How to

Our guides give step-by-step guidance on achieving a number of tasks, ranging from first steps in using email or printing through to more advanced topics.

This page summarises the most popular guides but you can also see a full list of How to guides.

Campus computers

There are around 850 computers on the campus for students to use and we also provide and support a wide range of staff computers.


Apple devices and software are very popular at Sussex with both staff and students.


Staff and student email accounts are hosted in Microsoft Office 365.


Get online with the campus wi-fi (known as eduroam) or use the cable connections in offices and residences.


See our basic guide to downloading and installing software as well as more specific information on using applications and programs:


Office 365 guides

Useful guides on converting files using Microsoft Excel.

Service Desk guides

PDF versions of the leaflets and guides available at the IT Service Desk in Shawcross.

Connecting to the internet:

Updated on 25 October 2023