VPN Access

VPN access allows you to securely connect to the Caledonian network while you are away from the office. You can connect to personal and departmental network drives, use software or access files on your office PC, and access any other resources that are restricted to within the Caledonian network.

If you intend to use VPN access from home, you must have a broadband connection and a home PC, or University laptop.

How do I get VPN access?

All Staff members get access by default however if you do not have vpn access please CLICK HERE to request

How do I use Remote Desktop from my home PC?

Instructions and software can be accessed via the following link:

You will then be prompted for a username and password at which point you use your University domain login details.

PLEASE NOTE – should you be accessing the above link off campus then please enter your user id with the preceding domain caledonian e.g.
Username: caledonian\UserID
Password: domain password

If you require further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us on 0141 273 1234 or ithelp@gcu.ac.uk or via https://myservice.gcu.ac.uk

Can I connect to network drives from my home PC?

Yes, you can connect to your personal H:drive and to any departmental drives you have access to in work.

Firstly, you must log in and connect to the VPN client.  Next follow the instructions for connecting to a network drive: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/staff/it/networkdrives/