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Kent IT account closure

When you leave the University your IT account closes, which means you can no longer access files or resources on the Kent network, and your email account changes.

Undergraduates and taught postgraduates

Your IT account closes 60 days after your student registration ends. After that, you cannot access most Kent IT services or the Kent network. Take a copy of important files and web bookmarks before you leave.

Changes to your Kent email: your alumni email.

Staff and research postgraduates

Before you leave Kent, the closing date for your IT account is emailed to you.

Your current Kent email account will close, but you can set up a redirect to your new Kent alumni email account: your alumni email.

Before your IT account closes, you should:

Contact Helpdesk if you have:

  • an Organisational Unit (OU) account: this account needs to be closed;
  • access to electronic documents: your access rights need to be removed.

If you have an account that's managed by other departments (eg Finance or Student Data Systems) ask them to close your account on your leaving date.

Moving or copying data

You will need to move work files to a shared location on the network, and should move or delete personal files. If you need to keep copies of emails, you need to forward them to another account (eg your staff alumni email account).

Copying data to a new location


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Last Updated: 30/04/2013