Getting connected to IT is essential. The University uses a range of online services to help you manage your studies. Find out what you can do to help you stay connected.
You will receive your student username and password when you are asked to complete Online Registration. Completing Online Registration will give you full access to the range of online services available, so it is essential that you complete it as soon as possible when asked.
You should change your password to something more memorable for you. You can use Password Manager to change your password yourself, any time of the day or night. You will be prompted to change your password every 180 days.
Find out about Online Registration
MyUoB is our student mobile app providing easy access to timetables, emails, module information, campus maps and more – wherever and whenever you need them. The app brings together key services and resources, and allows you to move your favourite features to create an app display that is personalised to you. MyUoB is available as a free download for iOS and Android devices. Simply search for MyUoB in your app store, download and go!
Find out more about MyUoB
Student email address
We will use your student email address to contact you about important matters relating to your studies and being a student here. You should check it daily for updates and useful information, including information about your induction (orientation) sessions.
Your student email address will take the format of email@example.com
You will receive your student username when you are asked to complete Online Registration. It will be three letters (your initials) followed by three or four numbers. For example, if your username is ABC123 then your email address will be ABC123@student.bham.ac.uk
You can access your student email through the MyUoB app.
You can also set it up on your mobile device or computer email service, or access it via outlook.office365.com. Postgraduate Research students can access their email account at mail.bham.ac.uk
You can set up your email on your phone or tablet
Change and manage your password yourself
Access Microsoft 365 for free
Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based service bringing you free access to tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote on multiple devices, whilst you are a student. It also provides enhanced email storage and access for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students.
Explore Microsoft 365
As part of Microsoft 365, you also have access to Microsoft Teams, an online collaborative space for group messaging, video calling and document sharing, wherever you are. Teams allows you to carry on working on your group projects and share ideas with classmates even when you are not on campus. Find out more about Teams.
The student intranet is your key source of information as a student, from finding out the latest news, accessing StudentHelp to understanding wellbeing support. Take some time to explore the student intranet and understand the information available.
Visit the student intranet
Connecting to Wi-Fi
Eduroam is the University’s main wireless network for students and staff, providing high-speed WiFi access across campus. WiFi and wired connections are available to those living in University-owned accommodation through ASK4.
Connect to Eduroam
IT Service Desk
The IT Service Desk is here to help if you have any IT related issues at the University. You can visit the IT Service Portal to report a problem, make an IT request or search for an answer to your IT question in our easy to use Knowledge Base. You can also use the IT Service Portal's Live Chat facility to speak to one of our friendly IT Service Desk operators.
Explore the IT Service Desk
Students have unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, an on-demand library of high-quality video courses covering a vast range of digital, business and creative skills. This free online resource can help you broaden your knowledge and enhance your academic, technology-related, and employability skills through expert-led courses, delivered in bitesize, easy to navigate video tutorials.