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University Accounts

You'll need your network account to use a PC

University accounts is the term used for the IT accounts you get on registering with the University to help you with your studies.This includes library membership as well as computing and network services.

Your accounts

You will have 7 different accounts:

  • LRC/library - borrow, reserve or renew books, access to digital information sources etc.
  • Network - store files on the network
  • Print - keep this account in credit to use the printers
  • BREO - the University Virtual Learning Environment
  • Student record/E-vision - access your academic record, exams results etc. Keep your contact details up to date in eVision and this will update all your University accounts
  • Email - University email account
  • Eduroam - access University WiFi on campus

Your log on to access your Library, Breo, Network and Email accounts will have been sent to you in your "Joining Instructions" email. If you have forgotten this please talk to staff at the Customer Service Desk.

You will need to change your password straight away, go to

password.beds.ac.uk

How to change your password - PDF 128.3 KB

Sign in with the details sent to you in your Joining Instructions email and follow the on-screen prompts. Make sure your new password is easy to remember it must have:

  • minimum number of character 8
  • maximum number of characters 512
  • at least one upper case character of European language
  • at least one lower case character of European language
  • at least one numerical digit

Protect yourself online

Your Student record/ E-vision account password will be given to you on registration.

When seeking assistance always show your student ID card.

To prevent unauthorised access by others it is your responsibility to ensure that your personal accounts and passwords remain secure at all times. This should be done by:

  • changing your passwords every 6 months
  • not divulging your login details to anyone else
  • logging off completely before leaving a PC to prevent other students accessing your account and using your print credits

Learning Resources will not take responsibility for lost print credits.

If you allow anyone else to use your personal account to access the University's network or information resources provided by Learning Resources, this constitutes a breach of security and will be treated very seriously. This will usually result in the withdrawal of access to the service and the incident will be referred to the appropriate University disciplinary panel. Wilful misuse of a service purchased by the University for its staff and students may also result in an individual prosecution by the service provider.

Changing your password On-Line

You will be prompted to change your University network password every 6 months.  It is important you do this or you will eventually be unable to log on to a pc. Use the link below to do this:

password.beds.ac.uk

You will need to log in then set up your forgotten password security question and answer.  The successful answer to your security question will allow access to the password reset screen.

Once you have changed your password you will be able to log in immediately.

Temporary ID - Luton Library

At Luton Campus Library only, we operate a self-service temporary ID facility to our University community.

Temporary ID facility will apply to:

  • University students who have forgotten their ID cards

Automated ID facility will not allow students to:

  • Swipe into lecture rooms
  • Print/photocopy/scan in Luton Library
  • Borrow or renew items including laptops

The temporary ID facility will allow up to 12 day passes per academic year.

A  temporary ID is valid for 24 hours and will disable your University ID card until 24hrs have elapsed. If you find your ID within 24hrs use the temporary ID to swipe in and out of the library and your ID card to borrow items, book rooms etc.

Process
  • Current students or staff who have forgotten their ID or membership card may create a temporary pass by logging at the kiosk and requesting a day pass using username and password. Follow the on screen instructions. The pass will be printed straight away and will be valid for 24 hours.
  • If customers try to use their ID card while the temporary pass is valid it will not work on the entry gates but will allow book issues.

About to finish your Studies?

If you are about to finish your studies please remember to:

  • copy all your files from your network space on a USB
  • copy or transfer all your e-mail addresses from your gmail account

because your accounts will be closed within 3 months of you finishing your studies and you will not be able to access the contents after this time.

University of Bedfordshire

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