Starting at University is a big change, so here is some IT information to help get you started.

AskOtago Student IT Services

We provide free, friendly, helpful IT advice. Get in touch to ask us anything:
Tel +64 3 479 5170 ext 5170
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Visit us at the AskOtago Student IT desk in the Central Library on the Dunedin campus during our opening hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:30am–9:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00am–9:00pm
Outside of semester time: Monday – Friday: 8:30am–5:00pm

Free Office 365 software

You don't need to buy Microsoft Office for your computer. As a student you are entitled to five Office 365 licences for personal use for the duration of your study. See the University of Otago's Office 365 website for easy instructions on how to download and install the software:

Office 365

Free Anti-virus protection

All computers can get viruses, but a good anti-virus software will keep your computer safe. We recommend Sophos Home for Windows and Macs. It's free and easy to install:


Online student applications and services

For easy access to common student services, use the quick links below:

Student IT help

Last updated 24/01/2022 02.17 PM

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