Work off campus

Staff and students working off campus can still access many of our services, including email and filestore.

You can also contact the Library & IT Help Desk when off campus. Our staff can connect to your machine using a tool called Bomgar.

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Get your desktop at home

Log on as though on a managed PC, and access filestore and software.

Access your files and other restricted resources

Map your filestore and use restricted web apps at home.

Advanced users may wish to use the SSH service or the file transfer service.

Connect to wifi when you're out and about

Eduroam is available in York city centre & at other unis. Connect with your York username and password.

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Google Apps

Access your email and calendar from anywhere, using your computer, phone or tablet.

Don't forget, you can also: 

  • access your Google filestore
  • use collaborative tools such as Hangouts and document editing
  • access your contacts
  • Share your thoughts on Google Plus or Blogger

Find out more:

Protect University information

Follow our guidance on configuring your personal device to ensure safe use of University information.

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We have home-use licences for some of our software.

You can also get useful tools such as Adobe Reader and Microsoft Security Essentials online for free.

Find out more:

On the move

Wifi, email, files and more on your phone, tablet and laptop