Most of the software you will need in your studies can be obtained ‘live’ from our AppsAnywhere service. This enables you to use it from your own PC without having to obtain it and install it. Until recently this was only available on-campus and halls but due to the pandemic the DTS department has worked very hard to make sure it can be used from wherever you are. Truly Apps Anywhere!
The service supports Windows PCs natively but also allows a range of apps to be run via a Mac. Were possible we try to support both types of computer but we are afraid that not all apps will work on Mac. We are putting on as many as we can. Please let DTS know if there is any specific piece of curriculum software that you find is missing.
The University has entered a special agreement where students can purchase Adobe Creative Cloud at vastly reduced rates. This is available to all students on degree/certificate courses. The subscription runs from mid-August with no pro-rata reduction in cost, so the sooner you subscribe, the more value you will get. Those on courses that require Creative Cloud can get this without VAT being added and should refer to their department / tutor on how to do this (currently only Typography). Other students should follow the link on the Software Store page to visit the University’s (real) online store to purchase it.
We have now published a page that provides further information about resources to support remote working during the Coronavirus emergency. Please click here.
Although Covid-19 has perhaps accelerated the move to remote teaching and learning, the Software Store is a good example of how we have been supporting this for some time. Over the next few weeks we will be adding more information to the store, including about additional resources as they become available. In the meantime, do explore the current catalogue, bearing in mind that we have opened Apps Anywhere to off-campus use now.
Glad you have found the Software Store. Here you can find information about a range of software packages which the University subscribes to or which are provided free to you as a student. You can also get live access to software packages included here, as well as many more, via Apps Anywhere. Currently this is just for on-campus use but soon we hope to expand this to wherever you are – Anywhere indeed!
While Microsoft Project and Visio are free to students and staff in STEM subjects under Microsoft Imagine, University departments outside of STEM or wishing to run the software to help manage operations, need to purchase a licence. IT have standardised the options for obtaining the appropriate application, either as a perpetual licence or a subscription. Details of this, along with how to purchase Adobe licences for University use, have been added to the Software Store and appear under a new section ‘Software to purchase for University owned computers’.
Adobe software is NOT available free of charge to either students or staff, however there are various programmes available to get Creative Cloud subscriptions at reduced cost. Staff should purchase both Creative Cloud and Perpetual Adobe Acrobat licenses through IT. Details are provided on the Adobe page.
Welcome to the Software Store. This is a new website dedicated to providing information on obtaining software to support your study and academic enquiry. See the ‘about‘ page for more information. These pages will largely replace web documentation for software but relevant help and support will continue to be provided via our IT Service Desk and KnowledgeBase.