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Digital IT

Students

Accessing your IT account

As a new University of Salford student, we will provide you with a user account. This will enable you to access essential online services throughout your time with us.

Your IT account details will be sent to your e-mail address from registration@salford.ac.uk and will be in the format of 3 letters followed by 3 numbers. This is used to access the majority of our IT systems, including Blackboard (the University’s virtual learning environment), the library catalogue, PCs and WiFi. This e-mail will arrive with you shortly after you have received  an unconditional offer.

Then within 24 hours of successfully completing your registration you will have your university e-mail address and password confirmed to you, which is in the format of initial(s).lastname@edu.salford.ac.uk. This information will also be sent via email from registration@salford.ac.uk and you should expect to receive it within 24 hours of completing online registration.

Not received the emails?

Make sure you don’t miss any important information by following the advice below:

  1. Check the junk or spam folder in your personal email account for a message from registration@salford.ac.uk
  2. If you use Gmail, Yahoo (including Sky and BT Yahoo), or Virgin, add registration@salford.ac.uk to your address book
  3. If you’re a Hotmail, Live.com, Outlook.com or BT Mail, user add registration@salford.ac.uk to your safe senders list.
  4. Contact the IT Service Desk on 0161 295 2444 or email ITS-ServiceDesk@Salford.ac.uk

Staying secure

We’d recommend that you update your account password to something more personal and memorable at your earliest opportunity. The options for how to reset your password is explained in more detail.

The easiest way to update your password is to visit the self-service password reset utility.

Campus WiFi is available to all students who have an active University login username.

The campus WiFi ‘SSID’ (the network name as it will appear on your device’s list of available WiFi connections) is:

UoS-WiFi

All students can establish a WiFi connection by configuring their device just once. Your University username and password will need to be provided to connect. Thereafter, the device should connect automatically whenever they enter a University WiFi coverage area. More detailed connection information is available in the WiFi pages.

The University wireless network is available in almost all University buildings.

Your university email address will be in the format of intial(s).lastname@edu.salford.ac.uk. This will be sent to you from registration@salford.ac.uk within 24 hours of completing online registration.

Not received the emails?

  1. Check the junk or spam folder in your personal email account for a message from registration@salford.ac.uk
  2. If you use Gmail, Yahoo (including Sky and BT Yahoo), or Virgin, add registration@salford.ac.uk to your address book
  3. If you’re a Hotmail, Live.com, Outlook.com or BT Mail, user add registration@salford.ac.uk to your safe senders list.
  4. Contact the IT Service Desk on 0161 295 2444 or email ITS-ServiceDesk@Salford.ac.uk

Your university email account is accessed by logging into the Microsoft service portal https://login.microsoftonline.com/ using the email address and a password - initially supplied when you joined the University.

The Student Email service is part of the Office365 suite of products provided by Microsoft®. Please review the Office365 service description to learn more about the addtional features.

Office365 is a Microsoft® service, providing each University of  Salford student with access to a University email account, collaboration and organizing tools, file storage, web tools and Microsoft Office applications online.

The University's Office365 licence also entitles active students to a free of charge device-installable versions, that can be downloaded onto up to 5 personal devices.

Please review the Office365 service description to learn more about the additonal features.  

Access the online service at https://login.microsoftonline.com/.

We’d recommend that you update your Email/Office365 password to something more personal and memorable at your earliest opportunity. The easiest way to update your password is to visit the self-service password reset utility.

Students are allocated 1Gigabyte quota of secure, personal document/file storage, which is backed-up daily. This storage area is reachable via the University campus data network, so it can be accessed from any University PC connected to the network, or from off-campus.

From an on-campus Windows PC, this storage appears as you ‘F’ drive; from a MAC, the name of the drive is simply your login username. From off-campus, your personal storage area is accessed via the Remote Access Portal

For the duration of your study, as part of the Office365 online you also have access to Microsoft One Drive. This is a ‘cloud-based’ area of file/document storage, offering 1Terabyte of personal storage.

Blackboard is the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), accessed by entering your IT Account username & password.

For more information about Blackboard refer to the guidance on the Library website or to login click here

A list of what software and where it's installed across campus, can be reviewed and filtered by downloading the spreadsheet. This is particularly helpful if you require specialist software that may only be installed in limited locations.

Software products and where they're installed on Windows PCs

Software products and where they're installed on Apple Macs

Check out PC availability in your preffered location.