Your NMIT student email account is part of the comprehensive Office 365 cloud suite, the same system NMIT staff use. IT comes with a 50GB Mailbox, Calendar, Contacts and anti SPAM features, which you can continue to use after you leave NMIT. You can always access it via the Student Hub, within the Current Students pages on the main NMIT Website.
Follow the steps bellow ...
Go into Settings > Accounts & Passwords (1) > Add Account (2)
Choose Exchange (3) > Enter your NMIT email address (4) (email@example.com) and click Next (5)
Choose Configure Manually (6) provide your Password (7) and Click Next (8)
Enter Server (9) name as outlook.office365.com and provide your Username (10) (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Click Next (11)
Choose what you want to synchronise then Click Save (12) *Mail is the only one you need at this stage, Reminders and Calendar could be handy if you use those to keep track of assignments