Current students


Blackboard is the University's Virtual Learning Environment.

Through Blackboard you will be able to access module study guides, course and module materials uploaded by your lecturers, and a range of other information sources.

Announcements relating to your course will also be posted on, or emailed from, Blackboard.

In addition, the site allows you to communicate electronically with your tutors and fellow students, and you may be able to contribute to online group discussions, blogs and wikis.

On many modules you will find that you are asked to submit your assignment work - and then receive your grades and feedback - online through Blackboard.

You can log on to Blackboard at - or you can log on to the Portal and then follow the 'my Blackboard' link, without the need to log on again.

Your username and password for Blackboard are always the same as the details you'll use to log on to the Portal, your University student email, or computers on the University campus.

You will be advised of your username and password by email, once you have completed the initial online enrolment process.

There is a Help site for Blackboard and the University's other online learning systems, at

If you need help logging on to Blackboard or the Portal, please contact the IT Service Desk:

Once you have logged on to Blackboard, you will see your active courses and modules listed on the Home Page tab, or on the My Courses tab.

Clicking on the name of the course or module takes you in to view the content which your lecturers have made available.

Please note that many courses and modules in Blackboard will not become available until term has begun.