University IT policies

Our policies, standards and guidelines for the secure and reliable delivery of services.

Ulster University Information Services Directorate maintains a range of policies, standards and guidelines for the secure and reliable delivery of services across the University. The scope of these documents varies. Some documents apply across the entire University, to both central and departmental systems, while other documents are more focused in scope or advisory.

The IT Policy Implementation Framework provides a diagrammatic representation of the framework with links to current policies, standards and guidelines. Some documents are not accessible due to restrictions..

Information Services periodically reviews policies, standards and guidelines. For the most up to date information, see the ISD Policy Review Calendar.

A simplified and practical overview for staff on how these policies can help to protect University information is available in a staff information handbook.

University staff or students may complete an on-line Server Connection Application Form to request external access to TCP/IP services usually blocked by the institutional firewall in line with the current Networks Standard (available as a link in the IT Policy Implementation Framework).