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Student Software and Hardware Procurement

DCU provide a number of software packages in the computer lab environment that students may use.  Students wishing to procure software for use on their own machines can take advantage of:

  • Site licensed software
  • Discounted software purchasing

Site Licensed Software

DCU currently maintain site licenses for various software applications that students may download and install onto their personal machines. 

Please note that site license software runs on a subscription basis, and only applies while you are a current student in DCU. Once you are no longer a student, you will no longer be entitled to install/use the software.

  • SPSS & AMOS - download SPSS or AMOS from this link
  • NVIVO - download NVIVO from this link
  • Mind Manager - download Mind Manager from this link
  • ClaroRead - download ClaroRead from this link
  • Audio Note Taker - download Audio Note Taker from this link

Free Software

Microsoft provide a free anti-virus called Microsoft Security Essentials that can be downloaded and installed from this link.

Purchasing Software

If you wish to install software that is not covered by a site license agreement above, then you will need to purchase the software. 

Software can be purchased directly from Software 4 Students, www.software4students.ie

Alternatively, students wishing to purchase Microsoft Office can avail of an offer by Microsoft, offering a discount on the latest version of Microsoft Office.

Purchasing Hardware

Students are entitled to a 10-12% educational discount on personal purchases of Apple products through the Apple Store. 

To purchase, just click on the link below. Then click on 'Go to store', choose DCU and verify whether you are staff or student by authenticating with your DCU username and password in the pop up window. http://campus.ie/apple