How can I add a former name?

You might find yourself having to change the name of a staff member or student, due to marriage, adoption, change by Deed Poll, etc. Below are steps on how to update their current name and then keep a log of their former name.

Permissions

To edit the names you will need the following permissions

  • Student profile - you will need Student Profile: Identity: Administer All Students.
  • Staff profile - you will need the Staff Profile: All Staff: Basic HR Administration

You can find a guide here with steps on how to check if you have this permission or steps on how to have it assigned if you don't.

 

Editing the current name

Head to the staff or students profile. In the Identity section click on the user's name then Edit

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Adding the former name

Head to the staff or student's profile and click +Add in the Identity section.

In the pop-up select Former Name.

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