Software

The latest version of Microsoft Office is available to download for students at Queen's, all free of charge. This page also gives information about other software for free or at a reduced price.

Why you should get 365...

  • It's free for as long as you're a student at Queen's.
  • You can install it on up to a total of five devices, including PCs, Macs, Smartphones and Tablets.

Download Instructions for Windows and Mac

Step 1: Log into https://office365.qub.ac.uk using your Queens student number and password.  

Step 2: Click or tap the cog icon (top right of your screen), and then click Office 365 under Your app settings

Step 3: Click or tap Software. Then select Office, choose Language. then click Install. Do not disconnect from the Internet while the installer is running. If you're asked to enter a product key or to sign in after you've installed Office, click Sign in to an existing Office 365 subscription, and then sign in with your username in the format student_no@ads.qub.ac.uk (e.g. 123456@ads.qub.ac.uk) and your password.

Office Icons

 

Phone and tablet

For phone and tablet follow the download instructions up to step 3 then click on the Phone & tablet link on the left hand side. Choose your device and follow the instructions on-screen (alternatively obtain from the app store for your device).

 ‌Install Phone & Tablet

What if I already have a version of Office installed?

If you already have a version of Office installed you should remove it before downloading the latest version. You can run multiple versions of Office on one computer, however we don't recommend it.

What happens after I leave Queen's?

Office 365 is a subscription based service, and while you're at Queen's you get this for free. However, when you leave Queen's your subscription with Microsoft ends. At this point you can either:

  • continue to use Office 365 with reduced functionality - you will only be able to read documents, not edit
  • continue to use Office 365 with full functionality by purchasing your own subscription from Microsoft
  • remove Office 365 and install your own copy of Office

Other Software for students - Reduced Price Software

Students can purchase software and other products direct from suppliers at reduced prices:

Adobe software including Creative Cloud and Photoshop

Apple products and accessories including Mac, iPad and iPhone (only available via Queen's campus network - if you are off-campus, telephone 0800 072 1154 to order)

DreamSpark professional developer and designer tools including Visual Studio

Microsoft software and products

Software4Students: http://www.software4students.co.uk/ 

On the hub: https://onthehub.com/ 

Note: These promotions are operated by third party suppliers and Queen's University accepts no responsibility for the content of links to external websites or products purchased from external sites.  Listing and linking should not be taken to be an endorsement of the products or companies.