Information Services Division


Remote working

UCL has a host of ready-made tools to facilitate working away from campus. Read on to find out about the selection of tools, the best way to use these products and how to find out more.

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Please use existing IT services whenever possible, before turning to services provided by third-parties, even if they offer free features. Find out more at Use UCL's IT Services.

Advice and tools

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Home working setup

Information on setting up your home working environment including how to set up a printer/monitor at home and tips to optimise your home broadband connection.

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Email & Calendar

How to access your UCL email and calendar from any computer or device connected to the internet.

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Microsoft Office

Microsoft offers a suite of online tools that can be used on any computer that is connected to the internet.

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Communicating and collaborating remotely

Tools to help you communicate and collaborate with colleagues across UCL.

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File storage

Information on how to access your documents when working remotely.

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Accessing UCL's systems and services

How to connect to the UCL's network and desktop when working remotely.

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Stay secure

How to keep your computer and UCL account details secure.

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Maintaining teaching and assessment continuity

For guidance, resources and information about UCL’s plans to maintain teaching and assessment in a remote working situation check the pages on the Teaching and Learning Portal.

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Remote working pilot policy and guidance

A pilot policy to support the return to UCL campus and the Interim People Management Guidance

Frequently ask questions

Do I need to connect to the UCL network?

Reading emails and collaborating with colleagues via Microsoft Teams can be carried out without connecting to the UCL network i.e. by using your Office 365 connection. Access is also available to the full O365 suite so you can continue to work on documents and if necessary store them on OneDrive.

I need to use MyHR, MyFinance or work on a document that is stored on my personal Home N: drive or Shared S: drive. Do I need to connect to the UCL network?

Yes, to use MyHR, MyFinance or use the Filestore @ UCL service, you should connect to UCL via Virtual Private Network (VPN).  Please note, connection to the UCL VPN should be made for the period you need access to these services. You should disconnect from the VPN when not required.

If you are using a UCL laptop with Desktop @ UCL, the UCL VPN is pre-installed. To install the UCL VPN on your personal device, please see UCL Virtual Private Network (VPN) for instructions.

How do I connect to the UCL Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Please see the UCL Virtual Private Network (VPN) pages for instructions.