Starting at University is a big change, so here is some IT information to help get you started.

AskStudent IT

We provide free, friendly, helpful IT advice. Get in touch to ask us anything:
Tel +64 3 479 5170 ext 5170
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Visit us at the AskStudent IT desk in the Central Library on the Dunedin campus during our opening hours:

Monday–Friday: 8:30am–9:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00am–9:00pm
Outside of semester time: Monday – Friday: 8:30am–5:00pm

Laptop computer recommendations for study at the University of Otago

Free Microsoft/Office 365 software

You don't need to buy Microsoft Office for your computer. As a student you are entitled to five Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365) licences for personal use for the duration of your study. See the related article for information about how to download and install the software:

Microsoft 365 for students

Free anti-virus protection

All computers can get viruses, but a good anti-virus software will keep your computer safe. We recommend Sophos Home for Windows and Macs. It's free and easy to install:

About anti-virus software for students

Online student applications and services

For easy access to common student services, use the quick links below:

AskStudent IT help