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Information for graduates and leavers

If you’re moving on from the University, there are some changes to the services you’ll be able to access.

Your IT account

Your University IT account will close some time after your studies have finished. For those of you leaving in summer 2020, your IT account will close on Sunday 3 January 2021, and there will be changes to the services you can access. You may want to save any important files and emails in advance of this date. Also, if you still have any library books, read this page about library information during the closures.

If you are staying on at the University, you will retain access to your IT account until the end of your course.

If you need temporary access to your IT account after this date, telephone the IT Support Centre on 0161 306 5544.

Office 365, including your University email address (

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

My Manchester and Blackboard

Once your account is closed, you won’t be able to access your Blackboard course materials or the services provided by My Manchester.

Personal network storage space (P: drive)

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 your graduation, including the schedule of ceremonies, how you can order copies of degree certificates and transcripts, and more:

Services available to you

After you graduate, you’ll automatically become a member of the University’s global community of 480,000 alumni - the largest of any campus-based university in the UK. Alumni receive free access to Library e-resources like JSTOR.

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 continue to use the full range of services at the Careers Service for two years after the end of your course, including CareersLink for vacancies and events. You don’t have to be in Manchester to use our services, contact us by e-mail, phone, Skype or live online chat. If you are in Manchester come and see us in person in The Atrium.

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 or member of staff), your IT account will be reactivated once you have been accepted on to your new course or employed.

More information:

All the best for the future!