Calendar, Docs, Google+ and much more are now available to students when they get the new Google email for life service at the University of Bristol!

After listening to the feedback from our current students we are pleased to announce that today, Tuesday 20 March, we are turning on over 20 apps from the Google Apps suite including Google Docs and Google Calendar. The full list can be found at:

What do these apps offer?

Here’s a quick guide to some of the most widely used and useful:

Google Docs
A suite of products that lets you create different kinds of online documents, work on them in real time with other people, and store your documents and your other files — all online. With an Internet connection, you can access your documents and files from any computer, anywhere in the world. (There’s even some work you can do without an Internet connection!)

Google Calendar
An online calendar that’s available wherever you are, whenever you need it. We are investigating providing iCal feeds for student timetabling via the MyBristol portal, so you will also be able to add your UoB timetable information to your Google Calendar and use the reminder features Google provide.

Google Talk
A instant messaging tool that supports text, voice and video – for free. Use Google Talk to keep in touch with your family and friends back home.

Google Chrome Sync
The University will soon be rolling out the Google Chrome web browser to all UoB computers. With Chrome Sync you can save your bookmarks, extensions, apps, theme, and browser preferences to your Google Account so that they are available on any computer you’re using. That way, you can have the same web experience everywhere.

Please send any feedback to

Further information on the Gmail project at the University can be found on the IT Services website