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Staff Remote Connection

To improve security, the college now requires you to connect to our systems via a VPN before connecting to RAS.
A guide on how to connect to the VPN is available here.

Step-By-Step Guide

  • Step 1 - VPN

    Follow the instructions in the information box above, or download the instructions here, to connect to the VPN.

    If you need support to do this or have any problems, please contact the IT Helpdesk.

  • Step 2 - Remote Desktop

    Download the remote desktop connection file here and then run the file, following the on-screen prompts.

    If you are using a Mac, you will need to download Microsoft Remote Desktop from the Mac App Store.

    There is a help sheet available here and also a brief video guide available.

  • Step 3 - Log In

    For your username, you should enter it as follows:; for instance, if your college username is joh123456 then you should enter Your password is the same as your normal college password.

Please be aware that to use the following resources you do not need a remote connection - they are available direct on the Internet:

If you have any problems accessing the system please contact the Helpdesk.

Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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