Skype for Business

A unified communications platform. You can use it for instant messaging, audio & video conferencing and online meetings.

Access Skype for Business

  • Staff PCs: install via the Software Centre link on your desktop
  • Computer cluster PCs: instant messaging only - open from Office 2016
  • Own device: see Getting Office


  • Instant message with colleagues across the University
  • Immediately see colleagues' availability when you add each other as a contact
  • Share a whiteboard for brainstorming with your colleagues in real-time
  • Share an application, desktop, or document on-screen in real-time
  • Polls and Q&A
  • Start audio or video chats and conferences with online contacts
  • Share with anyone outside - they can use the web app