Welcome to all new and returning students. 

Our IT help pages contain a wealth of information about the services we provide but let us show you where to start. 

Your Account

After applying to the University you will have been sent a welcome email with your username and given a link to verify your account and set up your password.

Once this has been set, you can change your password at https://password.port.ac.uk.

This username will be used to log into almost all University systems. It will be in the following format: up1234567

Start here and take our Student IT induction

A short interactive course on the IT services available to you - email, printing, wifi, free software and more.

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Let's Go!                 

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Need more information?

Here are some of the most useful pages on port.ac.uk/IT

This is enhanced account protection that is needed when logging into some of our systems and services.

What is currently protected by MFA?

  • The VPN
  • Moodle
  • secure.port.ac.uk

Find out more about MFA

There are 4 Open Access Areas around the campus with over 600 PC's, Apple Macs and printing facilities for you to use.
They are located in the

  • Library

  • Park Building

  • Portland Building

  • Anglesea Building.

Find out more about using our computers 

You have access to a wide range of software to help you succeed in your course.

All Open Access Area PCs and laptops are equipped with the AppsAnywhere desktop icon, which lets you download software you need and access software remotely if you need to. You can also download additional software to your University or personal laptop or computer.

Find our more about free software

The VPN (Virtual Private Network) allows you to connect securely to the University network to access University services and software which are only usually available on campus.

Find our more about using our VPN

You have access to network storage space on the University's computer system and your University Google account gives you access to Google Drive for storing your files.

Find our more about storing your files

To help you succeed in your course, we've made sure you can access everything you need from wherever you are, on whatever device — on-campus or off-campus.

Find our more about studying anywhere

Your Gmail account is the main method of communication in the University, so make sure to check it regularly.

Find our more about your email account