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Working securely: using Workspace

What is Workspace? 

Workspace is our new service to give authorised users access to University systems and data remotely and securely.  Using it, you will be able to work on web-based IT software. We are making this service available progressively through September 2020, to prioritise colleagues who can’t access a University device, to manage capacity and to provide users with the best experience.


How does it work? 

Workspace is a virtual desktop accessed through your web browser. Once you’ve signed in, you will have a secure window on to a simplified Warwick desktop.  You don’t need to register or download any software or change any settings on your device. It works straight from your browser window – and will run on any platform, including Mac and Linux.

If you are doing your University work on a private device, try Workspace now.

Please see the new support page which explains how the service works in more detail and a short video on how to get started.   


Who should use it and why? 

Please remember the Workspace service has been designed specifically for Warwick colleagues who are working remotely or from home using privately-owned devices for their University work – especially those who are unable to change to a University-owned device. It provides a secure, digital environment, separating and protecting both private content and University data on one device.   


When can I access Workspace? 

Because this is a new digital service, we need to manage capacity, prioritise colleagues who can’t access a University device and ensure we provide users with the best experience.


For further advice or support, please contact the IT helpdesk.