IT Services

Information for graduates and leavers

If you're moving on from the University, there are some changes to the services you can access.

Your IT account

Your University IT account will close after your studies have finished.

For those of you leaving in December, your IT account will close on Sunday, 31 December 2017 and there will be changes to the services you can access.

You may want to save any important files and emails in advance of when you leave. You will retain access to your IT account until the end of your course.

Office 365, including your University email address (

You will no longer have access to the Office 365 software suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and your University email. You should forward or transfer any emails you want to keep to a non-University email account.

My Manchester

Once your account is closed, you won’t be able to log in to this facility and access the services My Manchester provides.

Personal network storage space

You should save any files you want to keep from your personal network storage space (P: drive) to an alternative location.


Visit the Graduation website to find out more about how you can register to attend, or get a copy of your degree certificate.

Services available to you

After you graduate, you’ll automatically become a member of the University’s global community of 350,000 alumni - the largest of any campus-based university in the UK. Alumni receive free access to Library e-resources like JSTOR and the Manchester Network, the online advice service. The Manchester Network lets you get ahead as you search for the perfect career by connecting you with fellow alumni around the world who want to offer advice, work experience and even jobs to people like you. The University will email you an exclusive invite to join the Manchester Network shortly after you graduate.

You can use the full range of services at the Careers Service for two years after the end of your course. Find out about services available to you from the Careers Service and accessing CareersLink as a graduate:

Staying on?

If your studies are continuing past December, you will retain access to your IT account until the end of your current course.

Contact your school office if you have any questions about your leave date. You should also contact your school office if you would like to amend your application contact email to a personal email account. If you are planning to return to the University at a later date (for example, as a Postgraduate), your IT account will be reactivated once you have been accepted on to your new course.

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