The University offers a free subscription to Microsoft Office 365. The subscription allows you to download the desktop version of Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs. You can also access the web-based version of Office and use the mobile versions for phone or tablet. The subscription can be renewed for free on a 4 yearly basis providing you are a current University student or staff member. When your subscription expires your files will be unaffected, but your Office programs will lose editing capabilities until a new license is applied.

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To download Microsoft Office you must get an Office 365 account. To do so please follow the instructions below:

  1. Please complete this self service form
  2. You will be emailed login credentials and given instructions to download and install Office
  3. After you have installed Office 365 you will have to sign into any one of the Office applications (Word, Excel or PowerPoint) with the username and password you used to log into the Office portal e.g. to activate the suite.


Students in a STEM department (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths) will have access to additional software including Microsoft, VMWare and IBM products. Click here to access them.

If you are in these departments you will see additional tabs under the search bar. Add them to the cart and check out to obtain them.

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Additional resources are available for STEM students via Microsoft Azure. For more information, please follow this link

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