Student Leaver IT Access
IT Checklist for anyone graduating or leaving the University
Upon completion of your studies, you will have a limited 6 month window to access your Student IT account. After this time your student IT account and its associated data will be deleted. The removal of your IT account is essential for your own privacy and security. The IT systems and services that will become unavailable to students not returning to a new programme of study includes:
- Email (your email@example.com email address) – NB please review and remove any forwarding rules
- OneDrive (your personalised cloud-storage
- MS Teams
- Student Portal
- Blackboard Learn (the virtual learning environment)
- University student workstation access in Library and IT Laboratories
- Printing Facilities
- Student Software including Microsoft 365 Applications installed using the University license
Please Note: if you are continuing your studies at Ulster on a new course, you don’t need to do anything as the new registration process will automatically preserve your IT account and you won’t lose any data.
Things to do before you leave
Move your data to a personal non-University storage facility
If you wish to retain emails or files from your OneDrive cloud storage, you must download these before your access is withdrawn. You may also wish to purchase your own license to Microsoft Office Applications via the Microsoft web store.
Unsubscribe from mailing lists
If you have subscribed to any mailing lists, please remember to cancel them before you leave.
Update external website registrations to a personal email address
If you have registered your @ulster email address with any websites external to the University, please contact them in advance of leaving the University to update your registered email to a personal email address to ensure that you can continue to sign in after access to your University account ceases.