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Your University Login Account

Your University Login account provides access to a wide range of online systems and services.

If you are a new student we will contact you by email with details of your University username and how to get started logging into University systems.

  • You will normally need to enter your username in the format: username@herts.ac.uk 
  • You can use your personal University username and password for all University online services including StudyNet.  Keep it confidential and safe!
  • You will keep the same username throughout your studies with us.

Nobody from the University will ever ask you for your password and you should never give it out to anybody.

Guidance for setting up your University password

Passwords - change or forgotten

You can change or recover your University password online.

Please remember to keep your details up to date on the Student Record system (students) and HR system (staff) to make sure notification messages are sent to the correct contact details.

Protecting your University login account with multi-factor authentication (MFA) 

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) adds another layer of security to your online accounts by verifying your identity using a second factor and prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password. 
  • All students are required to use MFA and you will need to set up an authentication method (normally your mobile phone) as part of your user account setup process.
  • Just follow the prompts on the screen when next logging into a University system.   
  • Find out more about multi-factor authentication.

When does my University online account expire?

Students: your University login account will be closed 6 months after the leaving date detailed in your Student Record. 
Once your account is closed, we are unable to recover your saved work and emails. 

Please see After successfully completing your course and refer to 3) Your University login, learning resources, and saving files.

Staff: see Herts Hub > Leaving the University > Essential information

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Helpdesk - Library and Computing Services

Library and Computing Services

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Please refer to the LCS Service Status page for updates on service availability. https://status.herts.ac.uk. Online and telephone support is available 08:00 to 18:00 Monday - Friday with telephone support only available outside of these times