Free and discounted software

We make a wide range of software available for you to download onto your own computer or mobile device - either for free, or at a heavily discounted rate!

Have a look through our catalogue to see what's out there, what it can help you do, and how you can get started.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe CCAdobe Creative Cloud is a suite of creative applications and services such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Premier Pro.


ANSYSANSYS AIM is a software bundle ideal for students new to Engineering Simulation.

ANSYS Student

ANSYSANSYS Student is an Engineering Simulation and 3D design workbench-based bundle.


ArcGISArcGIS is used for creating and using maps, compiling geographic data, analysing mapped information and more.

Autodesk 3ds Max

3d MaxAutodesk 3ds Max is a 3D modelling and animation solution used by game developers, visual effects artists, and graphic designers.

Autodesk AutoCAD

AutoCADAutodesk AutoCAD allos you to work with 3D designs and drawings on any platform and across devices, and enjoy greater mobility with the new web and mobile apps.

Autodesk Fusion 360

Fusion 360Autodesk Fusion 360 is a cloud-based 3D CAD, CAM and CAE platform for product development. It connects your entire product development process to a single platform that works on both Mac and PC.

Autodesk Inventor Professional

Inventor ProAutodesk Inventor Professional is for 3D mechanical design, simulation, visualization, and documentation. It includes powerful modelling tools, multi-CAD translation capabilities and industry standard DWG™ drawings.

Autodesk Maya

MayaAutodesk Maya is a 3D animation, modelling, simulation, and rendering software which can be used for motion graphics, virtual reality, and character creation.

Autodesk Revit

RevitAutodesk Revit is for Building Information Modelling (BIM), from concept to construction.


MatlabMatlab is a high-level computer language and interactive environment. It allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages (e.g. C, C++, Java, Fortran, Python).

Microsoft Access

AccessMicrosoft Access is a database management system which can help you store information for reference, reporting, and analysis.

Microsoft Excel

ExcelMicrosoft Excel is a spreadsheet program used to store data in a grid format. It can also be used to calculate formulas, create graphs and tables.

Microsoft OneNote

OneNoteMicrosoft OneNote is a digital notebook you can use across multiple devices to store typed, drawn notes, pictures, audio and other files.

Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPointMicrosoft PowerPoint is a slideshow presentation program which allows you to create, collaborate, and present your ideas in dynamic, visually compelling ways.

Microsoft Project Professional

Project ProMicrosoft Project Professional is a project management tool which helps you to plan, track and analyse tasks and workload.

Microsoft Sway

SwayMicrosoft Sway is a dynamic interactive canvas optimised for online presentations and collaboration.

Microsoft Visio

VisioMicrosoft Visio a diagramming application which helps you present data visually, such as process flow charts, organisational structure and engineering designs.

Microsoft Word

WordMicrosoft Word is a flagship word-processing software which can be used to write essays, letters, reports and other documents.


NVivoNVivo helps you organise, manage and analyse qualitative data such as text, images, video and more; often used in dissertations or other research projects.

Microsoft OneDrive for Business

OneDriveMicrosoft OneDrive for Business is a place for students and staff to store and share files. Users can even work on the same document with others at the same time, making it great for group projects. All accounts have 1TB of space available.

Parallels 14

Parallels 14Parallels gives you the ability to run Windows on a Mac. You can simultaneously run both Mac and Windows and use Windows Applications as you would on a PC.


Screencast-o-maticScreencast-o-matic is a screen recording software that your tutor may ask you to use to present a live recording of a presentation. Your screen actions, webcam, PC audio and microphone audio can all be recorded.

SolidWorks Design Kit (SDK)

SDKSolidworks SDK allows you to create and edit geometry. It does not have all the same features as the version on Hallam PCs but does allow you to gain familiarity with the software on your own PC or laptop.

SolidWorks Engineering Kit (SEK)

SEKSolidWorks Engineering Kit (SEK) allows you to create and edit geometry like the SDK but contains advanced features such as simulation and working component modelling.


SPSSSPSS is a software package used for statistical analysis. It can perform highly complex data manipulation and analysis. It is designed both for interactive and non-interactive batch uses.

Visual Studio

Visual StudioVisual Studio is used to develop computer programs, websites, web apps and mobile apps.

VMware Fusion

VMware FusionVMware Fusion virtualizes Windows operating systems and application programs so they can be used on Macs.

VMware Workstation Pro

VMware Workstation ProVMware Workstation Pro enables users to set up virtual machines (VMs) on a single physical machine, and use them simultaneously along with the actual machine.

Windows 10

Windows 10 We are currently in the process of updating all our campus PCs to Windows 10. Would you like to use the same operating system at home as you do on campus? You can download this OS as a perpetual licence meaning you can keep it forever!

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