Google Changes - latest news

The latest news on changes related to Google GSuite at the University

April 2023

We're getting there

A massive thanks to the work everyone has done, we're well on track to hit the target the University needs to retain Google as a sustainable service. If you have more than 30GB in Google then we would have already contacted you with an interim target - this is so you can hit the 1GB target for 1st October.

An easy way to move your Google Photos

The easiest way to move your Google Photos is to a personal Google account using these instructions. Unfortunately Google doesn't provide the ability for administrators to delete photos on your behalf - so it is critical that you delete your photos or we are forced to delete your entire account - Drive, Mail and Photos. We obviously don't want to have to do this.

Left the University?

If you left the University at the end of 2022 then you must have moved your Google Drive contents, Photos (and deleted the photos afterwards from your University account) by now.

Where do I fit?

  1. Make sure you are logged into your University Google account (if you are logged into your personal account it will show "out of 15GB" when you do the steps below)
  2. Go to
  3. Add up the amount in Google Drive and Google Photos (ignore Gmail)
    • 1000 MB is 1GB
  4. Use the size to see what fishy friend fits your storage and what you should start doing now

How are we shrinking?