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Information about software available to students on campus, off campus and on personal devices.

Software for your own device

Software that is available for home use can be downloaded from UCL's Software Database and installed on personal devices.

Before you begin downloading...

Before you get going, there are a few things you need to be aware of:

  • Software versions
    For both consistency and compatibility you should download the software version you use at UCL, rather than the latest one. This applies to both staff and students.
  • Home use
    While home use is permitted under some of our agreements, this does not amount to a personal licence. Use of software is subject to personal educational development, studying and academic research. By using software that UCL has made available for home use, you agree to these terms and conditions.

Software on Desktop @ UCL Anywhere

Much of the software available on campus computers is available remotely via Desktop @ UCL Anywhere.

Software on Desktop @ UCL computers

Coronavirus update: Whilst student workrooms are closed, a laptop loan scheme is in place to assist students that may not have access to their own computer.

A variety of software is available on Desktop @ UCL computers (available on campus in student workrooms).

Personal licenses

Suppliers offering free and discounted rates on student/personal licenses.

Adobe products (Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, InDesign etc.)

As a result of campus closure, access to Adobe Creative Cloud in labs and computer workrooms is not available. Adobe is providing temporary home access for affected students so you can continue your work remotely.

Further information can be found at Remote access to Adobe Creative Cloud.

Anti-virus software

UCL has agreements with F-secure and Sophos to allow registered students to download virus protection for their home use. 

Download F-secure or Sophos from the software database.

Microsoft software

Free Microsoft Products

Want free copies of Microsoft products while studying at UCL? Find out what Microsoft software is available to you for free or at a discounted rate.

Office 365 - 5 free Installs

As a student you 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.

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