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How do I set up VPN on my device?

The University provides a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service for you to connect and login to the University network from off-campus locations or on-campus from personal laptops. It is strongly advised that you set up VPN on you computer while you are on University premises so our staff can help you if you have difficulties.

Why use this service?

  • You are working away from campus
  • You need to access University IT systems and services
  • You would like secure access to Library E-Resources such as the Library WebCat Catalogue
  • You need encrypted access to your University Personal filestore (My Documents) and shared filestores
  • You would like to access to many other secure web pages, network resources etc that normally require you to be connected directly to the University network

To set up VPN on your device, please install GlobalProtect by going to the University software store.

Select the Operating System (OS) and version of the software from the list on the right hand side of the page.

You will need the following information:

  • Address:
  • Your university username
  • Your university password

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