An introduction to software available in the University An introduction to software available in the University

IT Services provides software for computers in offices and IT Areas as well as applications you can install on your own computer. We also manage site licensed software and license and purchasing agreements for most of the software used on campus.

University computers

Software on computers in IT Areas and teaching spaces

Software on student computers in IT Areas is reviewed annually and updated to the latest versions.

Centrally bookable teaching spaces have core software installed to aid teaching.

Software on staff computers connected to the wired network

Staff can self-install UEA site licensed software and freeware from the Application Catalogue without any assistance from IT Support. The list of software available is constantly being updated and can be accessed by any workstation connected to the UEA wired network and using an Internet Explorer browser.

Requests for software not available in the Application Catalogue should be made to the IT Service Desk. Please note, if software requires a license please complete the purchase of this license within your department or school before contacting IT Services. We will ask for proof of the license before making the software available. 

Software on UEA owned computers connected to the Wi-Fi

If you are using a UEA owned computers connected to the Wi-Fi only you can install some software subject to the terms of individual licences.

Installation instructions and license codes are available from https://learn.uea.ac.uk and then clicking on ‘UEA software download' under ‘My Organisations'.

Software on personally owned computers

If you are a student, researcher or member of staff, you can install some software packages on your personally owned computer subject to the terms of individual licences.

Installation instructions and license codes are available from https://learn.uea.ac.uk and then clicking on ‘UEA software download' under ‘My Organisations'.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe have moved to a subscription license model. In most cases a license is bought and assigned to an individual. In IT labs a device license can be used. Please contact the IT Service Desk for assistance with quotes and purchasing.

Discounts for students

There are several websites where students can buy software at discounted rates. The offers change frequently so it's worth checking the different sites to see if you can get a better deal on the software you're looking for.

Bilaney Consultants (for personal copies of EndNote)
Microsoft student store
Phoenix Software 
Pugh
Software for Students

Common software requests

Site licences are not available for:

Acrobat Professional - Contact the IT Service Desk for further information.

Individual educational user licences including Microsoft Visio
and Microsoft Project, can be bought for staff from SoftCat via UEA Purchasing.