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Buying IT hardware and software

Enjoy discounts on Microsoft applications and IT hardware and software.

Staff buying hardware and software

Staff can request IT hardware or software that they require for their role by contacting the IT Helpline.

For hardware requests, please include: 

For software requests, please complete the software order form and return it to the IT Helpline.

Staff can buy discounted computing equipment from Getech.

Buy with a credit or debit card from the general Getech Student Store, or with a Met card from the dedicated Manchester Metropolitan Met Card Student Store.

Don't have a Met Card?

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Microsoft discounts for staff

Staff wishing to buy specially discounted software for work-related use at home (£10 per program) can go to, from where you will be asked log in to the University’s eResources Login page.

NB: These offers are only available while you are employed by the University. When you leave, you will need to either uninstall the software or purchase a new licence.

This offer includes:

Students buying hardware and software

There are many offers available for Manchester Metropolitan students to purchase discounted hardware or software including Apple products.

You can now use your Met Card to purchase selected hardware from Getech with enhanced warranty via a national purchasing agreement at specially discounted prices. This means you can use your loan or bursary to buy computing equipment for your course with these added benefits:

How to buy

  1. Go to the Met Card website
  2. Choose 'Books & IT Products'
  3. Two links appear - click on the second one: 'IT products and accessories from the Getech Student Store'
  4. Log in where prompted with your normal University ID number and password
  5. Shop for the equipment of your choice, following the onscreen directions.

There are a number of things you need to bear in mind, however:


You can top up your Met card and access more Met Card services here on the Met Card Top Up page.

If you'd just like to browse the selection of equipment on offer without buying, take a look at the Getech Manchester Metropolitan Met Card Student Store.

Discounted software

Need IT Support?

The IT Helpline team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Or come see us weekdays in the Business School Student Hub or University library 

  • Call: 0161 247 4646
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  • Visit:
    • Student Hub (Staff and Students) 9:30am - 15:45pm
      Ground Floor
      Business School
      M15 6BH
    • Library (Students) 12pm-4pm
      Ground Floor
      M15 6BX