Nexus Email

The University's email system is currently called Nexus. In 2018 it is migrating to Microsoft's Office 365 environment, the detailed timeline can be found here.

Every student has an email account associated with them when they join the university, usually in the form ''. In our case, 'college' is replaced with 'bnc'. Before arriving at Brasenose, you should have received an email to your personal account with instructions to setup your SSO account & email. Email is accessed using the standard SSO Login credentials (bras****).

Freshers - If you have not yet received anything about setting up your standard SSO credentials and activating your email by mid September, please contact

Once activated, your nexus account can be accessed through the web interface, using your Single Sign-On details (e.g. bras1234 and the relevant password).

Alternately, you may prefer to use another interface/email client / device to make accessing both your emails, university calendar and the global university address book easier. Details for setting up your email on various devices & clients can be found below:

More details, and information for setting up other clients can be found at the IT services help page.