This article contains information for University staff only.

Using this article staff can request software to use on personal machines, this process is not for use on your University owned PCs. The range of software includes Microsoft Office, NVIVO, SPSS, the Corel Suite and the Decision Tools Suite. The software can be requested by using the Request Forms linked below.


Office 365 logo

As well as being freely available to use on University devices, the University offers a free subscription to Microsoft 365. The subscription allows you to download the desktop version of Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs. You can also access the web-based version of Office and use the mobile versions for phone or tablet.

Using Office online

  • Go to 
  • Sign in with your university email address and university password. e.g.
  • Select one of the applications on the left side or open a previous file from the quick access list. 

Using office online is convenient for working across multiple devices,  it automatically saves work to cloud storage, and has integrated Turnitin tools.


Installing office on a personal device

  • Go to
  • Here you can use online Office services or find the latest download links for your chosen device.

Password Changes

Please note: If you change your University computer account password at, your Microsoft 365 on-line account password will also update - This usually takes around 5 minutes or less, but can take up to 30 minutes to update and will end any active logins. 

Subscription terms:

  • Your Microsoft account is created automatically when you begin at the University.  The subscription will last as long as you are a staff memeber.
  • When your employment ends you will have 30 days to back up any online data from this account (OneDrive, SharePoint, etc.) after which your account will be permanently removed from these online locations. 

NVivo logo

NVivo is software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It lets you collect, organize and analyze content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys, audio - and now in NVivo 10 - social media and web pages.

Available to download from AppsAnywhere


SPSS logo

IBM SPSS Statistics is an integrated family of products that addresses the entire analytical process, from planning to data collection to analysis, reporting and deployment. With more than a dozen fully integrated modules to choose from, you can find the specialized capabilities you need to increase revenue, outperform competitors, conduct research and make better decisions.

Available to download from AppsAnywhere


Corel logo

Corel's Academic Site Licence offers educational establishments a single, easy-to-administer site licence that gives unrestricted access to a wide range of Corel's professional-level graphics, multimedia and utility products.

Products included are as follows:

  • CorelDraw Graphics Suite X7.1
  • Extra content for CorelDraw Graphics Suite
  • Corel Painter 2015
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X7
  • Corel PDF Fusion 1
  • Corel Video Studio Essentials X6
  • Corel Website Creator 2

Available to download from AppsAnywhere


The DecisionTools Suite is an integrated set of programs for risk analysis and decision making under uncertainty that runs in Microsoft Excel. The DecisionTools Suite includes @RISK for Monte Carlo simulation, PrecisionTree for decision trees, and TopRank for “what if” sensitivity analysis. In addition, the DecisionTools Suite comes with StatTools for statistical analysis and forecasting, NeuralTools for predictive neural networks, and Evolver and RISKOptimizer for optimization. All programs work together better than ever before, and all integrate completely with Microsoft Excel for ease of use and maximum flexibility.

Available to download from AppsAnywhere



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