IT Guidance for staff working from home
Human Resources (HR) guidance on working from home can be found on the HR website here
When working from home it is essential that you work in a secure manner and do not cause increased risk to the University’s IT infrastructure, data security and reputation. You should read the Remote Access Policy before connecting a device from off-campus.
How you work will differ depending on the equipment you are using:
Using a University managed computer
If the device you are using at home:
you can work locally on that device and do not need to use remote desktop to a computer on campus.
You should connect the device to your home network and then connect to VPN BEFORE logging in. Your network drives and printers will then be connected automatically as though you were on campus.
Using a non-University managed computer
Before leaving campus
- Enable Remote Desktop on your office PC
- Leave your office PC switched on
- Set up Multi Factor Authentication for VPN
Once at home
- Install softphone software on your home laptop or computer so you can answer your telephone from home
- Install Teams on your home computer
Staff are reminded that while working at home they are still bound by the University’s policies particularly those relating to:
Information Services, Aberystwyth University, Hugh Owen Library, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DZ
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