File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a network protocol used to transfer files between computers over a network such as the internet. FTP is commonly used to transfer webpage files created on publisher's computer to a web server. This is often referred to as 'uploading'. FTP is also used to 'download' data to your computer from other computers on the internet. SFTP is a 'secure' version of FTP, meaning your files are encrypted when being transferred. Some services, such as the College web server, will only accept an SFTP connection.

Who can use this service

Staff, Students

Getting started

To get started, please read our FTP guide page.


Username and password,
Connection to College network

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