Office 365: Temporary sites

Temporary sites

Temporary sites are limited-lifespan working areas that any University staff or student member can use for creating and collaborating on ideas and information.

Watch the video for a quick overview of their creation and use.

Please note this is for University staff, students and researchers only


  • Self-service - create your own site in minutes
  • Administered by you, so you can alter permissions
  • All site members can add, edit and delete documents and images
  • Share information and collaborate with internal colleagues, students and external partners
  • Access your information at any time and on any device
  • Similar functionality to your OneDrive for Business

Features include

  • Availability of site for 12-30 weeks
  • Upload documents or create new ones from inside the site
  • Access a calendar to create events
  • Create a discussion folder to discuss ideas
  • Create tasks to keep track of work
  • Create document or image libraries to keep track of files

Examples of Temporary sites

Scenarios where you might want to use a temporary site include:

  • Event planning
  • Student project work
  • Short term project
  • Research ideas

Visit the demonstration Temporary site to see the features you can include in your own site.