Software download information

Software download options

The OnLine Shop (needs VPN to view from outside the university network) sells software available to university members at discounted rates. In some cases the downloads are free and in others, there is a charge.

Downloads for all University Members to their Personal Machines (Staff and Students)

  • Free downloads are available from the Software Registration and Download site. The following applications are available:
    • Sophos Anti-Virus
    • VPN Client
    • SPSS
    • NVivo
    • ArcGIS
    • Mathematica
    • MATLAB
    • Chorus Softphone
    • EndNote
    • Oxygen XML Editor
    • VPNC Client for Linux/Unix


Nexus365 is available to University members and is the University’s instance of the cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 service. Centrally managed by IT Services, it provides email, calendaring and access to several other Office 365 applications including OneDrive for Business, Teams, Forms, Delve and Skype for Business.

If you have a Nexus365 email account, you will automatically have access to the other Nexus365 tools available within the University.
IT Services will monitor new apps being introduced by Microsoft as part of Office 365 and decide whether they should be made available as part of the Nexus365 service.

Downloads for Staff

  • Adobe Products

    University staff are entitled to some Adobe products at discounted prices. Download from Transactions on this site are entirely between you and Kivuto (trading as OnTheHub), so all requests for help with purchasing, downloading and installing need to go to or toll-free in the UK at 0800 098 84.

  • ITSS may also purchase discounted subscriptions for staff for Adobe Creative Cloud products from the OnLine Shop.

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Common requests and fault reports can be logged using self-service




The central Service Desk is available 24x7 on +44 1865 6 12345


If you do not have an SSO account you can use this form to contact the Service Desk