Hi all, thought I'd share the free software sites I have found so far since becoming a student in case any of you have missed them. Feel free to share your own finds (copied from My Google+ Profile)

First port of call should be Microsoft Dreamspark (https://www.dreamspark.com) where you can get Visual Studio 2010 Pro, Microsoft Server 2008 R2 and Expression Studio 4 Ultimate (amongst others) absolutely free!

When you're done there, head over to the Autodesk Education Community (Autodesk Education Community) where you can get their entire range of 3D design and CAD software (also free!)

You'll need your .ac.uk email address to access these which you should know by now. Enjoy the freebies and feel free to let me know if you find more!