Using new software isn't easy, so here is some guidance on various platforms in use this year year.

Online Learning

From the School of Chemistry's DLM 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)

The DLM (Dynamic Lab Manual) is what the School of Chemistry uses for lab preparation, lecture material and keeping track of attendance and marks (using MAF).

There are several parts to the DLM:

  • Labs – where you'll find all the lab info, e.g. pre-lab tests, safety tests, instructions and more.

  • MAF (Marks, Attendance & Feedback) – where you'll find your timetable, your marks for lab work, tutorials and exams, and your attendance to tutorials, workshops and labs.

  • Teaching materials – where you'll find lecture handouts, tutorial questions and workshop sheets.

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.