IT facilities

The University provides a range of IT facilities to help you with your studies. This includes extensive computer provision, wireless Internet, information on discounted software, Live@edu email, equipment for disabled students, and dedicated staff giving you all the support you need. 

Our Virtual Learning Environment: Canvas 

The University’s Virtual Learning Environment, Canvas, is used by students and staff to support learning.  It is where you will find the online learning materials for your modules, module activities such as discussions and quizzes, and your assignments.  

Our Wireless network

The University provides one of the largest wireless networks in UK Higher Education, allowing students and staff remote access to the Internet across all its campuses.

Online results and enrolment

Our e:Vision information gateway allows University students and staff to perform a variety of essential tasks, such as tracking application progress, enrolling, and checking module marks.


The University's ePortfolio system - called PebblePad - allows students to record skills, events and achievements throughout their academic study.

Extensive computer provision

There are around 2,500 computers across the University for students to use in School computer labs, Learning Centres and Social Learning Spaces - each with access to the standard Microsoft software and all with Internet access.

Find out about our extensive computer provision.

Online payment

Pay tuition and accommodation fees online with our ePayment system.

School facilities

Visit our Academic Schools for details of further computer hardware and software provision in your subject area.