Computers and IT

The College owns about 1000 computers, which include over 100 available for use on a drop-in basis in the Student Learning Centres or College Library. A wide range of software is available, including word processing, desktop publishing, database, drawing, design and lots more, including a host of specialist software. Students can save their work on the network and access it from any other machine on the network. Files are backed up daily to keep data safe. There is also access to laser and colour printing and internet access on designated machines.

The College has available a range of AV services and resources, including interactive classroom and presentation equipment. USB memory sticks and similar items can be purchased from Reprographics at Deanfield.

Finally, the College has a dedicated and experienced IT Services Team who support and maintain all IT and Audio Visual equipment and operate a central helpdesk for all IT and AV requests and fault reporting.


The Cuthbert Suite is situated on the top floor of D1. This is a supervised study area with laptop computers for student use.

Opening times (term-time only):

Monday          8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 2:30pm
Thursday 8.00am – 4:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm


Rotherfield Student Learning Centre (RSLC) is situated in R337. RSLC is a supervised study area with computers for student use and access to a printer.

Opening times (term-time only)

Monday           8:45am – 3:00pm
Tuesday  8:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 12:00pm 
Thursday 8:45am - 2:45pm
Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Printing charges

Black/white 3p per copy (A4)
Colour 8p per copy (A4)

You must have credit on your student ID card to print. Cards can be topped-up at Deanfield Reception or the College Shop.

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