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Student PCs on campus


Student PCs run Windows 10 with Microsoft Office 2016 and this software (pdf).
Browse or search the Windows start menu to access all software.

Using student PCs

Take breaks

Take 5 minutes every 30 minutes to re-charge and re-energise your body and brain. It's important for your health and wellbeing, and usually helps ideas will flow more easily. 

Lock the PC before leaving it - use Take a break

  • Save your work.
  • Click Take a break on the Desktop.
  • Log back in within 20 minutes, or unsaved work is lost. The PC logs out.

PCs that are left logged in

Templeman Library student PCs will have Take a break turned on by staff if left unattended. You could lose work.

  • The PC is locked for 20 minutes. Only you can unlock it.
  • Others cannot use the PC in your name or access your content.
  • After 20 minutes it logs you out so that others can log in.
  • If you left unsaved work open, it will be lost.

Activate Take a break yourself so we don't have to. If someone else uses the PC under your login, you will be held responsible for all activity on your account.

Do not leave belongings unattended

Items can be stolen by other students. Others around you may not notice as they are busy. Keep your stuff with you.

We will remove unattended items left in the Library for longer than 20 minutes

Borrow a laptop in the Library

You can borrow a laptop in the Templeman and Drill Hall libraries.

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Last Updated: 20/09/2018