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Connecting to the network

Anyone using the University's network must hold a valid computer username and password, and must be using a computer that is registered on the network.

The following connection methods give you direct access to the University network:

Indirect access to our the main University network may require that you install and set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection.

Network connection policy

 Network Connection Policy (PDF, 113 KB)

BT Wi-fi

BT Wi-fi is a public wi-fi service. The University of St Andrews has entered into a partnership with BT to deliver the BT Wi-fi service throughout the campus. BT Wi-fi can be used by visitors to the campus who cannot use the Eduroam service as they do not have logon credentials to do so.

See the BT Wi-fi page for more information

Core network updates

IT Services are undertaking a project to upgrade the University’s core data network.  The project aims to deliver an enhanced network, able to meet the complex and increasing demands currently required by all network users, as well as being future-proofed to enable compliance with future technologies.


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Contact the IT Service Desk

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(01334 46) 3333
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(Mon - Fri, 09:00 - 17:00)

Level 2
University Library
North Street
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9TR

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri
: 08:30-18:00
(front desk support
from 09:00)

Sat: 10:00-17:00
Sun: 11:00-18:00

The IT Service Desk is closed
for staff training on Fridays
between 09:30 and 10:30