Work and study from home / off campus

Overview

How to access the IT services you can use from home / off campus.

While some services are available anywhere over the internet, others require you to connect to the Kent network from off campus. 

Find out how to access what you need below.

Students

Online services

You can use these services at home with just an internet browser.

Services you can access via the Kent VPN

If you install the Kent VPN to connect to the Kent network from off campus, you can then access the following services:

Software

Get Microsoft Office for free or at a discounted rate, and find out what other software is available for your personal use

Staff

Online services

You can use these services at home with just an internet browser.

Services you can access via the Kent VPN

If you install the Kent VPN to connect to the Kent network from off campus, you can then access the following services:

Software

Get Microsoft Office at a discounted rate, and see what other software is available to you off campus

Access a staff PC

Staff and researchers: if you need access to specialised software or data available only on your work located device, contact us.

Security requirements

Make sure your computer/laptop adheres to our security requirements.

How to check your connection secure

In your web browser's address bar click the padlock symbol to check. 

Secure Shell (SSH) connections

If you're using SSH, read this

Help

Find out all the ways you can get in touch.

Contact us

IT and Library links

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