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Student IT accounts

Access to everything you need to stay connected.

IT account activation

  • You will receive an email to your personal email address three weeks before your official start date, this will include your Student ID.

Can't find your Student ID number?

  1. Sign in to MyNottingham with your applicant details
  2. Click your name in top right corner
  3. Under My Profile, you will find University ID, this is your Student ID number

Watch the video below to find out how to complete your IT account activation and change your temporary password.

Activate your IT account

View steps to complete activation
Steps to activate your IT account
 1 Visit:
 2 Click 'All Students' or 'School of Health Sciences CPD/LBR students' as appropriate
 3 Read the Code of Practice and supporting policies
 4 Enter your surname, date of birth and student ID
 5 Tick 'I have read and understood the statement on this page'
 6 Click 'Continue'
 7 Your username, temporary password and email address will be displayed on screen (make a note of these details)
 8 Click 'Continue'
 9 Enter your username and temporary password and click 'Next'
 10 Set your security questions and responses, note these are case sensitive
 11 Click 'Save Answers' and then click 'Continue'
 12 Click 'Change My Password'
 13 Enter the temporary password you just used to log in and click 'Continue'
 14 Follow the on screen instructions to set a secure password, for guidance see creating strong passwords
 15 Click 'Change Password' and remember your new password
 16 You're all set, now sign out and close IT accounts

Once you have completed activation, you can sign in to your University email account and start registration.


Once you have activated your username and password, you will receive an email to your University email address explaining how to complete online registration.

If you experience any issues with registration please contact the IT Service Desk or a Student Service Centre

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What can I access?

Student IT accounts provide access to the following services:


Requesting access to additional services

If students require access to extra services specific to their course or modules, they must gain approval from a Sponsor (i.e. Course Director, Module Convenor, Principal Investigator) and contact the IT Service Desk to arrange access.

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How long are accounts valid for?

Student accounts are valid for as long as the student is continuing their studies at the University and will be closed 120 days after their official leaving date. This includes any agreed extensions to courses, including writing of theses. There are exceptions for the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy and the School of Education.

Accounts may also be closed if it is believed an account has been compromised, if the JANET Acceptable Use Policy or Code of Practice have been contravened or if there is a potential disciplinary or legal case against a particular user.

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IT account holders can manage their own password.

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Your responsibilities

All students must take full responsibility for activity within their IT account and adhere to the:

All account owners are requested to take appropriate care with their account details/passwords. 


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Related services

IT induction


New student? See your online IT induction or ask a question at one of our virtual drop-in events.




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