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Software Availability at St Marys

The following software is available for all students and staff to download and use on their personal devices:

If you already have Office installed on your device please follow the step 'How to uninstall older versions of Office' below.

  • Log in to the Office website with your regnum@live.stmarys.ac.uk (staff - username@stmarys.ac.uk)
  • You will see icons for each Office 365 app available. Above these to the top right there is an "Install Office" button.
  • Click "Office 365 Apps" to download the version for your operating system. Click "Other install options" to see all available operating system versions.

Note - Your access will end once you have graduated / left the university.

Windows:

  • Click the start menu in the bottom left hand corner of your screen, type control panel, then select Control Panel.
  • Select Programs > Programs and Features, then right-click your Microsoft Office product, and choose Uninstall.

Mac:

  • Open Finder > Applications.
  • Select all of the Office for Mac applications.
  • Right click the applications and click Move to Trash.
  • On the device where you want to change the license, open any Office app, select the File menu and then select Account near the bottom of the menu.
  • Under Product Information, select the Change License button (If there is no Change License button, you may need to install Office updates).
  • If you're signed in, select Use a different account, and then sign in with your St Mary's email account instead.
  • If you're not signed in, sign in with your St Mary's email account.

SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is a software package for running statistical analysis on research results. You will often need to use SPSS if you need to analyse quantitative research data as part of your assignments or dissertation. SPSS is available on most open access PCs on the St Mary's campus. You can also install SPSS on your own computer to use it at home by following the instructions below.

Important note: by downloading the SPSS installation file you are agreeing to the terms of the SPSS Licence and Copyright Agreement. Please read this agreement before downloading the software. ​

How to install

  • Log in to https://students.stmarys.ac.uk/htcomnet using your regnum/password.
    Note - You will need to type simms\ before your username, e.g. simms\123123
  • Select the version of SPSS you wish to use and download the EXE or DMG file to match your operating system.
  • Run the file and follow the on-screen prompts to install the software.
  • When prompted to enter a license key, select the “Authorized user license” option and click next.
  • Input the license key that is found inside the same folder as the SPSS installer at https://students.stmarys.ac.uk/htcomnet/

Important note regarding SPSS licence codes

Please do not under any circumstances pass SPSS licence codes to other students or anyone else outside of St Mary's. Doing so will breach our Licence Agreement and may mean that we lose access to the software.

If you already have a St Mary's copy of SPSS installed on your computer, you will need to relicence the software each December to continue using it. This does not require you to reinstall the software, but you will need to enter the new Licence Code once this is available.

To relicense:

  • Make sure you are connected to the internet
  • Launch the SPSS License Activation Wizard from the Start Menu / Applications folder
  • On the Product Authorization page, select “Authorized user license” and click next.
  • Enter the license key found within the same folder as the installation files for SPSS at https://students.stmarys.ac.uk/htcomnet/
  • You should receive an "Authorization succeeded" message. Click Finish.

Important note regarding SPSS licence codes

Please do not under any circumstances pass SPSS licence codes to other students or anyone else outside of St Mary's. Doing so will breach our Licence Agreement and may mean that we lose access to the software.

Basic Introduction to SPSS

We recommend that students read through this helpful Open University module to get a basic introduction to using SPSS. 

Advanced Training on SPSS 

If you are required to use SPSS then your degree course will include training sessions on using the software. Please ask your lecturer if you need further assistance.

Nvivo 12 is a qualitative data analysis software package designed for qualitative researchers who need to analyse text-based and/or multimedia information.

This software can be downloaded for free by St Mary's staff and students. Please follow the instructions below to first download, and then license the software.

Installing NVivo

  • Navigate to https://students.stmarys.ac.uk/htcomnet/ and log in using your University login details. Note - You will need to type simms\ before your username, e.g. simms\123123
  • Once logged in, click the NVivo folder on the left hand panel, and then download the EXE or DMG file for your operating system.
    • Note - there is a 32-bit and 64-bit version of the windows EXE file. Most computers will use the 64-bit version so download this one first.
  • Run the file and follow the on-screen instructions. If the software prompts you to install extra components / software, choose to do so.

Licensing NVivo

  • Launch NVivo from the Start Menu (Windows) or Applications folder (Mac).
  • A licensing wizard will open. Input the license key that is found inside the same folder as the NVivo installer at https://students.stmarys.ac.uk/htcomnet/
  • The software will then require some details about who is using the software. Only the fields with asterisks are required.
  • Once details are added, you will get a popup stating “Your license has now been activated”.

Important note regarding NVivo licence codes

Please do not under any circumstances pass NVivo licence codes to other students or anyone else outside of St Mary's. Doing so will breach our Licence Agreement and may mean that we lose access to the software.


Software available on campus

Software available on all PCs on campus
7-Zip ​Adobe Reader DC Dameware Mini Client
​Google Chrome IBM SPSS Statistics Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Office 2019 NVivo Trend ApexOne Antivirus
​VLC Media Player    

Additional Software available on Lecture PCs
​ActivInspire ​Cloud Drive Mapper (OneDrive) ​Mindview
​OpenBoard Panopto ​Refworks RefGrab-It
​Refworks Citation Manager (available from Word add-in store) ​Vevox PowerPoint Add-in  Zoom

Additional Software available on Student Open Access PCs
​Adobe Digital Editions ​Audacity ​Mendeley Reference Manager
​Mindview ​R Programming Language ​R Studio
​Refworks Citation Manager (available from Word add-in store) ​Refworks RefGrab-It Texthelp Read & Write

Specialist software available on M-Block PCs (also includes Student Open Access software listed above)
​ActivInspire ​Alice Programming Language Crumble
​E-Prime 2 Data Harvest EasySense Flowol 4
​​G*Power ​​Inkscape Kodu Game Lab
Mr Bit Microbit ​​Openboard ​​OpenSCAD
Physlets Tracker Python 3 Review Manager 5 (RevMan)
Safe Exam Browser Scratch Link SMART Notebook Basic
Sonic Pi ​​Thonny Python IDE  

Buying a software license

There are various pieces of software that can be purchased, such as Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, Adobe Creative Cloud apps, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project and others. To see a full list and to place an order, please use the IT Order form below:

IT Order Form