Some important things to remember before you leave…

Your dissertation is in, all your hard work has paid off and soon you’ll be starting a new chapter of your life and joining the University’s global alumni community. Before you head off, here are a couple of important things to remember about what will happens to your University accounts after you leave us and how to stay connected:


You can still use library services after you leave

While your student ID card will no longer work for building or library access after its expiry date, you can still use library facilities after you finish.

By registering for an Alumni Library card, you can carry on using the library, access online journals and take out up to 15 books for four weeks (more info here).

Please also remember to return any library books before you head off, even if you are coming back to do further studies – you only want good memories tying you to the University and not a hefty library fine! In addition, you won’t be able to reserve tickets for your graduation ceremony if you have any outstanding debts to the University.


Your IT account and email address will expire

Your IT account will close on Sunday 31 December and there will be changes to the services you can access.

So, while January might seem like a long time away, it’s best to act while being a student is still fresh in your mind.

You’ll no longer have access to Microsoft Office 365, which includes your University email address. You should forward any emails and contact details you want to keep to a personal email account.

This said; keep checking your University email account for important information about your December graduation, which you’ll start to receive from October!

If you are planning to return to the University at a later date, your IT account will be reactivated once you return.

Ensure you copy any documents you might need from your network storage space (P: Drive) over to your own computer or personal storage service, and take screenshots of any assessment feedback you’d like to keep a record of.

Find out more about how to save your University emails and files:

While you’ll no longer have access to My Manchester, we do encourage you to sign up for the Your Manchester network:


Use the Careers Service

As you will have no doubt found out during your masters, the reasons people study for a postgraduate degree are as varied as the courses themselves. The University’s Careers Service knows this, and offer’s guidance and support for up to two years after you graduate.  The Careers Service has been specialising in postgraduate careers for over 10 years so make the most of their dedicated resources.