Adobe Creative Cloud
UAL students can purchase a special UAL deal to allow access off-site. The deal gives access to the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite, plus 100GB Cloud storage for a single £48 payment. The licence is valid until 13 August 2021, at which point access will stop. The deal is available via the UAL eStore.
Access at college
You can access the full Adobe Creative Cloud app suite from any UAL desktop in libraries and learning areas. Simply open the software and log in using your UAL credentials. This is known as an Enterprise ID, which is an account provided by learning providers.
The full Office 365 suite is free for all UAL students - just log in with your UAL email account details. Your access expires 150 days after your course finishes. Note: due to the Coronavirus pandemic, access has been extended for those graduating in 2020 to 31 July 2021.
Use the browser version
To access the the browser or "light" version of the apps, log in with your UAL email account details.
Download the full version to your own device
Download the full Office 2016 products onto your personal devices for free:
- Desktop: Login to the Office 365 portal and click 'Install Office 2016' on the top right of the screen.
- Mobile: Download Office Mobile.
UPDATE: Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, both staff and students can now access mind mapping and text to speech software on personal computers from home. Find out more.
Assistive software on UAL Macs and Windows PCs can help you with your study. These applications assist with:
- Reading and writing
- Planning and organisation
- Converting documents
Explore more guidance on Assistive Technology.
SensusAccess converts documents into more accessible formats. Documents or image files can be converted into an audiobook, Word document or e-book. You can even take a photo on your phone of a poster or page of text and get it converted.
As a UAL student, you can download a wide range of software onto UAL desktops for free via Software Self-Service:
Please note: you can't download software from the internet onto UAL desktops.
- Apple Store for Education provides discounts on loads of Apple products. You can also get a 3 year limited parts and labour warranty as standard on all current desktop and laptop computers.
- Pugh provides a wide range of discounted software for students.
- The Viglen Student Portal offers software at affordable prices.
- StudentStore provides high specification laptops, accessories, printers and more at reduced prices.
- Autodesk gives free access to professional design software, creativity apps and real-world projects. Please be sure to check terms and conditions before you download software.