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

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.

Courses and course documents

Research postgraduates and staff (only) may book onto our popular short course Word level 3: Word for theses.

But everybody in the University may download the practical workbook and practice files used on that course (suitable for self-study), and if you are struggling you can book a self-paced learning session in which you can work through the practical workbook with a tutor available to assist.

We also have other downloadable Word documents and links to various online learning resources.

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.

Courses and course documents

Research postgraduates and staff (only) may book onto our occasional short course PowerPoint: Creating academic posters.

But everybody in the University may download the practical workbook and practice files used on that course (suitable for self-study),  and if you are struggling you can book a self-paced learning session in which you can work through the practical workbook with a tutor available to assist.

We also have other downloadable PowerPoint documents and links to various online learning resources.

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