If you’re having problems setting up your computer for the college network, it seems unlikely that you’ll be able to access this page. However, lacking any more suitable medium, here is a list of links to help get you connected.

To start with, you’ll need an Oxford username (referred to in St Hugh’s as a ‘shug number’, as it  takes the form shug####). If you haven’t been given one, please contact someone in IT services [].

If you’re living in college, connecting to the network should be straightforward. Simply connect an ethernet cable from the network port in your room to your computer, open a web browser, and follow the instructions on screen. Once you’re connected, you’ll need to activate your account here: Since early 2015 there has also been wi-fi access across the college.

When this is all done, you should be able to access your university email account (the address of which will usually be from the Nexus service,

There are wireless access points dotted around the college and university; details of how to access these services can be found here:

Finally, the answers to most Oxford IT-related questions can usually be found on the OUCS website (, but if you get stuck, don’t hesitate to contact the MCR IT Representative or IT services.

Last but not least, a short list of do’s and don’ts to keep college off of your back:

  • DO install antivirus software (this is required to connect to the college network) – I suggest AVG.
  • DO install a firewall – I suggest ZoneAlarm.
  • DO configure Skype correctly.
  • DO NOT share music or videos using peer-to-peer software. (Really, just don’t.)
  • DO NOT use a downloaded TV applications such as BBC iPlayer, 4od, or Sky-By-Broadband.
  • DO NOT use webcams. (They take up a lot of bandwidth.)

More information on St Hugh’s IT policies can be found here. If you’re in any doubt, don’t hesitate to ask the IT Services Office; apparently there’s “no such thing as a stupid question”!

In the MCR computer room (get in using your fob), you can print using your account credits and scan. The MCR supplies a limited amount of paper for this printer, but it is safer to bring your own in case it has run out.