The university has a legal and moral obligation to protect data that it holds. This can be anything from student records or disability information to research, or commercial projects.
To be confident that we can appropriately meet these obligations IT Services will require users of mobile devices (such as smart phones and tablets) to enrol or register their device.
Access to university data or the wireless network will be limited to only those devices that have registered or enrolled with us.
What is Enrollment?
Enrollment is reserved specifically for university-owned devices and means IT Services can manage the device. The sort of management tasks we perform include:
- Installing updates
- Deploying or updating mobile apps
- Applying settings, for example wireless passwords
- Remotely wipe a lost or stolen device
Enrolling a device fully into our management system means we can be confident the device is secure and to provide access to a wider range of university or IT services.
What is Registering?
On a personal device you can register your device with us. This means that IT Service are aware that the device exists and which of our users owns it.
Registration doesn't give IT Services any control over the content or settings on the device, nor can anyone at the university view your personal data such as text messages or pictures.
Once you've registered your device with us you will be able to access university email using the Microsoft Outlook app without needing to configure any other settings. However, if you'd prefer to use a different app to read your email, such as the iOS Mail app, you would need to opt-in to fully enrol your device with us.
If you choose to leave employment or your device is stolen IT Services would be able to remove the university-owned data on the phone or tablet without affecting your personal settings or data.
If you have any further questions regarding any of the information above please contact the IT Service Centre.