Account and password
All staff, students and postgraduates are entitled to a university email account.
About your email account
Official communications to staff and students are sent via University email accounts
Format of University email address:
- Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught students: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Postgraduate Researchers and Staff: email@example.com
Accessing your email
When you change your password for one service, your password will automatically change for other services too. You can view more info on passwords at the university here.
Note: Some services have their own passwords which cannot be updated by using IT Accounts e.g. the Unix service.
As a large institution the university is targeted by malicious emails. If you are unsure about an email, please read our guidance on how to spot phishing emails.
The PureMessage email filtering service scans email entering the university network for spam, phishing and viruses before being delivered to your mailbox.
Users sending university communications via email must use their university account. Personal email accounts must not be used for conducting university business or communications.
Further information can be found in our Information Security Policies (SharePoint log in required):
Self Service requests