Microsoft Office – Getting It Right
Bangor University uses Microsoft Office across its systems and in its teaching. As part of your studies at Bangor University, your lecturers will expect you to use a number of the Microsoft Office programmes - Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and others. If you have never used these programmes before or you want to develop your skills further please use the following guides.
Microsoft Office Outlook
Outlook is the programme used to house your Bangor University e-mail. All official communication by the University, your lecturers and other staff will be sent to this e-mail address. Please check it regularly. Further to that, many appointments that you make with members of the university will be added to your Outlook Calendar. It is a good practice to use the Calendar not only to schedule meetings but also to manage your study time. Another related helpful feature is Outlook Tasks. You can break your assignments into sub-tasks and add automatic reminders to ensure that you complete the sub-tasks on time and that you never miss a deadline. Outlook has many other useful features and you can learn more about these at:
If your personal device is a Mac or you have the 2013 version of Outlook these guides will be more helpful for you:
Microsoft Office Word
Word is a text-editing programme and is one of the most widely used programmes when submitting written work. In Word you can also add tables and figures as part of your text and also use ready built templates to kick start your writing. Further to that when you work as a group on a report you can use the Track Changes function to ensure that you know who has written each section of the document. There is also the References section that can help you to cite correctly all sources of information used in your text. There are many more features in Word that you might find useful during your studies. To learn more about these please visit the Word help center.
If your personal device is a Mac or you have Word 2013 version these guides will be more helpful for you:
Microsoft Office PowerPoint
Another widely used Microsoft Office programme is PowerPoint. Most students use it to design oral presentations and posters. You can start your project by working with ready-made templates and customise these as you develop your ideas and the chosen content. You can also make the presented content dynamic by adding animations and transitions to your slides. Similarly to Word in PowerPoint you can collaborate on a presentation by using the comments function. There are many other features in PowerPoint that you might find useful during your studies. To learn more about these please visit PowerPoint help center.
If your personal device is a Mac or you have PowerPoint 2013 version these guides will be more helpful for you:
Microsoft Office Excel
Many students are also expected to use Microsoft Office Excel as part of their studies. Some students will be asked to use Excel as a quick way to create tables and may be to plot graphs and charts. Other students will be requested to use formulae and related more advanced functions of this programme. Depending on what action you need to perform when using Excel you can learn more about these by visiting Excel Training.
If your personal device is a Mac or you have Excel 2013 version these guides will be more helpful for you:
If you have to use other Microsoft Office programmes during your studies, you can find out more about these by visiting Microsoft Office Training Center.