Free from IT Services

We offer many free services and facilities to all members of the University – staff and students.


We offer a range of free and low cost software to members of the University. Check out the full list of what’s available and how to obtain it. 


You have free access to a vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software and more through our online IT learning resources. We also offer free and low cost teacher-led courses, including free lunchtime sessions.


You can install anti-virus software free of charge. 

If you’re a new student and you’ve brought your own computer to University, ask for advice from your college IT Support Staff about college anti-virus procedures.

Check out the dedicated Information Security website for video guides, advice and the latest security news.


Use Office 365 (Nexus365 at Oxford) resources including OneDrive for Business or Teams to share and collaborate. 


Access free Wi-Fi via eduroam when in Oxford or when visiting other universities around the world. 

For secure access, use our Virtual Private Network (VPN) service to reach restricted resources when you are not in the office. 


We make free podcasts of lectures, talks and events on a wide range of topics – available to anyone. 

Our free lecture capture service means lecturers can record their sessions for revision and greater access. Recordings are normally accessed via the virtual learning environment for your course.


You can get free IT support from your college or department. Our central Service Desk also offers free IT support and advice.


A large-scale central backup service is available to postgraduates and University staff.