Staff computers

Staff in schools have the option to use PCs or Macs which are installed and supported by IT Services.

Standard software

Users generally receive a standard desktop. This basic system (including operating system, Microsoft Office, virus checker, firewall plus additional software) applies to both PC and Mac-based systems.

Windows 7 PCs

Most PCs at Sussex are now installed with Windows 7.

Software on staff PCs

Mac

Macs managed by IT Services are currently installed with OS X 10.13.6 (High Sierra).

Software on staff Macs

Additional software

Users of Windows 7 PCs can also install additional software on demand:

  • click on the Windows Start button, then All Programs
  • click on Install applications
  • choose the Program you want to install and click Run

Specialised software

Sometimes you may need to use specialised software such as programs particular to your subject area, or a device driver for a non-standard piece of equipment.

If you are familiar with installing software on your own computer, and you have checked to make sure the special software is not already available, then you can install this special software yourself. First you will need to request the ability to do this by completing the following form.

This will give you local administration rights on your computer, so you can install the additional software.

Power saving

Should I turn off my staff PC when I go home?
It's best not to turn your PC off. Just log out.