Your student email is one of the main ways the University will communicate with you.
It is your responsibility to:
- Check your inbox regularly for important updates, eg exam results, library reminders
- Use your student email for all email correspondence with the University, eg teaching staff, services
Treat ALL unsolicited email with suspicion, whether or not the sender appears to be someone you trust.
The University will NEVER ask you for your details via email.
If you're not sure whether it's safe to open an email or attachment, contact the IT Helpdesk.
Smartphone and tablet security advice
Set a PIN to protect your device from unauthorised use!
Your smartphone and tablet are likely to contain a lot of confidential information about you, perhaps even your bank details.
Treat your smartphone like your wallet or purse.
Treat your tablet like your laptop.
There are many ways you can increase the security of your smartphone and tablet:
- Set a PIN and ensure that it is not guessable (not 0000, 1234 etc) to protect your device from unauthorised use.
- Set a timeout to lock your device.
- Be careful which apps you install and what permissions you give them.
- If you use GPS location services, be aware of what information they share.
- Keep in mind the email security rules: these apply whatever device you're using.
- Backup the information on your device.
- Keep a copy of your IMEI number (if applicable) in case of loss or theft.
- At end of its life, dispose of your device securely.