The University offers many resources to assist with working anywhere.


VPN (Virtual Private Network)

The VPN allows you to securely connect to the University network from off-campus locations.

Connecting to the VPN will allow you to access some intranet University services as if you were on campus. 

Please note: University laptops come with the VPN installed under Start > Palo Alto Networks > GlobalProtect.

You can find instructions on how to download and use the VPN for many different devices on the Global Protect VPN article



AppsAnywhere is the University App store which allows students and staff to download software and apps for study and work. The majority of these are available anywhere, on and off campus, anytime.

To access AppsAnywhere when you are away from the campus open a browser and navigate to Appsanywhere login page  (



Discoverer is a reporting tool for Student Records.

If you need to access Discoverer while you are off campus please complete the Request Discoverer VPN Access form


University email

Your University email can be accessed by visiting and signing in with your University credentials.



Zoom can also be used for conducting online meetings and teaching.  We recommend you deploy Zoom from the Start menu. 

To access Zoom in a browser navigate to Zoom ( and sign in with your University credentials.

For further instructions please visit the Zoom article


Google Drive

Sign in to Google Drive with your University credentials.

Any shared drives you have access to will show in the Shared drives section in the menu on the left.

You can use the desktop versions of Google Backup & Sync and Google File Stream to sync files to and from your computer and backup your data.


Google Meet

Google Meet is a video conferencing app which integrates with Google Workspace.  To access Meet in a browser navigate to Google Meet and sign in with your University credentials.


Telephony services (staff only)

Online Staff Directory (VPN required if accessing offsite)

If you wish to use your desk phone number when working remotely, there are several options, each of which can be requested using Telephony request form

  • Cisco Webex is an all-in-one communication tool. See your contacts' availability and instantly communicate using video, instant messaging (IM), voice, voice messaging, and conferencing. You can use the Webex app on a Windows PC or Mac, Android device or iPhone. For more information please view the Webex Softphone Article
  • Single number reach (3 ring divert) - can be used if you wish to divert to your mobile after 3 rings. Management approval is required as there is an increased chance of additional mobile phone charges.  For more information please see the Single number reach article
  • You can modify your personal telephony options, such as single number reach, voicemail and simultaneous ringing from the online Cisco Self-care Portal


N and K drives

Your N drive is your own personal network storage area, the K drive is a place to store departmental documents that you would like to be accessed by others. If you are connected to the university's VPN you can access both the N and K drives.

Guides on connecting to your N and the K drive can be found on the Staff File Storage Article.


IT Training

IT Training can continue to help you with your training needs when working remotely. Please start a chat using the chat feature on this page or contact with your requirements, we can:

  • Offer remote 1-2-1s or group sessions on a variety of subjects covered in our standard courses.
  • Provide suitable LinkedIn Learning links to assist with your requirements.
  • We are also piloting offering some of our courses remotely using Google Meet.

The Staff IT Training Article contains more information and the current schedule.


Academic Development and Technology and Enhanced Learning Support Materials

Academic Development and the TEL team are here to support teaching both on and off campus. Discover creative solutions on how to develop your teaching and make use of all the digital tools that can be accessed. The eLearning Tools site has been created to provide:

  • Tips for remote teaching can be found on the elearning Tools microsite
  • Ideas on how to approach lectures and seminars online
  • A structure for developing and adapting assessment and feedback.


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