Systems to support your learning

At the College, we provide access to IT systems that support and enhance your learning experience. Click on the links to find out:

Please Note: you must observe the College policy on social networking and IT Acceptable Use. You can find these on this page.


Your username and password

Your default password is your date of birth in the format of DDMMYYYY

Your username is as follows for our systems:

  • MyDay is StudentNumber@live.wcs.ac.uk
  • Microsoft Teams is StudentNumber@live.wcs.ac.uk
  • Webmail is StudentNumber@live.wcs.ac.uk
  • Microsoft Office is StudentNumber@live.wcs.ac.uk
  • Moodle is StudentNumber
  • Campus computer systems is StudentNumber

Your Student Number is inside your College Induction email.


How to get the MyDay mobile app

Download the MyDay app to your phone or tablet to access all college systems for students in one place, plus keep up to date with news and information from around the college. It’s also your Digital Student Card and Discount Card.

Your username is your new student email address – studentNumber@live.wcs.ac.uk and your password is the same as the one you’d use to log into Moodle or a campus PC.  By default, this is your date of birth in the format of DDMMYYYY

quick-guide to MyDay can be found here and the MyDay support page can be found here.

Note: Moodle and MyDay … before MyDay will work with Moodle, you need to log into Moodle once with your 9-digit Student Number by clicking here


How to log on to a campus computer system for the first time

On campus you will need to use your Student Network Login to access the College computers. By default, your codes will be as follow:

  • Username: StudentNumber (your 9-digit Student Number as shown on your College Induction Email)
  • Password: For new students the initial password is your date of birth in DDMMYYY format  e.g 25121992

Keep in mind to select a new password that you can keep secret, and that you will be able to remember. You can change your password by pressing ctrl alt del on a College computer.

Each student has cloud-storage space for their coursework and files on the Microsoft OneDrive. This can be accessed from any internet connected device. The contents of your OneDrive will be available until the end of the teaching year.


How to set up your new password,  have your password reset or find out your Student Number

On campus,

  • you can change your password by pressing [ctrl] [alt] [del] on a campus computer. Make sure you choose a password that you will be able to remember and keep it secret.

Off campus,

  • you can change your password by clicking here – your username is you student email address (studentNumber@live.wcs.ac.uk)

If you have forgotten your password,

  • Complete this form and a Student Advisor will reset it for you. This service is a manual process and is available during normal working days between 8.50am and 4.30pm (8.30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays). We aim to reset passwords within 15 minutes of the request being received.

If you have forgotten your Student Number (or have not received this),

  • check the inbox and junk-mail folder of the email account you used when you applied for the course and look for your College Induction Email (this would have been sent around 8th September 2020), else
  • ask a staff member from your curriculum area (e.g Course Leader, Lecturer, Guidance Tutor or Curriculum Administrator), else
  • ask a Student Advisor by calling 0300 600 6060 – the Advisor to may need to ask some additional security check questions

How to log in to Moodle

Our main college Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is WCS Moodle. You can access Moodle from anywhere you have Internet, and it can be accessed 24/7.

From 15/08/22 the way you log into Moodle has changed.

Your Username is your full college Office 365 email address: StudentNumber@live.wcs.ac.uk.
Your Password is your Office 365 password. 

Note: When you first log into Office 365 your password is your DOB: DDMMYYYY – once you change your password in Office 365 it will also change in Moodle.

Forgotten your Office 365 username or password?  If you have any other problems with Moodle throughout the academic session, please contact your tutor


How to log in to Microsoft Teams

If you have downloaded the MyDay app, it’s right there and you can just tap on the Microsoft Teams Tile. Alternatively, you logon directly by visiting https://teams.microsoft.com 

  • Username: Your Microsoft Teams username is based on your nine digit student number. For example if your student number is 512345678 then your email address will be 512345678@live.wcs.ac.uk
  • Password: Your Microsoft Teams account password is the same as your Student Network Login password, that is the one you use to log on to a College computer.

How to log in to my Student Email Account

If you have downloaded the MyDay app, it’s right there and you can just tap on the Email Tile. Alternatively, you can logon directly by visiting https://outlook.office365.com/ 

  • Username: Your email address is based on your nine digit student number. For example if your student number is 512345678 then your email address will be 512345678@live.wcs.ac.uk
  • Password: Your student email account password is the same as your Student Network Login password, that is the one you use to log on to a College computer.

How to log in to my Microsoft Office account

If you have downloaded the MyDay app, it’s right there and you can just tap on any of the Office Tile such as Word, Excel or Teams. Alternatively, you logon directly by visiting https://portal.office365.com/

  • Username: Your Office 365 username is based on your nine digit student number. For example if your student number is 512345678 then your email address will be 512345678@live.wcs.ac.uk
  • Password: Your Office 365 account password is the same as your Student Network Login password, that is the one you use to log on to a College computer.

You have 1TB of storage on your Office 365 account which can be accessed when outside the College. This should be used as your main storage area.

With Office 365, you can also access online versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint can be used both inside and outside the College allowing you to carry out your college work from any computer without having to install Microsoft Office. You can also use tools such as a calendar and task list to help manage your time and college activities.


How to access Wi-Fi on campus

The College provides an eduroam Wi-Fi Service. It allows you to securely access the Internet on your own device while in the College or at another eduroam-enabled institution.

Information on how to connect is available via the Services tab of the IT page. Instructions for configuring eduroam with a range of common devices and operating systems are available via the Guides tab of the same page.

Please note: the eduroam facility does not provide access to the college ‘internal resources’ e.g. network file shares or printers.


Who to ask if you’re unsure

Ask your Lecturer, or,  email info@wcs.ac.uk or call 0300 600 6060 to reach out to a Student Advisor.

We have a team of Student Advisors working off-campus to answer your emails and phone calls. Email and telephone is the best, quickest and safest way of interacting with our Student Advisors for most enquiries at present.

Our Student Advisory Services offices at Clydebank, Greenock Finnart Street and Paisley campus are also open Monday to Friday, 8.50am to 3.30pm. However, due to social distancing, access is limited to no more than 3 people at any one time. Moreover, due to the reduced number of staff on-campus, there may be a need to close the office at short notice to cover other vital services such as campus First Aid calls.  Email and telephone support is available until 4.30pm.