News: Free password manager is here for students
Password Managers take a lot of the stress out of remembering and maintaining large numbers of passwords and keeps them safe. As part of our ongoing efforts to help our students improve their cyber-security LastPass Premium Password Manager is being made available to all students of the University for free.
What is a Password Manager?
How do I access LastPass?
From here you can set up your own Premium account. If you already use LastPass, you can also upgrade to Premium for free.
You will need to do this annually using if you want to keep your free premium account.
Is using a Password Manager a good idea?
The short answer is: “Yes.”
The more detailed answer is: “Yes, but not for everything.”
- Banking Passwords
- Main email account
Why your main email account? That’s where all your reset requests and the like will go should your accounts be compromised or you need to change your details.
Other than these few restrictions, you are good to go!
If you are unsure about this topic, a good source of information is the National Cyber Security Centre
Who do I go to for help for LastPass?
As this service is provided to us directly by LastPass, if you need help or want more information you should go to their support pages at:
LastPass manages student accounts and as such all support requests should go to them.
Do I have to use LastPass? Can I use my current password manager?
Use of LastPass is not mandatory for students. If you already have a service or process that you use for managing Passwords then please keep doing so!
If you have any other questions about cyber security, you can find lots of details on the University website:
or by contacting the Information Security team at