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UniShare is the university's implementation of Microsoft SharePoint.  It is a browser based system (available on and off-campus) used primarily to share information and collaborate with other users around the University.

If you are a member of staff or postgraduate research student, you can set up shared documents, calendars, announcements and task lists, making collaborative working easier and more effective.

What should I use UniShare for?

UniShare is a useful place to keep work-in-progress for cross-team or cross-University project groups.  Wisdom is the place to keep official university ‘records’ and the SAN is a useful location for non-project work.

UniShare is useful for managing projects and collaborating in all sorts of ways, such as.

  • Developing task lists to keep track of actions at meetings
  • Creating shared calendars with key dates
  • Developing customised lists of information which are easy to search and filter
  • Creating ‘forum style’ discussion boards to exchange ideas on hot topics
  • Using issue tracking to document problems with systems and processes
  • Creating alerts so you know when tasks are due or when someone has uploaded a document to an area that you need to read.
  • Providing a powerful search capability to find your documents

There are also a number of other useful features such as the ability to setup workflows to automate processes but at present we are not utilising this functionality fully.

Setting up your own UniShare site

Please complete a UniShare site request form and then contact IT Support on ext 3737 to discuss your requirements.

Support and Information

UniShare is designed to be easy to use, but here are some resources to help you make the best of it.

Take a look at our in-house training resources site which is full of ‘how-to’ guides and related video demonstrations.

For background information, there are also quite a number of very informative SharePoint videos on YouTube - for example: SharePoint in Plain English and SharePoint Overview. A search for 'SharePoint' on YouTube will also produce a number of other good videos.

UniShare Champions

There are also a number of SharePoint champions residing in Schools and Services.  These should be your first port of call if you require any advice on how to get the most out of UniShare

The current list of champions are as follows

Applied Sciences   Caroline Corley
Art, Design & Architecture   Sheila Furmedge
Business School Chris Townson
Computing & Engineering    Kathy Bugg
Computing & Library Services  Sarah Gullick
Education & Professional Development    Shailesh Appukuttan
Human & Health Sciences  Kevin Riley
Music, Humanities & Media  Alex Heywood
Research and Enterprise    Matt Siekierkowski


My School / Service UniShare homepage

Unishare is at  From there, you can select your own School or Service, and also access cross-university sites to which you have access.

As well as specific UniShare sites you may have access to, many areas have a ‘home page’ as follows:

Applied Sciences

Art, Design and Architecture

Business School

Computing & Engineering

Computing & Library Services

Education and Professional Development

Estates and Facilities

External Relations

Financial Services

School of Human & Health Sciences

Human Resources

Music, Humanities and Media


Research & Enterprise

Student Union


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