Digital and Technology Services

Access systems off campus

University open access applications and systems can be accessed remotely from any device or location. 



Access systems off campus

Staff can access almost everything they have on a University PC on an alternative computer off campus via the internet, including purchasing via Business World (web client), managing jobs via Vacancy Manager and accessing the central student records via Campus Solutions.

Please check the full list on Workspace to check the level of access required for the systems you use.

check_circle   Access your files and many services and software applications from any device or location

check_circle   Systems either have open access or require you to use the VPN or Remote Desktop to use them



Access the University file store off campus

To access the file store drives Home (Z), Shared (S) and Research (R) on your University Windows managed device when away from campus, you can either: 

check_circle   Access via the web at

check_circle   Map the drives by connecting to the University VPN and then running the Logon Script.


Detailed instructions on connecting to the University VPN are available on Workspace (Workspace login required):

University VPN



Accessing University systems

Files and University services

Many University systems can be securely accessed via the internet from any device or location – a full list of these can be viewed on Workspace.

Windows Virtual Desktop   All services listed below are open access from off campus and do not require VPN, Remote Desktop or the Virtual Desktop

Available web applications
ApplicationWeb addressNotes
Password management About
Email About
Office 365 and OneDrive About
Microsoft Teams About
Filestore About
Campus Solutions (MyNottingham) About
Moodle, online learning environment About
NUSearch About
Engage (Echo360) About
Spam filtering About
Software library Software Library (workspace) About
Workspace About
eStaff Profile About
Employee Hub About
MyView About

If services are not available off campus, please use:

University software applications

Many applications can be accessed and used from any device or location.

The table below lists some of the frequently used applications. A full list of available applications and their usage rights can be viewed on the Software Library (Workspace).

Windows Virtual Desktop   All software listed below are accessible from off campus and do not require VPN, Remote Desktop or the Virtual Desktop

Available software applications
SoftwareUse on personal deviceFreeNotes
SPSS Yes Yes About
Matlab Yes Yes About
STATA SE Yes Yes About
PRISM Yes Yes About
Nvivo Yes Yes About
EndNote Yes Yes About
ChemOffice Yes Yes About
Microsoft Office Yes Yes About
Adobe Reader Yes Yes About
Adobe Creative Cloud Yes No About
Auto CAD Yes Yes About
PDF Converter Yes Yes About
Solidworks Yes Yes About


If software is not available off campus, please use:

Communicating with others

Staying in contact with colleagues is especially important when working remotely.

In addition to mobile telephones for calls, the University has two recommended solutions for text, voice, and video communications when working remotely:

Internal calls - Microsoft Teams

check_circle   Every member of staff and student has access to Microsoft Teams via their Office 365 account

check_circle   Can be used through a web browser, or the desktop or mobile application

check_circle   Enables instant messaging, virtual team meetings and voice calls with other University colleagues

Teams Access Request

Teams Advice and Guidance (Office 365 SharePoint)

Note: calls to external numbers is not currently possible with Teams and any communication will use your data allowance if you are not connected to a wireless network.

Online Meetings


External calls - Skype for Business

check_circle   Skype for Business is only available to University Staff and Postgraduate Researchers

check_circle   Install on a personal computer, laptop or mobile device

check_circle   To make or receive external calls, please request your University telephone number to be transferred to a Skype for Business account if you do not have a mobile phone that you can divert calls to

Note: calls made on mobile devices will use your data allowance unless you are connected to a wireless network.

External Calls


Full list of frequently accessed systems, available applications and their usage rights (Workspace log in required):

University systems

Software Library


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