Work off-campus

You can access most University services online, meaning you can work wherever you have an internet connection.

Most services require you to log in using your DS username and password - the same as you'd use when working on campus.

Service How to access
Library account Go to and use the 'sign in' link
Myplace Go to and use the 'log in' link
Network drives Visit our Network Drives page for instructions.
OneDrive (cloud storage for students) Log in to your University email and select the 'OneDrive' tab
PURE Go to
SharePoint Go to
Strathcloud (cloud storage for staff and PGRs) Go to
Teledir staff phone directory Go to

Remote access to your University PC

Our Virtual Private Network (VPN) service enables you to to access files held on your University computer from elsewhere.

Most University services - including files saved in your H: and i: drives - are available through your web browser, so most users will not need this type of access to their work computer. You only need to use the VPN service if you want to access a file, program or other resource that you can only get from your own work computer.

See our VPN page for more information on setting up and using the VPN service.