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Wireless access points are available across all of our university sites. They offer high speed wifi access to the internet through our UoC and Eduroam logins.

Wifi is available to all current students, staff and authorised visitors through:

  • Eduroam - international wi-fi roaming for students, staff and researchers of all participating institutions. This is the preferred network for our own students, researchers and staff.
  • Uoc-Members - local wi-fi for students and staff (see Students and Staff sections below)
  • UoC-Guest -  local wi-fi access for visitors (see Official Visitors section below)
  • UoC-Conference - local wi-fi access for conference/seminar attendees (see Events and Conference Visitors below).

Important: Eduroam is the preferred network for all students and staff. Eduroam will connect automatically (after you have set it up) and will keep you logged in whilst you are in range. The other wifi options will require you to log back in every time you come to campus.

  • Students

    University of Cumbria laptops

    Our university laptops can access wireless wherever it is offered on any university site and will automatically connect to the internet.

    Students need their Network username and password to log on. Any university laptop used over wireless provides full access to the systems and services that you are authorised to use.

    Bringing your own devices

    You can use your own devices for example, smartphone, tablet or laptop, to work wirelessly. You will need to use your Network username and password to log on. Wireless access is limited to web based services, such as Webmail and Blackboard.

    Connecting to Wifi

    Connecting to wifi, on your own device, is very simple. Ensure that wifi is switched on, on your own device, and open a browser window. You will receive a prompt to login to the University network.

    You may need to choose a network for your connection:

    • UoC-Member - Students can connect using network username and password, you will need to login every time you want to use wifi.
    • Eduroam - This is the preferred network, but you need to setup your device using the instructions here: Eduroam (Eduroam will automatically connect every time you are in range and will keep you logged in).

    Restrictions

    • You can access almost anything that is on the web, such as the StudentHub, Webmail and Blackboard. Some websites and services are restricted because they present either inappropriate content or are flagged as containing malicious code.
    • You cannot use peer-to-peer networks.
    • You cannot use gaming or streaming services that rely on peer-to-peer connections.
    • You cannot download or access university software.
    • You cannot print directly from your device to university printers - see Wireless Printing for more information.
  • Staff

    University of Cumbria laptops

    Our university laptops can access wireless wherever it is offered on any university site and will automatically connect to the internet.

    Staff need their Network username and password to log on. Any university laptop used over wireless provides full access to the systems and services that you are authorised to use (e.g. StaffHub, Blackboard, SharePoint, etc.).

    Bringing your own devices

    You can use your own devices for example, smartphone, tablet or laptop, to work wirelessly. You will need to use your Network username and password to log on. Wireless access is limited to web based services, such as Webmail and Blackboard.

    Connecting to Wifi

    Connecting to wifi, on your own device, is very simple. Ensure that wifi is switched on, on your own device, and open a browser window. You will receive a prompt to login to the University network.

    You may need to choose a network for your connection:

    • UoC-Member - Students can connect using network username and password, you will need to login every time you want to use wifi.
    • Eduroam - This is the preferred network, but you need to setup your device using the instructions here: Eduroam (Eduroam will automatically connect every time you are in range and will keep you logged in).

     

    Restrictions

    • You can access almost anything that is on the web, but some websites and services are restricted because they present either inappropriate content or are flagged as containing malicious code. If you need to access a restricted website, please use the browser link (shown when a page is restricted) or contact the IT ServiceDesk.
    • You cannot use peer-to-peer networks.
    • You cannot use gaming or streaming services that rely on peer-to-peer connections.
    • You cannot download or access university software.
    • You cannot print directly from your device to university printers - see Wireless Printing for more information.

    Further Information

    Further information for staff only (login required) is available from Staff Hub: Wi-fi Information for Staff

  • Official Visitors

    University of Cumbria guests can now take advantage of the UoC-Guest WiFi network when you are visiting for official purposes. This may be to work as a contractor or as a guest lecturer and so on. You can either self-register or your UoC Sponsor can create your account prior to your visit. 

    UoC-Guest is very easy to connect to using the on-screen instructions when using a mobile device. However, you can a find user guide below.

    We have tested the guest networks to ensure that they work with computers, laptops, Apple Macs, Chromebooks, Android and iPhones.

    Eduroam

    If you are a member of a participating institution, you can also use Eduroam across all of our sites.

    Events and Conference Visitors

    For guests visiting the University of Cumbria for events and conference, such as open days, interview days and other pre-arranged events, please see Events and Conference Visitors (below).

  • Events and Conference Visitors

    For guests visiting the University of Cumbria for events and conference, such as open days, interview days and other pre-arranged events. This network requires a registration code, which will be provided by the event organiser on or before the event.

    UoC-Conference wifi user guide

    We have tested the guest networks to ensure that they work with computers, laptops, Apple Macs, Chromebooks, Android and iPhones.

    Eduroam

    If you are a member of a participating institution, you can also use Eduroam across all of our sites.

    Other Visitors

    If the event you are attending does not provide you with a UoC-Conference registration code, you can still connect to UoC-Guest. See Official Visitors above.

  • Eduroam

    Eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.

    Eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions using their Wi-Fi enabled devices.

    Please see the Eduroam page for more information and to configure your device.

  • Internet Access in Halls of Residence

    If you’re living in a hall of residence, you can have access to the internet, using a wired socket in your room.

    A company called Studentcom (GlideStudent) supplies this for us. You will receive details when you move into your hall and you can find notices on walls.

    What you can do

    You’ll be able to access:

    • the internet
    • the student Hub and access to your other systems
    • your personal filestore (OneDrive)
    • Skype or any other VOIP system.

    What you cannot do

    You cannot use any peer-to-peer or file sharing software.

  • Wifi Campus Maps

    Wireless Maps

    Wireless network access is available in the following locations:

    Ambleside

    Carlisle Brampton Rd

    Carlisle Fusehill St

    Lancaster

    London

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