By Shafina Khatun (SSA Cavendish)
I was lying on the purple bean bag in the Cavendish student union pod when Miriam mentioned to me about the free IT software available for students. She then sent me over a link and I didn’t think free things would make me go a little crazy because…I WANT IT ALL! I might not need it, but I want it because it’s there!!! It might not excite all of you like it did me and some may even know about this already.
First things first…the boring *cough* sorry I meant to say the technical help. The faculty for Science and Technology have a wiki support page which includes how to log your IT issues and how to contact the fixIT centre. Our IT support provides training sessions, usually in the libraries so that we can improve our IT skills. Training sessions can also lead to certificates in programmes such as Adobe and Microsoft packages. For information please click on the link below https://support.ecs.westminster.ac.uk/w/index.php/Main_Page
Now moving onto the free stuff, just check out what you can download. https://support.ecs.westminster.ac.uk/w/index.php/Title:_Downloads
The best for last. Dreamsparks. I didn’t know what that was until I clicked the website, but the name sounded good. It’s a platform, providing free software to students to support them during their time at University. A little bit of description can be found on this website https://support.ecs.westminster.ac.uk/w/index.php/Title:_Academic_Initiatives AND the free software can be found here. http://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/ProductsByMajorVersionList.aspx?ws=3c47cf95-846f-e011-971f-0030487d8897&vsro=8&JSEnabled=1 You can download Microsoft products for free however, this doesn’t include office. Sorry people.