There are a number of popular software packages manufactured by Adobe for digital imaging, design and document creation. These include Acrobat, Photoshop, Premier, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator etc… A full list is available in the link below.

The University has signed up to the Creative Cloud VIP Programme for Adobe products. This allows purchases to be at discounted prices for use on University owned equipment. It is a subscription-based licence and needs to be renewed at the end of its fixed term or its use discontinued. The fixed term runs annually from September 28th. New purchases made in year co-term to this date, with all renewals made at the anniversary running the full twelve months.

The full suite can be purchased or else individual (single) apps. It is common to simply subscribe to Adobe Acrobat. Licences purchased under this program do not cover personal or commercial use although a subscription holder can install the software on a personal and/or mobile device for working at home.

How do I get them?

All Adobe products are ordered via DTS. This is to enable us to get best value and to manage the programme on behalf of the University. New purchases in year should be made using the appropriate request forms via the IT Self Service Portal, Once you have made your request, DTS will ask for a quotation from its supplier so as to provide a ‘proration’ price up to the anniversary date. We will seek confirmation of this price with you prior to placing the order. On receipt of the order, Adobe will issue a licence and inform us. We will add you to the console and you will get notification of this directly from Adobe. If you need the software installing on a managed University PC then you currently need to request this separately.

Renewing your licence

Close to the anniversary date of the agreement (i.e. 28th September). DTS will contact all licence holders on Creative Cloud (full suite or single app) to ask them if they wish to renew their licences for a further 12 months. 

More information / links

The following links provide more information:   

Creative Cloud products

Adobe VIP Program Handbook