IT and Library Services

Software & Storage

Our Core and Specialist Software offering supports staff and students to deliver high quality teaching, learning and research.

Find out about the core software available to use at home or on campus, how to request additional specialist software and where to save your files, including how to request a new shared storage area.

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 gives you access to Microsoft applications in the cloud, including the Office suite, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, which allows you to create and share your work. Microsoft 365 also offers collaboration and communication tools such as Teams, OneDrive and Skype for Business, and the Yammer social networking platform.

Find out more about Microsoft 365 and how to download it for free here.

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.

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.