Password Management

Reset your Password

When you have forgotten your password or your password has expired and to activate your account if you are a new student.

Enter your Bucks Username (as per one of the formats below):

  • All Students: studentID@bucks.ac.uk e.g. 12345678@bucks.ac.uk
  • Partner College Staff: e.g. FirstName.LastName@partner.bucks.ac.uk e.g.joe.bloggs@partner.bucks.ac.uk
  • Bucks Staff: e.g. Bucks email FirstName.LastName@bucks.ac.uk e.g. joe.bloggs@bucks.ac.uk

You will be prompted to enter a code sent to your default password recovery option:

  • Students: This is pre-set to your personal email address provided at enrolment.
  • Partner College Staff: This is pre-set to your partner college email address.
  • Bucks Staff: You will need to set up your password recovery options.

If your self-service recovery option has not been setup, you will be unable to reset your password and you will need to contact the Service Desk at IT@bucks.ac.uk.

If you need more help on how to reset your password, please use the self help guide.

Change your password

When you know your password and you want to change it.

On Campus or Connected by VPN

Once logged in to a University computer, press Ctrl-Alt-Del and pick the change password option.

Off Campus

Enter your Bucks Username, as applicable, and follow on screen instructions:

  • All Students: studentID@bucks.ac.uk e.g. 12345678@bucks.ac.uk
  • Partner College Staff: e.g. FirstName.LastName@partner.bucks.ac.uk e.g.joe.bloggs@partner.bucks.ac.uk
  • Bucks Staff: e.g. Bucks email e.g. joe.bloggs@bucks.ac.uk

If you need more help on how to change your password, please use the self help guide.

Set up your Password Recovery Options

Setup your password recovery options to enable you to change your password if it has expired or your account is locked without having to contact the Service Desk. You need to know you current password in order to enable this.

If you need more help on how to setup your password recovery options, please use the self help guide.

Your Bucks New University IT Account username and password are your key to accessing a wide range of resources at Bucks. By protecting your password, you also protect the important resources and data to which your password grants you access.

Tips when choosing a new password:

  • Must be at least 8 characters long
  • Remember, password is case sensitive
  • Must not include any of the following values: password test
  • Must not include part of your name or user name
  • Must not be your boy or girlfriend name, relative, dog, cat, budgie, car registration number, address
  • Must not include a common word or commonly used sequence of characters
  • Must have at least 3 types of the following characters:
    • Uppercase (A-Z)
    • Lowercase (a-z)
    • Number (0-9)
    • Symbol (!, #, $, etc.)
  • Other language characters not listed above
  • New password should not be any of your previously used passwords
  • You could make your password as an acronym

Good password examples:

  • bRITIsh LIOns can become riti-lio
  • The cat jumped over the moon could become Tcjotm4$
  • I love the game of cricket could become I#L#t#g#o#c

Bad password examples

  • password
  • test
  • iloveyou
  • 12345678
  • xyz123

You Must Not:

  • Share your password with anyone (including IS&T)
  • Perform financial transactions on public networks
  • Write it down and keep it on your desk or anywhere others can access easily
  • Avoid using the same password on multiple websites, all your accounts could be compromised in one go