What is Microsoft Excel?

What is it?

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application by Microsoft. It is one of the office productivity applications included in the Microsoft Office suite.

It is available for Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, Android, Apple IOS and on Linux using WINE.

What do I use it for?

Microsoft Excel can be used to store and work with data in worksheets. There are options for analysis and visualisation and it has a huge array of built-in formulae and tools for data sorting and filtering. It includes features such as text and font formatting, HTML support and image support.

Who is it available to?

Microsoft Excel is available to all University staff and students.

How do I access it?

You can access Microsoft Excel on your University device by searching for ‘Excel’ in the start bar on your device. You can also use Excel online by logging into the Office 365 portal, clicking on all apps and selecting Excel from there.


Microsoft Excel training is available via LinkedIn Learning and is free for all staff and students. 

Further Information and Support

For further information on Microsoft Excel and for support, please see the Microsoft Website.