Central IT Services Online Shop

A range of Microsoft products are available centrally via the central university IT Services online shop.

DreamSpark Standard University Agreement (provided by Kivuto / On The Hub)

Under the terms of the Microsoft work at home agreement generally only staff are covered and each person is only allowed one copy of a given piece of software (for installation on a single machine).

As of November 2012 a further option has been introduced which allows university staff and students to purchase Microsoft software under the terms of Microsoft’s work at home licensing. Payment is via credit card or PayPal.

Please read the DreamSpark Standard end user license agreement before using this service.

Any request for support in relation to this deal need to be directed to or toll free in the UK at 0800 098 8436.


The offer is a 3 year subscription which means students get the current version of particular software and will get any new versions released in that three year window so long as they are a student. When they finish being a student they are allowed to keep the copy they have forever, but will have no more upgrade rights.

To purchase this software visit and use your university single sign on account details.


These versions are considerably cheaper than the student versions but don’t have any upgrade assurance period and MUST be removed from machines if employment with the University ends. You are just entitled to one copy of each although the university has been assured by its Microsoft partner that that one copy can be in addition to one you may have had from the online shop for work at home.

To purchase this software visit and use your university single sign on account details.

Dreamspark, Ultimate Steal and Express

Students may find it useful to look at the software available free at the Microsoft DreamSpark and discounted software available at the Microsoft Ultimate Steal.

Microsoft also offer Express versions of some products that are free to anyone (rather than just students although they are also listed on the DreamSpark site for students).