Mobile Devices & Apps
The University recognises that many students and staff bring their own personal devices into the University environment (whether laptop, tablet or smartphone) in order to interface with its network, and enjoy the benefits of being mobile. This website provides information on the technologies available and information to assist you in your use of mobile devices and show you how to stay in touch when you are required to be off campus.
You can access the internet on your wireless device from anywhere on campus. Staff connect to Eduroam and students to UOW Students or UOW Halls. Guests can now also get access through UOW Guest.
If you want to print a file or document and are not connected to the University wired network, you can do this via wireless printing. Numerous printers on campus are enabled to allow this and you can choose the one nearest your current location.
Mobile Device Roaming
Most modern phones will operate overseas however there are considerable cost risks in using a mobile device in the same manner it is used in New Zealand.
Smartphones & Tablets
There are a vast number of tablets and smartphones available in the marketplace. The most popular devices are Apple iPad and Android devices.
We encourage you to download Apps on your mobile that will give you access to Google Apps that are widely used within the University. You can browse by free, or paid Apps, or by popularity.
iOS Apps are available from iTunes and support local storage and assist in editing and sharing of documents with your friends or co-workers. Free versions are available for most Apps.
Gmail & Calendar
Instructions to set-up your Waikato Gmail & Calendar on your Android or iOS device. You can limit the amount of emails it pushes through at one time..
The University has provided a Self Service tool through which you can log your own support tickets (jobs). You can also search for a previously logged ticket to check its status. For urgent jobs you can phone the ITS Service Desk: ext 4008 (838 4008) for support.