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Software for students and staff

The University pays for software to support your work and study.

Microsoft Office

Undergraduates / taught postgraduates: Office 365 is free for you

To get it:

  1. log into your student email account at Office 365:
  2. click on Office 365 in the top left corner
  3. click the Install software button

You can then use Word, PowerPoint, Excel and the rest of the Office 2016 suite on:

  • up to 5 laptops/PCs/Macs
  • up to 5 tablets and phones (Windows, Android or iOS).

Research postgraduates

If you teach: you can buy Microsoft Office for a reduced price:

  1. you need a staff IT Account
  2. download Office through our online software store

If you don't teach: Microsoft Office is not currently available at a reduced price..Check Office 365 University for Microsoft software available to you.


Buy Microsoft Office at a reduced rate.


Key software packages

You can go to our online store to download the software below for free or at an educational discount:

  • ArcGIS
  • Maple
  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Education (upgrade only)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Minitab
  • Nvivo
  • SAS
  • and others - follow the link above to check what's available

If you prefer you can ask for a disc to install the extra software: visit Welcome Desk in Templeman West.

Software on student and staff PCs

Our standard student and staff PCs offer a large range of software.

If you need specialist software that isn't installed on your machine, please speak to your local IT staff or contact helpdesk.

Other software

Contact us

Email with any software-related issues.




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Last Updated: 20/03/2017