Software

This page has information about the software provided by Information Services. For Assistive Technology please refer to the Disability Service or Support for Students of Determination pages for your campus, available through the Health and Wellbeing webpage. 

Microsoft Office

All students have access to Microsoft Office products, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, to download onto their own devices for free from the Office365 Portal. For more information, see the Office365 page. 

Microsoft Teams 

For information and guidance please see the Microsoft Teams page.

Microsoft Yammer 

For information and guidance please see the Yammer page

Other software

Staff and students also have access to a range of other software during their studies. Below is a list of some of the software available on campus and at home, with instructions on how to access. Contact ISHelp@hw.ac.uk with any questions.

Personal devices

Below is a selection of software available on networked campus PCs and for you to download onto your own device. 

Adobe Creative Cloud (discount)
What is it?

Full Adobe Creative Cloud suite. You can get help with using Adobe products from the Adobe Help Centre.

How to get it 

Available on all campus PCs and on your own devices for a special reduced cost of £66. To purchase, note interest and request a licence through the IS Helpdesk.

ArcGIS
How to get it

Submit license request through the IS Helpdesk.

Dropbox (staff only)
What is it?

File sharing. More information can be found here.

Dropbox Business is primarily intended to be for research groups but it is also open to other use cases.

How to get it

Contact the IS Helpdesk 

EndNote
What is it?

Bibliographic desktop software for Windows and Mac. Store your references in one place and use Word plugin in 'Cite while you write' to insert citations and create your reference list.

More information can be found on the EndNote page. Training materials and support can be found on the EndNote Guide

System requirements

Windows or Mac

How to get it

Request through the IS Helpdesk who will provide an activation code and installation instructions.

Labview (Edinburgh EGIS or EPS only)
What is it?

A graphical development environment with functionality for data, acquisition, instrument control, measurement analysis, and data presentation.

System requirements 

Windows, Mac or Linux

How to get it

Submit license request to the IS Helpdesk who will provide installation code and installation instructions.

Maple (UK only)
What is it?

Symbolic algebra package.

System requirements 

Windows, Mac or Linux.

How to get it

Download Maple here

Matlab and SimuLink
What is it?

For more information, see the Matlab and Simulink page. 

System requirements 

Submit license request to the Helpdesk who will provide an activation code and installation instructions.

How to get it

 

Microsoft Azure Dev tools for teaching (EGIS, EPS and MACS)
What is it?

Includes a lot of Microsoft software (including Project and Visio).

Special requirements

Windows only 

How to get it

Visit the Azure for Education website, then Login with your University email (username@hw.ac.uk) and password.

MindGenius
What is it?

Create mindmaps, diagrams and flowcharts. For more information, see the Mindgenius page. For guides and tutorials, see the MindGenius website.

System requirements 

Windows, Mac (Online version) or iPad. 

How to get it

Submit license request to the IS Helpdesk who will provide an activation code and installation instructions.

Nvivo (Edinburgh and Dubai only)
What is it?

For more information, see the Nvivo page

System requirements 

Windows or Mac

How to get it

Submit license request to the IS Helpdesk who will provide an activation code and installation instructions.

SPSS Statistics and AMOS
What is it?

Analysis and modelling software. For more information, see the SPSS page.

System requirements 

Windows, Mac or Linux.

How to get it

Download from here

Campus computers

Below is a selection of software you can only access from a networked PC on campus. To use from home, please use Keyserver. If you would like to request software or check if something is available, please contact the IS Helpdesk

Borland
What is it?

C++, C Builder, J Builder, Delphi and IntraBuilder

Requirements

The University holds 150 licences for use for teaching in the PC labs.

This software will not be updated in future

Exceed
What is it?

X Windows Server Software

MathCAD
What is it? 

Technical calculations, problem solving and publication

Requirements 

Windows. Teaching only.

Minitab 18
What is it?

Statistical Package.

Requirements 

PC and Apple Mac. Limited to 150 users in total, including those in Schools / departments and for teaching on IS Managed Desktop.

Origin
What is it? 

Scientific graphing and analysis software