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Policies and guidelines

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

The IT Rules

Use of IT at the University is governed by the Regulations Relating to the use of Information Technology Facilities which apply  to all staff, students and visitors using the University's ICT service, including the connection of personal devices to a departmental or college network connected to the University backbone network. We have produced an annotated version of the Regulations to help users access further information about how to comply iwth them.

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

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.

Guidance on cloud services

Technical and legal guidance for anyone intending to use a cloud or hosted IT service.


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.