Using the right software and file storage locations are just important as the computer they work with.

This section will help you find out about the common pieces of software use in the university and how and where to save your files, or request a new area if needed

Office 365

Office 365 is the name Microsoft  has given to a platform that provides users access to their cloud based Office software which allows you to create, collaborate and share your work.  In addition to the usual Microsoft Office apps, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote etc. Office 365 also offers additional collaboration and communication tools such as OneDrive and Skype for Business, Teams and the Yammer social networking platform. Find out how to download it for free

Application Management Process (AMP)

Faculties and Directorates must request the installation of networked academic or administrative software via the Application Management Process (AMP). This includes new software, plug-ins, add-ons, upgrades to software already installed, software for which license(s) have expired and applications to be developed in-house.

Local Installation of software

If you need a piece of software installed onto just one or two computers, it may be easier and quicker to request locally, rather than for it to be packaged and made available via the Application Management Process for mass consumption.

Search Software 

Search the database of software available within the university, and find out where it's available

File Storage

If you open your "My Computer" icon you will see a list of drive letters followed by brief descriptions. This guide tells you what  these drives are used for and where you should store your data.
The contents of your "My Computer" list will differ depending on whether you are a member of staff or a student, and which faculty or directorate you belong to.

You can also ask for a new shared area to be created for you