Information Services Division


Desktop@UCL Anywhere

Desktop@UCL Anywhere is a service that allows remote access to UCL resources for staff and students. All you need is a valid UCL user ID and password, an internet connection and supported web browser.

 Desktop@UCL Anywhere is shared virtual desktop to allow staff and students to access a UCL desktop for general, light and medium workloads from any desktop regardless of location. For more information please see a summary of the services.

Important notice.
Legacy access will be unavailable after 15th March 2022.

Desktop@UCL Anywhere has changed 

We are making some improvements to the infrastructure that hosts the Desktop@UCL Anywhere service. 

These changes require your device to be up to date with Citrix Workspace App and changing the connection details.

All devices should now use the new account URL https://ucldesktop.cloud.com or ucldesktop.cloud.com depending on your device.

For Windows devices, Please find our full guide with instructions of how to download the latest version. 

To avoid any disruption to your access you will need to make these changes as soon as possible. 

Access Desktop@UCL Anywhere

The are two method to access D@UA: 

  1. Lite version - Using web browser (HTML5) 
  2. Full version - Using Citrix Workspace Application (CWA) 

There are a number of differences between the Lite and Full versions that we ask you to review prior to use. 

For the best Desktop @ UCL Anywhere experience we recommend downloading and installing Citrix Workspace (formerly Citrix Receiver) before you log in.

Download and install Citrix Workspace

Log in to Desktop@UCL Anywhere


Help and self-service resources

How to guides

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)