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Guide to Library and Archive Services: IT & Laptops

Your IT account

Your IT account allows you to access all of the University's online resources:

You're given a username before you enrol with us. This is the letter "w" followed by the first 7 digits of your student ID number. 

To set up your password for the first time or if you forget it, log in to our password self-service and follow the instructions.


Other Software

Autodesk provides open access to more than 100 products – available to students and educators. This includes Autocad.

AppsAnywhere is available to you anytime and anywhere, if you have a Windows 10 device. Providing you with access to more than 170 applications – including many of those used on campus to support your courses.


Learning and Software Support

The University has a subscription to LinkedIn Learning (formerly It has a lot of content relevant to our subject areas, which may be helpful in providing online input. The university's subscription can be accessed at 

Laptop lending

Short-loan (24 hour) MacBook Air devices are available from the Lapsafe units across campuses.

Request for longer-loan laptops are made via your personal tutor.

More information about both schemes is available here

Adobe Licences

New students enrolled on specific courses or modules can apply for an Adobe Creative Cloud Home Licence, allowing them to use Adobe applications on their personal devices.

To see which courses are eligible for a home licence, take a look at How to Access Adobe Creative Cloud from home




Students can use Microsoft 365 for free on up to five devices, using your student login credentials. 

Microsoft's Azure DevTools enables students to download Microsoft software for free on personal devices.



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