Free software

As a student at Bucks New University, you get a range of free software products that you can use on your laptops, tablets and other devices. Please follow the instruction in the free software list below to get your free software installed

Office 365 is a group of software and services subscriptions, offered by Microsoft, which together provide productivity software and related services to subscribers.

While you are a student at Bucks you are eligible to benefit from the Microsoft Office 365 Education program. This gives you access to Office Online (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote), 1TB of personal cloud storage,Yammer, and SharePoint sites.  You are also eligible to install the full Office applications on up to 5 PCs or Macs for free.

Installation Instructions
  1. Enter the link below in a web browser address bar -
  2. Sign in with your email address E.g.
  3. Enter your University account password
  4. To install the office apps on up to 5 pc’s or Macs click the Install Office button.

Note: you can only benefit from the Office 365 education program while you are a student at Bucks.

Purchasing Microsoft Software

In addition to Office Online you can also purchase Microsoft software at significantly reduces rates – check out what is available in the Buck University store at

SPSS Statistics is a software package used for logical batched and non-batched statistical analysis.

All Bucks students can download free SPSS Statistics software for Mac OS and Windows from the IT downloads page on Blackboard. Installation instructions are available on the Blackboard page. Contact the IT Service Desk for any help required.

Protecting your computer from malware is also a key component of IT security. Malware (malicious software) is any program or file that is harmful to your computer. Examples of malware include viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and also spyware (programming that gathers information about a computer user without permission). They are spread easily through websites, peer to peer (P2P) software, email, or on USB sticks.

Not only does malware stop your computer from working properly it can also allow people to access your personal data and prevent you getting access to your accounts.

Bucks New University recommends to install the free Sophos Anti-Virus software from the link below to protect your computer and data from unwanted virus and malware attacks

Detailed instructions on how to install it are included on the website

SOLIDWORKS is a solid modelling Computer-Aided design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) computer program that runs on Microsoft Windows.

You can Download/Install the software from

You will need the license details and the SEK number to activate the license, which is available at the IT Service Desk.

Walk-in to the IT Service desk at any of our locations and get your SolidWorks activated.

(Note: Aylesbury students must contact their course lecturer for this to be installed)

Need Help?

For assistance in installing any of the software, get in touch with the IT Service Desk.