Working from Home - Hints and Tips
This page focusses on answers to your Frequently Asked Questions and insider Top Tips.
How do I connect remotely?
You access University software and services remotely using a managed laptop. If you don’t already have access to a managed laptop you can request one via the Managed Laptop intranet page.
If you don't have a managed laptop you can use the Virtual Desktop Service (VDS). You access the VDS by installing a VMware Horizon Client, further information and instructions are available on the Virtual Desktop intranet page.
How do I access SITS?
SITS Vision Live (Remote) will enable you to connect to SITS from a managed laptop. This virtual application has been released to help manage some of the performance issues experienced while accessing SITS off campus.
SITS Vision Live (Remote) can be accessed through VMware Horizon Client and full details on how to install and use it are available at: SITS Vision Live (Remote)
If you have any issues installing VMware Horizon Client, please contact the IS Service Desk. Please contact the Student Systems team if you are having any problems accessing SITS.
How do I access Agresso?
You can access Agresso using Agresso (Remote) from a managed laptop. It can be accessed through a VMware Horizon Client and full details on how to install and use it are available at: Agresso (Remote).
If you have any issues installing VMware Horizon Client, please contact the IS Service Desk.
How do I access HR Connect?
You can use a Managed Laptop or the Virtual Desktop Service to access HR Connect.
How do I access a data area (H drive or S drive)?
You can use a Managed Laptop or the Virtual Desktop Service to access the University’s networked data areas such as your personal data area (H drive) or shared, departmental data area (S drive).
Can I access Autodesk off campus?
Yes, you can access Autodesk software from home - find out more
Can externals with a limited associate account access SharePoint?
Yes, however they need to log in using a slightly different procedure - find out how
Are softphones available for staff members?
Yes, softphones are now available for all staff members - find out more
Can I use MS Teams?
Yes, find out more about MS Teams.
What do I need to do to secure my devices?
The Secure your Devices blog article from our information security team gives guidance on protecting your devices.
How do I spot a phishing email?
Unfortunately there are a lot of phishing emails doing the rounds at the moment, guidance on how to deal with these can be found on the National Cyber Security Centre website.
If we've not answered your question you can contact the IS Service Desk.
Check out this video by our own Steve Yorkstone, giving tips on working with screens and webcams:
These helpful articles were created by IS colleagues as they adapted to home working:
We've come across these guides on the web which we also found useful: