Staff in Cardiff University can install Microsoft Office through their Office 365 mail account. See https://intranet.cardiff.ac.uk/staff/applications/view/microsoft-office-proplus for further details including how to obtain the software.
Staff may also install some software, on one personally-owned machine to use for University business only.
There is a price list but contact the School's support team first if you want this software, do not go direct to the University IT Service who may inadvertently charge for items which the School already has.
Under Microsoft's Student Advantage scheme, Microsoft will provide students with a free subscription to Office 365 ProPlus through their Office 365 mail account.
For Windows, the subscription includes:
Applictions are also available for macOS, iOS and Android.
You can keep this subscription for the duration of your studies at the University. The scheme applies to all students who are registered for a qualification at Cardiff University.
For more details, including how to obtain the sotware through the Office 365 Web Application, see https://intranet.cardiff.ac.uk/students/technical-help-and-support/software-for-home-use/microsoft-office-for-students.
If you want other Microsoft software for your personal machine, including Windows 8 and Windows 10, refer to the School's Microsoft Imagine Premium subscription.