Username and password
Your username is printed on your Student ID Card. You will need this to log into computers on campus, as well as for various other login services.
Your username is usually a lowercase letter, followed by a series of numbers e.g. i1234567 or s1234567. For most students, your email address is your username followed by ‘@bournemouth.ac.uk’.
Changing your password
You can change your password as follows:
- On campus: Press ‘Ctrl’ + ‘Alt’ + ‘Delete’ on any BU computer on campus – and select ‘Change a Password.’
- On and off campus: Password Reset Tool – After you have registered with BU’s password reset tool, you can request a password reset by using the change password tool.
If you have any trouble logging in, or you have forgotten your password and need some help, contact the IT Service Desk on 01202 965515, or freephone 0808 196 2332. You will need your student ID and will need to answer a series of security questions.
For security reasons, your password must:
- Be different to your last 5 passwords
- Contain a minimum of 8 characters
- Include at least 1 of the following: UPPERCASE, lowercase, numbers, symbols.
Never share your password, username or access with others.
Read more guidance about managing your passwords.
All students have a BU email account. You can access your emails by going to https://studentemail.bournemouth.ac.uk.
You will be redirected to the University Sign-in Page and will need to enter your BU email address (if not already populated) and password.
It’s really important that you check your BU email account regularly. This is where your tutor, programme support team and other university departments will send important updates and information.
You can easily link your BU email account to your smartphone (once you have access to it after registering for your course online). Setting up your emails on your mobile device will allow you to create & read emails on the go. For help setting this up, view the following guides:
myHub is BU's online portal for both applicants and students to access information related to their electronic student record. The login details to your myHub account are sent to your BU email account soon after your application has been received. If you need help with logging into myHub, contact our IT Service Desk on +44 (0)1202 965515 or log a ticket via the IT Services Portal.
For applicants, myHub is used to facilitate interviews and open days, as well as to collect supplementary information. It is important that you access and log into myHub regularly for information and communication about your application.
Successful applicants will then enrol via myHub, and once enrolled, additional content and options become available in your myHub account. This includes online registration, payment of fees, course module selection, access to results and transcripts, management of personal contact information, registration for additional learning support, requests for certificates and registration for award ceremonies.
It’s important to ensure your contact information is always up to date in your myHub account.
Brightspace - your virtual learning environment
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.
Complete the Getting to know Brightspace training module to learn about how to use Brightspace and ensure you are fully prepared for your studies.
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.
For further information on Brightspace visit the Brightspace FAQ page.
Useful guides can be found on the Brightspace Help page. You can also contact our IT Services team - available 24/7 - if you have any issues logging in or using the system.
Some of your lectures, seminars and engagements with your teaching team will be conducted online. The Zoom video-conferencing application will be used for lectures and seminars whilst other appointments may take place on Microsoft Teams. Please see the Zoom video conferencing or Free Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus sections for further help and guidance with using these applications.
Further guidance on using these platforms can also be found on the Brightspace Help page.
You can also find useful tips for studying online on the Me@BU Online Learning page in Brightspace.