We can’t live without it, can we? Well, not unless you’re super committed to a Live Free or Die lifestyle. But we certainly couldn’t survive uni without it, that’s for sure.
We’ve told you about the importance of anti-virus, but before that, you need a computer and software too. Luckily, there are student discounts available to help you with this.
If you’re after a new computer or IT equipment, Apple, Dell and HP all provide student discounts. You can find these at the HP Griffith store, Dell student deals and the Apple education store (you’ll need your Griffith logon to access the Apple store).
Once you’ve got your workstation, don’t forget the importance of protection! You can get 50% off selected Norton anti-virus products including Norton 360, Norton Internet Security, and Norton Internet Security for Mac. Just register your student email address and follow the prompts here.
You can also download a range of software from our Software Download Service, including EndNote, SAS, SPSS (annual subscription fee applies), Symantec Endpoint Protection and more. And don’t forget you can get Microsoft Office 365 for free!
Find more information at our IT Discounts webpage.
Stop right there!
We know Microsoft Office is kinda an essential software package for your uni studies. But before you go paying to download and install Microsoft 365 on your personal device, did you know that as a Griffith University student you get access to Microsoft 365 for Education for free?
Enrolled Griffith students can download Office 365 for Education directly from Microsoft and install it on up to five devices. These include PCs, Macs and mobile devices including Android, iPad and Windows tablets.
Microsoft 365 for Education includes:
- Unlimited OneDrive storage
To download, simply go to the Microsoft Office website, type in your Griffith email address, and click get started. Then follow the prompts to download onto your personal device.
Super enthusiastic about Microsoft Office? Once it’s installed, you can access free training to learn how to use the products or improve your existing skills.
There’s also a handy Student Resources centre where you can access an array of templates to make putting your document together easier. Want a schmick resume, poster or report template? #sorted. The Student Resources centre also has training tutorials and blogs with handy tips.
You’ve probably heard: we’ve got a bunch of computers around campus, just waiting for you to plonk yourself in front of and start smashing out some assignments.
While they’re all loaded up with the standard software – MS Office, Adobe, and various internet browsers – further applications vary between locations.
So, before you settle in for an afternoon of work in the G11 computer lab check it actually has the software you need. You can find a comprehensive list of current computer lab software applications here.
Some areas of study do have specialist software, and in this case your school will provide access to this. For access to specialised labs, contact your school.
Now, if you’re more of the study-from-home type (hey, it’s so cold, we don’t blame you for wanting to be under the doona), you can download a great range of software for home use.
You can download the following software for home use through the Software Download Service:
- SPSS (note: an annual subscription fee applies)
- Symantec Endpoint Protection
And, if you’ve been living under a rock (read: haven’t visited us at a market day stall or followed our social media), don’t forget you can download Microsoft Office 365 for University for free.
You can find further information on the Available Software webpage.
Don’t go paying to download and install Microsoft 365 on your personal device. As a Griffith University student you get access to Microsoft 365 for Education for free.
Enrolled Griffith students can download Office 365 for Education directly from Microsoft and install it on up to five PCs or Macs and mobile devices, including Android, iPad, and Windows tablets.
Microsoft 365 for Education includes:
- Microsoft Teams
Basically, all the Microsoft products you need to succeed in your studies.
So, how do you actually download and install this software? Simple!
Go to the Microsoft Office website, type in your Griffith email address, and click get started. Then follow the prompts to download onto your personal device.
However, the freebies don’t stop here! Once it’s installed, you can access free training to learn how to use the products or improve your existing skills.
There’s also a super handy Student Resources centre where you can access an array of templates to make putting your document together easier, blogs with handy tips and interesting information, and training.
Do you have a New Year’s resolution to improve your computing skills? Want to include ‘advanced Excel’ on your resume, score high grades for your skillful formatting, or learn to build an app?
Well, Microsoft Virtual Academy has you covered. The Academy provides free online training by world-class experts for all things Microsoft – Excel, PowerPoint, Word, visualisation, analysis, programming, app development, and more.
There are courses to suit everyone, from academics and students to developers and marketing professionals. Courses range from beginner to advanced level, so don’t be scared off!
You can easily browse the courses available by product, topic, or skill level to find your perfect fit.
The learning process is engaging with step-by-step instructions and tutorials, as well as the opportunity to participate in live Q&A sessions with instructors.
It allows you to easily manage your learning plans and track your progress. Basically, Microsoft Virtual Academy has all the elements you need to succeed in some (free!) online training.
You can also check out our Computing Self-Help Resources page for more digital skills training.
On the topic of Microsoft, did you know you can download Microsoft Office 365 for free? Yep, free. So if you don’t already have it installed on your home computer, you can download and begin your training right away!
As a Griffith University student, you can get Microsoft 365 Education for free!
Microsoft 365 Education includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote, plus 1 TB of One Drive storage, and Skype.
Not only do you get all that but you can download it on 5 different PCs or MACs! As well as mobile devices such as Android, iOS and Windows tablets.
Just go to the Microsoft site and join with your Griffith student email and follow the prompts. If you get asked for a product key, please see your Library’s front desk.
If you go to our Software Services page, you will find heaps more student IT resources such as Symantec Endpoint Protection, Endnote, SAS, and SPSS.
We also have you covered with the Internet. As a Griffith student, you are entitled to an Internet account for study which means you get unlimited free Internet downloads during off-peak hours and 20GB study allowance a month during peak hours. How awesome is that?
Yes, we are serious! We didn’t lure you here under false pretenses. As a Griffith student, you can download Office 365 Education for free.
This means you can get Office Online (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote), 1TB of OneDrive storage, Yammer, and SharePoint sites without spending your hard-earned cash.
Simply go to the Microsoft website, type in your Griffith email address and follow the prompts. You can install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Android, iPad®, and Windows tablets.
Microsoft Office 365 Education isn’t the only freebie you get as a Griffith student. Software Services also kindly provides you with Symantec Endpoint Protection, Endnote, SAS and more!
To view the complete list, please visit Software Services. You will also find handy instructions for downloading the software from your Google Drive.
Did you also know as a Griffith student you are entitled to an Internet account for study-related purposes? This means unlimited free internet downloads during off-peak hours and 20GB study allowance per month during peak hours. See Internet on campus for more information.