Welcome to the forum.
Have you contacted the IT department at the university?
Are you trying to install this on your own personal PC?
If so I would make sure from the IT department at the university that you have a valid
serial number or license code.
Here is a link that might help you for the installation.
Thank you for your response Scott,
I am installing this on my personal PC and after following the instructions I was given a license code for the software via e-mail form solidworks stating that my license would be good for one year. Does this fault mean that I have an invalid license?
Thank you your help is much appreciated.