Microsoft software covered under the Campus Agreement

The Microsoft Campus Agreement only applies to staff of NUI Galway and/or PCs located on campus with work-at-home rights for staff of NUI Galway. It does not cover PCs owned privately by students. NUI Galway has a Microsoft campus licence which is subject to renewal on 31-May.

  • Operating System
    • Windows 10

Note: If you buy a new computer, you must purchase a base operating system from the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). You cannot buy a ’blank’ machine and use the campus agreement to install the operating system.

  • Microsoft Office 
    • Access
    • Excel
    • InfoPath
    • OneNote
    • Outlook
    • Picture Manager
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • Word
  • Microsoft Office for Macintosh
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Word
  • Microsoft Expression Studio
    • Expression Web
    • Expression Blend
    • Expression Design
    • Expression Media
    • Expression Encoder
  • Microsoft Project Professional with 1 Project Server Client Access Licence
  • Microsoft Visio Professional
  • Microsoft BackOffice Client Access Licences (CALs)

Software Assurance is included for all software which means that software updates will be received for the duration of the agreement. 

Software is licensed for all languages. Please note that there is an additional charge for foreign language installation CDs.

A limited amount of server licences were also purchased under the Campus Agreement for existing servers. Additional server licences can be purchased under the Academic Select licence.

If you would like to request additional software or server licences for inclusion in the next campus licence order, please email servicedesknuigalway.ie


Staff

NUI Galway Owned Devices:

Staff can borrow installation media from the Library & IT Service Desk. If you borrow Microsoft Office software, you are obliged to sign a license agreement form‌.

Software is also available using the ZENworks application.

Personal Devices:

Because of the University's Microsoft licensing agreement, staff are able to download and install Microsoft Office 365 applications on up to 5 devices for free. To do this, go to https://office.com/setup.

Staff may also install and use MS Office Professional, Project and Back Office CALs on one computer they own personal desktop/laptop machine (located at work or at home) for University related business. Installation media are available from the Library & IT Service Desk. If you borrow Microsoft Office software, you are obliged to sign a license agreement form‌.

Students

Because of the University's Microsoft licensing agreement, students are able to download and install Microsoft Office 365 applications on up to 5 devices for free. To do this, go to https://office.com/setup.

Microsoft software is available to Postgraduate researchers for on-campus use only i.e. researchers who have a desktop computer using a wired connection (does not include wireless connections). Please contact the Library & IT Service Desk to borrow the installation CD/DVD. If you borrow Microsoft Office software, you are obliged to sign a license agreement form‌.

The Microsoft Imagine platform is also available to registered students to download Micorsoft software for educational/research purposes.

Students can also avail of deals on certain software for use on their own personal devices from various software resellers.

Installation Information

To install software on your machine you must have administrator privileges first.

Can I install Microsoft software on my home computer?

Yes (NUI Galway Staff members only).  

Where can I get technical support about Microsoft Software?

Technical support is available from Microsoft Support Online.