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Software Available on the University Network


MindJet MindManager

Visual thinking is a learning style where the learner better understands and retains information when ideas, words and concepts are associated with images. Visual learning helps students organise and analyse information, integrate new knowledge and think critically.

Description: Mind-mapping software.

Latest version: MindManager 15 for Windows/version 10 for Mac : A site licence allowing staff and student use on University-owned and personal machines.

Texthelp Read&Write Gold

It is designed to assist users of all ages and ability who require extra assistance when reading, composing or proofing text. It features advanced spell checking and word prediction in addition to scanning tools to convert printed text to Microsoft Word or mp3 format.

All computers in our Library Assistive Technology Area and Accessible Study Rooms have Read & Write Gold downloaded. We also have an area of computers within the PG Hub with it installed.

It is not restricted to these areas though! You can use it on ANY University owned and networked computers (subject to terms and conditions.)

This document gives you guidance on how to download the software to a University networked computer.


A site licence is provided by IT Services covering University-owned machines only at the moment.

The IT Services software webpage will guide you through the installation of these two pieces of software