Welcome to UCL
This is your guide to central IT services at UCL. Work through our top 5 suggestions first, this will quickly get you up and running with your IT account - and save you time later.
Connect to Wi-Fi
If your device can see the ‘eduroam’ wireless network, then connect. You will be prompted to enter your UCL user ID and password – make sure you add @ucl.ac.uk after your user ID! E.g. firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, follow our connection guides online
Check your email
1. Go to the live@UCL login page
2. Enter your user ID@ucl.ac.uk E.g. email@example.com and your UCL password
3. Click Sign in
More information about the UCL email & calendar service
Download the UCL Go! app
Get useful information on the move. View campus maps, your timetable, or find an available PC in one of the computer workrooms. Download via your app store. More information about UCL Go!
Attend an IT induction session
Come along to a short presentation about IT services available to you at UCL. Sessions will be held at the start of term. You are welcome to attend any session, whether it is in your timetable or not. See our inductions page for the date, time and location.
Check out online training on lynda.com
Access hundreds of thousands of free online training videos - everything from mastering Microsoft Excel to presentation skills!
Contact the ISD Service Desk
Keep up to date!
Keep up to date with news and information about our service via service news
Got it? Great. Here are some other things you need to know...
- Log in from home
- Stay secure
It’s important to learn how to stay secure online; protect yourself against viruses and spyware, stay safe with email, and manage your UCL password. UCL will never ask you for your password. Please ignore such requests and report them to the ISD Service Desk.
- Office Professional Plus
You have access to Office Professional Plus for free.
- Free anti-virus and other software
Visit the software web page to download free anti-virus software for your machine. You can also download other software for your computer.
- Computer workrooms
How to log in
Enter your UCL user ID (e.g. ucaaxxx) and password at the login screen. You do not need to type @ucl.ac.uk after your user ID.
Don’t queue for PC!
Find a free machine using PC Availability. Access from the UCL Go! mobile app.
- Printing, copying and scanning
You receive £12 free credit,to get you started, after that you will need to top-up.
From a Desktop@UCL computer in a workroom or from Desktop@UCL Anywhere Remote access service, select the following print queue: print-UCL. You can also print from your mobile device. Instructions are online.
- Digital Education (E-Learning)
Moodle provides access to online resources and activities for all your UCL courses.
Within Moodle, the My Feedback report allows you, and your personal tutors, to view all of your feedback and grades across modules.
Use the Online Timetable to view your academic schedule. Log in to Portico to select your modules, find out exam results and more.
- Digital skills development (IT Training)
- Free laptop loans
Want to work on the move?
Why not borrow a laptop, free of charge! Laptops can be borrowed from a number of Library sites on a short term basis.
- Disability IT Support
The Disability IT Support Analyst will help you meet your ergonomic and assistive technology needs. More information on the Disability IT Support pages
The SENIT Suite is equipped with an up-to-date range of software and technology, designed for students with disabilities. Inductions must be booked through the Disability Office or Disability IT Support Analyst.