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Policies and guidelines

In this section, you'll find the University regulations, external legal requirements, rules, policies, and guidelines which govern the use of IT at the University.

The IT Rules

We've produced a set of IT rules which govern the use of all IT at the University. These collate University regulations, external legal requirements and our own rules.

All members, staff, students and visitors using the University's ICT service, including the connection of any device to a departmental or college network connected to the University backbone network, must follow these regulations.

Users must also be aware that many departments and colleges impose additional rules for use of facilities under their control.

IT Strategic Plan

The University has an IT strategic plan which is designed to help us get the maximum benefit from IT innovation – whether in research, teaching and learning, or administration. This is owned by the IT Committee and part of our role is to implement it.

Information security policy and toolkit

Further details and guidance on the University’s Information Security Policy and toolkit are available on the Information Security Website.


We ensure that IT Services’ activities comply with the requirements of the legislative framework within which the University operates. This includes contributing to or assisting with requests under the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Acts. Please consult our Compliance page for further information.