Watch our video on how to access College services away from campus.

College services that are on the cloud can be accessed from anywhere and at any time, as long as you have an internet connection. Popular cloud services include your email, Office 365, Panopto and Blackboard.

Other College services and applications require a private secured network to access them when working away from campus, such as ICIS (not including self-service).

To enable hybrid working and create a better experience for staff and students, ICT provide Unified Access for College owned and managed laptops. Unified Access is a single, easy way of accessing College resources whether you are on or off campus.

If you don’t have a college managed laptop or Unified Access, then the recommended way to access college services which require a private connection when working away from campus is to remotely access your college computer.

If you are unable to remote access to a computer connected to the College network, then as a last resort, you can use the College’s Virtual Private Network. Please note that although ICT provides instructions for using VPN it is not recommended for a number of security reasons.

Some countries have higher levels of control of the internet which can impact access to certain services and software. Find out more about internet censorship. For those working remotely from China, we have a dedicated Guidance for those working from China web page with details on what you can and cannot access. 

Visit our effective remote working web page for our top tips and tricks. 

Service

Recommended way to access remotely

Email Access Outlook online using your preferred browser
Microsoft Office Access the Office 365 suite online or download to up to 5 devices
Blackboard Access Blackboard online using your preferred browser
Panopto Access Panopto online using your preferred browser
Library journals Access Library journals by using Library search, Bookmarklet, EZProxy or Google Scholar. Visit the library website for more information on logging in to online resources.
H: Drive Remotely connect to your College computer to get access to your H:drive. ICT recommend using OneDrive for Business to save personal files. The College are looking to decommission the H:drive in the future.
ICIS Access ICIS self-service from anywhere with an internet connection. For Full ICIS access (backend), use secure access gateway or remotely connect to your College computer. Full log in instructions are on the ICIS web page
We have also published a full list of ICT services for staff and students and how best to access them when remote working.