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Here is some guidance on the online tools available to you.

Online Learning

From Blackboard to Microsoft 365, there are many tools to help you with your learning.

If there's something missing here, please get in touch!

Dynamic Laboratory Manual (DLM) and Blackboard

The DLM (Dynamic Lab Manual) is what the School of Chemistry uses for lab preparation. Blackboard is used for lecture materials and learning resources (from September 2022).

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is provided for free to all students. You can download Microsoft Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) on up to 5 devices for free, and make use of the great features available.

This also includes OneDrive for Business, which we suggest you sync to your own laptop/tablet for easy access.

We also recommend downloading the Outlook app to your phone, so you can easily check your University email and get notifications. You don't want to miss anything!

You are also able to change your email address to a more friendly format than

Microsoft Teams & Zoom

Microsoft Teams and Zoom are both video calling platforms that are provided for free from the University. Microsoft Teams is better for chat with other students and staff.

To enable your premium Zoom account go to and sign in with your University account.

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