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We have a new Software Catalogue for our students. Use the A-Z listing to find and get the software you need, on or off campus!


There are three methods for staff and students to access and run software provided by the University, on your own laptops and PCs. They are:

The 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 (Photoshop, InDesign) – free until 14th August, 2020 

Students can access and download a free version of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) onto your own devices, until the 14th August, 2020. Please follow these simple instructions (you may need to log in to view them) about how to download and run Adobe CC applications onto your own laptops and PCs. These applications will take approximately 20 minutes to install. 

Staff can access Adobe CC from your University laptop, using AppsAnywhere or on your own devices. 

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 with your normal 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. 

Office 365

The full suite of Microsoft applications like Outlook for email and Calendar, Word for creating documents, OneDrive for storing and sharing documents, and Teams for chat and video, is available to all staff and students using a University or personal PC/laptop. 

If using a University device, simply log into with your University email address and password. Once logged in you will land on a screen that displays all the application icons. Simply select and open.

If you would like to add Microsoft office to a personal PC or laptop, you can do this for up to 5 separate personal devices. Once logged into with your University email, you will notice a tab at the top right of your window that says 'Install Office'. Select the first option 'Office 365 apps' and follow the on-screen steps to install and run. If using a tablet or mobile phone, you can access all of the Office 365 suite by installing the individual applications from your usual app storE.