Leaving UofG this summer?

Leaving UofG this summer?

We hope you enjoyed your time here at the University. Please stay in touch (see below).

If you are leaving University this summer, you have until the week beginning Monday 2nd October 2017 to make copies of your files and other content currently on University systems, and to save these safely somewhere else.
On that date y
our GUID will expire and your student IT account will close.

If you are continuing as a registered student at the University, your IT account will remain available and will not be closed.

From the week beginning Monday 2nd October 2017 you will no longer have access to GUID services including your University email account, Office 365, OneDrive for Business, your network filestore drives (M:, K:), MyGlasgow, Moodle, Mahara, VPN, Remote desktop and eduroam Wi-Fi.

If you have installed Microsoft Office applications from Office 365 on your own devices using your student IT account, this software will prompt you for activation soon after your account closes. If you still want to use those installations of Office you will need to purchase a license from Microsoft.

How do I save my data?

Remember to check through all the places you might have saved files, emails and information while you were here, including:

  • Your network filestores (M:, K: drive)
  • Your University email account
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Mahara

Email it to yourself

  1. If you don't already have one, set up a personal, non-university email account. Free email accounts are available from many providers including Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook.com.
  2. Use your University email account to send any data you want to keep to your personal email address.
  3. Remember to give your new email address to your friends and contacts who currently use your UofG email address.

Save it on a portable drive or memory stick, or in the cloud

You can do this on a student cluster PC or via remote desktop.

Free cloud storage is available from many providers including Dropbox, Google and iCloud.

Why does my account have to close?

Our software licenses only cover currently registered students, so we cannot continue to provide services once you are no longer officially registered.

Can I keep my account open for a bit longer?

No, sorry. You already have a three month grace period - ending the week beginning 2nd October 2017 - to give you time to save your data. Unfortunately it's not possible to extend student IT accounts beyond this, so please be sure to move your data before the closure date.

I am now working for my School/College, can I keep my student account?

No, but you might be eligible for a staff IT account. Ask your supervisor or line manager.




Information from other University Services

Keep in touch with your University

Meet your alumni team & stay in touch!

As you begin life after graduation we hope your relationship with Glasgow will last a lifetime.

The Development & Alumni Team will keep you up to date about the latest developments on campus and help you to stay in touch with your fellow classmates. You will also receive Avenue, the alumni magazine, plus news of exclusive alumni events, reunions and networking opportunities. In time we will also ask you to support the future of the University of Glasgow and the next generation of students. If you want to find out more about how the University uses your information after your graduate, please take a look at our Privacy Statement.

Simply update your details on MyCampus with a preferred postal address and non-student email address before you leave to ensure that you benefit from your alumni programme.

Class of 2017

Find out more about our alumni activities, and join us on Facebook and LinkedIn, via the Class of 2017 website.

The Network

Another great way to stay connected after you graduate is by joining The Network, the University of Glasgow’s exclusive online networking site for students and alumni.

It takes 2 minutes to create a profile or sync your existing LinkedIn. If you’re already a member of The Network, you’ll be automatically upgraded to become an Alumnus/Alumna member once you graduate, and you'll be prompted to change your password next time you log in.


Live Active

At UofG Sport we believe that being healthy and fit isn’t a fad or a trend but a lifestyle. We would love for you to remain part of our community and continue to benefit from the facilities, services and programmes we offer.

Moving on from student life is a big step and one we want to help with as much as we can; it’s why we’ve created a membership just for you.

New Graduate Membership – Only £15 per month

Perfect if you are living or working in or around Glasgow; continue to enjoy our great programmes and services:

  • Access to both Stevenson Building & Garscube Sports Complex
  • REVOLVE indoor cycling studio – Glasgow’s best studio cycling experience
  • PULSE cardio and conditioning with fully interactive equipment
  • POWERPLAY, Scotland’s premier conditioning facility (includes 12 Olympic racks and platforms, customised monkey bars, rebound wall, running track and so much more)
  • Over 80 group exercise classes each week, year round
  • 25m swimming pool
  • Steam Room
  • Sauna
  • Drop-In Sport sessions

To activate your membership simply pop into one of our facilities and speak to a member of our team.

For more information please go to: glasgow.ac.uk/sport/membership


Subscription membership

If you wish to continue using the University of Glasgow Library as a graduate, you can register as a General Council member. See Information for subscription members.

Please note: subscription membership does not entitle you to use University Wi-Fi or student cluster PCs, or to access e-journals.

Support the Library

Help support and promote the Library by joining the Friends of Glasgow University Library.

Careers Service

You can use the full services of the University Careers Service for 2 years after you graduate.

Remember to re-register for jobs: Log in to Glasgow Careers

The Network

For careers tips and advice from fellow alumni, join The Network: the University of Glasgow’s exclusive online networking site for students and alumni.


If you have any questions or need some advice on any of the above please contact the relevant University service.