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IT access for University visitors

Access to computing facilities is not normally allowed to anyone other than current members of the University (holders of a valid University ID card and identity number). However certain exceptions are made for some honorary staff or external researchers working within the University and an application for a visitor account must be made to Human Resources by relevant Faculty or Professional Service on behalf of the person who needs the access.

Further information from HR is available here: Visitors

IT access for conference delgates

If you are hosting a conference and require temporary IT access for your delegates, please complete the following form:

Temporary access to University resources

Free WiFi for visitors and guests

Guests and visitors to the University can access free WiFi using the 'WiFi Guest' account which is powered by The Cloud.

Connecting to the service is easy:

  1. Check your WiFi is on
  2. Select WiFi Guest from the available network list
  3. Open browser, refresh the page and follow the on-screen instructions to register or log in

University staff and students should still use the Eduroam service as it has greater capacity and enables access to all University networked services.

The Cloud only enables internet access for guests using our existing wireless infrastructure and its bandwidth is limited.

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