Free internet for students in 2011

12 December 2010

From 10 December, students have free access to the internet through the University's wired and wireless networks. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has removed all charging for internet access, thus providing free internet access for all students. ICT have put a number of technical and commercial arrangements in place to allow this to happen at an acceptable cost to the University. In conjunction with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) we are confident that this initiative will make a very positive contribution to the student experience for our 50,000-strong student community.

Internet usage will be monitored and is subject to the terms and conditions of the ICT Resources policy, which is signed when students first log into the MyUni student portal.

Students will need to use their UniKey to access the internet from computer labs and will still need to install the CISCO virtual private network (VPN) client to connect their laptops to the University wireless network.