Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 is available without charge for Lancaster University students and staff to install on up to 5 devices.

Applications available as part of Microsoft Office ProPlus include:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote
  • Outlook
  • OneDrive


 Installing Microsoft Office on Windows

Microsoft Office is available without charge for Lancaster University students and staff.

  1. On the machine on which you want to install Microsoft Office, go to lancaster.ac.uk/office365.

  2. If you see the Lancaster University web login screen, enter your University username and password.

  3. In the top right hand corner of the screen, click Install Office 2016.

    Install Office 2016 highlghted


  4. Depending on your browser, click to run/open the installer file - alternatively, you may need to double click on the installer file from the Downloads folder of your device. 

  5. If prompted, type in the administrator username and password - then wait a few minutes for Office to install. 

    Installing office screen


  6. After Office is installed, click Close and Close again to return to the main Office 365 screen. Office will now be available to access from the list of apps on the Windows start button. 

  7. When you open any office app for the first time, you will be prompted to activate the software. Enter your Lancaster University email address. 

  8. If prompted, enter your University username and password.




 Installing Microsoft Office on a Mac

Microsoft Office is available without charge for Lancaster University students and staff.


  1. On the Mac you want to install Microsoft Office, go to lancaster.ac.uk/office365 in your internet browser.

  2. If you see the Lancaster University web login screen, enter your University username and password.

  3. In the top right hand corner of the screen, click Install Office Apps then Office 2016:

    click Install Office Apps then Office 2016

  4.  Once the install package has downloaded, Open the Office .pkg file in your Downloads folder and follow the steps onscreen to install Office.

    Open the pkg file and follow on screen instructions

  5. When you open any office app for the first time, you will be prompted to activate the software. Enter your Lancaster University email address. 

  6. If prompted, enter your University username and password.




 Installing Microsoft Office on Android
  1. Open the Play Store.

  2. Search for Microsoft Office.

  3. Install the Office apps that you want (Word, Excel and/or PowerPoint). You do not need to install them all - you may pick and choose.

  4. When you open any office app for the first time, you will be prompted to activate the software. Enter your Lancaster University email address. 
     
  5. If prompted, enter your University username and password.




 Installing Microsoft Office on iOS
  1. Open the App Store.

  2. Search for Microsoft Office.

  3. Install the Office apps that you want (Word, Excel & PowerPoint). You do not need to install them all - you may pick and choose.

  4. When you open any office app for the first time, you will be prompted to activate the software. Enter your Lancaster University email address. 

  5. If prompted, enter your University username and password.



Looking for guidance on how to use Microsoft Office products? See our online courses on Formatting Documents in Word, Analysing and Presenting Data using Excel, and Presenting Information with Visual Impact (including using PowerPoint). You can also book onto training sessions in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.