Free BT wifi for visitors

Bethany Reid
Monday 3 June 2019

We’ve entered into a partnership with BT to deliver free Wi-fi throughout the University this summer. The service will run from the 5th June to the 6th September. This was introduced to improve the experience of everyone attending events and conferences at the University throughout summer.

Who can get online?

Members of the public and non-academic visitors can connect.

BT Broadband and BT Mobile customers can also get online using the free and unlimited access which is part of their broadband package.


How to connect, step by step

  1. Choose BT Wi-fi from the list of available wifi networks.
  2. Open a browser and a University of St Andrews login page should appear automatically.
  3. Follow the instructions to get online.

In line with industry best practice, BT Wi-fi will automatically log out after 15 minutes of inactivity, to avoid congesting the network. To start using the service again, just repeat the steps above.

Current staff and students

If you have an University account, connect to eduroam with your username and password. If you’re visiting from another organisation which uses it, you can also connect. Your password for your online identity is provided to you by your ‘home’ institution – where you are enrolled in study or are employed.

Eduroam is a global network used by research and eduroam institutions. Eduroam is based on the most secure encryption and authentication standards in existence today. Its security by far exceeds typical commercial hotspots. For all academic-related activity, use eduroam.

Get help

If you’re having problems and want to contact BT, please email [email protected] or call 0800 022 3322 for free.

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