Software and Equipment


Some software is available to Faculty staff and post-graduate students in the Faculty of Education and Social Work for research purposes. The installation of software is generally restricted to university-owned computers. Please note the licence conditions for any software you wish to access.

For staff: SPSS, NVivo and SAS are available free from ICT. Staff can phone University ICT helpdesk services on ext 16000 for registration, authorisation and installation. Before phoning x16000, please check the software description and system requirements on the ICT website.

For students: SPSS, NVivo and SAS are available as apps for personal devices from the Student IT Apps page.

EndNote bibliographic management software is available from the Library.

For other research software such as LISREL and MLwiN, or for advice regarding research software, please email your request to the Faculty Research Officer. Please note that budget arrangements for all new specialised research software needs to be incorporated into grant applications.

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Digital audio recorders are available from the Faculty Research Office for short-term loan to staff and postgraduate students. This equipment is available for research purposes only.

To enquire about availability, or if you have other equipment needs for your research, please contact the Research Support Officer, Faculty Research Office.