IT Services


Microsoft Windows 10

Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system from Microsoft.

Currently, most University computers use Windows 7, which will no longer be supported from January 2020.

New University staff computers are being supplied with Windows 10 (excluding Apple Macs and computers solely using Linux), but over the next year or so, we will need to ensure that any existing computer using Windows 7 is upgraded or replaced, otherwise they will be disconnected from the University network and not be able to use Office 365.

Staff computers running Windows 10 will also use Microsoft Office 2016, with the latest versions of Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Skype for Business (formerly Lync).

Staff can also install more than 320 applications on their own PC using the Software Centre, without needing to contact the IT Support Centre.

We are running a programme of work to ensure that University computers are upgraded as needed, but any member of staff who would like Windows 10 on their computer as soon as possible can fill in the Windows 10 request form and a colleague will be in touch:

We're also keen to get student feedback on how they find Windows 10 in PC clusters:

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