IT support

Your University IT account provides an email address, personal data storage space, access to the University and Eduroam wireless networks and a printing account. You will also be able to use the PCs provided in the many open access clusters including those in the University Library.

You have access to IT facilities during the prescribed period of your programme, the submission pending period and the time leading up to and including the thesis examination. Access is terminated on the date of graduation.

PGRs who do not have access to their own PC and have not been provided one can request a laptop or desktop PC subject to approval.  To request a loan laptop, please complete the request form from IT services, forward to your supervisor to authorise. After your supervisor has authorised the request form, please email it to

You are advised to ensure all data and files you wish to retain beyond the date of graduation is safely transferred ahead of that date to prevent loss of work. Your School provides hot-desking PCs to be shared with other research students in the School.

IT support is available via the online knowledge base which provides answers to commonly asked questions, online and by telephone on 0161 306 5544, (internal x65544).

The University provides an extensive portfolio of software including bibliographic, qualitative analysis, and statistical software and many subject specialist applications. If you require higher computing power for your work then an account on one of the Compute Intensive Facilities can be arranged. Additional personal storage space and shared storage can be made available.

More information on IT services for students can be found on:

The MyManchester portal brings together access to many of these services and other University facilities. Many of the services can be used online from off campus. See the connection pack web site for information on how to use your own phone, tablet or computer to access University services.

Research IT supports IT needs related to research such as computing facility and support, research software and research data storage. For more information on how they can support you, please see:

Printing, scanning and photocopying

Printing on campus is free of charge for all PGRs. There are networked laser printers in each of the Department Areas. PGRs can use any Xerox machine in any building throughout the University at any time by using Student ID card or log in with username and password to collect their printing. The new print drivers need to be installed on your computer to print to the Xerox machine. These machines also scan and photocopy.