Set up the VPN
The VPN service allows secure access to University online services from off campus, once connected it will be like you are plugged into the campus network.
Access to a range of downloadable software
You can acccess a range of software to support your studies.
Access your University OneDrive account from any device, anywhere
As part of your Office 365 account, Loughborough students have access to cloud storage via OneDrive for Business.
Add a Local user account
Create another user account on your personal machine.
No, you can access your email without the VPN. The Outlook Web App allows you to access your email, calendar and contacts online from any location, on almost any device http://office365.lboro.ac.uk/
Yes as by accessing the VPN, you are on the Universities network.
The University does not allow this due to GDPR. There is also no need to do this as you can access email off-campus.
Yes, if your documents are stored in OneDrive https://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/staff/storage/.
Yes, Students have access to free software including Specialist Software and Microsoft Office. These can be downloaded through Learn under the Software Downloads page.
Additional temporary access to Software
Adobe has provided temporary off-campus access for Loughborough students at the current time so that you can continue your work remotely. The instructions available here
Also, a temporary service to access very specific software to complete your work, IT Services have configured the Computer and Software Availability system to allow students remote access to computers on campus. More information can be found here