a Windows PC.

For anything different to the standard/default desktop computer provision you will need funds to purchase it, or to make a good work-related case for what you need. Please contact our HelpDesk


If you prefer to use a laptop (not a desktop computer) then screens, keyboards and mice are available upon request.