Setting up your college IT Account.

All staff and students have a Bradford College IT account to enable access to many of the services we provide.

You will need your college IT account for many things in the college including Moodle, Microsoft Teams, College Email and Wi-Fi access.

All users (staff and students) should set up their accounts to enable them to recover access should they forget their passwords. Additionally new students will need to change their default passwords by 8th October 2020 or they will be locked out of their accounts until they have changed their password.

Staff will receive details of their accounts during their staff induction process.

Student IT accounts have their student ID number as their username and start with an initial password constructed from your first initial (in lower case), your date of birth in 6 digits, and your last initial (in lower case).


  • Sue Jones, born 12 May 1990 has a default password of s120590j
  • Jo bloggs, born 23 April 1995 has a default password of j230495b

To update access manager and change your password (by no later than 8th October), you need to visit, or scan the QR code below:

  • Scan the QR code or follow the address above and access the “My Access Manager details” option.

My Access Manager Details

  • Enter your username (student ID or staff login) and current or activation password for students, usual password for staff.
Access Manager Login Image

  • You will be asked to provide answers to a few questions which will be used later to help you recover your access should you forget your password. It is important that whatever you put in here is something you will remember.
Profile Setup (Security Questions)

  • Once you have provided answers to the security questions, access the “padlock” icon to change your password (New students must change their passwords before 8th October)
Change Password

Congratulations! You have now completed the setup of your IT account and can access many services with your new username and password.

About Access Manager

Forgotten passwords is a common factor in I.T whether for work or personal use. Find out how our adoption of Access Manager helps.

I.T Services is pleased to introduce an application which allows staff and students to manage their own password reset requests. The application is called Access Manager and is an online tool designed to work over the World Wide Web.

This means if you need to reset your password you can do so at your convenience without the need to contact I.T support, provided users have made the necessary initial configurations.

You can visit Access Manager by visiting at any time.

We recommend that you periodically review your details to ensure they’re still correct and accurate, in case you need to gain access to your College I.T account if you forget your password.

New students with limited or no physical access to College

If you need to change your initial activation password, you can do so using Access Manager without the need to physically come to Bradford College. This may be particularly useful for our distance learners.

Changing/resetting your College IT password

Information on how to change or reset your I.T account password for staff and students.

New staff and students

If you’re new to the College and after your very first login, you need to set a new password. Set your answers to security questions to reset your password in case you forget it using Access Manager at

Existing staff and students

If you would like to change your password at any point using one of two options.

  • Use Access Manager to change your password
  • Using a College Windows PC/laptop, simply log on and press CTRL and ALT and DEL together then select the option to change your password.

You can change your IT password at any time, particularly if it’s about to expire (you’ll be notified before that happens).

Staff passwords & working remotely

If you work off campus a lot or do work from home, setting up your Access Manager account is extremely important and saves disappointment when contacting IT Services for a password change without knowing your PIN number.

Forgotten IT password

You can reset your password using Access Manager providing you’ve previously set it up with your security questions and answers.

If you’ve never set up Access Manager and don’t know your password:

  • Staff should contact the Staff IT Service Desk (you will need your IT PIN or authorisation from your line manager).
  • Students should approach the Student IT Service Desk with your student I.D. card. If you’re a student and you’re unable to approach the Student IT Service Desk on campus, please contact your tutor who should verify your request and pass it on to IT Services.