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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 University software

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

Use UniDesk (students) or AdminDesk (staff) 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. Both AdminDesk and UniDesk can be accessed by clicking on the UniDesk or AdminDesk icon in the UniApps webpage or Microsoft Desktop App.

Accessing your work computer remotely

We recommend that members of staff use 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)