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Can I access Office 365 after I graduate?

If you've been using Office 365 as a student here at Sussex you may well have downloaded Office apps like Word and Excel to your own computer or devices, or you may be using OneDrive to store files online.  You're able to do this because we've purchased a licence for our students and staff to use it all for free.  

This access will change when you leave Sussex.  You will remain as part of the Sussex student group for approximately one month after you graduate, meaning your access to email and IT Services stays as it was while you were a student on a temporary basis.  When this expires, you will then have a further period of approximately one month to use Office 365 before Microsoft limits your access to the software, leaving you with reduced functionality - you'll be able to access and read your files but not edit them.  Of course, if you want to keep using Office 365, Microsoft will offer you the option to continue on the same basis as before once you have purchased a subscription.

If you do not intend to purchase the subscription to continue using Office 365, we recommend you download all your files to keep them safe elsewhere.

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Created by Claire Craig on 26 May 2015 and last updated by Samantha Jane Elmer on 14 September 2016