IT Services over summer vacation

News | Posted on Tuesday 28 May 2024

There are some important things to keep in mind if you need to use IT services over summer vacation.

Leaving York? 

If you won’t be returning to York after the summer break please make sure you read through the IT Student leaver guide

The guide includes information on when you’ll lose access to your University email account, Library e-sources and the VLE as well as instructions on how to transfer any files and data you need from different services before you leave. It’s really important you make the time to transfer these files as you’ll lose access to them once you leave.

Another important thing to do before you leave is move any accounts you’ve set up with your University email address for things like Deliveroo or Uber to a non-University address.

Working over summer?

If you’ll be returning to York after the break and are planning on working over summer, you may need to use our Virtual Private Network (VPN). The VPN lets you connect to the University network so you can access restricted services and your filestore. 

For those who will be using IT resources overseas, make sure you read our using University IT facilities overseas guidance before you travel as some countries restrict the IT services you can access. Students working from China should use China Connect to access University services and Google workspace.

Getting support with IT

Our last IT support drop-in session in the Library will be held on Friday 7 June. If you need support after this then please read through our how-to-guides and help or complete our contact form.