Northumbria University Desktop Anywhere

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Northumbria University Desktop Anywhere

The software contained on this site is available for Northumbria students and staff to download to their own computers or University laptops. The software is for use related to your academic study or University work. Please do not attempt to download to University computers, other than laptops, or to any other machines.

Citrix Receiver

For the best experience when connecting to Northumbria IT facilities, we recommend that you install the Citrix Receiver on your own device.
If you are accessing on a Mobile Device (Mobile, Smartphone, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch), you should download the Citrix Receiver via your device’s App Store

FileOpen Software for British Library Loans

You can use the FileOpen software to request InterLibrary Loans from the British Library. The software will open Secure Electronic Documents that are emailed directly to you

To install:

  • Follow the link below
  • Click on the relevant file for you machine and select Run
  • Accept the Licence Agreement
  • Select Install and Finish.

Help and Support

For further help please see our IT Guides at or contact the IT Helpline

University Software

If you are using a wireless laptop on campus please connect to the NU Simply Web wireless network before carrying out any downloads from this site

Authentication Required

To access additional software such as SPSS, Minitab, and AntiVirus protection, please select your user type and log in using your Northumbria Computer Username and password.

User type:
Computer username:

Users of this system agree to be bound by the University IT Regulations and Guidelines and the CHEST Code of Conduct