Where around the University can you access software?
Your personal University workstation: This is for staff members and research postgraduates. These workstations might be on Active directory or just be a conventional stand alone PCs. If on AD your workstation can also be accessed from remote location, to find out if you are on AD check with this Active directory tool. To get software for a personal workstation you will need to contact your IT supporter through our online help form.
PC labs: When not in teaching use these rooms can be used by any student. Locations: 4 1W2.25, 2E1.14, 3E3.1, 1E3.9. these have public access computers.
In the Library: These have public access computers(PACS) and Thin client (Sunrays).
E-lounges: These can be found at locations 4E Level 3 and 5W level 3 and these have the Thin client (Sun ray).
Home use: stand-alone computers and laptops can use the 'Secure download' site to get access to software. Owing to the complexity of some site licenses you may not have access to the software. There are many methods of accessing software without downloading it to your home pc for more information on this see our working form home pages
Unix : Unix is available at your University desktop on the HPC (High performance computer), sunrays, LCPU (Linux Central Processing unit) - to request software for any of these you will need to contact your supporter. To request Unix software contact your IT supporter through our online help form: Request software for a Unix machine (Please note: A Valid work based reason must be provided for software to be installed on LCPU). Find out more about using Unix.
Mac: Sophos anti virus can be downloaded from our ‘Secure download’ area.
Request software for a Unix machine (Please note: A Valid work based reason must be provided for software to be installed on LCPU)
University computer shop (Purchase software not covered by campus licence)
Visit our Microsoft DreamSpark information page (free software for staff/students in science, technology, engineering, and maths departments)
Remote access software
Full software catalogue
Software available through the University is subject to licensing agreement. To see a full list of the software that is available in the University and the medium by which it can be accessed or obtained.