Software Hub

The Software Hub is the University's online software library, giving you access to hundreds of applications wherever you are, and on almost any device.

Sign in to the Software Hub

Software Hub getting started guide (.pdf)

Free software for your personal devices

Microsoft Office 365

As a student at Essex you get a free subscription to Microsoft Office 365, which you can install on up to five of your personal devices.

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your Essex IT Account.
  2. Under Office apps & devices, choose Install Office. Run the installer.
  3. Once installed, open Outlook and sign in with your Essex email address and password.

When you leave the University your free subscription to Office 365 will end.

Antivirus software

The University does not provide antivirus software for personal devices. We recommend the following free antivirus software:

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