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Software for students

Software for students

As a student at BNU, you get a range of free software products that you can use on your laptops, tablets and other devices. You can access specialist software on the PCs and MACs at the University campuses.

Free software for students

Free software is available to all BNU students, including partner college students.

If you need any help with the free software, please get in touch with the IT Service Desk.

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is a group of software and services subscriptions, offered by Microsoft, which together provide productivity software and related services to subscribers.

While you are a student at BNU you are eligible to benefit from the Microsoft Office 365 Education program. This gives you access to Office Online (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote), 1TB of personal cloud storage, Yammer, and SharePoint sites.  You are also eligible to install the full Office applications on up to 5 PCs or Macs for free.

Installation Instructions
  1. Enter the link below in a web browser address bar - https://office.com
  2. Sign in with your bucks.ac.uk username E.g. 21302939@bucks.ac.uk
  3. Enter your University account password
  4. To install the office apps on up to 5 pc’s or Macs click the Install Office button.

Note: you can only benefit from the Office 365 education program while you are a student at BNU.

Purchasing Microsoft Software

In addition to Office Online you can also purchase Microsoft software at significantly reduces rates – check out what is available in the Buck University store.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams allows you to collaborate with your teacher and other fellow BNU students through instant messaging, online meetings (audio calls, video calls and screen sharing) and sharing of documents (create, share and store files). MS Teams will be particularly useful if you’re doing research work/projects as a group and you have a need to collaborate often.

All BNU students can access Teams on the web through Office 365 but you have no permission to create Teams. Only your teacher can create a Team.

You must always ensure you are sharing personal data only with those who have a strict need to know. Please refer to the University’s Data Protection Policy for further information.

Accessing MS Teams:

You can access MS Teams using your web browser and sign in using your BNU username (studentID@bucks.ac.uk e.g. 12345678@bucks.ac.uk) and password.

Learn more about MS Teams:
SPSS

SPSS Statistics is a software package used for logical batched and non-batched statistical analysis.

All BNU students, including partner college students can download free SPSS Statistics software for Mac OS and Windows from the IT downloads page on Blackboard. Installation instructions are available on the Blackboard page. Contact the IT Service Desk for any help required.

SOLIDWORKS 2020-2021 SEK for home use

SOLIDWORKS is a solid modelling Computer-Aided design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) computer program that runs on Microsoft Windows.

You can Download/Install the software from www.solidworks.com/SEK

You will need the license details and the SEK number to activate the license, which is available with the IT Service Desk.

Contact the IT Service desk to get your SolidWorks activated.

(Note: 1. Aylesbury students must contact their course lecturer for this to be installed

2.This software is not available for Partner students)

Sophos Anti-Virus software

Protecting your computer from malware is also a key component of IT security. Malware (malicious software) is any program or file that is harmful to your computer. Examples of malware include viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and also spyware (programming that gathers information about a computer user without permission). They are spread easily through websites, peer to peer (P2P) software, email, or on USB sticks.

Not only does malware stop your computer from working properly it can also allow people to access your personal data and prevent you getting access to your accounts.

The University recommends installing the free Sophos Anti-Virus software to protect your computer and data from unwanted virus and malware attacks. Detailed instructions on how to install it are included on the website.

Software available on all computers – Across all campuses
Software on PCs
Common Software List – available on all student PCs across campuses
Operating System – Windows 10
.NET 3.5
.NET 4
Adobe Digitial Editions
Adobe Reader DC
Audacity (with LAME plugin)
CD Burner XP Pro
Google Chrome
Greenshot
Harvard referencing
IBM SPSS Statistics
LAPS
Microsoft Office Pro Plus
Microsoft Project Pro 2016
Microsoft Visio Pro  2016
Mozilla Firefox
NotePad ++ 
Paint.NET
Pea ZIP
PUTTY
ShareX
Vlc Video Player
WinSCP
Software on MACs
Common Software List – available on all student MACs across campuses
Operating System - macOS Mojave 10.14.6 
Adobe After Effects
Adobe After Effects
Acrobat DC
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premiere Pro
AfterEffects
Audacity
Audiocutter
Burn
FinalCutPro
Google Chrome
Microsoft Office Pro Plus
Mozilla Firefox
Vlc Video Player
High Wycombe - Specialist software list
Specialist Software on PCs

