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Accessing your files


Using your own device

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Software and apps

  • Install Office via O365 access emails, contacts, calendar and other office apps like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote over the internet.
  • VPN (Virtual Private Network) Only use when there is no other way to complete the task, and then disconnect. Not required for 

    Remote Desktop

Staff Desktop access

Do not take your SSD machine home - it will not work

Computer set up tips

Information Security

Data Protection Act 2018

Responsibilities in reference to paper and data storage 

  • Check what personal data you process and store, and make sure that you still have a valid reason for retaining it. If no reason exists, securely destroy it.
  • You need to demonstrate that the personal data you have is secure and you have a justifiable reason to process it.
  • Find out more about Data Protection

Collaborating and meeting online

Sharing Documents

  • Using Microsoft Teams A hub for teamwork, where you can chat, hold meetings, and share files and apps.

Video meetings and seminars

  • Using Zoom The University's video web and conferencing service using a secure, easy platform for video and audio conferencing, messaging, and private webinars across mobile and desktop/laptop. Note: If you would like to host a public webinar then please contact the Helpdesk
  • Using Microsoft Teams Instantly go from group chat to video conference with the touch of a button. Teams of 10 or 10,000 can meet in one place, no matter how many places they’re in.

Email and calendar

Exchange Online: email, calendar, people and tasks


Health & wellbeing


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