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Microsoft Office 365

All Ara students have access to Office 365 for the period of their study.

Office 365 provides OneDrive for Business (1000GB of file storage), email, Skype for Business, free copies of MS Office and more.

You have a small amount of storage space (2GB) locally on H: drive but ICT do not provide backup for H: drive content. The H: drive should be treated as scratch space for working files only. This includes anything you save on the desktop of your PC or in Documents/Pictures etc.

Office 365 is the place to safely/securely store your files.

Microsoft Office 2016 ProPlus

Part of Microsoft Office 365 Education is access to a full version of Microsoft Office at no charge to enrolled students. Now you can now take advantage of all that Office 365 Education has to offer.

Office 365 Education includes:

  • Office 2016 ProPlus for PC
  • Office 2016 ProPlus for Mac
  • Office Mobile for iPhone 
  • Office Mobile for Android
  • Office Mobile for Windows Phone/Mobile

The license allows you to run Office on up to five machines being Mac or PC. You can also run Office Mobile for Android or Office Mobile for iPhone on up to 5 mobile devices.

This a full version Office and available for offline use.

Read the instructions to access and install Office 365 Education.

Note. you will lose access to this license when your enrolment ends.

Other student resources

Visit the Microsoft store for student software deals.

Note: When purchasing from the Microsoft Store you may be asked to "Verify Student Eligibility". The login to this verification must be a personal Microsoft account e.g.,,

Ara Student Portal

Your Student Portal (your tutors may call it Tribal) is the place where you can:

  • Update your personal and contact details
  • Check your results
  • View your timetable

To access the portal for the first time, use the username sent to you when you started at Ara and then change your password via the 'retrieve your password' link. Note: You cannot access your Student Portal using your network login.


Moodle is the most popular place at Ara for tutors to add resources and create online activities to assist your learning.

Login to Moodle using your network details. You can then access your courses and relevant material. If your course isn't there, check with your tutor to see if they use Moodle.

Note: You have to login to an Ara computer and reset your password before your access to Moodle will be enabled. After this first password change your Moodle password will be maintained as your login password.


CareerHub has casual, part time, temporary and full time job opportunities as well as info on upcoming career seminars, workshops and more.

Register for CareerHub using your Ara network username and password.

Gartner Research

Ara has invested in a subscription to Gartner. Gartner is an IT research and advisory company providing technology related insight. Our subscription makes Gartner research available to all staff and students. To take a look go to Login with your day-to-day username and password.

Ara has a subscription to provides video based training across a wide range of products, work and life activities.

Login with your day-to-day username and password.

BYOD product recommendations

If you are in the market for new IT devices, please check out this list of recommended products and what specifications to look for when purchasing