Find A PC Remote Access For Students
This service allows Cardiff Met students to remotely connect to a PC on campus, in order to access a variety of course related software and resources.
The service is available Monday - Friday between 06:00 and 22:00 each day – a warning will appear at 21:45 providing a 15-minute warning of closure of the service for that day.
Below you will find a step by step video guide for connecting using the service.
There is also a text guide beneath the video guide.
If you are using a
click here for instruction.
Using the Find a PC service (Video instruction)
Step by step connection instruction
https://findapc.cardiffmet.ac.uk and login with your
student number and
Connecting from a Microsoft Windows computer
You should already have the necessary client software to enable you to start using this service.
2. Select the
Remote Access Pool link to continue.
Connecting from an Apple MacOS computer
If you do not already have Remote Desktop Protocol software installed then you should install the
Microsoft Remote Desktop app.
2. Select the Remote Access Pool link to continue.
3. This will bring up a list of free PCs that are available. Click on any
Connect link to get connected to a PC.
Download to download a connection file to your browser.
5. Once dowloaded,
Open the connection file.
campus\youruserid and your
Please note that some software vendors do not licence their software for use in remote sessions e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud.
The service is available between 6am -10pm.
Inactive sessions will be auto-logged out after 1 hour.
OK to continue.
9. Logon will then proceed as if you were on campus.
Your standard student desktop should now appear. Please read any desktop notifications.
All connections will be stopped at 10pm, a warning message will appear from 9:45pm.
When you have finished with the remote connection, click the
Logoff from this PC icon on the desktop. This will sign you out and disconnect you from the PC.