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PCs for research projects or commercial use

Information for teams requiring PCs for research or commercial purposes

If you need one or more additional PCs for use by a research project or a commercial function, please contact the Digital IT Service Desk to log your request.

Although PCs in this category are not bound to any particular specification, it may be worth reviewing the following specifications, which are frequently used for supplying University staff PCs:

Additional Peripherals: The basic peripherals (monitor, keyboard, mouse) are normally supplied as part of a PC package; however additional peripherals can be supplied separately - refer to the list of available peripherals.

For PCs in this category, there is no automatic process to reinstall the disk image periodically; however a self-service reimage process exists and is updated with a new disk image every 12 months.

Site-licenced software

The University is licenced to deploy certain ‘utility’ software products on any University-owned PCs, by way of site licences. In particular, Microsoft Office products are deployed on University PCs as standard. Depending on the PC’s purpose, further site-licenced products may be included as standard. Certain other site-licenced products may be obtained via the ‘Application Explorer’, which is accessed by double-clicking on the ‘Application Explorer’ icon on PC desktops.