GUID (Glasgow Unique IDentifier)

You need your GUID and GUID password to access most University IT systems.

For eduroam Wi-Fi and Office 365, use your University email address and GUID password.

Students: Services that require a log-in

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

GUID and password

Your GUID is your student number followed by the first letter of your surname

You can access:

University email address and GUID password 

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


Staff: Services that require a log-in

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

GUID and password 

Your GUID originates from your entry in the HR database.

Depending on your permissions, you can access:

University email address and GUID password 

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 before you can use it.


Line managers: how to request GUID services for new staff

Honorary & Affiliated status

If you are a University employee sponsoring someone registered with Honorary or Affiliate status, contact your local IT support to request a Standard Staff Desktop account and/or email account for them.

All other staff

Standard Staff Desktop and email accounts are created automatically.