Remote working

To help you in this prolonged period of working away from campus these pages contain information about IT support, working safely and securely, wellbeing, development opportunities, teaching and learning guidance, print services, looking after your musculoskeletal health, collecting essential items from campus and more.

We understand that working remotely brings its own challenges. If you are struggling, please do talk to your manager or contact the staff helpline and counselling service.

For any IT related questions, you can call the IT Service Desk on 0114 222 1111 between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

In order to let your colleagues know about your working patterns and how you prefer to be contacted during the working day, we have created some updated example email signatures for you to use.

IT support

Access the VPN, hold virtual meetings and request equipment.

Working safely and securely

Protect yourself, your account and your information.


Resources and information to support your wellbeing.

People development

Accessible and flexible learning opportunities.

Equality and wellbeing risk assessment

We encourage managers and colleagues to use our Equality and Wellbeing Risk Assessment: Continuing to Work from Home.

Claim tax relief

Remember that you may be able to make a claim for tax relief on some expenses of working from home. Visit the GOV.UK web pages on claiming tax relief for further details.

Bookable office space

If working from home is having a detrimental effect on your wellbeing, you can speak to your line manager about using the dedicated office space at 3 Solly Street (Velocity Building) to offer some respite away from home for part of the working week.

Look after your musculoskeletal health

To support you in this prolonged period of remote working, the Health & Safety team has put together some useful advice to enable you to achieve the best possible workstation set up and look after your musculoskeletal health, whilst working from home.

Print services

Print and Design Solutions are fully operational and available to support departments with any print or design requirements. Further information about products and services can be found on their web pages

For standard printed products, customers can use the myPrint system. Or for bespoke print or design requests please email

Standard turnaround times are currently 2-3 working days. Customers can collect from our new reception based in the Students' Union building. For larger orders delivery can be arranged.

Collecting items from campus

We appreciate that you may need to collect essential items from your workplace, a process to enable this has been put in place and you should have received further details. If you have any questions, please contact your departmental coordinator.