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Setting up your IT at UCT: visitors and temporary staff

Before you arrive on campus:

Manage your account by changing your temporary password.

Download UCT Mobile, the university's all-in-one-mobile app for your phone.


When you get to campus:

Connect to eduroam (the wireless network) either automatically (with the CAT tool) or manually.

Connect your device(s) to the internet.

Access your email (available on request for contract staff*).

If you have ICT problems or need advice, visit the Front Office or email the IT Helpdesk at icts-helpdesk@uct.ac.za.

Like us on Facebook.

Follow us on Twitter.

Sign up to our announcements mailing list.

Find computer labs on campus (for visiting students, on request*).

Sign up for our monthly Bits & Bytes newsletter.

Familiarise yourself with the UCT role model for third parties for more information.

Sign into Vula, UCT's online learning portal (for students and academics, on request*).

*On request: you will need to request permission from your HOD, Faculty Office Manager or line manager


Protect yourself online:

Ensure you have a reputable antivirus program installed on your computer.

Always be on the lookout for suspicious emails and links.

Report any cybersecurity incidents to the CSIRT (UCT's Computer Security Incident Response Team).

Read our cybersecurity resources to ensure you stay safe online.