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OneDrive provides 1TB of free online cloud storage (part of Microsoft Office 365 environment). Files can be saved and accessed from any PC connected to the internet. We recommend that you use OneDrive as your primary file storage location.

You can put various types of files on your OneDrive. Think of it as your "My Documents" in the cloud.

Backup of personal information

You will lose access to your OneDrive when you leave the University. More detail on when this happens is outlined in our Student Leaver IT Access.

If you wish to retain any files from your OneDrive cloud storage, you must take a copy of these before your access to the OneDrive is withdrawn. Please note that Digital Services cannot assist you to retrieve the information stored on OneDrive once access is withdrawn.

Further Information

FAQs on using OneDrive

  • How do I access OneDrive?

    The recommended way to access OneDrive is by using the single sign-on procedure via Office 365.  To access this, log into the university Portal with your student username (B-Code) and network password.  Within the Portal click on the Email and OneDrive button which then allows you to move easily between your email and OneDrive.

  • How do I access OneDrive from within my student email?

    You can access OneDrive from the Apps link on the left hand side of the ribbon at the top of the email main screen (example shown below).

  • How do I use Office Web Apps?

    You can create Office Web App documents within OneDrive by clicking on the new document link. You then have the option to create whatever type of document you need.

    More information is available from the:

    The following websites have detailed instructions on using specific Office Web Apps:

    There is also a guide on accessibility features within Office Web Apps.

  • Office Web Apps Vs Microsoft Office

    Office 365 which includes Office Web Apps is a cloud-based product that enables you to access your work from anywhere as long as you are connected to the internet. Office Web Apps differs a little from the MS Office desktop version in terms of the tasks that can be performed as well as the way in which it functions.

    The desktop MS Office, e.g. the version accessed from the student IT laboratory workstations has the full suite of Excel, Word and PowerPoint functions. Office Web Apps has an online mini suite of Excel, Word and PowerPoint and it may not be possible to carry out some advanced functions such as, perform word count or  'find' and 'replace' tasks in Word. Excel in the Office Web Apps version cannot run charts or macros.

    The Microsoft links below outline some functionality differences for the common Office Web Apps compared to the full Office Suite.

    To overcome the challenges mentioned above, it is possible for you to open documents stored in the cloud, e.g. OneDrive using the desktop version of Microsoft Office.

    These documents can then be saved back to OneDrive.

  • How do I exit oneDrive?

    To exit OneDrive use the Sign Out link on the top right hand corner of the screen below your name.