Microsoft Office

As Goldsmiths staff member or student, you have access to the Microsoft Office suite on up to 5 personal devices.

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You also get access to the Microsoft Imagine Academy, an online resource where you can find training courses on Microsoft Office products.

Office 365 for Windows

To install Microsoft Office on your Windows machine: 

  • Log into your email using Goldmail
  • Click on your initials on the top-right of the screen, then select My Account
  • On the left-hand side of the screen, select My Account then Install Office
  • Click on Install (if you are prompted with a User Account Control popup, click on Yes)
  • Once it's downloaded, open the installer and wait for the installation to complete, at which point you can click on Close
  • Open any of the Microsoft Office applications. You will now need to authenticate your Office Suite (if you are prompted to accept the Microsoft Office license, click on Accept).
  • When you are prompted to Sign In using your username, please insert your username in the following format: jblog001@campus.goldsmiths.ac.uk, then click on Next
  • You should now see a page similar to your Goldmail log in page. Please login as usual (i.e. with your username only, without prefix or suffix)

Please note: if you are using the newest version of Goldmail, once you login please click on your initials on the top right corner, then select My Account, then select Install Office.

You have now authenticated your Microsoft Office Suite which is ready for use. 

Office 365 for Mac

To install Microsoft Office on your Mac machine: 

  • Log into your email using Goldmail
  • Click on your initials on the top-right of the screen, then select My Account
  • On the left-hand side of the screen, select My Account then Install Office
  • Once it's downloaded, open the installer and wait for the installation to complete (follow the installation wizard by clicking on Continue and Install and accepting the T&C). You might be prompted to enter your computer admin password
  • Open any of the Microsoft Office applications. You will now need to authenticate your Office Suite (if you are prompted to accept the Microsoft Office license, click on Accept)
  • When you are prompted to Sign In using your username, please insert your username in the following format: jblog001@campus.goldsmiths.ac.uk, then click on Next
  • You should now see a page similar to your Goldmail log in page. Please login as usual (i.e. with your username only, without prefix or suffix)

Please note: if you are using the newest version of Goldmail, once you login please click on your initials on the top right corner, then select My Account, then select Install Office.

You have now authenticated your Microsoft Office Suite which is ready for use. 

 

Office 365 for mobile devices

If you want Microsoft Office on your tablet or phone, you will need to download the products via Google Play or Apple Store (they are free). Once downloaded you will need to authenticate as follows: 

  • When you are asked to sign in, enter your username in the following format: jblog001@campus.goldsmiths.ac.uk
  • You should now see a page that looks like your email login on Goldmail, sign in using your username as usual (i.e. without prefix or suffix)

You have now authenticated your Microsoft Office product(s) on your mobile device.

Help and training

IT&IS does not provide training on Microsoft Office, but can answer questions.

You can access free Microsoft training courses at the Microsoft Office 365 Training Center, which is an online resource containing hundreds of training courses covering all the Microsoft applications.

Microsoft Office 365 Training Center