Office365, Your Emails, and OneDrive

Work with office 365 is continuing and your old emails are being restored to your inbox.

Please Note: Any configuration of your original email will not be set in your new email. For example, forwarding emails to your personal accounts will need to be set up again!

One of the benefits is that now every student has a OneDrive with 500 GB of space. This is your space while you are a student at Glasgow Clyde College.

Log into the Web Portal at http://Office.com Sign in with your college email address.

 

Welcome from GCCSA to all students starting College in Session 2019-2020!

Whether you are a new student who has joined us for the first time or a student who is returning to carry on with your studies, we are looking forward to working with you all througout the academic year to ensure that your experience whilst as college is the best that it can possibly be! See our team details by clicking 'Read more'

It is really important that you use your college email account as this will be one of the main ways that we communicate with you.

Start using your student email and Office 365 account today:

Log in:  http://www.outlook.com/student.glasgowclyde.ac.uk

Username:  'Your student ref number   @student.glasgowclyde.ac.uk'

Password:  Your current college account password

 

Glasgow Clyde College has a set of powerful email, web, and collaboration tools that can help you work faster and gain skills for the workplace.  Microsoft Office 365 has your favorite Office features online and allows you to create sophisticated reports and presentations, collaborate in real time with classmates, and share and edit documents from your phone, PC, or Mac.

Advantages of using Microsoft Office 365 

  1. No more cleaning out your inbox! You get a web-based email account with a 25GB mailbox that you can keep for life.
  2. Communicate from your phone, PC, or Mac, using e-mail, instant messaging, video chat, and online meetings.
  3. Work together online with Office Web Apps; create, share and update Microsoft Office documents without losing formatting when saving to various places.
  4. Collaborate in real time; share your desktop, whiteboard, and record a live video call.
  5. Prepare for the workplace with the Microsoft tools your future employers are using.
  6. Better coordinate your schedule by sharing calendars with classmates, team members, and teachers.

Every year The Open University in Scotland helps thousands of students turn their college qualifications into degrees.You can count your HNC or HND towards a degree with the OU. What’s more you don’t have to choose between a job and a qualification -  with the Open University’s flexible study method and part-time degrees you can do both.

Studying with The Open University means learning at a time and place that suits you - whether at home, work, college or on the move.

As an OU student you work independently with our high-quality course materials and online resources but you'll also be supported by your course tutor and you will be part of an active community of students who can be reached through online forums and study groups.

Housing Benefit
If you are under 21, a pensioner, disabled, a lone-parent or a student couple parent and are on a non-advanced (NQ/NC/Access) course you may be eligible to apply for housing benefit.  Lone parent, student couple parents and some disabled students who are on an advanced (HNC/HND) course can also apply for housing benefit.

Application forms are available from council websites or local offices. 

As claims are not backdated, it is important to apply before or as soon as you start college.  It is a good idea to ensure the form is completed fully and checked carefully and all necessary supporting documents are included before you send it off or take it in to the local office.

Council Tax
Depending on your circumstances as a student, you could be entitled to claim council tax exemption, council tax discount or council tax benefit.

To find out more please contact your local council or visit your local council’s website.

There are many ways to fund your studies whilst at Glasgow Clyde College, for most students it will be College Bursary, EMA, Student Loan and SAAS funding.

For those students who find themselves in a position where they are not eligible for this funding below is a link to our Educational Trust Booklet.  The contents of the booklet are to assist you in seeking additional support to help with your studies. (insert link)

In addition detailed below are some helpful publications that are available in larger public libraries.  The Mitchell Library hold these publications within their “Quick Reference Section” on level 4:

  • Directory of Grant Making Trusts
  • The Guide to Educational Grants
  • The Grants Register
  • The Charities Digest

The College also works in collaboration with both The Robertson Trust and the Helena Kennedy Foundation, details of both funds are publicised at the appropriate time (January/February for the Helena Kennedy Foundation and February/March for the Robertson Trust) on the Student Intranet, and more detailed information is contained within the Educational Trust booklet.

Also contained within the booklet are links for Trust and Scholarship information for Scottish Universities and the more popular English Universities that Glasgow Clyde College students articulate to.

A paper version of the booklet is available at The Student Advice Centre at each of the College campuses.

Students studying advanced courses on a part time basis may apply to SAAS for a part-time fee grant.  This grant gives help each year towards the cost of tuition fees.  Students must be studying between 30 – 119 points at SCQF Level 7 – 10 and have an income of £25,000 or less.  The level of grant is linked to the number of credits and the level of qualification. 

To find out more please visit the SAAS website or contact SAAS on 0300 555 0505.

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