Staff at Sussex can set up or participate in virtual meetings using videoconferencing. As well as offering environmental benefits, videoconferencing facilities can be used where individuals face travel restrictions or as a routine means to contact colleagues in distant locations.

Microsoft Teams

Teams is a chat, calling and collaboration platform, currently available to all staff at Sussex.

Please see the Microsoft Teams software page for more information.

The Microsoft Teams support page has a list of links explaining how to use the available features.


The voice and video call software Skype can also be used to conduct small virtual meetings from your own desktop. You will need to create a basic Skype account which enables you to make individual or group calls for free to other Skype members. Some services, such as calling regular landlines, require payment.


Use a headset
Even if your machine has a built-in microphone and speakers, it's a good idea to use a USB plug-in headset mic to avoid looping audio feedback.

Help and further information
Call us for help and advice with videoconferencing:


Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm
(call 01273 678022 if not using an internal phone)

Updated on 3 July 2023