University of Cambridge Remote Access

University of Cambridge Remote Access

Remote Access Services

There are several methods of remote access available depending on how much you want to access, how frequently you need access, and what domain you are a part of. This page will help you decide which is right for you.

If you are unsure whether you are part of the Medschl, BioSci or SLCU domains, please see – confluence article – What domain am I on? if you are unsure.

Accessing your Email / Calendar / Contacts / Tasks

If you have an @Medschl or @SLCU email address, this is what is called your Microsoft “Exchange” account, and this contains your email, calender, contacts and tasks. If you use an @Cam address then you probably use the University central ‘Hermes’ system which just provides email. Whichever you use, there are multiple ways of accessing these accounts, and which is best for you depends on your working habits:

Via a browser

Domains Supported: All Platforms Supported: All browsers

To access your account from any computer or mobile device without installing or setting up Outlook, you can use the webmail interface:

School of Clinical Medicine – CSCS Supported –

Department of Zoology  –

Sainsbury Laboratory :

School of Clinical Medicine – Not CSCS Supported –


On your Mobile device

Domains Supported: All    Platforms Supported: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry

If you want your mobile device to access email, calendar and contacts, as well as receive new mail notifications then you will need to configure a mail application on your device.

We describe how to configure the default apps in our User Guide


On your Home PC or Mac

Domains Supported: All    Platforms Supported: Windows, Mac OSX

If you frequently access your email from home, you may wish to set up Outlook on your personal PC:

Set up Outlook on a home PC – User Guide

Set up Outlook on a home Mac – User Guide