By Elisabeth Mahase
Today, Aaron Lowman Vice President of CHLS (College of Health and Life Sciences) announced that he has fulfilled his promise of giving every student 'access to free Microsoft Office programmes whilst studying at Brunel.'
From September any student studying at Brunel will be able to download Microsoft 365 ProPlus onto any 5 devices of their choice for free.
To take advantage of this, students can log into their connect portal (in the same way they login for wifi access) and follow a link to Microsoft’s site, log in with their student number and then they can download the following: Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote, Outlook, Skype for Business and InfoPath. These will be available to download onto any laptop, tablet or smartphone.
According to Microsoft's website this package normally costs £120.
Aaron told Le Nurb:
“For most students, access to Microsoft programs is essential for their degree, this incurs great cost. I am delighted that we have been able to save students money at a time where cost of living is already so high.”