This article contains information for University staff only.

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 Advantage

Dell Advantage for Employees is a loyalty program where employees, staff and students of our Education customers can purchase personal Dell Systems and Accessories at a discounted price using a discount voucher based system.

It is free to join, and free to stay connected to and entitles you to:

  • 20% discount on Dell Peripherals
  • 10% discount on XPS, Alienware, Dell Gaming and Displays
  • 5% discount on Inspiron Laptops and Desktops

Your University is already a member of the *Dell Advantage for Employees* programme.

To get your Discount Voucher Codes, please log in with your University email address here:

ToYour codes will be sent immediately to you on email.
These discounts can be used in addition to any special offers available on the Dell online store. To shop, visit and click on Product then For Home using your Voucher Codes to check out.

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 click here for more details.

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