Brunel University embraces BYOD

Tags: case study | network | security | byod | value for money | bandwidth

Keenly aware of the need to continue attracting students from the UK and globally, Brunel asked BT to help create a consistent, secure experience for people using their own devices at the university.

Universities have been forced to become more competitive due to changes in their funding structure. With students now personally investing in their degrees, they’re demanding the very best value for money in terms of services and facilities.

As a progressive university, with nearly 15,000 students from over 100 countries worldwide, Brunel has been allowing students to use their own devices to some extent on campus for more than a decade. But it wanted to remove as many of the existing limitations as possible.

The University’s main challenge was to overcome security and bandwidth issues to enable students, as well as visitors and staff, to access the network in more ways from more places. It also wanted to remove restrictions to desired applications without compromising security or impacting the network.

Read the full case study to find out how BT helped the University meet student demands.