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Software for students

Software for students

As a student at BNU, you get a range of free software products that you can use on your laptops, tablets and other devices.

Free software for students

While you are a student at the University, you can have free access to the following software. If you need help with this software, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Microsoft Office 365

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

While you are a student at BNU you are eligible to benefit from the Microsoft Office 365 Education program. This gives you access to Office Online (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote), Outlook, 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 username 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.
Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams allows you to collaborate with your teacher and other fellow BNU students through instant messaging, online meetings (audio calls, video calls and screen sharing) and sharing of documents (create, share and store files). MS Teams will be particularly useful if you’re doing research work/projects as a group and you have a need to collaborate often.

All BNU students can access Teams on the web through Office 365 but you have no permission to create Teams. Only your teacher can create a Team.

You must always ensure you are sharing personal data only with those who have a strict need to know. Please refer to the University’s Data Protection Policy for further information.

Accessing MS Teams

You can access MS Teams using your web browser and sign in using your BNU username ( e.g. and password.

Learn more about MS Teams



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

All BNU students, including partner college 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.

Sophos Anti-Virus Software

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.

The University recommends installing the free Sophos Anti-Virus software to protect your computer and data from unwanted virus and malware attacks. Detailed instructions on how to install it are included on the website.

Discounted Software for Students

You can also purchase a selection of software at discounted prices – check out what is available in the BNU University Store.

Software available on all computers - Across all campuses
Software on PCs

Common Software List - available on all student PCs across campuses:

  • AppsAnywhere
  • .NET 3.5
  • .NET 4
  • Adobe Reader DC
  • CD Burner XP Pro
  • Google Chrome
  • Harvard referencing
  • LAPS
  • Microsoft Office Pro Plus
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Snow
  • Sophos
  • Windows Command Prompt
Software on Macs

Common Software List - available on all Macs across campuses:

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Reader DC
  • Audacity (with LAME plugin)
Specialist software – High Wycombe
Specialist Software on PCs
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Specialist Software on Macs
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Specialist software – Uxbridge
Specialist Software on PCs
Software for Students PC Software Uxbridge graph
Specialist software – Aylesbury
Specialist Software on PCs
Software for Students PC Software Aylesbury Graph
Specialist software – Pinewood Studios
Specialist Software on PCs
Software for Students PC Software Pinewood Studios graph