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.
- see also Devices permitted to attach to the network (PDF, 49 KB)
- see also Remote access for important information about current requirements.
The following connection methods give you direct access to the University network:
- main University network via a network socket in a University office
- Residence Network (ResNet)
- open access computer rooms
- University's wireless access points
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 wifi is a public wi-fi service. The University of St Andrews has entered into a partnership with BT to deliver the BT wifi service throughout the campus. BT 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.