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Remote access

If you are working off campus then this is the place for you as we offer a number of remote access services to help you.

There are 2 ways to access UCL services remotely. The option you pick will be dependent on your requirements and technical knowledge, but for the vast majority of UCL staff and students we recommend Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

Remote access

What do you want to do?

Number 1

Access the UCL Windows desktop, software applications & files (students & staff)


Method: Desktop@UCL Anywhere

desktop@UCL Anywhere service

Desktop@UCL Anywhere is the recommended remote access method for staff and students giving you access to:

  • UCL network
  • UCL Windows 7 desktop
  • Filestore@UCL
  • UCL licensed software applications
  • UCL administrative systems
Number 2

Access the UCL Network only


Method: UCL VPN (Virtual Private Network)

The UCL Remote Access VPN Service provides a resilient, secure means of accessing private UCL corporate central services from off-site locations.

Need help choosing the right option for you?


Other tools to help you if working away from UCL

There are also a number of other tools to aid your working, whether you are at home or on the move. Check out the remote working tools pages for more information.