Software on university computers
The University provides a wide variety of software for students, both on the cluster computers and on the Desktop Anywhere service. You can find a searchable list of the software available on the IT Website.
In addition to the software available to all students, certain departments and faculties organise limited licences so that their students can use specialist software that benefits their course. If your department has some of this software it will be available on the Start menu under Departmental Software. Please contact your department to check what software you should have access to.
There are a variety of free to use software, apps and online tools available for students. These can aid with academic skills such as time management, organisation and note taking, or help people with visual impairments. You can find more details on the IT Website.
Software for personal use
The University of Leeds has licence agreements with software providers that allow staff and students to install certain applications on their personal computers, either for free or at a discounted price.
If Desktop Anywhere does not have the specific software that you need, or you decide that you'd like to be able to use the application offline then it is often much cheaper to purchase it through the University. For example:
- PC World - Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 - £99.99
- PC World - Microsoft Office 365 University - £59.99
- University of Leeds - Microsoft Office 365 University FREE!
Different software is available from different sources.
Office 365 (Student Advantage)As a student at Leeds, you can get up to five free downloads of Office 365 Pro Plus for installation on different PCs, Macs and tablets. Find out how to download it.
Other softwareYou can get other software for home use from The IT Shop and University of Leeds OnTheHub. This includes:
- ArcGIS for Desktop
- IBM SPSS Statistics
There is more information on the IT website about software available to members of the University for use on their own computers.