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Digital IT

Acquiring Software for individual use (students and staff)


Much of the software recommended to students for their coursework can be downloaded to their personal laptop or desktop, free-of-charge, from the Student Software Portal. If you have been advised that you can obtain software via the University, but you cannot find it on this portal, please contact your tutor in the first instance. Note that the software advertised on the portal is also installed on University PCs in appropriate locations.


In general, single-user/single PC licences for software products should be requested via the Digital IT Service Desk, but please note that much of the commonly-used software needed by staff (for which the University holds a site licence) is either already installed on staff PCs, or can be self-installed via the Application Explorer—this can be opened by double-clicking on the ‘Application Explorer’ icon on the Windows Desktop.

Cloud products/Software-as-a-Service
Licence and Maintenance Agreement Purchase