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School of Science, Engineering & Design - Postgraduate Applicant Open Day

11 July 2018 - 11 July 2018, . : <b>Teesside University School Science, Engineering & Design Applicant Open Day</b>
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NDI Meet the Buyer

27 June 2018 - 27 June 2018, . Teesside University: Are you a supplier to the defence and space sector? Hosted by NDI in association with Teesside University, ...
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Teesside University Business School - Postgraduate Applicant Open Day

11 July 2018 - 11 July 2018, . : <b>Teesside University Business School Applicant Open Day</b>
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Future Facing Learning - Learning & Teaching Enhancement Conference

03 July 2018 - 03 July 2018, . : <img src="/images/sections/whats_on/events/10119.gif" class="imgright">'Future Facing Learning' Learning and Teaching ...
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Creating Video Content

10 July 2018 - 11 July 2018, . : Does your organisation require in-house skills to develop professional video content?
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School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law - Postgraduate Applicant Open Day

11 July 2018 - 11 July 2018, . : <b>Teesside University School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law Applicant Open Day</b>
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Fun Run/Walk 3km or 5km

04 July 2018 - 04 July 2018, . Albert Park: The event will take place around the Park Run route in Albert Park. You can run, jog, walk, skip, hop. around ...
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Allied Health Professions Conference

27 June 2018 - 27 June 2018, . : For students in Years 12 and 13, who are interested in studying Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Diagnostic Radiography, ...
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International Summer Programme

02 July 2018 - 28 July 2018, . : From 2 July 2018, our International Summer Programme opens its doors for you to experience five exciting academic modules ...
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The Future of Housing

02 July 2018 - 02 July 2018, . MIMA: An information and networking event hosted by Teesside University and MIMA in partnership with the Ministry for Building ...
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Film in a Day

06 July 2018 - 06 July 2018, . : Looking for a new way to motivate and promote teamwork across your organisation?
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Preparing posters and presentations for School Postgraduate Research Conferences

26 June 2018 - 26 June 2018, . : This is a support session for any postgraduate research student who is planning to present a poster or give a presentation ...
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Research degree supervision course

22 June 2018 - 22 June 2018, . Darlington Campus D4.01: This course provides basic training in the knowledge and skills needed by new supervisors of postgraduate ...
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Minecraft in Learning and Teaching - HUBS Event

12 July 2018 - 12 July 2018, . : This event is being held at Teesside University, Middlesbrough.
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Part-time open day

11 July 2018 - 11 July 2018, . : If you're thinking about studying part-time, come and find out what we have to offer you at Teesside University.
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Basics of research ethics

21 June 2018 - 21 June 2018, . : This is an introductory session on research ethics aimed at both staff and students. The session features presentation ...
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Postgraduate open day

11 July 2018 - 11 July 2018, . : Are you looking to progress in your academic life or career?
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Why does my back hurt? (Spoonful of Knowledge)

26 June 2018 - 26 June 2018, . Dickens Inn Coffee Shop: <i>Join us to discuss, debate and delve into topical areas of new thinking with like-minded ...
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Preparing posters and presentations for School Postgraduate Research Conferences

05 July 2018 - 05 July 2018, . : This is a support session for any postgraduate research student who is planning to present a poster or give a presentation ...
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Contemporary Issues in Education

27 June 2018 - 27 June 2018, . : Join us to explore contemporary issues in education and to learn more about how to become a teacher.

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 http://url.tees.ac.uk/aup 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 http://mylogin.tees.ac.uk 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
    Examples
    Uppercase letters
    A, B, C
    Lowercase letters
    a, b, c
    Numbers
    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 https://howsecureismypassword.net/  DONT USE a real password at this site!