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VPN Services

Important Service Announcements

For important service announcements that may affect this service, please click here for further detailed information.

Service Description

The Warwick Campus VPN Service provides a secure method to connect to the University campus network regardless of where you are connecting from (e.g. wireless/internet).

The VPN is an opt-in service, primarily for the use of Warwick staff to remotely access University resources which are delivered within the campus network.

However, the VPN service is available to all staff and students with a valid University ITS Account.

For more information about the Opt-In service please click here.

Please Note: The Campus VPN Service is NOT available from the Residential Network.

The University's Acceptable User Policy

The University will not permit the use of the VPN to unlawfully circumvent blocks on certain internet content in place in other countries as set out in the University Regulation governing the use of University computing facilities.

To apply for the service

Please contact the IT Service Desk by calling 02476 573737 or you can raise a self-service request.

Student use rules

Students will only be granted VPN access by exception and will be required to declare the academic study or research purpose for which a VPN connection is required to remotely access University services or resources delivered within the campus network.

Once you have been granted access, please see our guidance on what you will need to have to connect, how to get the software and supported operating systems.


This service is free at the point of use.


This service is available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week unless planned maintenance is being carried out. This service is unavailable to users of the ResNet service. Support is available during standard support hours (8:30 - 17:30 Monday to Thursday, 8:30 - 16:30 Friday).