To protect your IT account and personal data, never share your password with anyone

This is a reminder that you should never share your passwords with anyone, whether in person, over the phone, or online.

Sharing your password or giving someone access to your account is a breach of University regulations and you are also exposing yourself and the University to significant risk.

Among the risks you could face are:

  • being unable to study or use online services due to account lock out
  • Substantial financial loss, potentially upwards of tens of thousands of pounds
  • Law enforcement involvement
  • Identity theft and fraud
  • Suspected of collusion or plagiarism resulting in an Unacceptable Academic Practice investigation.

Please remember your password and keep it secure.

Your account will be locked if we suspect that your details have become compromised or if it is being used by another person. This will mean that you will not have access to many services for a period, including email, Blackboard, and eduroam, while an investigation takes place.

If you have any concerns or suspect that someone else may be using your account, please contact the Information Services helpdesk as soon as possible: