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Available Software

Loughborough University offer staff and students access to a range of software products.

Free Software

Free Antivirus Software

IT Services recommend the Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus suite. The product is free, and provides excellent protection for your computer. Click on the link above for more information.

FREE Microsoft Office 2016

Loughborough University is providing Microsoft Office to every student free of charge. This means the latest version of the full Office productivity suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more available for offline and online use to best prepare you for class. As long as you’re a student here and the program continues, you’ll be able to use this software for free. Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!). Click on the link above to download your free copy.

Specialist Software


Specialist Software can be accessed via the Software Downloads module on Learn  ( Can be found in the IT Services section under Additional Student Resources) to download and install the following programmes:

Comsol (Chemical Engineering Students Only)


Granta CES Edupack 2016

Maplesoft Maple 2015


MindJet MindManager 15

NI LabVIEW 2015 (Engineering Students only)

NX 10


QSR NVivo 10


Edina Digimap

Digimap is an Ordnance Survey mapping collection, available for download in a variety of graphic file formats.Click on the link above to find out more.

Known Issues (Labs)

There is a wide range of software available on campus in various IT Services computer labs including the library.

To identify where software in available please use one of the queries on the additional tabs

The known issue document shows all the faults and workarounds for labs software.  

The currrent problem pieces are:-

  • HSM Works
  • Blackhawk LAN560 Config Tool
  • Google Chrome NCapture Add-in
  • AutoCad 2015 English
  • Android Studio

For information regarding the known issues workarounds the file below will be able to assist you

Labs 2017 18 Known Issues