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Student Portal

The Student Portal provides easy access to your customisable and personal online services such as email, file storage, library services, the web-based learning environment, personal development planning, wellbeing and support. The University will communicate with you via:

  • the Portal
  • your student Office 365 email account
  • text message (in exceptional circumstances).

You are expected to check your Portal and email regularly.

Some online services available via the Portal include:

Blackboard           University online learning environment which hosts lecture notes, class discussions, module resources and electronic resources. Used by both distance learners and on-campus students.
Office 365 Student email, OneDrive cloud storage and Office Web Apps.
Banner Student records system which students may access to check personal details, programme of study information, examination details, tuition fees information etc.
Athens Controls access to electronic journals and databases.
PACE Professional and Career Enhancement System is an interactive tool which supports students and graduates in developing, reviewing and recording their employability skills.

How to Access the Student Portal

The web address is: portal.ulster.ac.uk

To login, you will require your Student ID and network password. Your Student ID is in the format B00123456. To obtain your initial network password, please refer to the information on this Password page.

How to Navigate the Portal Environment

The main screen will appear as a set of tabs.

Each tab focuses on a particular aspect of your life at University e.g. Learning Resources deals with online  resources such as your Library account, catalogue and electronic journals (including Athens authentication).

Personalise your Portal environment

Within the Portal, users can personalise their environment by grouping the  services and information that they wish to appear together. A series of How to videos are available at portal.ulster.ac.uk/media/help/

Further Information

You can find out more on the features available in the Portal, and instructions on how to access these services, by watching our short video tutorial which covers the main services available to students.

You can also watch a short video tutorial on how to download free course-related software, such as SPSS or AMOS, from the Portal for your home PC or laptop. You should note this software is already installed on University workstations in Library and Student Laboratories. You are NOT permitted to install software on University workstations.