How do I update my 'known as' name?

Staff and students are able to specify a name by which they wish to be known on University systems. This applies to first names only for example

  • Joe Bloggs rather than Joseph Bloggs
  • Jane Bloggs rather than Joseph Bloggs
  • John Bloggs rather than Joseph John Bloggs


  • Login to your student record
  • Choose the Personal tab
  • Choose Details
  • Choose Edit
  • Set your known-as name
  • Please note you can only edit your known as name once. After this, to change your known-as name, you will need to email Academic Registry
    • Undergraduates  -
    • Postgraduates -


Once you have set a known as name this will be used in preference to your official name on your email and Aber Card. 


Contact for this page:
Information Services, Aberystwyth University, Hugh Owen Library, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DZ
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