Standard Software

All new PCs, or re-imaged PCs, come with Windows 10 Enterprise 64 Bit operating system.
All new MACs, or re-imaged MACs, come with MacOS 10.13, 10.14 or 10.15 operating systems depending on system hardware.


There are a number applications that we are licenced for across all staff and you will have access to as standard.

Word Processing

  • Microsoft Word 2016


  • Microsoft Excel 2016


  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

Email and Calendar

  • Microsoft Outlook 2016

Desktop Publishing

  • Microsoft Publisher 2016

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  • Microsoft Visio 2016

Project management

  • Microsoft Project 2016

Internet browsing

  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari (MacOS)
  • Firefox (MacOS)

 PDF document management

  • Adobe Acrobat XI Pro
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

AppsAnywhere and CloudPaging Player for on demand software which can be found here

Bespoke software installation can also be performed which may require assistance from the Service Desk or Desktop Services, these include but not limited to:

Communication and Collaboration

  • Microsoft Teams

Internet browsing

  • Mozilla Firefox (Windows)

Statistical Analytics


Qualitative Data Analytics

  • QSR International NVivo


If you need software outside of the above list please contact the IT Service Desk in the first instance.

If you have operational problems with any of these software applications, or any of our site-licensed software, please contact the IT Service Desk on 0141 273 1234 or log an incident via My Service.

A complete list installed on your computer can be found here.


Automatic Software Deployment for PCs

Due to security vulnerabilities on PCs, we have adopted a system of automatic security update deployment. This enables us to keep University staff PCs up to date. More information can be found on virus information.