Software Hub

The Software Hub is the University's online software library, giving you access to hundreds of applications wherever you are, and on almost any device.

Sign in to the Software Hub

Software Hub getting started guide (.pdf)

Popular software

Microsoft Office 365

You can install Office 365 for free on up to five of your personal devices.

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your Essex email address and password.
  2. Under Office apps & devices, choose Install Office. Run the installer.
  3. Once installed, open Outlook and sign in with your Essex email address and password.

When you leave the University your free subscription to Office 365 will end.

Antivirus software

The University does not provide antivirus software for personal devices. We recommend the following free antivirus software:

Request new software

Submit a software request form to request software that isn't currently available on the Software Hub.

Some applications may not be available in the Software Hub due to licensing or technical reasons.

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