A number of the University’s software licences allow members of staff to install programs on their personal computers.

The university’s licences are for educational use only so once installed, the software should only be used for work related to university teaching and research and must be uninstalled when you leave the university.

The list below shows the programs available to staff. To borrow a CD go to the Library Desk in the Saltire Centre where you will be asked to sign an agreement that you have read and will abide by the licence conditions.

The loan period is 24 hours and fines are 50p per hour, the same as short loan.

Software for Staff

  • Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Office 2011 Mac
  • Microsoft Visual Studio: Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP + SP2
  • SPSS

The licence code for SPSS is changed every year. The current code and instructions for installing it are detailed here:

Windows Upgrades

Our licence only allows us to upgrade Windows so you must have a licence for the copy that is to be upgraded.