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Introduction to Digital Technology Services

The University provides a wide range of IT facilities which include:

  • The University computer network, email and internet access
  • PC facilities and central servers
  • S@il (Student Access to Independent Learning)
  • Online learning environment (Blackboard)
  • IT Help designed to resolve simple computing problems quickly
  • Presentation technology in central classrooms
  • IT training including flexible drop-in and learn (Di&L) sessions
  • Digital technology loans
  • Video conferencing suite
  • readingConnect network (or equivalent) in hall study bedrooms

There are 17 University PC Facilities Managed by IT on campus each with a varying number of workstations. Some facilities are bookable. All offer: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet access, network file space and laser printing (using cash top-up stations and prepaid cards). Some facilities, including the libraries, offer colour printing and scanners.

Access to some PC facilities is available 24 hours a day using the Campus Card.

You may wish to bring your own computer to the University for use within your own residence and on campus. A broadband network connection is available in most hall study bedrooms providing access to the campus network and internet.

More details can be found at

Network connections are also available in the Main Library for connecting personal laptops to the campus network as well as wireless zones on campus. See Guest Networks for further details.

IT Help is available for reporting faults, quick advice, training enquiries and booking and supporting the technology. Details, including links to online notes, can be found

IT Help contact details can be found on the IT Help pages

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