Computing Services

The Corporate Information and Computing Services (CiCS) provides computing, information and business services. University computers are maintained and operated by CiCS. They also offer an advisory and support service. All students will be supplied with a university email address and password by CiCS during the registration process.

Students use the Windows 7 University Desktop across campus. This is a centrally managed service controlled by CiCS. The system saves information about your own preferences in your workspace and software is downloaded, as you need it from the Software Centre. Over 150 items of software are available. The core software includes the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, and the web browsers Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome.

CiCS also run a wide range of training courses through the academic session to suit particular requirements and these courses are advertised in the public computing suites.

CiCS is located at 8-20 Hounsfield Road.