Software for Students
What software and applications are available at UCL?
There are a large
number of software applications available to students on campus via the desktop@UCL
How do I get software for my own computer?
You are allowed to download any software from the software database that is licensed for home use. Many of these applications are also available from your own device via the desktop@UCL Anywhere service.
Home use is permitted under some of our agreements. However, this does not amount to a personal licence, as use by staff or students is subject to personal educational development, studying and academic research. By using software UCL has made available for home use you agree to these Terms and conditions
How do I purchase a personal license for an application?
If you wish to purchase a personal license for software then there are many software suppliers offering fantastic discounted rates for students:
Adobe products (Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, InDesign etc)
Students get 80% off the retail directly from Adobe
A suite consisting of a group of geographic information system (GIS) software products) - please download the software and follow the instructions carefully.
UCL has agreements with F-secure and Sophos to allow registered Students to download Virus protection for their home.
CAD (Computer Aided Design or Computer Aided Drafting) software application for 2D and 3D design and drafting. Now available on Mac and Windows. AutoCAD is available for free to UCL students
Processing and analysing geospatial imagery. ENVI is free to all students while studying at UCL
Free Microsoft Products
Free copies of Microsoft products while studying at UCL? Visit Microsoft DreamSpark to download copies of Expression Studio, Windows Server, Visual Studio Professional Edition and lots more!
To the Verify you are a student please use your UCL email account.
Office 365, 5 free Installs
Students are entitled to 5 free installs of Office 365 while at UCL, you can find out how to access this software by visiting our Microsoft Office 365 web pages.
A computational software program used in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields and other areas of technical computing. Mathematica is free to all students while studying at UCL
High-level language and interactive environment that enables you to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages such as C, C++, and Fortran. Matiab free to all students while studying at UCL.
Software library of numerical analysis routines. It comprises a collection of 1500 mathematical and statistical algorithms. Areas covered include linear algebra, optimization, quadrature, differential equations, regression analysis. NAG is available as a free download to UCL students.
Origin is an easy-to-use software application that provides powerful data analysis and publication-quality graphing capabilities tailored to the needs of scientists and engineers. Origin is free to all students while studying at UCL.
Software used for creating/editing PDF files. UCL recommends you use PDF Converter and not Acrobat Pro. PDF Converter is free to all students while studying at UCL.
· EndNote and
Reference management software packages, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. Reference Manager and EndNote can be bought from the Adept Scientific WebStore. For EndNote you will need to verify you are from UCL, please use the UK Access Management Federation option.
integrated system of software products. That enables the programmer to perform: data entry, retrieval, management, and mining report writing and graphics statistical analysis business planning, forecasting, and decision support operations. SAS is free to all students while studying at UCL.
A statistical Package, designed for analysing data. SPSS is free to all students while studying at UCL
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