Information Services Division


Software & Hardware

From these pages you can find out about the software applications available at UCL and for your home computer to support your learning, teaching, research or work. Staff can also get information about what IT hardware is available to purchase such as desktop/laptop computer and printers.

Software and Hardware at UCL

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Hardware purchasing & support

Software versions

For both consistency and compatibility we advise both staff and students to download the software version you use at UCL rather than the latest one.

Updating Windows or Office (UCL Staff)

You should contact your local IT Support when updating Windows or Office. No support is given to the use of this software and installation is done on a best efforts. We strongly advise you to follow the installation instructions associated with each download.

How to order software or hardware through the IT purchasing team

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 provides the functionality for licensed users to download Microsoft Office products and provides the licensing for iPad Office users.

Office Professional Plus 2013 or Office 2011 or Office for iPad  at no charge to students.

Learn more about Office 365 services available at UCL

Help & Self-service resources

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Further help

Software & Hardware service news & related information

News articles

Call for applications to be installed on desktop@UCL and desktop@UCL Anywhere for teaching in 2015/16

Please submit your requests for applications to be installed, or upgraded, on Desktop@UCL and Desktop@UCL Anywhere for teaching in 2015/16 by completing our web form before Friday 1st May 2015. If you don’t tell us what applications you need by 1st May, there is a risk we may not be able to have your application ready for the start of term.
If you know you require an application for Term 2 in 2015/16, but have not yet finalised your choice of application or specific version, please, still inform us of this by the 1st May, so that we can plan our resources accordingly. There is a  deadline of Oct 1st for finalising the details of requests for Term 2.

You can find a list of applications currently available on our website http://swdb.ucl.ac.uk/?filter=DesktopPC

Published: Mar 31, 2015 12:16:36 PM

Adobe software licensing change

From 21 February 2015 you will no longer be able to purchase licences for Adobe CS6 and will need to purchase an annual licence for their new Creative Cloud instead.

Published: Jan 15, 2015 4:04:31 PM

New Nvivo 10 key available - Jan 2015

There is a new Nvivo 10 key available to replace the key that will expire in February 2015. The new key will last until February 2016.

Published: Jan 5, 2015 11:59:54 AM