Academic use of Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office, particularly Office 365, encompasses a huge range of desktop and online tools that can help with your academic work and studies. Here we highlight some Office learning resources designed around these common academic needs.

More general learning resources in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access are signposted from our Microsoft Office page.

Word icon Word for theses and other long documents

Online tutorials

We have produced a series of videos designed to help you write your thesis. Broken down into short tutorials covering the critical elements you'll need to effectively construct a thesis in Microsoft Word these videos will work well as an introduction, an aide memoire or in conjunction with our Word for Theses course (below). Use our Word for Theses overview page as a launch pad for the video tutorials.

Self-study course documents

The full Word level 3: Word for theses course is also accessible online. This is suitable for self-study and will take you through everything you need to know, step-by-step.

PowerPoint icon PowerPoint for academic posters

Online tutorials

We also offer online tutorials on the subject of creating a poster for wall display or a conference using PowerPoint. The PowerPoint for Posters overview page provides you with links to all the videos, each dealing with a distinct subject in its own right.

Self-study course documents

To download the practical workbook and practice files used on this course please see the links below: