Skip navigation

IT Regulations and Guidance

IT Regulations and Guidelines

Follow these guidelines to ensure your use of IT facilities is acceptable: 

  • Computing facilities are provided for academic study and work purposes
  • Limited personal use of these facilities is acceptable as long as it does not interfere with academic study or work, or contravene any University regulations.
  • Do not use or attempt to use any systems for which you are not authorised.
  • Do not use a workstation which has been logged in by another user without permission.
  • Keep your username and password secure, do not share them with others.
  • Do not attempt to find out or use anyone else's username and password.
  • Do not modify the configuration of your system without authority.
  • Access to 'inappropriate sites' on the Internet is blocked automatically, do not attempt to bypass this system or download pornographic, criminal or offensive material.
  • Do not install or make use of unlicensed software.
  • Do not send emails that are libellous, might bring discredit or embarrassment to the University.
  • Be aware that your use of the facilities (i.e. emails, Internet usage) may be monitored.

It is your responsibility to make sure your use is acceptable - please ask for advice if you are unsure. Failure to observe the regulations may result in you being suspended without warning from use of the University's facilities and appropriate disciplinary action being taken. 

Last Review: Aug 2021. Next Review: Aug 2022

JANET Acceptable Use Policy 

You should also view the JANET Acceptable Use Policy which can be found at: http://www.ja.net/company/policies/aup.html

 

Our current IT Strategies and Policies


a sign in front of a crowd
+

Northumbria Open Days

Open Days are a great way for you to get a feel of the University, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the course(s) you are interested in.

Research at Northumbria
+

Research at Northumbria

Research is the life blood of a University and at Northumbria University we pride ourselves on research that makes a difference; research that has application and affects people's lives.

NU World
+

Explore NU World

Find out what life here is all about. From studying to socialising, term time to downtime, we’ve got it covered.


Latest News and Features

a headshot image of Andy Smith smiling at the camera with an image of the sun in the background
Care leavers covenant
Auschwitz-Birkenau
Jacinda Ardern. Photo Credit NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Creative writing lecturer, May Sumbwanyambe, from the department of Humanities at Northumbria.
The Ukrainian flag. Getty Images
More news

Back to top