Free IT software and services

Connecting with the right IT resources as a new student will help ensure a smooth start to your studies.

Platforms and apps to help your studies


Canvas is our Virtual Learning Environment where you will find information relating to all the modules you will be studying. Access course materials, assessments and submit coursework online.

Visit Canvas


My LJMU is an app designed for our students to bring all the resources you need together in one place. Using My LJMU, you can request support, book tutorials and see your personal timetable on the go.

Visit My LJMU

Multi-Factor Authentication

We require all LJMU students to use Multi-Factor Authentication for security purposes and to be able to access your university account off campus.

Download Multi-Factor Authentication

Microsoft Outlook

Using Microsoft Outlook will give you access to your LJMU emails and ensure you receive any important information about your course.

Visit Microsoft Outlook

Free equipment and software

LJMU provides over 2,000 PCs and loan laptops for students to use in our Libraries and IT Suites. To find an available PC on campus, go to Free PCs and see what's available near you.

Discover the full range of free software packages that you can download for free and use on your personal devices. Listed below are some of the most popular software choices.

Adobe Creative Cloud

All campus PCs have the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite installed, including high-spec PCs. If required for your course, you may also receive home install licenses. Your course tutor will inform you if this applies.

Download Adobe Creative Cloud

Microsoft Office 365

While you are student at LJMU you have a free license to install Office 365 up to 5 times on home computers, including the complete Microsoft Office suite.

Download Microsoft Office


As an LJMU student, you can download MindGenius, a comprehensive mindmap tool that aids with project planning and exploring new topics in more detail.


Download MindGenius


All LJMU students have free Wi-Fi access on campus as well as in over 89 countries and millions of hotspots around the world when using Eduroam.

Access Wi-Fi

Low cost services


IT Services recommend that you don’t buy your own printer. You can print at very low cost to any of our multifunction printers around the university from an LJMU PC. Whether that’s in the library or a classroom, or from your personal laptop, PC, tablet or phone.

We also offer a wide range of bespoke printing services such as lamination, thesis or dissertation binding and much more.

All our printers have a scanning function where you can scan documents quickly and easily with OCR, multipage feed and more.

To learn more visit the Printing webpages.

IT support

We also have lots of IT help, guides and more info on our IT help pages.