You might be invited to join a voice or video call to access teaching, academic skills or pastoral support. Here's how to connect and make the most of your session.

Virtual meetings are voice or video calls rather than face-to-face sessions. Just like our on-campus support, they can be held either as one-to-one or group sessions. During the meeting files can be shared between the attendees, so you can share, discuss and edit documentation collaboratively.

Get ready for your virtual meeting by installing the software you need and following these top tips.

  • Check your equipment is working before the meeting.
  • You will need a camera (optional), a microphone and speakers or earphones.
  • Using the camera function can help with engagement but uses more bandwidth – you may need to turn off the camera to improve sound quality if you have a slow connection.
  • When using the camera, make sure you can be seen and consider what is in the background.
  • Mute other devices and close or mute any applications that might be a distraction (e.g. sounds from incoming texts and emails).
  • Mute your microphone when you aren't talking, especially if there is a lot of background noise where you are.

All students should join Teams meetings using their @gre.ac.uk account.
If you want to remain anonymous on recordings you must discuss this with your department or the meeting organiser prior to the meeting so that they can make arrangements for you to participate anonymously.

How to connect with...

Windows PC

Microsoft Teams

Accessibility for Teams Meetings