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Password guidance

The University suggests that a strong password is 10 characters, including upper, lower case, numbers and symbols. Use the guidance on this page to create memorable and secure passwords.

If you think someone might have discovered your password, change it immediately. IT will never ask you for your password by email or link.

Create a memorable password with these three steps

1. Choose three random words and a date that’s easy to recall. “bookspecslight2001”

2. Add numbers and capitalise a letter from each word. “20booKspecSlighT01

3. Replace some letters with a special character. “20b00kspecSl&ghT01”

What you can do to safeguard your account

Advice and support

If you need password advice or you are concerned about the privacy of your account, please get in touch with the IT Service Desk.