Quite often students only realise the importance of backing up work when it’s too late. Once an assignment or other important work is lost, it is usually gone forever!

Student IT Support encourages you to make use of your student OneDrive to backup and store all of your University-related data. Using OneDrive will also enable you to use the autosave feature in Office Apps which will significantly reduce the risk of losing your work. For more information on OneDrive, see the following page on our website.

Additionally, here are some tips to reduce the risk of losing your work:

  • Keep multiple copies of work in different places (ie. Computer, external hard drives, Student OneDrive or email)
  • Don’t keep the only copy of your work on a USB memory stick
  • Make a note of the name of the document you are saving, as well as the location
  • While working ensure you save your documents regularly