Office 365 for students

The University now provides all students with access to Office 365, which benefits include a larger e-mail inbox, and safe and secure online storage option via OneDrive for Business.

What software is available?

For a full list click here.

How do I access it?

The quick and easy way to access the programs is by logging into myUWE and accessing your UWE Email account. If you select the grid of nine squares in the top left hand corner you will see a list of programs to choose from.

And if I want to install it?

For a step-by-step guide on how to install Office 365 click here.

How many copies can I download?

You can install Office on up to a total of 5 devices. If you reach your limit you can deactivate an installed copy by visiting the same page from where you first installed Office and selecting one of the listed copies that you have installed.

Which devices does it work on?

Office365 will run on most recent operating systems of Windows, Android and Apple devices, both mobile and desktop. For more information see the Microsoft webpage on Office365 minimum system requirements.

What do I need to access it?

All you need is your UWE email address and password. The version of Office provided does not require a license key. As long as you are a current student it will be activated.

What happens to my Office programs and data when I leave?

Once you have completed your course you will be placed on a 3 month trial version.  You will have to arrange your own purchase of Office or remove your data before the end of the trail period to avoid losing it. All data stored in your UWE OneDrive account and all your UWE Outlook emails will be deleted at this point.

What is the difference between my Personal OneDrive and the OneDrive provided by?

The OneDrive facility we provide is officially titled “OneDrive for Business” and provides 1 TB of storage capacity. Microsoft also provide a Personal OneDrive that anyone can sign-up to which provides 5 GB of storage for free.

Can I transfer my UWE OneDrive data to my personal OneDrive?

In order to do this you would need to download all your UWE Onedrive files to a computer and then re-upload them to your Personal OneDrive.

What if i have any queries regarding Office 365?

We can lend a hand with installation issues and advice on OneDrive. Click the ITS Service Desk link below for a list of ways to contact us. For help with how to use any of the software we recommend LinkedIn Learning or the Microsoft website.

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