Change to username format for new staff and students

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[14 June 2018]

Currently, usernames are generated using a person's initials followed by the year of arrival and three unique digits. However, due to difficulties in making changes to usernames, the first two alpha characters will now be randomly generated. This supports aspects of the University's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

John Smith arriving in 2018 might have previously received the username js18123, but from 21st June under the new scheme, it will start with any two letters except 'js'.

Please contact the IT Service Desk if you have any questions or queries.

Or for more information on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please see their website.