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.
Office 365 will run on most recent operating systems of Windows, Android and Apple devices, both mobile and desktop. Take a look at choosing a PC for university for more information.
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 and features are available?
The key parts of Office 365 include:
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.
Full list of Office 365 features and software available to UWE Bristol students
OneDrive for Business
Store, sync, share, and easily collaborate on files securely with OneDrive for Business. UWE Bristol students have access to 1TB of OneDrive storage that can be easily accessed online via your browser, through mobile apps and on your PC/laptop.
Outlook Web Apps
Mail lets you use your email account from any web browser. You can customise the look of your inbox and messages, control how messages are processed and stored, and create rules to manage incoming mail. You can also configure your account on most mobile devices. Visit UWE Bristol email for further details.
Use your Calendar to create and track appointments and meetings. You can create multiple calendars, link to other people’s calendars, and share your calendar with others in your organisation.
Use People to manage your personal contacts and to view any address books that have been set up for your organisation.
Tasks lets you keep track of things that you need to do but don’t necessarily want to put on your calendar.
Microsoft Office Desktop Applications
Microsoft Office is available on all UWE Bristol desktops and loanable laptops and is available to download free, on up to five devices for home use. Enhance your collaborative efforts while working on the same document 'live' with other students. To access your free download please sign into your UWE Bristol Email.
Outlook lets you access your emails, calendars, arrange your daily tasks and arrange meetings with other UWE Bristol students and your tutors.
Word lets you create, edit, and share Word documents with other students and your tutors.
Excel lets you create, edit, and share Excel workbooks with other students and your tutors.
PowerPoint lets you create, edit and share PowerPoint presentations with other students and your tutors.
Create your own database to manage any data handling requirements you may have.
OneNote lets you create, edit, and share OneNote notebooks in your browser. You can access notebooks from any device. Take notes, track to-do items, and work with other people at the same time.
Microsoft Office Web Apps
A selection of Microsoft Office applications available to you online, scaled down versions of the Office desktop apps that enables you to create and edit your documents via your browser. Enhance your collaborative efforts while working on the same document 'live' with your fellow students.
Word Online lets you create, edit, and share Word documents in your browser. You can access your documents from any device and work with other people at the same time.
Excel Online lets you create, edit, and share Excel workbooks in your browser. You can access workbooks from any device and work with other people at the same time.
PowerPoint Online lets you create, edit and share PowerPoint presentations in your browser. You can access and deliver presentations from any device and work with other people at the same time.
OneNote Online lets you create, edit, and share OneNote notebooks in your browser. You can access notebooks from any device. Take notes, track to-do items, and work with other people at the same time.
Other Web Apps
A selection of Microsoft web apps that Microsoft provide to help with your productivity and daily tasks.
Post a comment in the SharePoint Newsfeed to start a conversation with everyone in your organisation or just a small group of people.
Sway is an intelligent app that helps you easily create an interactive web-based canvas of your ideas. Pull your content from a variety of sources with minimal effort and use the built-in layout engine to craft a cohesive look and feel that looks great on any screen.
Office Delve shows you personalised information from across Office 365 based on what you're working on and what's trending around you.
How to access Office 365
The quick and easy way to access the programs is by:
- logging into myUWE
- accessing your UWE Email account
- select the grid of nine squares in the top left hand corner
- you will now see a list of programs to choose from.
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.
For a step-by-step guide, download Installing Office 365.
You can install Office on up to a total of five 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.
OneDrive for Business and your Personal OneDrive
The OneDrive facility we provide is officially titled 'OneDrive for Business' and provides 1TB of storage capacity.
Microsoft also provide a Personal OneDrive that anyone can sign-up to, which provides 5GB of storage for free.
Guidance on transferring files between your computer and online OneDrive storage is available via the Microsoft website.