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Getting your account

All undergraduates and UAS Staff, and most postgraduate students are issued with UIS computing accounts before or when they first arrive in Cambridge, and there is no need to apply specially. Undergraduate and postgraduate email accounts are provided on the UIS email system, Hermes; UAS staff accounts are on the Administrative Computing Network (ACN). Undergraduates retain their account for the whole of their undergraduate career, and for any subsequent course of study or employment at the University.

UIS accounts for first year undergraduates are issued in August. You will then be able to find out what your email address will be.

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Delays in email delivery between PPSW and Exchange Online tenancies

Jan 22, 2020

Several institutions reported to us that messages to their Exchange Online tenancies were being blocked following routine maintenance to the central email switch (PPSW) on Monday 20 January. We believe we've discovered the cause and implemented a workaround that has cleared the backlog and will prevent this from happening again.

Phone system maintenance on Saturday 1 February

Jan 16, 2020

We're planning to update the University phone system on Saturday 1 February. Desk phones may reboot several times during this process, but there should be no effect on calls.

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