People not numbers: name based email for students
From 14 December, all new students will use the name based version of their email address as their default address.
Mail that's addressed to the old format email@example.com will still be delivered.
The University wants to treat students as individuals, and one very visible way they fail to do this with Email and Diary has been the use of number based email addresses such as firstname.lastname@example.org as the default address used by and to contact students.
Information Services has been working to change this read the blog post by the EUSA president to find out more.
Details of project that is delivering this change can be found here.