Student and Registry Services


Access to Portico

Students and staff can find out more about gaining access to Portico, including research student management, IRIS access, engagement monitoring, entering module marks and accessing the SITS client.


Students must have completed registration and be in possession of a UCL userid and password to access their Portico account. Full access to the My Studies page will also not be available until the New Student Questionnaire has been completed.

UCL Staff

Access changes can be made by Heads of Departments or their nominated deputies either by using the Amend for your staff option on their My Portico page or by emailing the details of the changes to itservices@ucl.ac.uk. You can find a list of those who can request access for you by clicking View your Portico access level in the Portico Access container on the My Portico page. On the next page you will see a summary of your current access. Please select “Head of Department or their nominated deputy” in the text at the top of the page.

Most changes will take effect straight away but Fund Management and Examinations Liaison Officer requests will need to be approved by the Finance and Examinations teams respectively. When you make the request, Portico will receive an automatic notification and seek approval on your behalf.

Staff can only be granted access to Level 3 Awards and Progression and Level 2 Module Registration once they have completed the classroom training. Again, requests to grant these levels will generate a notification to the Portico Helpdesk and staff will be contacted to confirm whether they have completed the training. Any staff with a requested access level that requires training will be emailed when new dates are announced. Further details on training courses can be found on http://tinyurl.com/kdcut5y

Research Student Management

If you do not the see the relevant staff members listed as supervisors in the research management task, it is probable they have not yet been approved via the EROS system on HR. Please see the admin systems page for full details.

IRIS (Institutional Research Information System)

Enrolled students are displayed on Iris only if they are down as having you as their supervisor with the core student records system. Departmental administrators should be able to make these arrangements using the Research Student Management options.

Please note, IRIS will only display students who are currently enrolled. So any students who have left or are interrupting will not appear under your profile, even if you are shown as being their supervisor on Portico.

Engagement Monitoring

This task currently sits outside the main Portico access model, so access needs to be granted separately. Please ask your Head of Department or one of their nominated deputies to email itservices@ucl.ac.uk to request access for you.

Module marks

To enter module marks, you must:

  • have access levels of 2 or 3 for Awards and Progress
  • be listed as a module tutor
  • or have a Portico marker record

Marker records can be created by the department's Examination Liaison Officer (ELO).  If you are unclear on who your department's Examination Liaison Officer is, please contact itservices@ucl.ac.uk who will be able to advise.

Access to SITS Client

If you work in Student and Registry Services, Finance or a Faculty Admissions Office you may need to have access to the SITS Client application. Please contact your line manager in the first instance to arrange this.