What Is Office 365?

Microsoft Office 365 is a group of cloud services that Microsoft offers to subscribers. Our subscription means that University of Bolton staff and students can use some of these services, including:

  • Downloading Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel...) applications to install them on your PC or Mac
  • Editing documents online, with Word online and Excel online
  • Access to Teams and online collaboration tools
  • For an increasing number of students, accessing your email

Am I on Office 365?

If you are a student here, your email will be hosted in Office365. This means you have a much larger mailbox and cutting edge features, like the new Outlook Web App interface.

How do I access Office 365?


Login to your email at cloudmail.bolton.ac.uk.


Vist the University of Bolton Office 365 login page https://portal.office.com/ and sign in with your University email address and password.

Downloading Office 365 Applications

To download Office 2019 on your PC or Mac, you'll first need a license. Follow this link to be assigned a license. You only need to go through this wizard once:

After obtaining your license:

  • Sign in to Office 365 with your username@bolton.ac.uk and password
  • You'll arrive at something similar to the screen pictured below
  • Select the 'Install Office' button at the top right of the screen
  • Follow the download and install instructions
  • Once you've installed the Office applications, you don't necessarily need to sign in to them, but doing so can help you sync up your documents.


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