Work and study from home / off campus
Kent online services
Free or discounted Microsoft Office and other software is available for your own device.
How to access network-restricted services and files
Access files and some IT systems
The VPN (virtual private network) enables off campus access to:
- your files on the Kent network
- some IT systems such as staff SDS, your printing account and web print.
Access data or resources on a staff PC
Staff and researchers: if you have a need that can't be met with standard off campus access, you can apply to use the Remote Desktop Gateway (RDG) service. This enables you to use a campus PC remotely.
When you apply, we'll check for the most appropriate way to meet your needs before approving your request:
- To apply for the Remote Desktop Gateway service contact your departmental IT representative - see this list of IT reps (excel doc) - or IT Service Desk
- For more information find FAQs and advice on supporting RDG on SharePoint
Verify your connection to Kent
If you're using SSH to connect to Kent servers, here's how to verify your connection