All student and teaching PCs in learning spaces are now running on Windows 10. We've just introduced the new operating system, so there are still a few wrinkles to iron out...

 

 

If you come across something that isn't working, please contact the Service Desk. It's important the team know so we can make the desktop the best it can be.

 

A few guides to get you started...


Assistive software available on campus computers

A range of software is available to support students and staff, including those who have visual and hearing impairments, dyslexia, or other disabilities.

Computers for students on our campuses

We have over 2,000 computers for students across our campuses: about 800 of these are in locations accessible to everyone, with specialist software / hardware available in departments.

Print using on-campus computer (Pay2Print)

Printing your work from an on-campus computer with the student desktop.

Change your default web browser

Microsoft Edge is the default browser in Windows 10. You can change this if you'd prefer to use Chrome or Internet Explorer instead - don’t be too hasty though, there’s benefit to using Edge. It was chosen because it’s faster, more secure, and it’s more energy efficient.

Get apps from AppsAnywhere

Just like you use Netflix to stream your favourite shows, you use AppsAnywhere to stream the software you need. If you're launching an app at the start of term, it could take a few minutes. Don't worry, this isn't permanent - the more you use the apps, the quicker they'll load.

How to sign out

There are many ways to sign out of your new Windows 10 desktop. It's not important how you sign out, as long as you remember to do it.

How to use a teaching PC on campus

All teaching PCs are now running on Windows 10. If you use these computers to give a lecture or presentation, here are the things you need to know about using the new desktop.

Upload your files to OneDrive

Storing your files on OneDrive means that you can access them later, on any device, through Outlook on the web.

Where to store your files on a student computer

You can store your files in your H: drive or in the cloud when using one of the campus computers available to you.