IT guidance for remote study

IT guidance for remote study

We've put together some IT information and guidance on working remotely both on and off campus.

BU is committed to working with students to ensure you have access to IT equipment and software that you need to participate in your course. BU’s on-campus laptop loan service is available, and (unless Government guidance around Covid-19 changes) our libraries and open access centres are open - giving access to bookable computers, with the appropriate physical distancing measures in place.

We know that you may also wish to study at your student accommodation and other places off campus, please read the below IT guidance to help you do so.

If you do not have your own laptop, or need financial support to buy one for your studies, please check our BU Laptop Support Fund page for information.


Using or purchasing a personal computer

Using your own computer

Access to the basics

Access to the basics

Find out about your username and password, how to access your email account, what to do if your account gets locked out and accessing myHub and Brightspace.

student using laptop in Student Centre

Software and communication tools

How to get free Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus, AppsAnywhere and Zoom video conferencing, and accessing BU software when you're studying remotely.

Students in the Student Centre

Your work and timetable

Helpful information on storing and printing your work, accessing your online timetable, the Calendar Centre and Mahara ePortfolio.