This article contains information for University staff only.

This article provides information about special deals  that all University of Portsmouth staff can take advantage of when purchasing computers, software and mobile phones.

Are you thinking of buying a new computer, software or accessories? There are some special arrangements that you are entitled to take advantage of as a member of staff at the University of Portsmouth.

Please note these offers are for purchasing products for personal use (without a University cost code) and are not supported by the University.

Computers and Accessories

Dell VIP Club - Staff & Students

With the Dell VIP Club you have access to the following discounts:

  • 10% OFF Laptops & Desktops over £499
  • 20% OFF Monitors, Printers & Accessories

In order to receive the discount please use the following discount codes when making an order:

18B1WG2ZDC1S$3 for 10%

R931NJ3LPNTV$R for 20%

Discounts are valid on purchases available under the 'For home' tab. You will need to enter the codes when proceeding to checkout during purchasing.

Use the following link to view the Dell catalogue:

Apple HE contract

The Apple Store for the National Higher Education Agreement allows you to purchase Apple products at special negotiated prices.

The deal includes 3 year limited parts and labour warranty as standard on all current Apple desktop and laptop computers.

For this deal visit the Apple Store for Education.



Microsoft Office

There are two offers which staff can take advantage of to get a copy of Microsoft Office:

  • Office 365 - Free

    A yearly subscription to Microsoft Office 365 is available for free for both staff and students. The subscription allows staff to install the latest desktop version of Microsoft Office on upto 5 computers.

    It also gives free access to Office Online applications and Office apps for mobile devices.
    It does not include Microsoft Project or Visio

    For more information please and to sign-up please read this article: Office 365 information

    Note: Your free Office 365 subscription must be renewed annually via the webstore

  • Microsoft Home Use program - Discounted

    The Microsoft Home Use program permits University of Portsmouth staff to purchase Microsoft Office products at greatly discounted prices.

    This offer includes Microsoft Project and Visio but can only be used to purchase a single copy of the software.

    Click here for more information.

Free Microsoft software through Microsoft DreamSpark

Microsoft DreamSpark gives students and staff Microsoft professional tools for free.

All the latest Microsoft professional software including Windows Server, Visual Studio, SQL Server and much more is available to download from the UoP WebStore.

For more information visit the DreamSpark website

Other Discounted software

Academia provide discounted educational software to students, view the Academia Web Store

Pugh provide discounted educational software to students, view the Pugh Web Store


Mobile Phones

Unfortunately discounts on mobile phones for personal use are no longer available.

If you need a mobile phone for business use then click here for more details.


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