GUID (Glasgow Unique Identifier)

GUID (Glasgow Unique Identifier)

You can use your GUID and password to access most University IT systems. For eduroam Wi-Fi and Office 365 you need to use your University email address and GUID password.

Students: what you can do with your GUID

Your GUID (Glasgow Unique IDentifier) is your student number followed by the first letter of your surname.

Your password is known only to you. Do not share it with anyone!

You can use your GUID and password to access:

  • Computer cluster PCs 
  • Email
  • MyGlasgow Student Portal (for Moodle, MyCampus etc)
  • E-journals and databases via the University Library
  • Remote desktop
  • Online booking for IT Services training courses online booking
  • IT Helpdesk self service

You can also use your University email address and GUID password to access:

  • eduroam Wi-Fi
  • Office 365

Dumfries Campus students: as well as a GUID you also have a UWS AD. Find out more...


Staff: what you can do with your GUID

Your GUID (Glasgow Unique IDentifier) originates from your entry in the HR database.

Your password is known only to you. Do not share it with anyone!

New staff: Use the GUID Registration Service to get your GUID and a temporary password.
Even if you already know your GUID, you still need to register here to access a GUID service.

What you can do with your GUID

Depending on your permissions, you can use your GUID and password to access:

  • Staff email and WebMail
  • Standard Staff Desktop (SSD)
  • MyGlasgow Staff Portal (for MyCampus, Moodle, Timetabling, Ferguson Bequest etc)
  • E-journals and databases via the University Library
  • Remote access
  • IT Helpdesk self service
  • HR/Payroll self service (Core Portal)
  • Business systems (for eRecruitment, PIP, Travel Insurance, Research system etc)
  • Student Texting Service
  • T4 Content Management System
  • Online booking for training courses: IT Services | Employee and Organisational Development

You can also use your University email address and GUID password to access:

  • eduroam Wi-Fi
  • Office 365