Get Connected

Find out some essential IT information you will need before starting university

As a University of Derby student, you can access:

  • Free Wi-Fi on campus with eduroam
  • Free Microsoft 365
  • Specialist software you may need for your studies
  • Free Trend Micro Maximum Security antivirus for up to 3 personal devices
  • 1TB of FREE, secure, online storage with OneDrive

Connecting to Wi-Fi on campus

Eduroam Wi-Fi is secure, fast and free to use in all campus buildings.

Eduroam was developed for international research and the education community, so it gives you worldwide roaming at other organisations too.

Log in with your Uni credentials:

[student number]@unimail.derby.ac.uk (e.g. 00123456@unimail.derby.ac.uk) and your usual Uni password.

On campus? What are you waiting for - connect now!

We have Wi-Fi support available where you’ll find instructions specific to your device and get help if you need it. Changed your Uni password? Remember to update eduroam and stay connected.

Microsoft 365

You’ll have access to Microsoft 365 and the full suite of Office apps FREE for the entire period of your studies. This includes Microsoft Teams, OneDrive cloud storage, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and so much more.

To access Microsoft 365, go to office.com and sign in:

[student number]@unimail.derby.ac.uk and your usual Uni password.

OneDrive

With OneDrive, you get 1TB of FREE, secure, online storage. All you need is an internet connection, a device (mobile phone, tablet, iPad, laptop, etc.) and your University login credentials, and you’re good to go!

Microsoft Teams

Chat, meet, call, share.

Teams helps you to connect and collaborate wherever you are. Set up your own space for study groups, projects, or social clubs. Chat, call, send messages and co-author shared files and documents. Download the app to all your devices and never miss a beat.

Get the Office apps

You can download the full desktop applications FREE on up to five different desktop or laptop devices via the ‘Install Office’ button on Office

You can use Office in a browser, and you can also download the smartphone/tablet apps from your device’s app store to access your documents anywhere, anytime, on any device.

You can find out more in the Microsoft 365 tile in UDo.

Free software

You can take advantage of any of the following offers while you study at the University of Derby. From free software packages such as:

There are also discounts on laptops, desktops, storage devices, and accessories. Find out more about the student store and our student offers.

Keeping your Uni account secure

To keep your Uni login secure, we now ask you to use multifactor authentication (MFA) so that no one else can log on with your credentials. MFA combines something you know with something you have, such as your Uni login details and your smartphone.

Add as many verification methods as you can and keep them up to date. Changing your phone number? Update your MFA first!

Find out more about MFA

Your logon is unique to you, so never share your password with anyone else. If you forget, want to change, or manage your password, you’ll find helpful password management guides on the IT Service Centre Knowledge Base to keep you up and running.

Learn more about staying safe online. Stay cyber secure.

Unimail

Unimail is your university email account and is activated when you enrol. Simply log into UDo and click on the Unimail tile.

Your Unimail will be the email address we contact you on, so be sure to check it regularly so you don’t miss out on any important information from us or your lecturers and tutors.

Just so that you’re aware, we take your cybersecurity really seriously, so some emails from personal email addresses may be blocked or treated as spam.

You can access your full Unimail account through the Unimail tile or via Microsoft Outlook. For access on the move, download the Outlook app to your mobile device.

Set up Unimail on AndroidSet up Unimail on iPhone

Need IT help?

The University’s IT Service Centre is here for you. If you need support with logging on or accessing our online resources, you can get in touch.

When you contact the IT Service Centre for help, also known as "raising a request" or "logging a ticket", we'll assign you a ticket number and work to resolve the issue as soon as possible for you. If we can’t help straight away, you can use the ticket number to track progress or refer back to your request.

Call: +44 (0) 1332 591234 (available 24/7)

Email: itservicecentre@derby.ac.uk

Search for help and live chat: https://itservicecentre.derby.ac.uk

For more IT essentials, visit the IT Support tile on UDo.