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IT software and discounts

Information for students about UAL IT Services, discounts and software.

IT Software

Adobe Creative Cloud

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.

Assistive software

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
  • Referencing
  • 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.

Cargo website builder

Cargo is a site building platform for artists and designers. UAL students can get this for free by entering the student programme code: 4cc8b4e2 when creating a Cargo account.

Office 365

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:

Software Self-Service

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.

Need IT support?

Contact the UAL IT Service Desk