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Work remotely with UniApps and UniDesk

Students and academic staff can use UniApps to access and print files from University-provided software on their own devices.

UniApps and UniDesk

UniApps lets you access your files, use a range of academic software and send items to print on campus from your own computer, smartphone or tablet anywhere with internet access. Log in online to access UniApps via your web browser

You will need to connect to the University's Virtual Private Network (VPN) before accessing UniApps or UniDesk. Follow the guidance on setting up VPN on your device if you haven't already done this.

Use UniDesk to access your University desktop

While UniApps lets you integrate your University apps and files with your home device, you may prefer to access your University desktop on your computer as if you were using a computer on campus. Access UniDesk

Please make sure that all files have finished synchronising in OneDrive before leaving or logging out of any session on Azure Virtual Desktop or UniApps. You can find out what the OneDrive icons mean on the Microsoft website.

  • Users of all services should be advised to sign out of their session when they are finished (A disconnected session remains open for some time to allow users whose internet connection fails to reconnect to their open session. This uses extra resources AND will delay a user being able to login to an alternative AVD session.)

  • Users of any AVD service can only open one session at a time ie Unidesk OR Ansys and Matlab they cannot have a session open on both at once)

Software available

You may not see all software included in the lists below, as some software is restricted to particular courses/groups.

Uniapps (Remote Desktop Services)

  • AdminDesk
  • Masshunter
  • Aspen One V12
  • Bioware
  • Comsol for Elec Eng
  • Maxtraq
  • Gaussian
  • Visual Studio
  • Qualisys QTM
  • C-motion Visual 3D
  • ORCAD 17.4

General Desktop (Remote Desktop Services)

Available from the UniApps service:

  • CorelDraw Graphics Suite
  • Essay Writer
  • Eviews 12
  • Amos 28

Further software on named RDS collections:

  • Masshunter
  • Aspen
  • Gaussian
  • Bioware and MaxTraq
  • Comsol for Elec Eng

Unidesk (Azure Virtual Desktop)

  • Adobe Reader DC Classic 17.011.30171
  • AdoptOpenJDK 8u252
  • Anaconda3 2021.05_3.8.8
  • Arduino 1.8.15
  • Arena16.00.00003.12226-23
  • ArgusLab
  • Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis 2022
  • Balsamiq Wireframes 4.2.7
  • Granta Edupack 2021
  • ClaroRead Pro 9.1.0
  • Cran R R 4.1.0
  • Design Science MathType Fonts 6.9
  • Dynare 4.6.4
  • Eclipse 4.12
  • Geogebra 6.0.646.0
  • Git Git for Windows 2.27.0
  • Google Chrome 91.0.4472.77
  • Haskell Platform 8.6.5
  • Igor Pavlov 7zip 19.00
  • JISC TechDis Voices v2
  • LabChart Reader 8.1.18
  • Maple 2021
  • Microsoft Asian Language Packs 1809
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Visio
  • MicrosoftOffice365ProPlus_SAC-PAC (without Teams or Outlook full client)
  • MiKTeX 4.1
  • MindGenius 2020
  • Minitab 20
  • Mozilla_Firefox-78.11.0esr
  • NotepadPP 7.8.6 Minimalist
  • Nvivo
  • OlexSys Olex2 1.2
  • OneDrive
  • OpenDyslexic Fonts 2016
  • Pandoc
  • Povray 3.7
  • Rstudio 1.4.1717
  • Spectragryph 1.2.15
  • SPSS 28
  • Stata BE 17
  • Systat-SigmaPlot14.5
  • Texmaker 5.0.4
  • TeXnicCenter 2.02
  • Thomson Reuters Endnote 20.1
  • University of Illinois VMD 1.9.3
  • University of Strathclyde Virtual Organ Bath 2.8
  • University of York WinCoot
  • Uri Wilensky NetLogo 6.2.0
  • VLC Player 3.0.14

Additional software available on Azure Virtual Desktop

Please note this software is restricted to particular courses/groups:

  • Ansys
  • Matlab
  • MemoQ