Information Services

Software Services

The Software Services team manage several deals for software used at UoE on behalf of the University.

We are a small background team who administer several site licenses and bulk purchase deals. We facilitate the distribution of software and codes, sometimes recouping costs at a college, school or individual level, within the terms and conditions of the licenses.

Getting software

  • For admin staff ordering UoE software

    • This section covers details of how school admin staff can order software the software services team.
  • For Students

    • A list of software students can get either open source, as part of current site licenses or buy at discount.
    • There are several web forms which students can use to apply for external logins, software downloads and codes.
  • For Staff

    • Details of various options for software which staff can install on their own machines.
    • Includes several web forms to apply for external logins, software downloads and codes.

Other information

Main deals Summaries of the main software deals administered by Software Services
Search_for_software (secured) The software database contains a non-exhaustive list of software used at the university, including software available under the site licenses administered by software services and most software packaged for the windows managed desktop. Requires connection to edinburgh network to search.
Contact details Contact details for the software services team, including confidential email for codes and EIT path. 
Latest news Latest tweets from Software Services. Longer articles and FAQs can be found in our wiki pages blog.


Software prices and availability may change without notice. Site license deals and special purchase deals often depend on sufficient demand within the University and the academic community as a whole, therefore the discounted prices available through these schemes cannot be guaranteed to be available indefinitely.

It is up to the individual to choose software that meets their requirements. IS is not responsible for errors or lack of functionality in externally-produced software.

The provision under a special deal or site license does not necessarily imply support and/or endorsement by IS.

Find out more about your license responsibilities

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