One way to democratise information is through accessibility. Many universities are taking note of that and developing online platforms. The University of Johannesburg’s uLink is one such platform that has become the best way to access information about the university and complete crucial tasks. You can learn more about using uLink – how to register for an account and reset your password – with the information below.
What is UJ uLink?
To help students stay connected, UJ has created an online portal that allows students and potential students to keep up to date with the school and navigate classes and information remotely. You can apply to UJ, track your application status, calculate your APS and access the library from this portal.
You can also access UJ uLink for free (without using any data) from Telkom, Vodacom, Cell C, and MTN.
How To Create a UJ uLink Account
While some of the information available on UJ uLink is public-facing, meaning you don’t need an account to access it, there is pertinent information only made available to members who have logged in. To be able to log in, follow the steps outlined below:
Step 1: Visit UJ uLink Portal
Go to ulink.uj.ac.za to get started.
Step 2: Select Create A Password
On the left-hand side of the screen (on desktop), you will see the “create a password” option under the login menu. Select it.
Step 3: Enter Your ID number or Student Number.
You will be redirected to a sign-up page where you will need to enter your student number and ID number or passport number. You can only create a profile if you’re already enrolled at UJ or if you plan on enrolling and you are registering while the university’s application process is open.
Step 4: Create Your Password
Be sure to create a secure password, as this password links you to your future as a UJ student.
How To Reset your UJ uLink password
Because having access to the uLink portal is so essential, forgetting your password is frustrating. Even if you haven’t forgotten your password, you consider resetting your password to protect your student profile and avoid unauthorised access.
Since the portal keeps information like class and assignment schedules, not being able to login can be dangerous. There’s no need to panic. Instead, you can follow the steps below to reset your password.
Step 1: Click on Forgot Password
Visit the uLink portal and click on “forgot password” underneath the login menu.
Step 2: Enter your credentials
Enter your student number and ID number or passport.
Step 3: Follow The Remaining Prompts
Once you have entered your personal information, follow the remaining prompts to reset your password.
You can also access the University of Johannesburg’s blackboard platform from uLink. This platform gives you access to academic modules so you can study any time and anywhere, and since using uLink uses no data, using blackboard is also a free way to access your modules on-the-go.