About Your Account

Your University account, also known as a username, is used in conjunction with your personal password to access the following:

  • Ability to log in to University computers
  • Email
  • Internet
  • Webpages restricted to staff and/or students
  • MyUni

To find out more about activating your account, choose an option below and we'll answer your frequently asked questions.

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  • What kind of access will I get?

    Your University account will give you access to the UofA network to logon to shared workstations in the hub and student computer suites, UofA wifi and internet, your UofA student email (which is used for all email communications), ADAPT, Unified Portal, Access Adelaide, Library, and MyUni (to name a few of our student systems).

    Email address suffix Email quota
    @student.adelaide.edu.au Unlimited

    Definition of a student.

    If you also hold an active staff (including casuals), visitor or PGRS role, your student email will automatically deliver to your staff email address (@adelaide.edu.au) and is accessible via https://o365.adelaide.edu.au/.

    Postgraduate Research students

    Access to staff computers Email address suffix Email quota Access to staff only websites
    Yes @adelaide.edu.au 50GB Yes

    Definition of a postgraduate research student

    If you also hold an active student role, your student email will automatically deliver to your PGRS email address (@adelaide.edu.au) and is accessibly via https://o365.adelaide.edu.au/.

  • How do I activate my account?

    After the account is created, you can activate it online via the Password Manager (click on Activate Account). Alternatively, you can visit North Terrace, Waite or Roseworthy Campuses, see changing your password.

  • I've come back to the University - will I have the same account?

    Yes! As a former student or staff member, your account ID will remain the same. All you have to do is set a new password.

  • How often do I need to change my password?

    You are not required to change your password regularly. To increase security your password must meet the following requirements:

    1. It must be equal to or longer than 11 characters
    2. It must contain both an upper and lower-case letter (no need to include numbers or symbols)

    See more advice on passwords from our SecureIT team.

  • How do I change my preferred name?

    For information about how to change your preferred name (eg David to Dave), see our online guide. Please note this will generate a new email address and account name that will be visible in some systems. Your original email address will become an alias and will continue to receive emails.

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  • Who is eligible for visitor access?

    Those not paid by the University's HR department, but who have a defined relationship with the University. This includes visiting academics, contractors, researchers and volunteers.

    Definition of a visitor.

    Unsure if you qualify for visitor access? Call the Service Desk on +61 8 8313 3000.

  • What kind of access will I get?

    You'll get exclusive access to MyUni, Email, Calendar, and other internet services on selected staff computers and printers. You may also be eligible for Library access. To find out more, call the Service Desk on +61 8 8313 3000.

    Access to staff computers Email address suffix Email quota Access to staff only websites
    Yes @adelaide.edu.au 50GB Yes

    If you also hold an active student role, your student email will automatically deliver to your staff email address (@adelaide.edu.au) and is accessible via https://o365.adelaide.edu.au/.

  • How do I create, extend or cancel a visitor account?

    An authorised staff member from the relative department will set up your account. If you are unsure which department applies to you or you simply don't know if your account has been created, please contact the Service Desk on +61 8 8313 3000.

    To create, extend or cancel an account for a visitor, submit a visitor access form.

  • How do I activate my account?

    After the account is created, you can activate it online via the Password Manager (click on Activate Account). Alternatively, you can visit North Terrace, Waite or Roseworthy Campuses, see changing your password.

  • When will my account expire?

    Visitor accounts are active for a maximum of 12 months. Prior to the end date for access, you will receive advice that access to online services will cease. You can apply for new access via the relative department.

  • How do I change my preferred name?

    For information about how to change your preferred name (eg David to Dave), see our online guide. Please note this will generate a new email address and account name that will be visible in some systems. Your original email address will become an alias and will continue to receive emails.