The University of Newcastle, Australia

Software and tools

The following software is available to all students during your studies at the University.

    The Microsoft Student Advantage Scheme enables you access to digital downloads of Microsoft Office 365 on up to five PCs and five mobile devices, including Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android.

    Applications available through the scheme include: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, OneNote, Teams, Sway and more.

    This is the full version of the software – it will work offline – although after your relationship with the University ends, installed software will become 'read only' and you will need to purchase Microsoft Office from a commercial vendor.

    Office 365 quick start guides

    Download instructions

    You will also have free access to 1TB of cloud storage via Microsoft OneDrive.

    This gives you space to back-up your uni work, as well as to store documents, photos, and other files, share them with friends, and even collaborate on content. You're free to decide how you want to use it and can access OneDrive anywhere, anytime.

    Zoom is the University’s video and audio online conferencing solution – providing you with your own personal video conferencing space.

    It enables you to easily host or join a virtual meeting, where you can screen share and collaborate with anyone, anytime, anywhere.

    Changes to Zoom Settings

    Please see below some new Zoom meetings controls that have been introduced relating to screen sharing and meeting access.

    • The “Require meeting password” setting will be set automatically for all meetings made after 8 April 2020. When meetings are scheduled a random password will be added. The password will be encrypted into the meeting link. People who join a meeting by clicking on the link will not see any change. These instructions show you how to change the password settings, including changing the password. If you would like these settings to be set up as the default for your Zoom meeting then please recreate the meeting – alternatively these settings can be updated manually.

    Remember: The best way to access Zoom is via your University provided Zoom account, it gives you the ability to host your own multi-person meetings for up to 24 hours.

    Software for your personal computer

    A number of software packages and programs are available for you to download to your devices for free while you are a student here. These include anti-virus software, as well as programs that may be helpful for your course.

    There are also software licenses you can purchase for discounted prices. Below is a list of Software available for students, where to get it and any charges involved

    Antivirus

    Software Available for: Available from:Cost Annual
    renewal
    Notes
    Sophos

    Windows

    MacOS

    Android

    IT Services - ServiceUON

    Nil No  

    Microsoft Office

    Software Available for: Available from:Cost Annual
    renewal
    Notes
    Student Advantage Windows
     
    MacOS
     
    iOS
     
    Android
    Your NUmail account Nil No Version will revert to read only when you are no longer enrolled at UoN

    Bibliographical

    Software Available for: Available from:Cost Annual
    renewal
    Notes
    EndNote Windows

    MacOS
    IT Services - ServiceUON Nil No  

    Scientific

    Software Available for: Available from:Cost Annual
    renewal
    Notes
    Mathematica Windows

    MacOS

    Linux
    Wolfram Online Store $149 No  
    MATLAB Windows

    MacOS

    Linux
    IT Services - ServiceUON Nil Yes Registered licence must be assigned to every computer on which software is installed
    NVivo Windows

    MacOS
    IT Services - ServiceUON Nil No Download trial version and enter licence key for full version

    Statistical

    Software Available for: Available from:Cost Annual
    renewal
    Notes
    JMP Windows

    MacOS

    Linux

    IT Services - ServiceUON - Windows

    IT Services - ServiceUON - Mac

    Nil Yes

    Registered licence must be assigned to every computer on which software is installed

    SAS Windows

    MacOS
    IT Services - ServiceUON Nil Yes Download and unzip licence renewal file.
    SPSS Windows

    MacOS
    Buy from IBM partner $138.99 Yes RHD students request installation on UoN laptop via the IT Services Desk

    Miscellaneous

    Software Available for: Available from:Cost Annual
    renewal
    Notes

    SMART Notebook

    Windows

    MacOS
    SMART website Nil Yes Download software using licence key
    A variety of applications available
    eg. Nero, Parallels
    Varies UoN Software Center hosted by Kivuto Varies No Software must be uninstalled when you are no longer enrolled at UoN