Study off-campus

Study Off-campusAccess your files

OneDrive is a personal online storage space for your files, allowing you to access them from any device.

You can also use to to collaborate with other students, editing documents together online in real time.

Programs for your home computer

Microsoft Office at no cost

As a student you can install and use Microsoft Office at no cost on up to 5 devices through Microsoft Student Advantage.

Referencing programs

Referencing programs allow you to organise your references and format them in the reference style of your department. RefWorks is available for free, for use on your home computer, whilst EndNote is available at a discounted price.

Free subject specific programs

Some subject specific programs are available for free. Programs include:

Antivirus programs

You should keep the antivirus program on your computer up-to-date to ensure that your computer doesn't catch any viruses when you're online. Free and discounted antivirus programs are available.

Leicester Digital LibraryLibrary

You can access lots of eBooks, journals and databases off-campus, available from the Leicester Digital Library. To access these resources login to the Leicester Digital Library, and search your subject rooms, eBooks, and databases, or use the search box on the Library homepage.

Photocopy Request Service

If you are a Distance Learning student you can request photocopies of journal articles or book chapters that are not online to be sent to you by post.

High Performance Computing

You can apply to use SPECTRE, a Linux environment for processing and data analysis.

Free wifi at participating universities

  • Once you have setup eduroam wifi on campus at the University of Leicester, you will also be able to use this free wifi at many other eduroam universities and institutions in this country and abroad
  • Use your University email address (as the username) when you connect to eduroam

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