Software for students

All students have free access to the latest Microsoft Office package. This includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and more. It can be installed on up to five compatible PCs and Macs, plus five tablets (including iPad!).

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that is part of the Office 365 suite. Teams allows you to easily chat with your lecturers and fellow students, upload and collaborate on files and attend live interactive sessions. Each of your modules will have its own Teams Team within which you will be able to attend live sessions, collaborate on files and contribute to the group chat.

Specialist software

Students have access to a range of specialist software to download, so they can complete their work from their own devices.

The following are available to download on LEARN via the Software Downloads module page.

  • Comsol - Chemical Engineering students only
  • Granta CES Edupack
  • Maplesoft Maple
  • MatLab
  • MindJet MindManager
  • NI LabVIEW - Engineerings students only
  • Siemens NX
  • OriginLab
  • QSR NVivo
  • SPSS
  • Edina Digimap

Loughborough University OneDrive account

As part of your Office 365 account, Loughborough students have access to OneDrive which offers 1TB of online file storage to back up your documents and is accessible anywhere, and on any device.

What should I bring?

Buying a new device for your studies

If you are considering purchasing a new device for University, there are two main considerations – performance and the type of software you are looking to use. Please visit the IT Services website for guidance.

Getting started