Study from home: Free Software, Apps and Tools
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|FREE Microsoft Office||Office 365 Pro is available to all students to download and install on up to 5 personally owned devices.|
|Remote Desktop||The new Student Remote Desktop Service allows you to access a specially created university computer via your web browser. We have installed a range of software on this computer including SPSS, AtlasTi, Office365, Refworks, MS Visio and more. You will need to follow some instructions to get your access setup to use.|
|Sophos Security||Remote working means many people are using their personal computers for business purposes. To help you stay secure, all Sophos customers (the University of Cumbria is a customer) can protect their employees' (and students) personal PCs and Macs for free with Sophos Home Commercial Edition software for the duration of the current lockdown. See the FREE Sophos Security tab on the Educational Discounts page for details of how to get your free copy.|
There are a range of mobile apps available to support your studies. These include Microsoft Office tools, Student Hub, Blackboard, Linkedin Learning and more... Download these free apps to your mobile devices (including tablets and Chromebooks) to study more efficiently across all of your devices.
You will be pleased to know that it is now possible to download SPSS rather than rely on the CDs in the Library.
Please contact the IT Servicedesk in the first instance who will send you the necessary information.