IT Code of Practice overview

A quick summary of the main points of the University's IT Code of Practice, with links to our full regulations and further guidance.


Full IT Code of Practice

You're expected to be familiar with the full IT Code of Practice regulations if you use any of the University's IT services.

Read the full IT Code of Practice regulations



Don't break the law.

Do abide by the University's regulations and policies.

Do adhere to the regulations of any third parties whose facilities you access.


Don't allow anyone else to use your login details.

Don't disguise your online identity, and don’t attempt to obtain or use anyone else’s.


Don't put the University’s IT facilities at risk by

  • introducing malware
  • interfering with hardware
  • loading unauthorised software


Do safeguard all personal, sensitive or restricted data, and respect other people’s information.

Don't abuse copyright material.


Don't waste IT resources or interfere with others' legitimate use of resources.

Don't behave towards others in a way that would not be acceptable in the physical world.

Further guidance

If you need more information on our IT Code of Practice and how it might relate to your everyday use of the IT facilities, read our accompanying IT Code of Practice guidance for more detail.