IT Tips

Using LSE’s IT facilities when you’re on the move

Here at LSE, IMT provide a range of ways for you to stay connected when you’re on the move, working away from campus or checking your email on the go.
eduroam Wi-Fi
eduroam WiFi covers most of the campus, including lecture theatres, classrooms and LSE cafes and restaurants.

You can connect to eduroam from hundreds of other institutions across the UK, and […]

OneDrive vs SharePoint: Which one should I use?

When do I use OneDrive, and when should I use SharePoint? We’ve put together a handy infographic to help you choose the best best cloud-based storage option for your needs.

May 5th, 2017|IT Tips|0 Comments|

IMT’s top tips for greener computing

IMT are on a mission to help LSE staff and students make greener IT decisions, and we’ve put together a list of ways to make your IT use more environmentally friendly.

April 27th, 2017|Green IT, IT Tips|0 Comments|

Computers on campus: Where are LSE’s computers?

Thought the Library was the only place to go when you need some computer time?

Whether you need a PC, laptop or iMac, we’ve got you covered, with a total of seven locations across campus where you can access out IT facilities.

Finding a computer on campus

You can find computers everywhere from the Old Building to the Saw Internet Café, and […]

IT Tip: Ensure your anti-virus software is up to date!

Desktop and laptop computers using the LSE network must run anti-virus software.  This not only protects your own data and documents but also keeps the network as a whole secure.

To help you stay safe online, LSE provides free Sophos anti-virus software to all students and staff, which is suitable for use on PC, Mac and Linux devices.

Once you’ve loaded […]

October 14th, 2015|IT Tips|0 Comments|

What happens if my email is hacked?

If your email is hacked, there are a number of consequences. To begin with, you may lose your important data – giving away your username and password gives someone free access to delete all of your files and email. IMT also have to go through a number of processes to ensure that your account is secure and this takes […]

December 5th, 2014|IT Tips|0 Comments|

Why are they trying to hack my LSE account?

Spammers and hackers are always trying to gain access to email accounts, but LSE is a particular target.

LSE has a strong reputation

If an email is sent from an LSE address, receivers are more likely to open it. Spammers and hackers are hoping to trick even more people by getting them to open suspicious emails in the first place.

LSE is […]

December 2nd, 2014|IT Tips|0 Comments|

What happens when your computer is infected?

The National Crime Agency reported that last year, 10,731 people reported to Action Fraud that they had fallen victim to a virus, malware or spyware on their computer or mobile. 40% of victims occasionally didn’t download the latest software updates right away on their computers, and 37% occasionally didn’t install security software, leaving them vulnerable to digital attacks. Viruses […]

October 30th, 2014|IT Tips|0 Comments|

Spotting email scams

Scam emails try to trick you into giving away information that can be used to hack your accounts. However, they are often quick and easy to identify:

Generic greetings
Urgent wording
Short, vague messages
Requests for your personal information
Poor spelling and grammar

Don’t fall for it. If in doubt, don’t click. Report it to it.servicedesk@lse.ac.uk and help keep your accounts secure.

July 2nd, 2014|IT Tips|0 Comments|