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External Student and Staff Offers


External student stores are the best way to get hold of Hardware and Software cheaply for personal use. Some deals extend to staff as well as students.

Staff counted as part of Campus or who have a Select license for their work machine may get a copy of Microsoft software to install at home for university work only. The software has to be removed once they leave university employment.

Microsoft sites: The Ultimate Steal and Dreamspark

The Microsoft site,The Ultimate Steal, has low-cost deals on Office and Windows Upgrade software for staff and students. Prices change from time to time so it is worth comparing with other sites listed later on this page...

Microsoft have made available Professional Developer and Designer tools for students at no charge on their Dreamspark site.



Software4Students supply to home users with fully-functional Professional. All School, College, University students and their family members are eligible, but it's restricted to one of each product license per student. Details at:


Entec web site

Entec web site allows university staff and students to make discounted personal purchases of a wide variety of software including a number of microsoft products. Details of the microsoft software can be found at:


From Civica

Civica is our current reseller for Campus and Select agreements. They can supply microsoft software under the Student Select scheme. Details at:



Student and Staff can take advantage of Various Hardware purchasing agreements which covers computers.


Apple National Higher Education Agreement


This Scheme offers a discount on Apple hardware and software above the standard educational discount. You need to be within the University to access this special HE store (either wirelessly or from a University Dekstop). Please note that the Apple retail stores can price match this dicount, it is not within the HE agreemet. Within the HE agreement, unlike the Retail store, hardware is covered as standard for 3 years and 1 year telephone support (upgradable to 3 with optional uplift - again discounted). You can also specify the exact MAC for your needs by adding your requirements.

Dell EPP

The Dell employee purchase program allows students and staff to purchase laptops and computers for personal use at a discount. 


UCISA National Notebook Agreement


The UCISA National Notebook agreement is avilable for all UK Higher education students through distributor Getech.