All University web hosted services will be at risk of downtime every Tuesday between 7am to 9am.

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You will need your University user ID and password to log into these computers. If you have forgotten your password you can use the password reset tool. If you don't have your username, contact IT support on 0191 515 3333 and we'll help get these details to you.

Please note that our IT regulations specifically forbid the installation of non-supported software on our computers. This is to ensure that our computers are always in a suitable state of readiness for the next user, and there are no conflicts between software. University Student Desktop Service PC's shut down automatically after 30 mins of inactivity.

Any work that is not saved will be lost. Always make sure, therefore, that you save your work frequently.

The software currently available on these Macs are:

Apple Mac Browsers

Safari, Mozilla FireFox and Google Chrome (FireFox and Google Chrome are configured to update automatically periodically)

Apple Mac Operating System

macOS Sierra (10.12.5)

Apple Mac Software

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 2017
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • After Effects - Animation and creative compositing software
  • Animate - Multimedia authoring and computer animation program
  • Audition - Cross-platform audio editor
  • Bridge – Digital asset management software
  • Character Animator - Combines live motion-capture with a multi-track recording system to control layered 2D puppets drawn
  • in Photoshop or Illustrator
  • Dreamweaver – Web design, development and publishing software
  • Edge - Interactive and animated web content software
  • Extension Manager CC
  • ExtendScript toolkit – Script editor
  • Fireworks – Website and mobile app design tool
  • Flash Builder Premium – Development environment for building games and applications
  • Fuse CC Beta
  • Gaming SDK 1.4
  • Illustrator – Vector art and illustration tool
  • InCopy - Writing and copy editing software
  • InDesign – Page design and typography tool
  • Lightroom - Digital Photography software
  • Media Encoder - Video encoder
  • Muse - Web design software
  • Photoshop – Image editing software
  • Prelude – Video ingest and logging tool
  • Premiere Pro – Video editing software
  • Scout - SWF profiling software
  • SpeedGrade – Colour grading tools
  • Audacity v2.1.3 - Audio editor and recorder
  • Autodesk Maya 2017 - 3D computer graphics software
  • Autodesk Mudbox 2017 - 3D sculpting and painting tool
  • Corel Painter 12 - Full-featured digital painting software
  • FileZilla v3.27.0.1 - Cross-platform FTP client
  • Handbrake v1.0.7 - Video translation software
  • Intel XDK v2170 - Integrated Development Environment (IDE) created by Intel to create native apps for mobile phones and tablets using web technologies like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript
  • Linotype Font Explorer X - Font management software
  • Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 - Office suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Oracle Java v8 - Java web player
  • QuickTime - Media player
  • Microsoft Silverlight - Web player for pages using the Silverlight plugin
  • ToonBoom Harmony Premium v14 - Powerful animation package
  • Unity Web Player - Web player for pages with Unity content
  • Unity v5.4.0f3 - Game development platform
  • VLC Media Player v2.2.6 - Media player
  • Wacom drivers - Provide support for the use of Wacom Bamboo or Cintiq graphics tablets