Getting started with IT and registering for your Raven account

Getting started with IT

The Student Registry will email you about completing your registration and collecting your CRSid and temporary Raven password before you start your course at Cambridge. These will be sent to the email address you gave when you applied to the University.  Further information on what to do next can be found on the University Information Systems website through the links below.

Check that you have done the following things before arriving and during your first few days here:

Followed the Getting Started and IT Matters guides from UIS (University Information Services) Installed/updated your anti-virus product and run a full scan, even if you are using macOS Installed all available feature and security updates to your devices Read through the Acceptable Use of the Network page Connected to Eduroam or the wired network at Sidney. Instructions available on our internet access page. Obtained an external hard drive for keeping backups of your files. Take a full backup of everything that you wouldn’t want to lose should your system fail. Read through the other Sidney IT pages which include information about the Computer Suite, security advice, IT support, the IT services available at the University and other frequently asked questions.

Accessing the College Library and Computing Suite

The College Library and Computing Suite are open to Members of College using their University Card. The Computing Suite is on the First Floor of the Library.  Students who might experience problems with access (the first floor is accessible only by spiral staircase) are requested to contact the Librarian in advance so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  For opening times, please refer to the College website.