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Office 365 for staff


All university staff and post graduate researchers have an Office 365 account. Office 365 is an online desktop which includes:
  • Sway- online presentation tool
  • Forms- facility to create online forms



How to access your O365 account

  1. Sign in with your University email address and your usual University password.

 Your university email address is in the form

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  for assistance.

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.


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