IT Helpdesk

The IT Helpdesk acts as the first point of call for all IT enquiries, questions and problems.

If you are looking for general information you can try searching the Computer Stuff pages by typing your question into the Knowledge Base search tool on the homepage.

You can also check the GCU Status page for up to date reports on GCU IT systems.

What are our opening hours?

The IT Helpdesk is open from 8.30am to 9pm weekdays, and 9am to 6pm on weekends.

Between 8.30am and 5pm weekdays the IT Helpdesk operates a full support service. From 5pm to 9pm weekdays, and during weekends the IT Helpdesk offers a reduced support service. 

Lab Shutdown procedures will commence 15 minutes before closing time on weekdays (8.45pm) and at weekends (5.45pm).

How do I contact the IT Helpdesk?

Please include your username and matriculation number, plus details of any error messages or error conditions in all correspondence.

By telephone

You can call us on 0141 273 1234.

All computer labs have dedicated phones mounted on the wall which will connect you to the IT Helpdesk. The Saltire Centre IT Help phones are located in the printer pods on each floor.

By email

For all other enquiries, or if you are unable to contact us via the telephone you can email us at

How is my request dealt with?

All support requests are recorded and issued a unique call reference number.

The IT Helpdesk staff will endeavour to resolve all support requests at first contact. If your request cannot be resolved it is escalated to the appropriate support team for investigation. You will receive an automatic email with your request or incident reference number to confirm the status of the job logged.

You will also receive a closure email once your request/incident has been processed and completed.

For a call progress check, you can contact IT Helpdesk on telephone number 0141 273 1234, ext.1234 or send an email from your call logged on My Service. On My Service under My Requests or My Incidents select the reference number and click on add a note or attachment to update your call and click OK.