Personal IT Purchases

Educational Discounts

Are you thinking of buying a new computer, software or accessories? Special arrangements have been made with key suppliers that entitle you to take advantage of educational discounts as a member of staff at the University for the Creative Arts.

Please note these offers are for purchasing products for personal use and are not supported by IT Services. Staff members must be aware that they can not buy hardware or software through the university for commercial use. All educational discounts have been negotiated based on educational use only. 

Payment for all personal IT purchases can be made by contacting the supplier directly and paying using your own credit / debit card.

Please note that if you purchase a new computer then IT Services are unable to install any University owned software. This is due to the way the IT Services licenses software for the University.



Microsoft Office 365 is available to all staff free of charge. The benefits of this service include 1TB of cloud storage (OneDrive), a personal blog page, and downloadable copies of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote for use on personal laptops or home computers on any platform.

Staff can gain access to this service using this link (opens in new window)


The Adobe Creative Suite is available to all permanent members of staff free of charge to install on their personal computers.

Please follow the instructions here for more information (PDF - opens in new window).

If you have not received an email from Adobe as highlighted in the instructions, please log a call with the IT Service Desk through the normal channels.

Pugh Computers Ltd
Tel: 01974 200218




Discounts on Dell kit are available to staff at the UCA. To get to their discount page click here (UK purchases only).


For Apple purchases please register yourself at: