Software and IT Discounts

The Digital Experience

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If you are new to the University click here for an overview of the services offered by Information Services Department (ISD).

Office 365 - Free Download

Microsoft Office 365 has released a free download for staff and students that can be downloaded to various devices, including laptops/desktops/iphones.

Further information on how to install Office 365 can be found here.

Apple - Education Discount

If you are a student, teacher, lecturer, administrator or other staff member in education you qualify for special discounted pricing on Apple computers, software and select third party products. Quantity limits apply.

To get started saving find out more at the *Apple Store for Education

*Note: You can only use Apple's University (HE) stores when connected via your campus network. If you are off campus you can still order by calling 0800 072 1154.


Advert: SPSS - Free Download

SPSS is a powerful statistical analysis program. It is used for doing advanced statistical analysis of data for research and other projects.

SPSS and Amos downloads and authorisation codes are now available from Unidesk self service portal knowledgebase. 

Click here to access  



NVivo is software for Microsoft Windows that helps you to work with unstructured information like documents, surveys, audio, video and pictures - so that you can ultimately make better decisions.

Whatever your materials, whatever your field, whatever your approach, NVivo provides a workspace to help you at every stage of your project.

To download click here.

MATLAB - Portal - Free Download


MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment. A proprietary programming language developed by MathWorks, MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages, including C, C++, C#, Java, Fortran and Python.

click here to connect to portal for free download



Information on purchasing Adobe products, Kaspersky Anti-Virus & other security software, Microsoft Office and other software is available here.

You can improve your learning using ExamTime. ExamTime will help you transform your learning into an 'active' process using proven learning tools and techniques including Mind Maps, Flashcards, Quizzes, Notes & Revision Timetable.

Student Laptop Purchase Scheme

ICT Customer Services has negotiated a laptop purchase scheme on behalf of the University. It is arranged under the University Colleges and Information Systems Association (UCISA) National Laptop Agreement. Find out more here.


DELL Advantage Programme

Ulster University has signed up to the Dell Advantage Programme. 

This means Staff and Students can avail of exclusive discounts on consumer products, and special promotions on selected product lines, all year round. 

Follow us on Twitter @UlsterUniDS for updates on this programme. 

To sign up and for more information, please follow the links below.