The University of Suffolk's subscription to Office 365 (Office online) allows members of staff and current students to use Microsoft's suite of applications for free. This includes the latest version of Office, cloud storage through One Drive, and online apps for Desktop and Mobile.

If you're looking for information about the features of Office 365, or need some guidance to complete a task using Office, we recommend starting with the Office 365 Training Centre. Additional external training resources can be found on our Online Training page. 


Online Training


Training Centre


This page provides some general guidance for Office 365.


Current members of staff and registered students at the University of Suffolk can install Microsoft Office for free. You can install up to five copies of Office on each device type, which includes:

  • Windows PCs / Laptops
  • Apple Macs / MacBooks
  • Android and iOS tablets/smartphones


The simplified steps to download and install Office on PC and Mac are: 

1. Visit and log in using your University of Suffolk credentials. You’ll need to add after your staff or student number in the username field (e.g. Your password is the same one you use for MySuffolk. 

2. Click Install Office and select Office 365 apps

3. Follow the on-screen guidance to complete the installation. 

4. Once installed, sign in to Office using your University of Suffolk username and password (remember to add to your staff or student number).


For full install guides and information about downloading Office on tablet and mobile, click here

To access Office 365, enter in your web browser or click below. You'll need to log in using your student or staff number followed by (e.g. and your password.


Office Apps


Once logged in, click on the Office 365 app launcher in the top left corner.



Click on the app you want to use, or choose All apps to view the features available to you.



As your Office 365 subscription is linked to your University of Suffolk account, this will expire when you leave the University. 

After this, any installed Office applications will revert to read-only, so you won't be able to create or edit documents unless you have a personal subscription. 

We have a brief introduction to Skype for Business, with some links to the Microsoft training website for additional help. To view this, click the button below.


for Business

Uploading content securely to Microsoft Stream
Microsoft Stream is a secure video service so you can manage who views your video content and determine how widely to share within your organization.
To get started, select ‘Create’ and then ‘Upload video’

Under the Details tab, you can enter a name and description of your video:

Under the Permissions tab you can select who can view your video. You can choose people, groups or everyone within your organisation. It is not recommended that you share with everyone in your organisation, particularly if you are sharing confidential information. It is best to assign groups or individuals.

Under the Options tab, you can enable comments, captions and upload a subtitle file:

Once you are happy with your video settings, select Publish. 
You can also share a link to your video by selecting ‘Share’. Only people who are authorised to view your view will be able to open this link 


Editing permissions for existing content
Navigate to My content, then select Videos:

Select the edit icon:

From here, you can amend any of the permissions and video details or delete the video entirely:

Remember to click apply to save any changes