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IT Services

PCs available to students, staff and other members

PCs available to University Members

Every member of the University whose role requires it has access to University personal computing facilities. Please be aware that anyone wishing to access a University PC must have a University IT account. When an IT account is created for you, you will be provided with an IT account username and a password; these will need to be supplied whenever you start a session on (i.e., when you login to) a University PC. For more information, see University IT Accounts.  

This page gives an overview of the various types of PC facility available to University members. If you are a member of University staff needing information on how to acquire PCs, please browse the remaining expanding sections in this site area.

All students have access to Open Access PC Suites, which are located in library spaces and other learning spaces across the campuses. Open Access PC suites are managed by the Library Team… see the PC availability page. Where their programme content requires it, students also have access to specialist PC facilities within their schools; for example, PCs with professional media editing software installed on them.

Students should also be aware that the Library offers a laptop loan service.

Postgraduate students: Depending on their subject matter, postgraduate students may have PCs allocated for their exclusive use. Postgraduate PCs are allocated by individual schools; if you are a postgraduate student and you have questions about PC allocation, you need to contact your tutor or school office.

Staff (including temporary/agency): Where their role requires it, a University staff member will either have a PC allocated for their exclusive use, or they will be given access to a shared or a ‘functional-use’ PC such as one for use on a reception desk. Staff PCs are typically organized by line managers or departmental administrators. In addition, all University staff may use the Open Access PC suites, which are located in library spaces and other learning spaces across the campuses. Open Access PC suites are managed by the Library Team… see the PC availability page.

Other University members (Associates): University members such as visiting academics, external examiners and other associates, are eligible to use Open Access PC suites if their role is likely to require PC access. Additional PC facilities may be made available to Associate members by their sponsors (University of Salford staff members who oversee their engagement with the University) if this can be justified.