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Software available on Student loan laptops and University Computers

Windows Software

A  wide range of software is available on student loan laptops and University computers. You can find a complete A-Z list of installed software across campus, loan laptops, specialist labs and whether a title is available for your personal device.

When you’re using a University Windows loan laptop or desktop computer, applications are accessible via AppsAnywhere.


We’ve changed the way you access University software in teaching classrooms, learning spaces and student loan laptops. AppsAnywhere uses a web interface for access to the University’s software applications and offers a much improved student experience.

AppsAnywhere is also available to download onto your own device which means you can access University software anytime, anywhere. More information along with an instruction guide is available on the Accessing Software Remotely page.

Personal devices - Software available for free download

The following software can be installed onto your own devices from the University’s self-service download area

Amos25 – WindowsKortext - Windows 32 and 64 bit
Amos27 – WindowsNvivo – Windows and Mac
Kortext – Windows and MacSPSS – Windows 32 and 64 bit
Microsoft Visual code – WindowsSPSS - Mac
Minitab 18 – WindowSPSS 26 – Mac Catalina only
Minitab Express – MacSPSS 27 – Big Sur and Catalina

Linkedin Learning - Software video tutorials

If  you need help using software applications, video tutorials are available via our LinkedIn Learning Libguide.
A wide range of tutorials for many software applications is available

For speed, we’ve featured direct links through to two of the popular titles available for free.

SPSS Statistics Essential Training tutorial
Nvivo Essential Training

You can also find a selection of PDF guides, including how to install SPSS on personal PC and MACs, on our ‘How to’ guides page.

Software and applications for your study

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 Office suite is available to install on up to 5 personal devices.  Please read our Microsoft 365 webpage for further information.

Mac Software

Adobe Creative Cloud, Vectorworks, SketchUp and Microsoft titles are available on the University desktop Macs. If you require other software, please check the applications folder for availability or visit our  A-Z list of installed software.

AppsAnywhere for Mac and non-Windows devices work through an additional client called RAS Parallels which is available for download on mobile phone devices and tablets.  Full information on RAS Parallels can be found on the Accessing Software Remotely page.

Adobe Creative Cloud

More detailed information regarding Adobe titles and how to access this software on your own devices is available on our Adobe Creative Cloud page.


Qualtrics is an online based survey tool designed to allow flexibility in the way surveys are created and help students with their academic research.

Benefits of using Qualtrics:

  • Create a survey using customisable templates
  • Gather, analyse and store data in one online location
  • Write your own questions or choose from the large library of pre-written questions
  • Easily produce great looking visual reports
  • Export to Excel or IBM SPSS

More information on Qualtrics.

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