The University of Manchester Computer Society (CompSoc) is a student run society that aims to provide computer-related services to our members. These include UNIX shells, email, web site hosting and pretty much anything else.


Admin Site Has Moved

The admin portal is now accessible from https://admin.compsoc.man.ac.uk

User Account Review

Following a security breach, we have conducted a review of CompSoc user accounts and suspended a number of accounts that do not appear to be active. If your account has been suspended, and you would like it re-activated, please email admin

Services At Risk

As part of our project to upgrade our web hosting service, there may be issues when we move each site to the new hosting server. If you notice a problem with your hosted site, please contact us immediately and we will fix it as soon as we can.

2017 Committee Wanted

Contact us if you're a current student at the University of Manchester and are interested!

Free Hosting for Student Societies

Due to the imminent decommissioning of Waldo, the Student Union's web server for societies, we are offering to take over the hosting of societies with sites currently hosted elsewhere.

There is no charge and no usage limits for our hosting, and we can provide MySQL databases, mailing lists, domain email handling and much more.

If you're interested, let us know at admin@compsoc.man.ac.uk and we'll set you up an account.


The plan to convert a lot of our physical machines to virtual ones on our new hardware is progressing well. We have now migrated Tickle and are in the process of moving other services. A new routing VM has been configured using pfSense.

We intend to hold an AGM and to form a new Committee very soon. If you are interested please say hello on IRC.

-- tom 12/03/2012

Students fair

If you're a University of Manchester student and want to join, or even just have a chat then come down to Academy 2 on Thursday and find our stall! Signups are free this year for University of Manchester students, so you have nothing to lose!

-- simon 01/02/2011