User Accounts

Undergraduate, Masters and Research Students

Student accounts are automatically created based on centrally held registration records. Accounts are suspended one month after graduation, however, account extensions may be granted on completion of the account extension application form. Account extensions are granted for a period one year, further extensions may be granted at the discretion of the Senior Computer Officer and Director of Computing Facilities. Extensions will only be granted for genuine academic reasons.

Accounts will normally be issued during the first week of term in the special 'Introduction to Computing Facilities' sessions.

Staff and Visiting Academics

Staff accounts are created upon notification from the School Manager of new appointments and are for the duration of the initial contract. It is the responsibility of the member of staff to notify the Support Team of any change to contract duration. Account extensions may be granted to departing staff on the completion of the account extension application form subject to genuine academic requirements.

Visiting academic staff requiring access to the School's facilities will normally be allocated, on request, an account for the duration of their stay within the School. Applications for accounts should be made by completion of the account extension application form and will require the approval of the collaborator within the School. Extensions beyond the period of stay may be granted subject to need and an additional account extension form must be completed every 12 months. This is to ensure that the School has adequate contact details for all registered users.


All users of the School's facilities are required to change the initial password of their account on first use, otherwise accounts are automatically disabled after seven days. Passwords should be selected in line with the School's password policy.