UCL Information Services Division


Desktop@UCL Anywhere Remote Access

desktop@UCL Anywhere service

Desktop@UCL Anywhere is a UCL service that allows remote access to UCL resources for staff and students.

All you will need to access the system is a valid UCL user ID and password, an internet connection and a supported web browser. It is also our recommendation that you install the Citrix Receiver, but this is not essential for access.

Once connected, you can make use of a wide range of applications and services that run on this central facility.

How to access Desktop@UCL Anywhere

Accessing Desktop@UCL using Citrix Receiver (recommended)

Before you login for the first time you may want to consult our guide below.

We recommend that you install the Citrix Receiver on your computer or device for the best experience.

Log in to Desktop@UCL

Web browser access

If you are unable to install the Citrix Receiver on your computer or device then alternatively you can access Desktop@UCL Anywhere directly via your web browser. Please be aware that some functionality is limited with this method of access.

You will need to ensure your computer/device is running a supported web browser.

Desktop@UCL Anywhere how to guides

If you need further help with using Desktop@UCL for example how to print, find files or launch applications then we have created a number of how to guides to help.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I access my files?
How do I choose when to use Desktop or when to use Apps?
How can I access files on my local machine?
How do I access UCL internal services?
When I click on an item from the Citrix Storefront, why instead of opening something, does a file get downloaded?
Google Chrome asks me to download and install Citrix Receiver each time I access my apps. What’s happening?
I have a version of Receiver already installed. Do I need to uninstall previous versions?
What is the difference between disconnecting and logging off?
How do I print?
What do I do if the application I require does not seem to be available?
What is an acceptable response time for logging in to desktop@UCL Anywhere?
Where do I go to if I need more help using desktop@UCL Anywhere?

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