Launch of OneDrive for Students

OneDrive online cloud storage is now available for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students.

What is OneDrive?NoUSB

OneDrive is an online cloud storage space where you can store up to 1 Terabyte of data.

Now, you don't need to use a memory stick to transfer files or send files to yourself by email. Instead, you can access and edit files in OneDrive from any internet enabled device.

With OneDrive, you can easily share files. Whether you are working alone from the Library or you are involved in a group project with your fellow course mates, OneDrive allows you to share links to files and then use Office online apps to keep up with changes made in real time.

Access OneDrive

OneDriveCloudImageYou can access your OneDrive by opening the link on the desktop of your University PC, or by visiting from your web browser.

OneDrive is already built into Windows 10 and 8.1, as well as Office 2013 or Office 2016 for Mac. You can install Office 2013 or Office 2016 for Mac at no cost on up to five personal devices. Once you have connected your University OneDrive account to either of these, you can save and edit files seamlessly from your OneDrive account.

What about staff and postgraduate researchers?

OneDrive is currently not available for staff and postgraduate researchers due to the sensitivity of some of the information held by them.

OneDrive must only be used for student work and educational resources. OneDrive is not suitable for research data, patient identifiable data, trade secrets, contracts, customer records, or financial data. Staff and PGR students should continue to use the Shared Departmental X: drive or Personal Z: drive to store files.

Need help?

Visit the IT Help website for more information about OneDrive.

Alternatively, contact the IT Service Desk on 0116 252 2253 or by sending an email at Please make urgent queries by telephone.



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