As a registered student, you have access to your own private space on the network. In this space, known as a Home Folder, you can save your work. The advantage of using a home folder is that you can access it from any Computing Lab in the University because it is stored centrally on a server. See below for advice on how to access your home folder from off campus / over CampusNet.
Your home folder is private! No-one but you can access the folder or delete it. Please note that there is a limit to how much data the folder can hold. The limit for students is 256MB. If you are over quota when you logon you will see a warning message. Once your limit is reached you will not be able to save anything within the folder, unless you delete unwanted or old files from it. You can easily check to see if you are over your size limit, by right clicking within your home folder and attempting to create a new folder. If you have exceeded your limit you will not be able to create a new folder.
There has been an increase in numbers of students losing their work on lab computers due to not saving their files correctly. Please see the guidance below:
If you have any questions about saving your work, please contact us at the Information Centre.
You can access your home folder from your own laptop or computer from on or off campus, if you have installed our CampusNet software.
Once the CampusNet installation is complete, you will have a desktop shortcut called 'Connect to CampusNet' and (if you selected the option during installation) you will have a desktop shortcut to 'My University Home' (your home folder). To connect to the university, double click the CampusNet icon and login with your network password. Once connected you will be able to access your home folder via the 'My University Home' shortcut.
If you have not installed the shortcut to 'My University Home' as part of the CampusNet installation, you can create a shortcut manually as follows: