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 is Office 365?

Office 365 is the brand name for a collection of productivity apps and cloud-based services from Microsoft that you can use across multiple devices. Some apps are available online (web apps) and others are installed on your computer (desktop apps). This means that you can access your UWE Bristol email and files from wherever you are, as long as you are securely connected to the internet.

The key parts of Office 365 include:

  • Email
    Access your UWE Bristol email account online via the Outlook Web App (OWA), as well as Outlook on your UWE Bristol PC or personal device.
  • Microsoft Office and Office Online
    Create and edit files in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, on your desktop, online or from your mobile.
  • File storage, sharing and collaboration
    Save your files on OneDrive and share them with other UWE Bristol students.

The Office 365 platform is secure and compliant with data protection. However, you should make sure to consider how you use the tools, what you are using them for and who you share information with.

What software is available?

A full list can be found via Office 365 software.

How do I access it?

The quick and easy way to access the programs is by:

  1. logging into myUWE
  2. accessing your UWE Email account
  3. select the grid of nine squares in the top left hand corner

You will now see a list of programs to choose from.

How do I install Office 365?

For a step-by-step guide, download Installing Office 365.

How many copies of Office 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 Office 365 work on?

Office 365 will run on most recent operating systems of Windows, Android and Apple devices, both mobile and desktop.

More information can be found via the minimum system requirements.

What do I need to access Office?

All you need is your UWE Bristol email address and password.

The version of Office provided does not require a license key, as long as you are a current UWE Bristol 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.

Further guidance is available via the Microsoft website.

What if I have any queries regarding Office 365?

If you are experiencing installation issues or required advice on OneDrive, please contact ITS Service Desk.

For help with how to use any of the software, we recommend LinkedIn Learning or the Microsoft website.

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