Classroom wise software list

Software Name G1.10 G1.13 G3.01 G3.02 G3.03 G3.04 G3.05 G4.01 G4.02 G4.05 G4.06 G4.08 G5.01 G5.02 G5.03 T0.05 T2.25 T2.29
3d Equaliser                                
Aistarter                              
Adobe Acrobat Pro                                
Adobe Creative Cloud          
Advanced Skeleton                                
Alienware Command Centre (Area 51)                                  
Alienware Command Centre (Aurora)                                  
Android Studio Bundle (with ADB)                          
App Inventor client                                
ArgoUML    
ArtiCAD                                
Autodesk AutoCAD CAD/CAM                          
Autodesk 3D Animation Applications                          
Autodesk FBX SDK 2016                              
Autodesk ShotGun                                 
Balsamiq                            
Bluej          
Body Motion Rigs                                  
Bonus Tools For Maya                                
Cisco Packet Tracer                              
Cortex                                
CUDA Toolkit                              
Cygwin (Ada Compiler tools)                
Deadline                                
Denford VR Mill                                  
Github Desktop                    
Grasshopper                              
Greenfoot                                 
Greenshot
Hansoft                              
Houdini                                
Intellij IDEA                
Jason                
Java SDK                
Keyshot                          
Marvelous Designer                                  
Matlab                               
Maxon Cinema 4D                                  
Microsoft Expression Encoder 4                              
Microsoft Visual Studio    
MIPSter MIPS Assembly Editor                     
MIT App Inventor (Shortcut to Website)                                    
Mongo db Compass                                  
Multimedia Logic                     
Mysql Workbench                                    
NacSport                                  
Nuke Studio (The Production Collective)                                
Oculus Rift Runtime                          
Open Broadcaster                                
Painter (Substance Suite)                                
Perforce                                  
PFTrack                                  
PTGUI                                
QTSpim                    
Realflow (with Maya/3DS Plugins RFConnect)                                
Red Giants Trapcode                                
RedShift                                
Rhino                           
Sage 50 Accounts                                
Select Enterprise                                  
Sketchup Pro                          
Solidworks                          
Sony PS4 Dev Kit                              
Sony Vita Dev Kit (SDK and Phyre Engine)                              
Steam with Steam VR                              
SWI Prolog                              
Unity Professional                          
Unreal Engine                          
Visual Studio Tools for Unity                              
Viz Artist                                  
Vray - Maya  - Plug-in                          
Vuforia                              
WIN Prolog                                  
Windows Command Prompt                                
Wireshark                          
Zbrush                             
Specialist Software on MACs

Classroom wise software list

Software Name T0.05 T2.10 G1.09 G1.17 G1.14 G1.16 G1.18 G1.20 G1.22 G1.24 Redshed G1.11 G1.25 G1.27
Ableton Live 10 Suite                          
Adobe Animate              
Adobe Audition      
Adobe Bridge            
Adobe Media Encoder            
Avid Link              
Avid Core Audio Manager        
Avid Digi Test        
Avid Media Composer              
Avid Pro Tools        
Black Magic Raw Player              
Compressor              
Dante Controller                      
Davinci Resolve            
ffmpeg                          
G'Audio Works                      
Handbrake                      
Java JRE    
Komplete                         
Logic Pro X                    
Maxon Cinema 4D                          
Microsoft Excel 2019                          
Microsoft Office Pro Plus  
Microsoft PowerPoint 2019                          
Microsoft Word 2019                          
Motion              
P2Viewer plus              
Rednet Controller                      
Reaper                      
Rino                        
TDR Kotelinkov                      
TDR Slick EQ                      
Trigger Platinum 2                      
Uxbridge - Specialist software list
Specialist Software on PCs

Classroom wise software list

Software Name OR1.06
ArgoUML
Bluej
Cisco Packet Tracer
Cygwin (Ada Compiler tools)
Github Desktop
Greenshot
Intellij IDEA
Jason
Java SDK
Microsoft Visual Studio
MIPSter MIPS Assembly Editor 
Multimedia Logic 
QTSpim
Wireshark
Aylesbury - Specialist software list
Specialist Software on PCs

Classroom wise software list

Software Name A1.17 A1.18 A1.19 A1.10
Adobe Creative Cloud
Android Studio Bundle (with ADB)
ArgoUML
Autodesk 3D Animation Applications      
Autodesk FBX SDK 2016      
Balsamiq  
Bluej  
Cisco Packet Tracer  
CUDA Toolkit      
Cygwin (Ada Compiler tools)  
Github Desktop  
Greenshot
Hansoft      
Intellij IDEA  
Jason        
Java SDK  
Keyshot  
Microsoft Expression Encoder 4      
Microsoft Visual Studio
MIPSter MIPS Assembly Editor   
MIT App Inventor (Shortcut to Website)  
Multimedia Logic   
Mysql Workbench  
Oculus Rift Runtime      
QTSpim  
Solidworks      
Sony PS4 Dev Kit      
Sony Vita Dev Kit (SDK and Phyre Engine)      
Steam with Steam VR      
Unity Professional      
Unreal Engine      
Visual Studio Tools for Unity      
Vuforia      
Windows Command Prompt  
Wireshark  
Zbrush