Information Services

Staff and Students getting Software

Staff and students can get personal copies or home use software through some university site licenses, either "free", as a special deal or via an academic discount site. Every deal is different - or so it seems!

Before purchasing

Before purchasing software for your own use at home, it is worth checking to see if you qualify for a cheaper option under one of our deals. Quite often students will get money off or free versions of software which staff might not get.

Student Software List: list of student benefits and offers for software deals we know about

Some site licenses permit home use for staff but not students, so staff check the schools list too.

Schools software list: summary for University units getting software including any home use details

This may not include local schools licenses so also check with your school or department in case they have their own deal. Check the deal for the software you want, remember not all permit you to use or buy software for use at home. And some are restricted to campus or by geographical location.

These lists will not include local deals arranged within your school. If you can't find the software here - check with your school or unit in case they have the software you want.

Ordering Software

Ordering Personal Software via Information Services: Personal copies of some software can be purchased through the University by staff and students.

Ordering Personal Software from elsewhere:

Remember to check to see if you can use the software under one of our deals, or search the database for other software we know is used at UoE.

Other links

Software on campus/in the office

If you want access to software on campus or in your office at the university please contact your local It support or IS helpline  for requests.

Main Software Deals

Main Software Deals page has details of the main software deals available for Staff and Students at the University as well as information on all further deals. 

What software is available?

Use our software database to find software by name or by category and discover whether we have a deal for it (requires edlan acess to see this page).

 Search for software (secured)