What do I need to bring with me?
While not essential to study, many students find it useful to bring their own laptops and other devices. Some students decide to have a PC set up in their residence for private study and use our facilities when in the building.
With so many students bringing their own devices and increasingly more students 'dual wielding' their devices with our PCs, we've redesigned our labs and common areas to include more desk space and tons and tons of plug sockets!
There are well over a hundred powerful Windows PC terminals (also running Linux) throughout the three labs in the School and these are made available exclusively to Computer Science students. We also have a cluster of Macs and portable devices to lend. To add to that, the university has other computer facilities across the campuses in designated computer rooms and libraries.
It almost seems like a rite of passage to get clicking on Amazon and gather all the books you'll need for uni. However, we'd strongly suggest resisting that urge and wait until you get here before you buy books. You'll probably find that much of the reading you'll be expected to do is available as a free resource to students here, particularly when the textbooks on particular subjects were written by our own academics!
Despite all of this, out of curiosity, many new students like to see the sort of thing they'll be reading before they get here. Using the programme specification for your course, you can find a list of modules and you can search for the reading list by entering the module codes here: