All full-time Mphil/PhD students have access to their personal work station. They are providing with facilities for printing and photocopying. Part-time students also have access to ‘hot desk’ facilities.
The University provides students with access to general IT facilities through a number of computer rooms spread across its campuses. These rooms are conveniently located in all University libraries and in various other locations across the University.
The majority of computer rooms are open to all members of the University and contain PC workstations and printing facilities. In some of the larger rooms, more specialised equipment is provided, such as text and image scanners, colour printing and high powered Unix workstations.
Most computer rooms are open 24-hours a day, though access out of core times will require a valid smart card to gain entry through the door access system. For security and safety purposes, these areas are monitored by closed circuit television.
Once registered, students of the University can connect their own PCs to the University's data network from their study bedrooms. They can also access IT services and facilities when working away from the University.
Students on this PhD programme are supported in their studies by a set of bespoke learning materials developed by the course academics. These materials cover all aspects of conducting a PhD and are provided in the form of dynamic interactive video presentations.
See example of one such presentation on the notion of correlations in organisational research.