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IT Help and Support

University Information Services
 

You can use many popular and specialist software titles on MCS Windows, Mac and Linux workstations. The software available differs according to the operating system, but we try to keep the version of each application consistent across all platforms. Some computers offer both Linux and Windows operating systems.

You can see a full list of the software available on the MCS for each platform:

Linux Mac OS X Windows
Linux macOS Windows

 

Software requests

You can request software that you would like to see added to MCS computers by completing the MCS application request form. We need to receive requests for the next academic year by the end of the second week of March. Requests made after this period will be dealt with on a best-efforts basis.
 

Other sources of software for students

We have compiled a list of other software resources for students

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New University Wireless guest system coming soon

21 October 2021

Our University Wireless team is pleased to announce we'll be launching a new guest wifi system for visitors to the University and members of the public to use when in University buildings. This service will also be available on the 100 or so outdoor access points spread across the city. The new guest wifi will be much...

University Wireless Service maintenance: Tuesday 21 September, 08:00–09:00

16 September 2021

The University Wireless Service will be undergoing essential maintenance between 08:00 and 09.00 on Tuesday 21 September while we apply a security software patch. This is a security update to ClearPass, which provides Wireless Service network access control. We're not expecting any disruption to service, but it should be...

Mailing list migrations from Mailman to Sympa

31 August 2021

We intend to migrate all remaining lists associated with colleges from Mailman to Sympa during the week commencing 13 September 2020. The current total is 1,567. How this will affect users of the mailing list management service Most mailing list subscribers shouldn't notice any difference. During the switchover, there will...