Software for students

London Met students are able to access some free and discounted software packages, as listed below, on Windows and IOS (Mac, iPad, iPhone).

Please note that software obtained via this webpage is for use on personal machines not owned by the University.  If you need software installed on a laptop or tablet provided by the University please raise a request in the IT Self Service Portal.

IMPORTANT: Downloading the software from these links means you are agreeing to the Software Copyright Acknowledgement terms and conditions.


All current London Met students are entitled to an Office 365 account.  The software includes Word, PowerPoint and Excel and can be downloaded on up to five devices (including compatible Macs and tablets).  Please note that access to OneDrive cloud storage is not provided.  Software such as Microsoft OneNote that uses OneDrive may not behave as expected.

Students can access their Office 365 account via the link below, using their University email address and password.  (The previous method of self-registration no longer works and the link below should be used instead.)

Office 365 account 

Nvivo is a qualitative data analysis (QDA) computer software package produced by QSR International. Available to Students for use on personally-owned computers for academic use only (Learning/Research).

NVivo 12 for Windows   |  NVivo 12 for Mac OS X   |  Support & Downloads

If you are an existing user, you can download updated and full version software here

How to activate:

  • Download the software from the above link (select the Trial version)
  • Submit a request for an activation code in the IT Self Service Portal and include the following information:
    • your student ID
    • course name
    • a brief explanation of the purpose of use

(Failure to provide this information may result in your request being rejected)

  • Upon submission, a call will be logged and forwarded to the London Met Software Administrator
  • An activation code will be sent to you via email

For further information regarding the download, installation and activation of Nvivo for Mac, please consult Nvivo's downloads page.

Nvivo for Mac doesn't contain all the same features as Nvivo for Windows. To compare products view differences in a feature comparison.

IMPORTANT: It is mandatory to provide your student ID, course name and briefly explain the purpose of use when requesting activation code. Failure to provide this information may result in rejection of your request.

SPSS is a software package used for statistical analysis. It is now officially named "IBM SPSS Statistics".  Find out more

Available to students for use on personally-owned computers for academic use only (Learning/Research). Click on download button in Google Drive to access software packages.

SPSS 25 (Win 32bit) | SPSS 25 (Win 64bit) | SPSS 25 (Mac OS X) | AMOS 25 (Win 32bit)

To obtain your Authorisation Code please raise a request in the IT Self Service Portal

SPSS 25 Installation GuideSPSS 24 Installation Guide  


  • ITS cannot provide any technical or installation support for SPSS. For assistance, please visit SPSS Student Resources

The Student Access Licence is designed for students and educators who currently use the SOLIDWORKS Education Edition at their school and is for academic use only.  To obtain and activate your copy please follow the steps below:

a. Complete the form at Solidworks 

b. Use the SEK ID: XSEK12

c. Make sure to choose the 2016-17 versions, unless you require an older version

d. Submit a request for an activation code via the IT Self Service Portal.

Software licences and/or cloud-based services provided without charge to Education Community members may be used solely for learning, teaching, and training in relation to the instructional functions performed by a primary or secondary educational institution or other degree - or certificate-granting institution. Terms of Use

 How to obtain Autodesk Software:

Definition of educational use

Licence Agreement

The University's current anti-virus provider is Sophos. Free Sophos anti-virus tools for home use can be obtained from Sophos website.

Please note: you will be asked to create an account in order to download the software. Please use your University email address when creating the account.

Circuit Wizard is a revolutionary system that combines circuit design, PCB design, simulation and CAD/CAM in one complete package. 

Available to current students for use on personally-owned computers for academic use only (Learning/Research). 


  • Grasshopper
  • Rhino
  • Sketchup
  • Vectorworks
  • Bentley


Graphical algorithm editor for use with Rhino. 

Note: you will need Rhino 5 in order to use Grasshopper

Free Beta version of Grasshopper can be downloaded.


A 90 day trial of Rhino 5 can be downloaded for PC and Mac 

After 90 days saving and plugins will stop. If you wish to continue using Rhino with all features you will need to buy a licence. Student licences are available - select the "Students or faculty" tab.

Please note: proof of status will be required.


Sketchup Make: free to use for personal and education use. May not be used for commercial purposes. 

Sketchup Pro: discounted educational licence. Can be used as trial version for 30 days then a licence will need to be purchased. May not be used for commercial purposes. 

Both versions can be downloaded from SketchUp


Free educational licences have no technical restrictions but are for academic use only. All files created will be watermarked. 

Go to Vectorworks Student portal to create an account. Once you have created an account you will be sent instructions by email. 

Please note: proof of enrolment will be required. 


Eligible students can obtain a free copy of Bentley. Please contact Toby Burgess at who will supply instructions and activation codes to eligible students. 

Terms and conditions

Please note, you will need to agree to the terms and conditions to download and use any software

IT Help and Support for Students

For IT help and support, please use one of the support options listed below

IT Self Service Portal

IT Help Chat

TechSmart drop-in sessions (term-time only)

Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm

Aldgate library, Holloway library and Moorgate Hub

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