Guidance for new students: information security

Username and password

You will need your University username and password to access the majority of services. IT Services has help for new students.

You can change your password (UoB only) at any time. If you forget your password, you can reset it online using the password reset tool.

Choose a strong password that is different to any password you use. Remember: different account, different password.

We have guidance around how to create and manage strong passwords on our cyber aware pages (staff and students only).

Set up multi-factor authentication

You will need to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) on your University account.

Be cyber aware

Small steps can make a big difference to help keep your data and devices secure. Read our cyber aware guidance (staff and students only).

Data security

It's important to understand your responsibilities when accessing or handling University of Bristol data. Please read our guidance around data security.