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 who have left already or are leaving in December 2020, your IT account will close at the end of the day on Wednesday 6 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, visit this webpage .

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.

Microsoft 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.

Services available to you

The Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DDAR) are here to:

  • Help you stay connected with the University;
  • Connect you with other alumni who can help with your career and next steps;
  • Help you access services like Library E-resources and the Careers Service.

To make sure that DDAR can help you, please tell them about any changes to your contact details by using the student centre on My Manchester.

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 can contact the Careers service via online chat, phone, Zoom or Teams:

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 with the same username. Ensure you use a personal email address with your application, as your email address will only be re-accessible after you have been accepted on to your new course or employed.

More information:

All the best for the future!