IT Services

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a secure connection that allows your computer to access the University network when you are using wireless connections, or you are not on campus.

Note: Wired ethernet connections in university-owned halls of residence are connected to the University network, so you will not need to use VPN if using one of those.

VPN software allows you to access the following services securely:

  • University staff and student intranets
  • File storage (P: drives)
  • Applications within Faculties and Schools that are restricted to IP addresses on campus

If you have previously used a VPN to access Library catalogue services please note that VPN is no longer required - all Library catalogue services can be accessed using Library search.

Downloading and installing VPN software

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