Free Software

These pages are dedicated to online resources where you can download software to aid your studies.


Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

All students in the School of Computing are entitled to access Aure Dev Tools for Teaching. Azure Dev Tools allows free access to developer tools, operating systems and server applications.

To access it login with your RGU email address (e.g. and RGU password here:


Office 365

You have the ability to download and install Microsoft Office 2016 on your own devices. This will be delivered via Microsoft Office 365 for everyone while they have an active account with RGU. To access this functionality you will require to login to:

To login you must use the following credentials:

U: <UserID>
P: Your standard RGU password

For more details about Office 365, see the IT Services Helpdesk Support Pages on Direct link here:


Students who are currently being taught using virtual machines can download any of the VMware titles on the webstore free and can also gain access to online VMware training materials. Click here to find out more and the link to the VMAP site

Astah Professional

This year we have added a new product to our software list to replace the ageing Rational Rose licence. This software is called Astah professional and as well as being able to install it on any School of Computing PC, we can offer it to  students for their personal machines too. Click here to find out more about how to obtain your copy.


Sign up for the Github student pack at It will give a free private repository for your code.


Professional developer tools from JetBrains. The All Products is downloadable from:


Autodesk allow free downloads of their software for students and educators. Signup at

 A Guide to Free Software

Click on this link to view a PDF about Open Source and Free software for your PC: (PDF)