Skip to content

Toggle service links

Coronavirus: Please be aware it may take us slightly longer to respond than usual. Find out about our coronavirus response and current contact hours.

You are here

  1. Home
  2. Govroam service

Govroam service

Introduction to the govroam service

The Open University is a member of the govroam service (which stands for Government Roaming), a national Wi-Fi roaming service offered by Jisc for members of the UK public sector. The use of this network at The Open University is covered by our Computing Code of Conduct, which can be viewed on our computing guide.

Please note that we operate a ‘visited-only’ govroam service, meaning that while we advertise the network, our staff members cannot use it themselves.

The govroam network is available for members of the public sector across the Open University campus, its regional centres and nations.

More information on the UK govroam homepage

Connecting to govroam

If you have a govroam account, you can connect to this network using your home credentials. For further information on connecting or troubleshooting, please contact your home institution for assistance.

If you do not participate in govroam, please connect to ‘_TheCloud’ guest wireless network instead.

OU Students and Staff

OU students and staff should connect to the eduroam wireless network instead.

See: Introduction to the eduroam service