Software & Hardware
For your work computer
If your role requires it, your department will usually have arranged your computer to be set up before you arrive. Sometimes you may need additional equipment or software to be installed and the way this is done can vary depending on the department. If you can, please check with your line manager or departmental IT rep for advice first.
PCs and Laptops
The University has a single supplier agreement with Stone in relation to buying desktop PCs. The University subscribes to the National Desktop and Notebook Agreement (NDNA) for buying laptops.
For more information about buying IT equipment (including e.g. printers and ink cartridges) please refer to your local IT Rep.
In order to get software installed onto your work computer, requests should be made either through your faculty IT staff, or the IT Service Desk. Many software packages are site-licensed and available for installation on University-owned machines. For non-site-licensed software, users must ensure that they have a valid licence. A list of site-licensed software is available here.
For personal use
Some software is available to members of staff at reduced rates from the following places:
- The IT Shop (Including SPSS and NVivo and Corel software)
- University of Leeds OnTheHub (including DreamSpark, Windows and lifetime versions of Microsoft Office)
- Phoenix Software Staff & Student Store
For full details, see the IT website.
Free Microsoft Office
As a member of staff, you get access to the latest version of Microsoft Office (including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Access, OneNote and Publisher) for free. This can be installed on your personal devices and can be used for as long as you are a member of the University. This can be downloaded from here and there is more information on the IT Website.
You can access lots of software, such as SPSS and EndNote, for free by using Desktop Anywhere. This requires a constant Internet connection.
The Apple Store for Education has opportunities for members of the University of Leeds to buy selected Apple products at a discounted rate.
FixIT is an on-campus, computer repair service for University of Leeds staff and students. FixIT covers both software and hardware computer repairs.
Please note, this is not a free service (apart from academic data recovery which is currently free of charge).
To book your computer in for repair or to seek advice, bring it to the IT Service Desk located at 10.01 E C Stoner Building.
Please visit the website for more information on the FixIT service including fees.