Magical Middlesbrough Parade with Santa and his elves

26 November 2017 - 26 November 2017, . : Teesside University is delighted to host the departure of this year's Magical Middlesbrough Parade, organised ...

Legitimate business infiltrating organised crime: a cautionary tale from Greece

28 November 2017 - 28 November 2017, . Dickens Inn Coffee Shop: Professor Georgios Antonopoulos offers an account of how the financial crisis in Greece ...

Strategies for reading academic articles (Bitesize)

24 November 2017 - 24 November 2017, . : Do you need to speed up your academic reading? Do you want to find time to broaden your reading?

Time to Talk - An Invisible Theatre performance by our own performing arts students

29 November 2017 - 29 November 2017, . Meeting point - Athena Cafe, The Art Cafe : Time to Talk is a performance for an audience of one where we hear ...

Basics of research ethics

24 November 2017 - 24 November 2017, . Darlington Campus D4.01: This is an introductory session on research ethics aimed at both staff and students. The ...

Postgraduate Information Event - Teesside University Business School

29 November 2017 - 29 November 2017, . : Come and see us at our stand in the Clarendon Building to get information about studying a postgraduate course ...

PRINCE2 2009 Foundation/Practitioner

20 November 2017 - 24 November 2017, . Teesside University Darlington Campus: Good project management ensures risks are appropriately managed, objectives ...

Introduction to Silvercloud - Space from stress

24 November 2017 - 24 November 2017, . Library, Floor 2, L2.05: Introduction to SilverCloud - Space from Stress

Arithmetic for drug calculations 3: oral medication and injections

27 November 2017 - 27 November 2017, . : Are you a School of Health and Social Care student who is unsure how to calculate dosages for oral medication ...

Enterprise Rent A Car - fast track your career with us!

29 November 2017 - 29 November 2017, . : Come along to hear more about what Enterprise Rent A Car can offer you in terms of a future career in management. ...

Graduate Careers with EY

28 November 2017 - 28 November 2017, . : EY is one of the largest professional services firms in the world with over 700 offices in 150 countries. It provides ...

Movember Talk. Title: Making Life Easy For Men (and Women) Lunch and Learn session.

29 November 2017 - 29 November 2017, . Festival Lounge, Clarendon Building, 2nd Floor : "Does life feels tough sometimes?

Teesside Symphony Orchestra concert

25 November 2017 - 25 November 2017, . : Teesside Symphony Orchestra return for a "Night at The Opera", performing arias/ overtures and suites from many ...

Postgraduate Information Event - School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law

29 November 2017 - 29 November 2017, . : Come and see us at our stand in the Clarendon Building to get information about studying a postgraduate course ...

Critical appraisal (qualitative): an introduction

28 November 2017 - 28 November 2017, . : Are you a School of Health and Social Care student who would like more practice with critical appraisal?

Campus shuffle - a short, health walk around campus

24 November 2017 - 24 November 2017, . Meet outside Olympia Building : Join our shuffle/walk round campus and show your support for Movember on Friday ...

Writing a research proposal

27 November 2017 - 27 November 2017, . : Do you have to write a research proposal and are not sure what needs to be covered in it? Want some tips on how ...

Academic writing: an introduction

28 November 2017 - 28 November 2017, . : Are you unsure how to write in an academic style?

Internet of Things for SMEs

28 November 2017 - 28 November 2017, . : The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing business practices and disrupting business models. Currently 28 billion ...

Royal Navy - Undergraduate Leadership Programme (Physical Leadership Event)

27 November 2017 - 27 November 2017, . : The leadership programme is suitable for students studying on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ...

Your Resources & Password Security

Your Resources & Password Security

It's very important that you don't share your Teesside resources with other people. Resources could mean an email account, a PC login account - or even the use of a laptop or Tablet assigned to you. Should a security incident occur using any of your resources, you will be held accountable. Section 5 of the IT Acceptable use policy states,

"You must take all reasonable precautions to safeguard any IT credentials (for example, a username and password, email address, smart card or other identity hardware) issued to you. You must not allow anyone else to use your IT credentials. Nobody has the authority to ask you for your password and you must not disclose it to anyone."

File Security

It's vitally important that you look after your University electronic information. Always keep them safe on your University U:/ drive (often called homespace). There's a small guide to using your homespace here. Files stored on your U:/ Drive are backed up, and scanned for viruses. If you store them on your desktop computer, you run the risk of losing them. If you run out of space on your U:/ drive, contact the service desk about increasing your space, or cleaning up what you already have. 

Password Security

Passwords are your key to your Teesside University systems. It's vital that you use secure, difficult to guess passwords. It's important that you use a combination of upper & lower case letters, with a selection of numbers and other characters. This makes it difficult for an automated attack to try and guess your password from a dictionary. Always make sure your passwords are strong. 


Users are strongly urged to register with the self service password reset facility This web-based application enables a password to be reset without knowing the old password and without having to show physical proof of identity to set a new one.


What makes a password strong or weak? 
At the University, we enforce a password that is at least 8 characters long, and it must contain a number or a character. You can protect yourself by ensuring that passwords on non-University systems -

  • Is at least eight characters long. (At the University we enforce 8 Characters, and you must use a number or a symbol too!)
  • Does not contain your user name, real name, or company name.
  • Does not contain a complete word.
  • Is significantly different from previous passwords.
  • Contains characters from each of the following four categories: (we enforce two of these in your University password)
    Character category
    Uppercase letters
    A, B, C
    Lowercase letters
    a, b, c
    0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Symbols found on the keyboard (all keyboard characters not defined as letters or numerals) and spaces
    ` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ - + = { } [ ] \ | : ; " ' < > , . ? /

A password might meet all the criteria above and still be a weak password. For example, Hello2U! meets all the criteria for a strong password listed above, but is still weak because it contains a complete word. H3ll0 2 U! is a stronger alternative because it replaces some of the letters in the complete word with numbers and also includes spaces.


Help yourself remember your strong password by following these tips:

  • Create an acronym from an easy-to-remember piece of information. For example, pick a phrase that is meaningful to you, such as My son's birthday is 12 December, 2004. Using that phrase as your guide, you might use Msbi12/Dec,4 for your password.
  • Substitute numbers, symbols, and misspellings for letters or words in an easy-to-remember phrase. For example, My son's birthday is 12 December, 2004 could become Mi$un's Brthd8iz 12124 (it's OK to use spaces in your password).
  • Relate your password to a favorite hobby or sport. For example, I love to play badminton could become ILuv2PlayB@dm1nt()n.
If you feel you must write down your password in order to remember it, make sure you don't label it as your password, and keep it in a safe place.


Don't use your Teesside University password on other systems (eg facebook, ebay etc) If one of them becomes compromised, they potentially ALL will be.



There are several sites online where you can check the strength of a potential password, giving you an idea of how strong it could be. One such example is  DONT USE a real password at this site!