What can I do if I can't access all or any part the XA service?
Try these first
Unable to run the Staff Desktop?
If the Staff Desktop does not launch after clicking on the link, check the points below to see whether any of them apply to you.
- Your browser is asking for permission to download or run the plugin. This is a window that can pop up anywhere on the screen but is usually at the top under the address bar.
- The security system on your PC is asking whether you will allow the Pulse setup client to run. This usually shows up on the bar at the bottom of the browser.
- Your browser is set to block popups from all sites. You need to
allow pop-ups from uwe.ac.uk. In Internet Explorer 11, this
is done from Internet Options:
- click the cog icon in the top right of Internet Explorer
- click internet options
- click the Privacy tab
- click the Settings button next to the check box Turn on pop-up blocker.
- type *uwe.ac.uk and click add
- click close, then apply and close
- close and re-open Internet Explorer and reconnect to XA
Problems with plugins
It is possible that some of the necessary browser plugins are broken or corrupted. If so, you could try the following:
- Navigate to Control Panel and uninstall any listed programs
that contains the words ‘Pulse Secure’, ‘Citrix’ or ‘Juniper’ so
that all the plugins are removed. To access your control panel go
- Start -> Control Panel -> Programs -> Uninstall a Program Programs and Features (Windows 7)
- Start -> Settings -> System -> Apps and features (Windows 10)
- Once all removed, download the UWE Citrix Plugin from:
it’s not recommended to visit the Citrix website to download a different version
- Connect to XA again and click on the Staff Desktop link. This will download the correct versions of the plugins.
Mac with Safari browser
Mac users should use Safari for XA. Please contact the IT Service Desk 0117 328 3612 or email email@example.com so that we can send you a guide to setting up your Mac.
Still having problems?
We suggest that you try another machine where possible, failing that try a different browser.