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  • Flexible IT

    The University is committed to developing work practices and human resource policies that offer flexible working patterns. You can read more about the Flexible Working Policy on the People Directorate webpages.

    IT systems and mobile devices have a large part to play with enabling flexible working like working from home, hot desking or working mobily around the University.

    Wi-Fi

    At Brookes we offer two free Wi-Fi options to Oxford Brookes staff, students and guests.

    Brookes WiFi is our guest Wi-Fi service available across all campuses. You will be provided with the password once on site.

    eduroam is the world-wide roaming access service that allows students, researchers and staff to obtain internet connectivity across campus and when visiting participating institutions. It is provided by JISC using its Janet network and you will need your Brookes email address and password. 

    Instructions for connecting to eduroam

    Google

    Oxford Brookes uses the Google Workspace suite of web applications for email, document storage, websites, instant and video chat and video conferencing for meetings. These applications are all hosted externally in the Google cloud and are accessible from anywhere that has an internet connection. If you are new to Google - it is worth taking a look at these simple support pages that describe the main apps we use.

    We encourage all staff and students to add an extra layer of security to their Google account by doing the 2-step verification . It is very simple and easy to set up and use. You do need to have your mobile phone with you.

    Laptops

    As part of the IT strategy for 'mobile first' we recommend that all new staff are provided with a laptop as their normal work PC. This allows for mobile working patterns rather than being fixed to a static workstation.

    Remote access to systems

    All staff are able to have the Brookes VPN installed on their work and own mobile devices - allowing remote and secure access to Brookes applications like the HR, finance and Student Information systems, as well as faculty and directorate shared drives. If you have a University Windows laptop, the VPN will already be installed. If using your own device you will need to add the VPN to it - more information about how to do this.