Important information for University of Huddersfield 2021 graduates

Now that you have finished your undergraduate study at the University of Huddersfield, your mailbox, file store and related login ID will be terminated week beginning 16 May 2022.  We’d still like for you to keep in touch with the alumni service through our Facebook and LinkedIn services for which links are provided below.  To assist you with the transition during the retirement of the service, a series of questions and answers can be found below.


What happens to my login access?

Starting 17th May 2021 your rights to login to university systems using your student id will cease. 

What does this mean for all 2021 graduates with a University of Huddersfield mailbox?

All 2021 graduates with an email address/login ID in the format must ensure that all email stored in the associated mailbox is exported to a file or transferred to another email service using the Microsoft supplied instructions using this link. This must be done prior to Sunday 08 December 2021 as there will be no access to email addresses after this date.

What happens to my files on University Storage?

Starting 17 May 2019 your home folder and other storage (K, L, M etc.) contents will no longer be accessible.  You are strongly advised to make a backup of your data before Sunday 16 May 2022.  Due to licensing and support restrictions, we are also unable to provide access to your OneDrive data store and the Office365 web apps.  Please ensure you copy data stored in your OneDrive to a suitable backup location before Sunday 16 May 2021.  Further information on how this can be done can be found on the Office365 OneDrive web page.

What happens to my digital assignment submissions and feedback?

Starting 17th May 2022 you will no longer have access to Brightspace.  Any submissions or feedback you wish to keep will need to be downloaded from Brightspace by Sunday 15th May 2022.  The following link points to guidance in the form of screencasts and how-to guides on how to download content and assessment submissions/feedback.  Copies of your submissions, grades and feedback are especially useful when applying for Post Graduate courses and possibly during employment applications, so please ensure you take a copy of anything you may find useful in the future.

What does this mean for all current students?

All current students will continue to keep their mailbox and storage. Advanced notice will be provided to all future graduates giving the options for saving the contents of the k: drive, Onedrive and Unimail before their account is closed after graduation.

What happens if I return to study after graduation?

If after graduation, you return to the University of Huddersfield for further study, you will be reconnected to the email service used by current students, retaining your previous address. However, the associated mailbox will not retain any previous email.

Can I create a personal Microsoft Office 365 account?

If you do not have a personal email address you can get a free Microsoft account at Microsoft Alternatively, if you prefer a Google personal account this can be done at Google.  Both services provide an email address with the associated mailbox, access to online applications and data storage.

I've advertised my University of Hudddersfield account to others, what do I need to do?

Because you will no longer have access to your mailbox and consequently the email address, you will not receive any email into this mailbox. Please make sure, wherever you have advertised this email address, the details are updated so it is changed to the email address of your personal mailbox. This needs to be completed before 17 May 2022.

What else do I need to do?

  • Make sure you keep any emails you want to keep, this needs to be done before 17 May 2022.
  • Wherever you have services configured to send email to your account, make sure they are aware the email address will no longer be valid. All future emails will need to be directed by the sender to your personal mailbox.
  • Advertise your personal email address to your contacts.
  • If you do not have a personal mailbox then you can get a free Microsoft account (Microsoft) or if preferred a personal Google account (Gmail).
  • Before 17th May 2022 make a copy of any data from your k drive, Onedrive and other storage which may have been presented to you by your school.
  • Make sure to stay in touch with the UoH alumni department via social media.

How do I keep in touch with the University of Huddersfield Alumni Office?

As an alumnus of the University of Huddersfield you are now a member of a global network of Huddersfield alumni professionals which you can join on LinkedIn or Facebook. You can continue to access support for your career and business, as well as keep in touch with fellow alumni and the University, via the Alumni Office: