Do's and Don'ts

These guidelines provide a brief reminder of the key obligations of people using the University's IT facilities.  All users must be familiar with, and abide by, the IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy.


  • Don't access pornographic or obscene material or material that could offend others.
  • Don't let anyone else use any of your accounts or tell anyone your password.
  • Don't download videos, music or anything else that's copyrighted by other people.
  • Don't use IT facilities to bully or harass other people.
  • Don't install unlicensed or malicious software.
  • Don't use IT facilities to advertise goods or services.
  • Don't uninstall security software from your University-owned devices.


  • Follow the SecureIT advice about IT security.
  • Log out of computer systems when you have finished using them.
  • Only use University IT systems for purposes relating to your study, research or work at the University.
  • Remember that all use of IT facilities is logged and monitored.
  • Remember that every website you visit or page that you print costs the University money.
  • Think carefully about your online conduct to protect personal information. 
  • Keep your operating systems and software up to date.

A comprehensive list of web content do's and don'ts is maintained by the Marketing and Communications Team.