Contact the IT Service Desk

We can offer students and staff limited help for issues with personal devices (not owned and managed by UWE Bristol) that are used for work and studies.

Details you'll need when contacting us

When contacting the IT Service Desk, please have the following information ready to assist us with your query:

  • your UWE Bristol username and/or student number
  • your UWE Bristol computer name and if it is a printer problem the serial number of the printer
  • details of the problem including any error messages, screenshots, and when it last worked.

Before contacting us, please check the IT Service Status Hub for known incidents and unplanned interruptions.

Phone us

Call us on: +44 (0)117 32 83612

This is the quickest way to resolve issues as we can have an immediate conversation with you and if necessary use screen sharing technology to help get you back up and working as soon as possible.

Make sure you have the details we need to answer your query.

Core hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 08:30-17:00.
  • Friday: 08:30-16:30.

Out of hours support

If the out of hours team are unable to resolve your query, they will hand it over to the core hours team to resolve.


The IT Online self-service portal allows you to make standard requests, search knowledge and track tickets that you have logged.

IT Online

Web chat

We are available for web chat Monday-Friday: 10:00-16:00.

Please note: we are unable to provide password resets, set up temporary accounts or anything that requires verification via web chat.

Web chat

Email us

Email us on:

We aim to respond to emails as quickly as possible within core hours. During busy periods it may take up to five working days.

For emergencies or suspected GDPR data breaches, please phone the IT Service Desk.

Make sure you have the details we need to answer your query.

Visit us in person

For general IT advice and support, please visit an IT Advice Point.

Monday-Thursday 09:00-16:30, Friday 09:00-16:00:

  • Frenchay Library, Level 3 - 3D028
  • Frenchay, Q Block - 2Q033
  • Glenside Library
  • Bower Ashton Library

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 09:00-16:30:

  • Arnolfini, Level 4 - 4AF001

In the first instance, please contact us by phone, self-service, web chat or email.

Support for personal devices

'Personal devices' can be defined as any devices that are not owned and managed by UWE Bristol.

We can offer limited help to students and staff for issues with the personal devices that you use for your work and studies. We can't guarantee that all devices will be compatible with our network and services, or that they will meet our security requirements.

We're happy to support and offer guidance in:

Unfortunately, we're unable to offer support for:

  • hardware troubleshooting on non-UWE Bristol provided devices
  • personal security/antivirus applications
  • accessing personal data/passwords
  • home wifi and networks
  • issues with software related to your operating system and/or the software provider. For example, conflicts with other software (including previous versions) or hardware, making registry changes, installing software not provided by UWE Bristol, or supporting how to use the software itself
  • software that has not been provided by UWE Bristol
  • the installation of operating systems on any personal device
  • support of devices without admin access or managed by other IT departments.