As a student at the University of Otago, you have access to a range of free or discounted software both for your own computer and on the Student Desktop.
For your own computer
The University of Otago recommends Sophos Endpoint Security, which can be downloaded for free directly from the Sophos website:
- Sophos Home (for Windows & Mac)
- Sophos Mobile Security for Android
- Sophos Anti-virus for Linux
- Full list of free Sophos tools
You can download and use Office 365 applications for free on your own device:
EndNote software is free for all University students. Your EndNote licence entitles you to use EndNote on your home computer for University work while you are enrolled. You are also entitled to any upgrades released to the University. You can request EndNote through ITS:
- Student EndNote Licence Request Form (PDF 70KB)
- Licensing EndNote through ITS
- Library - Learning and using EndNote
- Further information about EndNote for staff, and links to resources
If you are a postgraduate student you can have SPSS installed on your home computer for University work, with the licence paid for by your department. A Postgraduate SPSS software request form must be completed:
If you are an undergraduate student, you can install SPSS on your home computer for University work as long as you pay for the licence personally. The cost is $53.00 plus GST per year. An Undergraduate SPSS licence request form must be completed.
If you are a postgraduate student you can have NVivo software installed on your home computer for University work but it must be requested by your department. Please see the NVivo page for more information.
If you are a postgraduate student you can have GraphPad Prism software installed on your home computer for University work but it must be requested by your department. Please see the GraphPad Prism page for more information.
Your department must order the MATLAB software and both you and a departmental authority must sign the Student MATLAB Request form. The department is responsible for installing MATLAB onto your computer.
On the Student Desktop
There is also a variety of software available for you to use on the Student Desktop including Office, EndNote, and SPSS: