A couple of weeks ago, I submitted a You Make Change to allow students to change their names on University systems, and allow for preferred names.

I am really happy to announce that the University has taken this feedback on board and you can now change your name! Here’s how to do it:

From 11 March, students will be able to visit subscribe.soton.ac.uk to set a preferred first name. The new display name format will be made live a couple of weeks after this, provisionally 25 March. Further communications will be made to confirm this date.