There are computers in all of our Libraries: Thompson Library, Blackheath Lane Library and IT Centre, the Law Library and Shrewsbury Health Library. There is also a separate IT Centre in the Brindley Building on the Leek Road Campus.
Brindley IT Centre
The IT Centre is located on the first floor of the Brindley building, directly above the Food Court.
There are computers, multi-function devices, study areas and Wi-Fi throughout. You can get help from the IT Help Desk, and there is a bookable group study room with projector facilities so that you can practice presentations.
About our computers
Most are PCs running Windows 10, although there are also some Apple Macs available within the Thompson Library. Log on to any of the computers using your normal username and password. You will have access to a personal storage area from any of our computers meaning you can securely back up and retrieve your files from anywhere!
What software is available?
As a student you are also eligible to download some software to use on your own computer. This includes up to five free copies of Microsoft Office 365. You can also download SPSS and NVivo to use while you are a student at Staffs.
You are also entitled to download a free copy of our anti-virus software, Sophos via our Student Software page.
Ask at an IT Help Desk for more information on the software installed and where specialist software can be found.
Can I use my own computer?
Where can I print my work?
New students get £2 free print credit. To activate this visit an Information Services Customer Services Desk or IT Helpdesk and swipe your student card.
You should make sure you keep more than one copy of important documents such as assignments. As well as saving files to a USB drive we offer you two locations to store your files securely.
As part of Office 365 you have access to 1TB of Microsoft cloud storage. All University computers are connected to OneDrive and you can access it through your own computer or mobile device. Files stored on OneDrive can be shared with anyone.
For more information see the OneDrive webpage or ask at an IT Help Desk.
This is your personal secure area on one of our servers which is backed up by us daily. You are automatically connected to your H: drive when you log on to any of our computers. You can also access your H: drive from home via VPN. Ask at an IT Help Desk for more information on this.