Office 365

msoffice365As a student at the University of Birmingham you can download Microsoft Office 365 for free

Your access to Office 365 will be available for the duration of your studies at the University and can be installed on up to 5 separate devices. 

What is Office 365?

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based collaboration service that brings together the following features:

  • The latest MS Office desktop applications for up to 5 devices. This includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Lync. In addition to PC and Mac, this is also available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone, which enables Office content viewing and editing on the go.
  • Undergraduate (UG) and PostGraduate Taught (PGT) students also get access to Exchange Online, meaning your University email account is moved into the cloud. This gives you an enhanced mail storage of upto 50GB and allows you to access your email, contacts and calendar from any internet connected PC, Mac or Mobile Device.
  • Lync instant messaging is also available to UG and PGT students. This provides you with instant messaging, video and voice calls. 

With this powerful suite of solutions, you can work faster from virtually anywhere, on any device. 

What do you get?

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught students will have access to all of the above features of Office 365. 

Postgraduate Research students will not have access to Exchange Online and Lync as their mailbox will remain on premises, but will still have access to download the latest copy of Microsoft Office. 

How do you get access to Office 365?

All students will be able to access their Office 365 account by logging in to using your full address and password to log in. 

If you have difficulty accessing your account please first reset your University password. If you still have problems after see Knowledge Base article KB12814 

Where can you get more information?

The IT Service Desk website has a number of knowledge base articles on the various features of Office 365, including troubleshooting common problems and how to setup Office 365 on your mobile device. To get started see KB12380

 Introduction to Office 365 

Office 365 FAQs 

Login to Office 365 account

Exchange Online 

Download Office software 

Office 365 Mobile 



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