Obtaining software - staff and research graduates

All staff and research graduate software requests are managed through the Footprints Incident Management System. You can submit a request through the web page, by email or in person.

You will need to provide the following information:

  • Details of software/licence required
  • Quantity
  • Unit price
  • Disc required? (Yes/No)
  • If a disc is required, do you wish it to be delivered?  (Yes/No)
    Select Yes if you want the disc delivered in the internal mail, or No if you wish to collect it from the Library & IT Help Desk.
  • Workorder number(s)
  • Additional notes

There is no need to specify an account number: the account number for software orders is always 2253.  

Available software

Microsoft Office 365

The University has subscribed to Office 365 to provide all students and staff with a free copy of the MS Office suite, which can be installed on up to five different devices. Find out more:

  • Purchasing Microsoft software
    In addition to MS Office 365, which can be installed free of charge (see box right), staff can also obtain Microsoft software through the Microsoft Campus Agreement and the Microsoft Select software licence deal
  • Purchasing Adobe software
    A number of Adobe products can be purchased at a significant discount through the University of York CLP Framework Agreement
  • Purchasing other software
    Several other packages are available for installation on University owned machines - some are also available for home use.

Licence codes

Licence codes for software obtained through the University can be found at: