Information Services

Main Software Deals

This section contains the main software agreements & special deals we adminster for the University. Chose an agreement to see who is eligible and how to get the software.

Multiple Products

Agreements from software houses covering a range of products.


Software Services administer an agreement to buy Adobe products for the university.

Microsoft Microsoft products are widely used at the university and at home by staff and students for university work.

Statistical packages

Minitab Minitab is a popular statistical analysis package for scientific applications, in particular for design and analysis of experiments, time series, charts and plots
SAS SAS is an integrated system for statistical analysis, data mining and data warehousing, a business favourite.

SigmaPlot is available to the university under an annual site licence held by software Services.

SPSS IBM SPSS products are particularly good for surveys, data manipulation and a wide variety of analyses.

Mathematical applications


A one  year extension of Mathworks TAH agreement for a Matlab site license ends on the 1st September 2020

Mathematica Mathematica, based on symbolic mathematics, is used in scientific, engineering, mathematical and other areas of technical computing. 



EndNote are used for managing references and bibliographies.

NVivo NVivo is qualitative data analysis software designed for work with very rich text and/or multimedia information.
Mindgenius The MindGenius application is based around the concept of mind-mapping, which allows the user to capture large amounts of disparate information and gives them the ability to view content from different viewpoints.


ArcGIS Details of the university's ArcGIS site license

What software is available? (secured)

Software Deal Conditions

If you can't find the software in our main deals list, search our software database for the software by name or by category to see if there's a deal for it in place. It's restricted to computers on Edlan. You can also read through a summary of the conditions of use for all the main deals contained in a table of license conditions.

Software interest

From time to time, software services call for interest in collaborating in a software site license or special deal. Use the Software Interest form (secured) for the call for interest or to highlight other software you'd like to a university deal for.

Before filling out the form, please check the main deals and software database to see if a deal already exists. 

N.B. This is not an installation service, please contact IS help services for help and support with software installations.