What happens to your account when you finish your studies

Bethany McNally
Wednesday 18 May 2022

After you finish your academic journey at St Andrews, you’ll gradually lose access to University services over the next six months. If you’ve got any important documents to save, make sure you give yourself enough time to do so.

Your student ID card

At the cut off date, you’ll lose access to all University buildings, including the Main Library. As an alumni of the University, you will have access to selected online resources and for £20 a year, you can sign up to borrow books. Bring photo ID and proof of address, which is dated within the last three months, to the Main Library Service Desk to join.

You can get into the Union as an alumnus by showing your old student ID card. This means you can sign in others in the future. Find out more about this on the Union website.

Eduroam

You’ll no longer have access to eduroam wifi on the day you finish your studies. Find out more about our guest wifi service on the IT Services website.

Home drive

It’s important that remove any files you want to keep from your home drive before you finish your studies. If you want to back up everything, we recommend creating a zip file to send to yourself. This takes up less space so can be transferred to other computers more quickly that uncompressed files.

Microsoft 365

You lose access to Microsoft 365 services, including email and OneDrive, six months after you leave. Use these guides to back up what you need:

If you have used your email to sign up for non-University websites, like Amazon or Facebook, change it soon. If you don’t, it means you won’t be able to reset your password or receive email notifications for this site in future.

Moodle, MySaint and Module Management System

You lose access to student systems six months after you leave the University. If you want any copies of work you’ve submitted, do this in the Module Management System.

Printing

You will no longer be able to print when you finish your studies.

Although your ID card will stop working on the cut off date, you may find that the printers no longer accept it a few weeks before this. You can still print and collect jobs from any University printer, but you may need to enter your username manually.

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