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Unimail - student email

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Once you become a student at the University a ‘UniMail’ email account will be set up for you. Unimail can be accessed directly at  You can also see your emails from within StudentHub.

Why do I need to use UniMail?

UniMail is the main method that the University will use to contact you - please check your UniMail account regularly.

What if I already have my own email account?

You can set up your UniMail account so that any messages sent to it are automatically forwarded to your own email account. That way you don’t have the hassle of trying to remember to check two different accounts.  From your Unimail, click the Settings cog at the top right of the screen. From your app settings, select Mail, this gives the email app options menu. Go to Accounts on the left hand side and click Forwarding. Click Start forwarding and enter the email address you wish to have your emails forwarded to. Press Save and close.

Note - some old browsers may not show the settings cog.

How do I know what my email address is?

Your email address is your University username, followed by, for example

Note: If your University login account has been disabled for any reason, then you will not be able to access your emails via UniMail/Office365 until the matter has been resolved. 

E-Mail Passwords

Your UniMail password is the same one used for other University systems.  There are more details here on how to change your password

Further information

Unimail offers the following benefits:

  • a large mail quota
  • an email address that can be kept after leaving the University
  • email attachments up to 20Mb
  • personal storage space of 1 Tb, known as the OneDrive. 
  • access to Office365 applications

Most browsers will work with Unimail, but to get all of the features you need to use Internet Explorer 10 or later; Firefox 3.0.1 or later; Safari 3.1 or later.

Spell check in UniMail uses the spell checking built into your web browser.  Not all web browsers have this facility.  It is available in the latest versions of Internet Explorer.

Unimail on your Mobile

Follow the link to setup UniMail on your mobile device.


UniMail is part of the Office365 suite.  See our Office365 page for more information about online versions of Microsoft's popular Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs.   There's also information about OneDrive storage. 

Graduated and having problems?

After you graduate, you will change status from student to alumnus.  Read more here about Graduate/Alumni email .

Terms of use

Your use of the Unimail system is bound by the the Microsoft Code of Conduct and the University Computing Regulations


Last updated Tuesday 17 January 2017
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