Working remotely

Most of you may have established a home working environment. If you are new to home working or returning to work from home, please see below all the information you need to enable you to work safely and effectively remotely. 

Please ensure you take home any equipment (laptops, chargers) you need and ensure you sign out any University equipment.

The University is required to comply with advice and direction from government agencies. This includes the need for some staff to work remotely away from the University’s campuses and we are therefore providing the following guidance.

Wherever possible, staff are asked to test in advance that they are able to work from home - for example, that they have suitable equipment, a VPN connection and access to passwords. Line managers should support colleagues in ensuring that this is possible.

If you haven’t already, and are now working from home, we need colleagues to complete a home working assessment form. This ensures we can comply with our responsibility to conduct risk assessments for all work activities. After completion, you will receive a copy of the form via email. The Health and Safety team will contact you and your line manager if there are any actions to take.  


We require all colleagues who are working from home to complete a home working assessment form.

Working remotely effectively

With another national lockdown announced, working remotely continues to be the ‘new norm’ for many of us. Most of us have established working from home/remotely during the Covid crisis and have adapted.

Some staff have found they prefer this way of working, that it has changed working practices and given us new ways of communicating. Others may have found it isolating and miss the social interaction, physical environment and structure that the campus and office environment brings.

As working remotely continues for many of us, we would like to continue to support you and remind you how you can make the most of these challenging times:

Using IT remotely

Other working remotely guidance and resources

Working remotely FAQs