You can access some software to use at home. For more information what software is available and how to get it, check the at home software webpages.

Microsoft Office

You can also get Microsoft Office 365 to install at home on up to 5 computers.

Once you have accessed your email account you can download Microsoft Office from there. To do this firstly login to your email account. Click on the App launcher icon (a 3x3 grid of dots) at the top left hand corner of the screen and then on the Office 365 link; then from the Office 365 page, click on the Install Office button at the top right hand side as shown here, and follow the on-screen instructions.

If you want to install any of the Microsoft Office applications on a mobile device (phone or tablet) or a Chromebook, you can download them from the Play Store (for Android devices) or the App Store (for Apple devices). Once installed, if they ask you to log in when you start them for the first time, simply use your student email and password as they are your Microsoft account.

Office 365 install screenshot 2020

GCU AppsAnywhere

GCU AppsAnywhere is a software service which allows students and staff to run software on-demand to any Windows PC. The benefits of using GCU AppsAnywhere are:

  • Available on GCU campuses in Glasgow & London on all computers in student lab, classrooms and staff computers
  • Software does not need to be installed on the campus computers to allow you to use it. Just go to our GCU AppsAnywhere homepage and choose the application you wish to use
  • You can use the AppsAnywhere on your own Windows PC to run software from the University, all you need is a one-time install of the AppAnywhere software, which you will be prompted to install when you access the page.
  • Software always the most up-to-date version in use at the university