MS Office 2019 is widely used by the University. It provides the workhorse for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. The majority of Microsoft training courses are available online, but IT Training support self study with drop-in sessions, one to ones, and custom workshops.
Oxford Brookes University provides MS Office 2016 on all public computers across all campuses. A migration from MS Office 2016 to MS Office 2019 is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023.
Study options include:
- ICDL online courses with certification
- MS Office Self Study
- Microsoft Support
- Custom workshops
- Windows 11
- Download free versions of MS Office 2019 and MS Office 365
MS Office 2016 self study guides are available as PDF files, from introductory to advanced level for Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access. There is little difference between MS Office 2016 and MS Office 2019, except for the interface with Onedrive, which is not used by the University. Therefore the content is suitable for users of MS Office 2019.
Request access to PDF workbooks for level 1, 2, or 3. Level 1 is introductory, Level 3 is advanced. Please note that access to training workbooks is given on strict condition that they are only used by members of the University.
Visit Microsoft 365 Training to explore a wide range of impressive training services for Office 365 and MS Office 2019. Services include user guides, cheat-sheets, quick-starts, tutorials, and videos.
Dissertation Write-Up. Learn how to make the best use of MS Word to write-up your dissertation including bibliographic software such as Endnote and Citavi and authoring software such as Scrivener. This is a course which provides a support service for your academic work and is open to all Brookes students and staff. There are no assignments and no assessments.
In 2023, University Windows computers are moving from Windows 10 to Windows 11. If you are new to Windows, request the Windows 10 workbook (for staff and postgraduates). Please also read the Windows 10 FAQ.
Members of the University are eligible for free Microsoft Office 365 software for the duration of your course or employment. Software includes Office 365 with 1TB of personal cloud storage, and upto 5 copies of MS Office 2019 suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.