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Services for Students

Excel at Durham with outstanding access to apps, innovative online learning, collaboration tools and more. Get up to speed fast with our IT induction programme, and relax in your free time with all your favourite tech from home.

The apps you need to succeed

With the right software, you can change the world. That’s why our students have free, unlimited access to over 200 apps and software solutions. From everyday study essentials like Microsoft 365 and Zoom, to specialist software you’ll use in your future career like engineering or design software.

Plenty of PCs and printers

With computer clusters and PCs around campus, you’ll always find somewhere to type up that essay or collaborate with coursemates. We’ve got Windows and Linux workstations, so whatever you’re used to, you’ll find it here. You can even check online to find which computer clusters have space.

Virtual learning, real-world results

Boost your study experience with our online Virtual Learning Environment and communication tools like Teams and Zoom. Take part in live webinars, chat with tutors and fellow students, catch up on previous lectures and tutorials, check your reading lists, submit coursework and more… all from your laptop or mobile device.

Software that works where you do

Our students come from all over the world, so AppsAnywhere makes sure you’ve got access to all of the apps you’d use on the university campus, even when you’re not. It’s a central hub that puts hundreds of applications at your fingertips.

Your key to campus life

Unlock everything Durham has to offer with your campus card. You’ll get your campus card at College Registration. Use it for access to University buildings and facilities, to borrow books from the library, print your work and get discounts around the town.

Bring your tech, build your network

Bringing lots of tech from home? Our LinkIT service lets you connect it all together in a personal network. So your laptop can speak to your wireless printer, your phone can communicate with your TV, and Alexa can talk to everything!

Get computer-confident with your digital induction

Explore and understand the services and support available to you with your IT induction. It includes everything you need to know about using digital tools to excel in your studies, from where to find computers and what software you can use, to managing your account details and where to get IT support.

Safe file storage and easy access

Keep your coursework safe and secure with free personal storage. You’ll get a generous 5GB on the University’s secure encrypted file server. Plus 1TB in the cloud, via OneDrive, which you can access wherever you are.