Guests and Visitors

Visitor internet access


  • eduroam is used across the world. Anybody configured for their own institution’s eduroam connection should be able to use it on our eduroam signal.

                - Requests for technical support must be referred to the visitor’s own institution.

                - Visitors should not use the University of Bristol instructions for eduroam

Short term guests

  • Guests accounts allow access to University computers.

               - Guests are visitors who are invited to the University and who are visiting us for purposes connected with the University's "publicly funded remit"(JaNET).

  • Please request your guest accounts via the IT Service Desk.
  • Allow three working days for your request to be processed
  • Include the date(s) being requested. If there is a period when the account is not needed, separate dates should be asked for.
  • Include a brief description of the reason. For requests longer than 10 days, a more substantial reason may be required.
  • The requestor is considered the sponsor. That person will take responsibility for checking that it is appropriate for the visitor to have access, keeping the appropriate records and for ensuring that they, and the visitor, understand the Acceptable Use Policy and Investigation of Computer Use Policy.
  • Access requirements to other services from IT Services should be put in the original request.
  • Access to other services (e.g. building access) should be arranged separately.

Long term guests

  • Those working with the University for a significant period are usually better served by being  made honorary or associate members of staff which means they can have email accounts and work more effectively.
  • Like other staff, computer accounts for these users will be available two working days after being added to staff.
  • Honorary and associate staff can set their password online.

Staff and students from SCONUL organisations

  • The University is part of SCONUL, which provides limited reciprocal access to library facilities to staff and students from other SCONUL organisations.
  • Note that SCONUL access does not include IT access To UoB computers.
  • SCONUL visitors can still use eduroam and visitor wireless as above.

Members of the public

  • The University welcomes members of the public to use our gardens, coffee shops and other public areas of the precinct.
  • The University does not currently provide IT facilities to members of the public, although wireless is available to visitors (see link above).