You can use the college’s computing facilities to support your course through research and learning. On enrolment you will be issued with an ID number. This will allow you access to the college’s computing facilities, including email and internet.
You must follow the IT Code of Conduct outlined below. It is there to protect you.
- Log off the computer once you have finished or are leaving the computer unattended.
- Keep your password confidential at all times.
- You must not attempt to disable or change the network in any way or attempt to bypass or tamper with any security measures.
- You must not attempt to gain access to any system, service or account to which you have not been granted authorised access.
- We routinely monitor activity. If you use the computer in an unacceptable way we can trace the user via your username.
As a student you will be given an email address. When using this you must:
- tell a member of staff if you suspect a virus has been introduced to your email account;
- not store any unsuitable or unnecessary materials within your email account;
- not use abusive or objectionable language in any email.
The internet is there to help you with your course. Please use it to its full potential, but note the following:
- the internet should only be used in connection with your college courses;
- avoid images or text likely to be considered as obscene or indecent, or that are likely to cause embarrassment, anxiety or annoyance;
- do not use chat lines and games unless it contributes to your course;
- avoid areas with potentially illegal information;
- do not send unwanted materials to others, e.g. rude, offensive or any other materials likely to cause distress;
- accessing inappropriate websites, gambling or other activities of disrepute is not allowed;
- do not illegally copy materials protected under copyright law;
- do not agree to a licence or download for which a licence fee is payable;
- you must not attempt to disable or change the network in any way or attempt to bypass or tamper with any security measures; and
- you must not attempt to gain access to any system, service or account to which you have not been granted authorised access.
Breaches of this code could result in you being locked out of the computer system temporarily or permanently or you could be subject to the college’s Student Disciplinary Procedures.
Health and Safety
- We recommend that you spend no more than one hour at a computer without a break.