Managing your UWE Bristol account

Your UWE Bristol username and password allows access to IT facilities across the University and online resources.

Your username and password will be sent to your personal email address. If you have not received these emails, contact an Information Point.

You can quickly and easily reset your password yourself, once you have set up an authentication method on your Microsoft security profile.

Changing your password will take immediate effect in Windows, myUWE portal, Blackboard and most other UWE Bristol systems (except for faculty specific passwords).

Wifi symboleduroam wifi users: don't forget, when changing your password on your PC or laptop, you must also update your eduroam password on any mobile devices.

What you have access to

All students and staff are issued with a username and password that allows access to IT facilities across the University and online resources. These facilities include:

You may be issued with additional usernames and passwords by your faculty to access faculty developed resources. These credentials will be managed by the faculty and you will need to contact your local IT Service Desk for assistance in these cases.

Enabling self-service password reset

You can reset your password yourself, once you have set up an authentication method (for example, your mobile number) on your Microsoft security profile. It's a good idea to add at least one alternative authentication method, in case you are unable to use your preferred option when required.

Set up your Microsoft security profile

Once set up, you can use your Microsoft security profile to:

  • change your password
  • update your security information
  • add additional authentication methods.

Access your Microsoft security profile

This will also enable multi-factor authentication (MFA). More information can be found on wifi and remote access.

Please note: without enabling self-service password reset, you will need to contact the IT Service Desk to reset your password.

Changing your password

From any UWE Bristol PC
  1. press Ctrl, Alt & Delete
  2. in the dialog window, select Change Password
  3. type in your current password
  4. select a new password.
From an external device

Once you have enabled self-service password reset:

  1. go to Microsoft security profile
  2. select Password from the navigation panel
  3. type your old password and then create and confirm your new password
  4. select Submit

Wifi symboleduroam wifi users: don't forget, when changing your password on your PC or laptop, you must also update your eduroam password on any mobile devices.

If you have forgotten your password

  1. go to Microsoft password reset
  2. enter your user ID (UWE Bristol email address)
  3. enter the security characters as shown on screen
  4. select a contact method for verification
  5. enter the verification code
  6. select a new password.

Wifi symboleduroam wifi users: don't forget, when changing your password on your PC or laptop, you must also update your eduroam password on any mobile devices.

Which username to use and when

UWE Bristol username

Your username will look similar to this:

Your username will look similar to this: your initials, possible numbers, a dash, then your surname.  

Example: an2-other

Used to access:

  • myUWE student portal
  • student computers
  • Pharos print system.

UWE Bristol email address

Example: an2.other@live.uwe.ac.uk

Used to access:

  • UWE Bristol email
  • Microsoft products including Outlook, OneDrive, Teams etc.

Wifi

Example: an2-other@uwe.ac.uk

Solely used for accessing eduroam wifi. Use your UWE Bristol username followed by '@uwe.ac.uk'.

Wifi and remote access

Library

Library Services are accessed using your student number and four digit Library PIN.

Find your library PIN

Other accounts

Your faculty may have additional accounts to give you access to specific course related facilities, such as FET accounts for Linux or MySQL, or ACE accounts for Fabrication Credit.

Additional accounts for Computer Science students

Linux (CSCT and EDM departments only)

Your UWE Bristol username and password also gives you access to the FET Linux system.
For further information on using Linux within FET, see the Linux FAQs.

MySQL and Oracle (CSCT and EDM departments only)

Students will need to register for a MySQL or Oracle account, as these systems use Faculty specific logins.

How to create a MySQL or Oracle account

  1. Access the Database Account Manager and select the database you want to manage (create, change password, delete).
  2. To create an account, click the 'create an account' button.
  3. Enter your UWE Bristol username and password, then click submit.
  4. If a screen appears stating that 'You already have an account', then choose 'Delete my existing account and create the new one'.
  5. Re-enter your UWE Bristol username and password to confirm, then click submit.
  6. A new MySQL or Oracle user ID and password will then be issued with the correct link to login.

Database Account Manager

More information can be found via Computer Science Support.