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Please note: STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
Office 365 including Office 2016 for free
Click here to see information on downloading MS Office.
To sign up for a free Microsoft Office 365 account and download Office 2016 click the button below:
To learn more about Office 365 visit the Office 365 Learning Centre.
Microsoft DreamSpark offers access to the latest Microsoft development tools, operating systems and server software all for free.
Any STEM department members can download and install the software in the programme on any lab machines and student PCs for educational and research purposes.
To view more information and find out the benefits of DreamSpark visit the DreamSpark homepage
Windows 10 Education
Windows 10 (Education edition) is now available, free of charge, to ALL students, from the Microsoft web store. This is the same edition as that provided in the DreamSpark store (Which is limited to STEM departments) with the exception that only a single use license is supplied. To download this log into the web store above.
Even if you have already done the free upgrade to Windows 10 Home Edition on your personal machine, you are still encouraged to order Windows 10 Education. You will be receiving a much better version of Windows and simply need to enter your new Windows 10 Education product key via the Windows System menu to unlock the additional features.
Please note: You will need to follow the instructions to register for DreamSpark before you may access this resource.
VMWare Academic Program
STEM departments gain access to a comprehensive suite of VMware products and a host of technical resources. The free products provided are ideal for instructional and research use within academic institutions, and for gaining hands-on experience with core infrastructure products. Included products are:
The free single use licenses provided through The VMware Academic Program may be used for instruction and non-commercial research only.