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Connecting to the University network

Obtaining a username and password

You will need a University username and password in order to access the extensive range of applications, software, and resources, available to the University community.

The procedure to obtain these details varies depending on your role within the University:

  • Students will receive these from Registry when they apply for or enrol on a course.
  • New members of Cardiff University staff should contact their local IT support staff.

Please refer to the 'Membership Categories and Entitlements' web page for more information about the IT and Library resources available to you.

Staff and students should log in to the University intranet to view more information about accessing IT

Help and advice

Further advice can be obtained from your Local Computing Representative (LCR) or from insrvConnect - the IT Service Desk.


Once you have registered and logged on to the network, you should then change your password to something more meaningful. Please read our advice on choosing a password.


Please remember that once you have registered, you are bound by University IT Regulations.