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The Digital Learning Area is our large computing suite on the first floor of the blue corridor in the Main Building. You can get to it easily by using the lift or stairs that are near Main Reception. The Digital Learning Area has over 250 computers all with Microsoft Office 365 software, internet access and some specialist software. At the start of your course £18.00 worth of free print credits will be added to your account. You can use this for printing and photocopying. It is the equivalent of 900 A4 black and white prints. If you use up this allocation, you can buy additional print credits at either the Library or the Finance Office.

Logging on

When you want to log-on to college computers, use your enrolment number as your username. In the Digital Learning Area you will see posters explaining what you need to enter for your password. If you have any problems logging on, staff are available to help you. When you log on for the first time you should reset your password immediately, to make your account secure. Remember to log off when you have finished using our computers and do not share your username and password with anyone, even your friends.

Saving your work securely

Each student will have a OneDrive data storage account created for them. OneDrive is a Microsoft product that allows you to access your files from anywhere that you have internet access. This is more convenient than using memory sticks or email attachments to store your files.

IT for HE

Higher education students not only have access to Digital Learning Area IT facilities in the Main Building, but also have their own dedicated drop-in computer room on the first floor of the University Centre with access to computer and printing facilities. In addition, exclusively for HE students, we have a Cyber Cafe on the ground floor of the University Centre.

Opening Times & Contact Details

Help and information are never far away as the Digital Learning Area is open at the following times.

Term-time opening hours

Monday - Wednesday 8.30am - 7.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

The Digital Learning Area is closed outside of term time.

Digital Learning Area: 0191 375 4411