University of Bath

Working from any location with your own device

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

Accessing your email, calendar and files

You can get to your University email and calendar using the Outlook Web App or you can use files.bath to access and share your University files.

Use UniApps to access academic software

UniApps lets you access your files, use a range of University-licensed software and send items to print on campus from your own computer, smartphone or tablet anywhere with internet access. All software is listed in the start menu under U, for UniDesk/UniApps. Using our guides to accessing it you can:

Use UniDesk to access your University desktop

While UniApps lets you integrate your University apps and files with your home device, you may prefer to access your University desktop on your computer as if you were using a computer on campus. UniDesk can be accessed by clicking on the UniDesk icon in the UniApps webpage or Microsoft Desktop App.

Accessing professional services software

As professional service staff, you can use AdminDesk or AdminApps to 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. Us our guides to find out how to:

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:

  1. Use the Wake On LAN service to start your machine remotely
  2. Set up VPN to access the University network
  3. Use a remote desktop application to access your computer:
    • Enter your computer name (format:
    • Enter your username (format: campus\xyz12)