Brightspace is your virtual learning environment (VLE) and includes all the information you need to support your studies, including unit information, study materials and study skills resources.

In order to access Brightspace, you first need to register for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) by going to and registering with your BU student email address. You can find out more about MFA in the IT information section of our website. 

You can then log in to Brightspace and complete the Getting to know Brightspace training module to learn about how to use Brightspace and ensure you are fully prepared for your studies.

Please read the FAQs below for more information, and contact our IT Services team - available 24/7 - if you have any issues logging in or using the system.

We also recommend downloading Pulse - the mobile app for Brightspace. This app will help you keep track of important announcements and deadlines, and access lecture notes, your course content and your grades, so you can spend less time organising and more time learning. 

Information for exchange students

If you are an incoming exchange student and need any assistance please contact the Global Engagement team

Frequently asked questions