To support you in your studies there are a range of PCs and Macs available for use across all campuses.


Whether you want to catch up on some work in between lectures on campus, get a head start on your next assignment or tune in to your latest online session (remembering to use headphones!) then there is a study space for you with the latest technology.

To protect your health and safety please remember:

  • to respect each other's space
  • to open windows and keep spaces well ventilated where appropriate
  • to wipe down your workstation with the sanitized wipes provide before and after use.

We’re asking you to support the NHS Test and Trace by registering your details when in key locations across our campuses. Simple download the NHS Covid19 App and then use QR code to check-in.

Please note opening times may vary during holidays and our campuses will be closed on Bank Holidays. 

Bring your own device - what laptop should I buy

We recommend that you have your own laptop computer as there will be lots of online resources, recorded lectures and activities for you to engage with, to support your independent learning, both on and off campus.

Our first step is to discuss any special equipment or software requirements with your course to ensure you have what you need from the start.

  • For most courses, a Windows laptop is recommended with an Intel i5 processor and 8GB RAM. An SSD is also highly recommended.
  • Avoid Chromebooks where possible.
  • For creative arts courses (e.g. music or media related courses) an Apple MacBook may be more appropriate.
  • If you are studying computing or engineering subjects you may wish to consider a higher specification laptop to support your studies, for example, an i7 processor with 16GB Ram.

If you are in financial hardship and worried about accessing essential IT equipment to support your studies, please contact our Student Support Advisers for advice on