Microsoft Office 2019

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.

Learn about MS Office 2019 courses

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:

MS Office self-study

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.

Microsoft support

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.

Custom workshops

IT Training provides bespoke classroom courses upon request. You may also wish to explore training opportunities with third parties such as GCFGlobal, or Bite Size Ltd. Fees may apply.

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.

Windows 11

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

If you want to learn about Windows 11, please read the Quickstart Windows 11 guide or view Windows 11 Support from Microsoft.

Office 365

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.

Visit Office 365 Education to register with Microsoft. You will need your Brookes email address. You can also download the MS Office 365 Installation Guide from Microsoft Support.