This article contains information for University staff only.
This article explains how members of staff can get access to University IT services from a personal device (e.g. Windows PC, Mac, tablet, Smart Phone) when working away from the University campus.
University staff can continue to access key IT services when working away from the University campus and using their personal devices.
Note: Staff using their own devices to access University IT systems and data should review the Information Security advisory on Securing Personally Owned Devices
Some University IT services can be accessed when away from the University without the need for additional software.
VPN*software provides a secure network connection from the device to the University campus network using an internet connection for IT services which would otherwise require the user to be on-campus.
The University recommends complying with the local law when accessing services outside of the United Kingdom.
This table indicates the requirements for accessing University IT systems:
Other University systems will typically be accessible through the use of VPN.
These IT Help articles provide instruction for installing VPN software:
N and K Drive mapping
These articles provide information about some of the web-based University services:
A web proxy allows you to browse the Internet as if you were on campus, giving you easy access to online web resources.
Web proxy is no longer the recommended Work Anywhere solution for accessing websites as if you are on campus - Virtual Private Networking (VPN) provides a more comprehensive solution for remote access to University systems and websites (see above).
If you are unable to install VPN on the machine you are using the articles below explain how to setup Web Proxy for your prefered browser:
The following resources are available for protecting your personal device:
* Virtual Private Network
** Web-based applications can be used from any device with internet access via any internet connection and do not require a VPN connection.