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How to log in to a Virtual Study PC

This guide will show you how to log in to a Virtual Study PC.

A Virtual Study PC allows you to connect directly to a physical PC on campus. This should be used when you need to access software that doesn’t work well or isn’t available on the Desktop@UCL Anywhere service.

There won’t always be Study PCs available, often they will be in use for classes. They are more likely to be free outside teaching time such as evenings and weekends. Study PCs will be available for up to 2 hours unless there is a class scheduled to begin sooner. In this case, you will be logged off in time for that class to take place.

This guide is aimed at...

  • Students
  • Staff

Before you start...

You will need:

IMPORTANT: For the best user experience it is strongly recommended you install Citrix Workspace. Once installed follow the guide below. You will only need to do this once and Citrix Workspace will open automatically in the future. If you already have an older version of the Citrix Workspace (previously Receiver) installed you may have issues logging in. We recommend you update to the latest version before logging in for the first time.

Instructions

  1. Go to my.desktop.ucl.ac.uk
  2. Log in with your UCL user ID and password

    my.desktop.ucl.ac.uk login screen

    Fig.1 – my.desktop.ucl.ac.uk log in screen
  3. Click Virtual Study PC

    Virtual Study PC option in Citrix StoreFront

    Fig.2 – Virtual Study PC option in Citrix StoreFront
  4. Study PCs will be available unless there is a class scheduled to begin sooner. In this case, you will be logged off in time for that class to take place.

    Please note: You will be logged out if you leave your session idle for longer than 30 minutes.  

  5. When you have finished using the Virtual Study PC please log out.

Help & Support

For further help and assistance contact the IT Services.

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