Mercury is a student information system, used to manage some of the University's activities which are not handled through Medici. The student data stored in this system helps inform the provision of IT services, such as a network account.
The largest user of the system is the Learning and Teaching Unit (LTU) for the dispatch of study materials to students and administration of external exams.
Mercury comprises the following functions:
Tracks students studying in the external mode who require exam supervision
Tracks the stocks and storage of resources as they come into and go out of the LTU to students, or to teachers to pass on to students
Manages the dispatch of study packages to students
Tracks and costs the development of materials by the LTU. It is the part of Mercury that manages the orders for duplication of materials
Records details of workshops that are conducted by the LTU and other areas within the University; including recording attendees. Mercury is the database used for RegisterIT, the online version of recording workshops. There is also a RegisterIT administration tool for staff to create workshops.
Please note: you do not need a Mercury account to use the RegisterIT administration tool.
If you are involved in the activities mentioned above, you may need an account for Mercury. An application form (PDF 28KB) needs to be completed and sent to Student and Academic Services. In addition, you will require software installed on your computer to run the application. This software will need to be installed by your local IT Support staff member.
All the data in Mercury is copied each night into the Staff Portal to allow staff to have view access and undertake reporting. Therefore, if you need to only view the data then you do not need a Mercury account, you can obtain the data from the my Teaching pillar in the Staff Portal .
Forgot my password or username
Your username and password are the same as your NT account and password. If you have forgotten this please contact the IT help desk.
If you have an error occurring when attempting to access a screen, or entering information on a particular screen, please report the error to the IT Helpdesk. Include in the report the name and number of the screen and the details of the error message.
For Mercury user support, including access, please contact Senior Business Analyst: Student Finance and Enrolment.