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Studying from home

06/04/2020

Resources, guides and information for successful online learning

Resources for studying at home

There are so many resources at your finger tips to ensure you've got everything you need to successfully study from home. This is not an all encompassing list but gives you a taster and will be regularly updated as and when new resources are made available.

Issues accessing laptops, computers or the internet

  • If you do not have access to a computer/ laptop, simply choose a collection time and day that suits you by visiting our Laptops for Loan Booking Page
  • For students who are experiencing short-term financial hardship, we have created an emergency fund (in addition to our Student Support Fund that helps with longer term financial challenges). You can apply to this fund for short term needs including food, utility bills, interim payments while you await benefits, and technology costs for online learning. The fund cannot be used to cover course fees.

For further assistance please follow our guidance for maximising broadband connections.

  • To make sure that you are comfortable while studying from home, we recommend that you read this good practice guide for using your laptop.

Borrowed laptops due back Friday 29 January 2021

From the start of term in September, we will make more laptops available for you to borrow.

As we’ve done since the beginning of the pandemic, you will be able to borrow laptops directly from the IT team, without using the self-service cabinets (reducing the risk to COVID-19 exposure) or you can request for one to be sent to your home address.

We have also extended the initial loan period, which means you will not have to return the laptop until January 2021.

If you do not have access to a computer/ laptop, simply chose a collection time and day that suits you via the link below:

Please remember that you will not be able to borrow a laptop from the self-service cabinets as they are not in service.

Got a question or have an issue?

Please raise a ticket with UniHelp and they’ll ensure the correct team looks into it.

Librarian support

The Library team can continue to support you with:

  • Finding or accessing library resources
  • Literature searching
  • Referencing
  • Online tutorials

E-books

  • Library Search has now been set to find full-text e-resources first
  • We are working with Kortext to increase the number of books available to you (available via Library Search).

If there are books that would help with your studies please tell us and we will do our best to help via our e-Book suggestion form

MoDA

If your project involves anything to do with MoDA's collections, staff are still available to help.

Please email the MoDA team who will either answer your enquiry or arrange an online tutorial.

Learning Enhancement Team (LET)

The LET is offering online tutorials for Academic Writing and Language and Maths, Stats and Numeracy.

Book your appointment today

Get in touch

The Library team are available Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Chat online
Submit an online enquiry

Accessing university software

You can access AppsAnywhere on your personal devices, follow the instructions below:

  1. From your web browser type in https://AppsAnywhere.mdx.ac.uk
  2. If it’s the first time logging in, the AppsAnywhere server will notice that the device does not have the Client
  3. Follow the instructions on screen to carry out the installation of the client

Take a look at our video to see how our students are using it and read our instruction guide on how to log on to AppsAnywhere for the first time.


AppsAnywhere uses a web interface for access to the University’s software applications.

Other specialist software

In addition, the following software is available to download for free to your personal computer:

To access the tutorial videos, you will need to sign in to LinkedIn Learning by selecting "sign in with your organisation account". You will then be asked to log on via myUniHub.

Download the software via Kbox

Adobe Creative Cloud at-home access

To use Adobe Creative Cloud software (including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) on University Mac desktops/MacBooks, you will need to sign into Adobe with your Middlesex e-mail address at first launch, and thereafter only with your email address.

If you require more detailed Adobe information, please visit Adobe help and visit our Software page for more information on the software available to you.

Read&Write

Read&Write has also provided free temporary access for students during lockdown. Use the code HU7WYPM2UJ

Download, install and activate Read&Write

Logic Pro

Logic Pro X can be used free for 90 days.

Download today

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