Staff and students at Heriot-Watt University can obtain free and discounted software for your personal use.

Microsoft Office

All students and staff are allowed to install Microsoft Office on personal devices free of charge under the terms of our Office 365 agreement - see table below.

On the hub

The web store offers staff and students a range of software at discounted prices.
To visit the web store go to http://hw.ac.onthehub.com and sign in using your HWU UserID and password.

Other software offers

Staff and students can also access the free or discounted software listed below.

Other software offers
Name Description Who's eligible? Cost
ArcGIS for Desktop Education Student Edition
 
Contact IT Helpdesk to obtain licenses and installation instructions

See ArcGIS for Desktop
UK campus based students only Free
Microsoft Imagine
(previously Dreamspark)
 
Lots of Microsoft software (including Windows 7).

See Microsoft Imagine

Contact the IT Helpdesk for details.
Computing, Science and Engineering (e.g. EPS, MACS, EGIS, IPE, SLS) students and academic staff (for academic activities only)  Free
EndNote Desktop For purchase from Bilaney Consultants. All staff and students See website
EndNote Online Go to EndNote Online sign up/login screen All staff and students Free
Labview Download available from National Instruments

Contact ithelp@hw.ac.uk for more info.
Edinbugh campus EPS & EGIS students only Free
Maple

 
Available for Linux, Mac and Windows 32 and 64 bit platforms from On the Hub UK campus based staff & students Free
Matlab & Simulink

 
May be installed on personal devices for academic work and study purposes only.

See Matlab & Simulink for details
UK staff & students and IDL students studying with a UK campus and who live in the UK or Europe Free
Microsoft Office Full version of Office for PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android platform - all are available for offline use.

See Microsoft Office - for free... for more info.

See User Guides & Handouts for info on how to install.
All students and
staff.

 
Free
MindGenius Download this software for home use.

See MindGenius for details
All staff and students Free
Origin

 
Download this software for home use

Contact ithelp@hw.ac.uk for more info.
Edinburgh campus staff and students only
IDL students on course delivered by Edinburgh campus
Free
QSR NVivo Download this software for home use.

See NVivo for details
UK staff and students Free
SPSS Download this software for home use.

See SPSS for details.
All staff and students Free