University of Bath

Working from any location with your own device

You can access your email, calendar, files and programs from your own device as if you were using a campus computer from anywhere with an internet connection.

Accessing your email and calendar

You can get to your University email and calendar using your own devices.

Accessing and sharing files

You can use files.bath to access and share your University files.

Accessing University software and services

You can access your University files and programs from your own device as if you were using a Library computer. You just need internet access. Please do not access these services on an open network (such as a cafe offering free Wi-Fi). If you have to do this, please use VPN

Students and academic staff

UniDesk

UniDesk lets you access your files and University academic software as if you were using a computer on campus. You can also send items to print on campus.

Find out how to connect your PC, Mac, phone and tablet to UniDesk.

UniApps

UniApps lets you access your files, use some academic software and send items to print on campus.

UniApps has a smaller range of software than UniDesk.

Find out how to connect your device to UniApps.

Professional services staff

AdminDesk

AdminDesk lets you access your files and use administrative software as if you were using a computer on campus. You can also send items to print on campus.

Find out how to connect your PC, Mac, phone and tablet to AdminDesk.

AdminApps

AdminApps lets you access your files, use administrative software and send items to print on campus.

Find out how to connect your device to AdminApps.

Accessing your work computer remotely

We recommend that members of staff use UniDesk or AdminDesk to access files and software.

If you need to access your own work computer, you can use Remote Desktop. You must contact the IT Service Desk in advance to set this up.

We will then contact you with all the information you need to access your computer remotely.

Once you are set up to use Remote Desktop with your computer:

  • use the Wake On LAN service to start your machine remotely
  • set up VPN to access the University network
  • use a remote desktop application to access your computer