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April 2022

It's time for a tidy-up!

The storage on Google Drive that is available to the University after 1st October 2023, over 2 years from now, will be only 10% of what we currently use. We all need to start moving files off Google Drive beforehand – the sooner the better.

Storage quotas will be implemented during 2022 to allow us to achieve this goal. The ongoing storage allocation for existing staff and students after 1st October 2023 will also be reduced to a quota of 1GB. This storage allocation will allow the use of Google Docs, Sheets and Slides that have business reasons why they can't move to other storage services. 

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?