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Remote access

Some Birkbeck applications and services are internet-enabled and can be accessed remotely with a browser and internet connection from any device. These include My Birkbeck (, Moodle ( and Outlook on the web (email) ( 

Other applications and services require access to the Birkbeck network. Remote devices can be connected to the Birkbeck network using the Virtual Private Network (VPN). 

download and set up a vpn client

To set up and connect to the VPN, follow the instructions in these install guides (requires log-in to Microsoft 365 with your Birkbeck email address and password):

VPN and multi-factor authentication (MFA)

The VPN is protected by Microsoft multi-factor authentication (MFA), which requires you to verify who you are when you connect to it. For more information see: 

Remote access

STAFF ONLY – Information about remote access and connecting to the VPN is available in SharePoint (Birkbeck email address and IT password required).