Microsoft Teams for students

Microsoft Teams is a digital hub for communication and collaboration across the University and beyond. Now it’s easy to make purposeful real-time connections and work together from anywhere, on any device.

Teams provides a space to chat, hold meetings, make calls and share files, all together in one place.

The video below provides an introductory overview of Teams, including the structure and function of Teams, as well as how to manage your files, settings, and notifications.

Get started with Microsoft Teams

To download Teams on Windows and Mac, go to and sign in using your University credentials (student email address and password). You can then download Teams from the list of available applications. For Android or iOS devices, you can install the Teams mobile app from the Google Play Store or Apple Store, respectively.

You can also login and use Teams online (in a web browser) if you don't want to download it.

Please note that for now students are not able to create their own Teams or share files with people outside The University of Manchester.

Using Teams

Below you can find a range of resources to help you get the most out of Teams. This written guide has been created with our students in mind:

These links go to pages on the Microsoft website. The University of Manchester is not responsible for content on external websites:

Prefer to learn by watching videos?

We have short, bite-sized videos covering Teams features and use:

There are also Microsoft videos available: