Google Workspace: Changes to alumni email accounts
This page was last updated on Monday 31 July 2023.
Imperial’s alumni email accounts are provided by Google Workspace for Education. Earlier this year, Google implemented changes to their Workspace offering. From Tuesday 5 September, access to Google Drive and Photos associated with alumni email accounts will be switched off and alumni with existing accounts will lose access to any remaining files.
Your email account ending alumni.imperial.ac.uk will be unaffected by these changes and will continue to function as normal. You will still be able to send and receive emails.
Please ensure you transfer any files you would like to keep by Monday 4 September. Download a pdf guide to transferring your data: Alumni email accounts - Google transfer instructions.
You can export an archive of your Drive, Gmail, and Photos data with Google Takeout. Learn how to download your data into an archive.
Please understand that this change to your storage limit is caused by a new policy introduced by Google. We appreciate that this may have a big impact upon how you use your alumni account and would like to apologise for the inconvenience.