University of Bath

Connecting to UniApps

Students and academic staff can use UniApps to access and print files from University-provided software on their own devices.

Software available on UniApps

UniApps is a convenient way to access University-licensed software on your laptop, desktop, smartphone or tablet. Note that many software packages are not designed for touchscreens.

Through UniApps, you can access a number of University-licensed software packages:

  • CES EduPack
  • ChemDraw Prime
  • CorelDRAW
  • Eclipse
  • EndNote
  • File Explorer
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • IPython Notebook
  • Maple
  • MATLAB
  • memoQ
  • Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Powerpoint and Word)
  • MiKTEX Previewer and TeXworks
  • OBSim
  • Package Manager
  • R
  • Ratcvs
  • Spyder
  • Visual Studio
  • Workbench
  • Xwin Server

Connecting to UniApps on a Windows computer

You must use the Internet Explorer (IE) browser to run UniApps because it runs on Microsoft technology.

To connect to UniApps, you need:

  • your University username, like abc123
  • your University password

You can find your username on your library card.

  1. Open Internet Explorer (minimum IE 6.0).
  2. Open UniApps.
  3. Enter your University username in the format 'campus\abc123'.
  4. Enter your University password.
  5. Confirm whether you are using a University-managed computer or your own.
  6. Click 'Sign in'.
  7. Select the app you need.
  8. Click 'Connect'.
  9. You may be asked to enter your username (campus\abc123) and password again.

Connecting to UniApps on a Mac, iPhone, iPad or Android device

To connect to UniApps, you need:

  • your University username, like abc123
  • your University password

The steps you need to take can depend on your device and operating system, but the general process is the same:

1. Download the free Microsoft Remote Desktop app from the App Store or Play Store:

2. Connect to the VPN

If you are not connected to a University network, for example working from home, you will need to connect to the VPN to access UniApps.

3. Set up the connection to UniApps

Mac

  1. In the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, click 'Remote Resources'.
  2. Enter 'https://uniapps.bath.ac.uk' into the 'URL' box.
  3. Enter your University username in the format 'campus\abc123' into the 'User name' box.
  4. Enter your University password.
  5. Click 'Refresh'.
  6. Once loaded, double click the app you want to use.
  7. Click 'Continue' to verify the certificate.

iPhone, iPad and Android device

The wording on Android devices may differ slightly.

  1. In the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, tap '+'.
  2. Tap 'Add Remote Resource Feed'.
  3. Enter 'https://uniapps.bath.ac.uk' into the 'Feed URL' box.
  4. Enter your University username in the format 'campus\abc123' into the 'Username' box.
  5. Enter your University password.
  6. Tap 'Save'.
  7. If you are on an Android device, tap 'Apps'.
  8. Once loaded, tap the app you need.
  9. Tap 'Continue' to verify the certificate.