University Software

The University has a diverse range of software for staff and students, this includes specialist software which is installed in a variety of different locations.

In order to improve access to software for staff and students, a number of software packages are available for download onto personal devices.

For any software advice/queries or comments please contact the IT Asset Manager, Lisa Rowley via a service desk call, Ext 2000 or itservices@wlv.ac.uk.

Staff Standard Software

Windows 7 Enterprise Operating System
Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus
(includes the below):
Access, Excel, InfoPath, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Project, Visio
  • F-Secure
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Adobe Shockwave Player
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • ImgBurn
  • Corel WinZip
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mozilla Firefox ESR
  • Windows Media Centre
  • Windows Media Player
  • Java Runtime
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Refworks Write-N-Cite
  • FileZilla

Corporate Software
(includes the below):
SITS Login Dev, SITS Login Live, Staff Self-Service, E-Vision, Canvas

Applications on Demand

There are a number of applications available for staff to self-install on university managed machines.

Student Standard Software

Windows 7 Enterprise Operating System
Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus
(includes the below):
Access, Excel, InfoPath, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word
  • F-Secure
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Adobe Shockwave Player
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • ImgBurn
  • Corel WinZip
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mozilla Firefox ESR
  • Windows Media Centre
  • Windows Media Player
  • Java Runtime
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Refworks Write-N-Cite
  • FileZilla

Faculty Specialist Software

For details of the specialist software available please see Apps Anywhere Applications. 

The Apps Anywhere webpages include all applications available within the University regardless of the delivery method.

Software available to download

The following software is available to download from www.wlv.ac.uk/its/downloads.

  • F-Secure
  • SPSS & AMOS for PC v.20
  • SPSS for Mac v.20
  • SPSS for Mac v.22 – for use with Mountain Lion or Newer OS.
  • Minitab
  • NVivo
  • Maple
  • GraphPad Prism
  • Canoco

 

IT Services cannot help with installing or supporting software on home computers, and you install any software listed on this page entirely at your own risk.

If you experience any problems with the download facility please contact the ITS Service Desk on 01902-322000 or ext.2000 for assistance.

Free and Discounted Software

  • Unreal Engine – Available to FSE and FOA students on specific courses. If you feel you are eligible please speak to your Module Leader.
  • Solidworks - Available to FSE and FOA students on specific courses. If you feel you are eligible please speak to your Module Leader.
  • Refworks – Avaliable for staff and students to use Refworks off-campus for the storage and management of references. 

Suppliers who offer education discounts

Microsoft & Adobe - Staff Home Use

Office 365 - Free for Staff

‘Office Pro Plus for staff’ is available at no cost via Office 365.

Please see our Office 365 page for more information.

Microsoft products for home use

The Microsoft products for Home Use are available to University Staff from: 

http://wlv.ac.onthehub.com

Please note: This service is not supported by DAS, for any assistance please use the help system available from On the hub.

On the Hub Instructions

  • Please access from your personal device, not your Staff device.
  • Click on Sign In and use your University credentials remembering to use unv\in….
  • Once you have logged in, you need to select the product that you require.
  • There is a small fee for additional Microsoft products eg. Windows 7
  • There is an option to purchase a backup cd, which is advisable.

Adobe Home Use Program

The Adobe Home Use Program has changed in-line with our new Adobe Agreement.

Unfortunately not all staff are eligible for the new program and specific criteria needs to be met before being accepted.

In order for your request to be processed please fill in the form and your application will be processed accordingly.

Please note it can take up to 10 working days for applications to be processed.

Any queries please contact the IT Service Desk x2000.

Software Licensing and Copyright

The standard software installed on all University PCs may be used for any legitimate University purpose. 

If you plan to use any University owned software for any paid for activity, including use for commercial courses or professional activities, you should check the software licence terms with the IT Asset Manager.

All software is subject to copyright legislation. You must not copy any software installed on University PCs, see the Conditions on using University IT resources.

Non-Standard Requests

Due to Windows 7 having more flexibility and the increasing importance of security within the University, Non-Standard software and Open Desktops are in the process of being reviewed and changes made to the way these are dealt with. All requests will be considered / approved based on the nature of the customers’ requirements.

All Non-Standard Requests need to be submitted through the Service Desk to ensure a consistent service. Please complete the email template Non-Standard request

This will automatically log a Service Desk call with your Department/Faculty and Contact Details. You will be provided with an email receipt and call reference number.