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Coronavirus Student Update: Access to University software on Personal Laptops & PCs: Monday 23 March


All our students have access to software when using your own laptops or PCs. There are three different ways to access software. 

AppsAnywhere on your own laptops/PCs 

More than 70 applications are now available from AppsAnywhere on your own laptop/PC. To access them, open a browser and go to and log in using your University credentials. You will then see a message asking you if it’s the first time you have used AppsAnywhere on your device. It is important that you select the blue box if it is the first time.

Download and install the Cloudpaging player, after doing this you will be able to select an application you require and launch it in the normal way.  

Please be aware that for the first 3-5 minutes of running some of the apps, they may show a decrease in performance as the application downloads in the background, to prepare for use. After this the performance picks up to normal. 

University software download catalogue 

If you are looking to install software like SPSS or NVivo for example, onto your own laptop, you can do this by visiting the University’s software download catalogue, logging in and selecting which software you wish to download. To download SPSS you will need to follow the instructions carefully as it is a three step installation process as well as a code to activate the software.

Adobe Creative Cloud – free until 31 May 2020 

All students can access and download a free version of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) onto your own devices (including your mobile phone), until the 31 May 2020. 

Please follow these simple instructions (you may need to log in to view them) about how to download Adobe CC applications onto your own laptops and PCs. These applications will take up to 20 minutes to install. 

You will find any information about using digital services while learning from off campus at 

Get in touch if you need support 

There will be Service Desk support available using the email address and the online portal (use the green button to log your query). Currently there is limited phone support. 

For more information please contact the Corporate Communications Team.

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