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Section 2: GETTING STARTED, ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCE Student Number When you register you will be allocated a Student Number, which you retain for your studies at the University. This number will operate as your Edge Hill email account username. Your student number will also serve as your login ID when accessing the Go Portal and Blackboard area. Please always use your number as a reference in any correspondence.

Student Identification (Library Card) When you register at the University Library you will be provided with your library card. This will carry your photograph and act as a combined identity and library card. The card should be kept with you at all times when you are in the University and will be required if you wish to borrow any books or are sitting an examination. If you have an examination for your module it is essential to bring this card with you. If you are undertaking a module online, access to the online library resources will be allocated to you once you have registered.

Confirmation of Student Status The Admissions and Recruitment Office will confirm your student status for the purpose of Council Tax exemption as appropriate, if required.

Security of Personal Information, Data Protection, and Computer Use Personal details held by Edge Hill about staff and students are confidential and will not be given to unauthorised persons. All staff and students have responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998. The University observes the eight Data Protection principles of good practice. Care should be taken by anyone processing or accessing information visible on computer monitors or using computer printouts. You must also read and abide by the university’s Acceptable Use Policy.

Change of Address or Name and Change of Circumstances It is your responsibility to provide us with up-to-date information regarding your contact details. If you change your name, address, contact details or employment, please advise the University using the online process, by following the instructions through Student Central, which can be accessed here:


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