FlexIT is an online service that gives staff and students access to software applications from any device at any time. As long as you have a computer or supported device that has an internet connection, you will be able to access FlexIT.

While we will always aim to make all the software applications on FlexIT available to everyone, in some cases this isn’t possible. There are a small number of applications that are restricted to different people or locations based on our licensing agreement with the manufacturer, such as Adobe Creative Cloud. You will only see the applications that legally you are entitled to use.

For a list of available software, please see 


When can I use FlexIT?

We will be rolling out FlexIT to initial courses from September 2019 and then opening it up to everyone from the end of the year. If your course is one of the initial courses we will be contacting you beforehand.

Getting started

  1. Download the Horizon Client. For more information, please see the Client installation instructions
  2. Login to FlexIT and select any application you would like to use.
For more instructions and guides on how to use FlexIT, please see instructions and guides. 

Help with FlexIT

If you need help with FlexIT, please call Student Contact and Support on 0800 61 62 63 

You can also check the FlexIT Forum for ideas and fixes from other members of the FlexIT community

What to do if FlexIT is slow for you

  • Check the speed of your internet connection by going to www.speedtest.net 
  • Make sure you’re using the latest VMware Horizon client. For more information, please see upgrading your client.

Some helpful tips

  • Adobe Creative Cloud is only available using University-owned computers (it can’t be used with your personally-owned computer) – this is due to Adobe’s licensing agreement.
  • If you are having trouble logging in to FlexIT and get an error 500 message, please ensure you clear your browser cache.
  • We will always aim to have all FlexIT applications available for everyone. If you can’t see an application listed in FlexIT it is because the license agreement means you cannot use it.