Office 365 productivity tools
Office 365 for staff
All university staff and post graduate researchers have an Office 365 account. Office 365 is an online desktop which includes:
- online presentation tool
- facility to create online forms
How to access your O365 account
Sign in with your University email address and your usual University password.
Your university email address is in the form firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also follow the link to OneDrive at the top of the page in StaffCentral and MyDepartment.
View other ways to access your account
Navigating around O365
When you click into an application it will normally open in a new tab. The top header will indicate with application you are currently in.
Also you can always use the App launcher (the waffle) to view all your available applications.
How to change your photo
Your profile photo will show in some parts of Office 365 including OneDrive. To update your photo see our Office 365 profile page
What happens if you leave?
If you leave the university, your license to Office 365 for Business will expire. This means:
You will no longer have access to any files stored on your University of Brighton One Drive for Business account.
Files on your OneDrive for Business that are personal to you should be copied to, or stored on, suitable media so that you can retain access.
Transfer any work files to an area on My Department that your team can access. If you require advice then please contact the Service Desk
Any Microsoft Office applications that you have downloaded to home computers will no longer be licenced.
You will still be able to open and read existing Office documents, but will not be able to create new Office documents or edit documents until you get a new licence for Office or set up a personal subscription to Office 365.
If you are joining another workplace where Office 365 is used then you will be able to reactivate your software with the new login details for your new workplace.
Office 365 for students
All University of Brighton students have an Office 365 for Business account which offers email in addition to software and file storage. See our Office 365 for students page for more information.