Using the name you identify with, or wish to be known by

Federation University aims to be a safe and inclusive place. We support our students to present as their authentic self, to feel safe and to be included.

We recognise that the name you identify with may be different to your legal documents for a range of reasons including gender identity, safety and cultural reasons.

Many university systems can display the name you identify with. When making these changes, our staff often refer to this process as a name override request. This process can update your student card, email address, Moodle display name, Teams display name, and FdL.

View the guidance notes and request form and send to Student Equity and Inclusion to commence this process. Please send completed form to or contact us.

Note: If you are undertaking a legal name change (ie you have updated your legal identification documents), or to update your gender without name override, instead use the form Amend your Personal Details and submit to Student HQ as directed on the form.