University of Bath

Your University IT account

Find out about your University IT account. You will need one to use IT resources.

University accounts

Students and staff receive a full user account:

  • Students will be notified of their account details via email. Accounts will be activated once they have registered with the University.
  • Staff should go to the IT Service Desk in the library with either your library card or your contract and a form of ID to request an account.

Other people, such as volunteers or visiting staff, can receive tailored access to University IT resources by completing an IT Approval Form and sending it to their Designated Maintainer

Temporary Accounts

Temporary accounts will be granted to conference delegates, guest lecturers or other short-term visitors. Only members of staff are allowed to request accounts for visitors.

Normally three types of accounts are issued:

  • Wi-Fi only account, which grants the user access to the wireless networks (eduroam)
  • Full account, which grants the user desktop and wireless access
  • Full account with Moodle, which grants the user desktop, wireless and Moodle access (a valid email address is required)

Acceptable use

All individuals accessing computing and network facilities are required to adhere to Computing Services Policies and University Regulations Section 10.3. Activity is logged and monitored in accordance with Computing Services Monitoring Policy.

Specific attention is drawn to:

Changing Your Password

You will have been issued with a randomly generated password. You can (and should if you will be using the account for more than a couple of days) change it using the Password Changer.

Help and Support

Please be aware that our services and facilities are primarily for the use of students and staff at the University. Visitors and guests will not generally be entitled to the same level of support as members of the University.

The IT Service Helpdesk is located on level 2 of the Library.

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