Fountains Learning Centre
A £1.1 million investment transformed the learning centre in 2011. The centre provides an exciting space to study with a variety of learning spaces and seating so whether you are working in a group or individually you can work round tables, on the settees or curled up on giant bean bags. If you prefer silent working the second floor provides a silent working area.
The centre has over 500 PCs and laptops you can loan to use in the centre or if you prefer to use your own laptop or device the centre has wireless to allow you to access the university network and student portal. The centre provides a ‘one stop shop’ for library, IT and printing queries. IT Labs and specialist labs for Linguistics, Languages and Film & TV are all available.
The library in Fountains Learning Centre provides you with the resources you need for studying at the University. There is a mixture of resources with over 480,000 e-resources including e-books and full text journal articles that are accessible anywhere as long as you have access to the internet. There is also specialist material such as the Rees-Williams Collection of Victorian and Edwardian Children’s Books or subject specialist materials in the School Library, Law Library or Languages Resources Area.
Specialist subject advice and help is available from the Academic Liaison Librarians who provide one-to-one support along with targeted sessions during your modules throughout your studies. Open seven days a week, the library has friendly staff who are available at the Service Desk to support you in finding what you need.
There are hundreds of PCs across the campus, many of which are accessible 24/7. You can use these to access your learning materials, our Virtual Learning Environment, your university e-mail and a variety of software to support you with your coursework.
Once you are enrolled, you will be given a personal login which will allow you to access the University network and your personal secure file storage space. When you are off campus you can still access the network, your files, e-mail and the Virtual Learning Environment via the internet.
The University has invested in a new and fast wireless system which you can connect to via a variety of devices, once you have registered your device.
If you are buying a new laptop for university, our staff will be happy to advise you or to help you with any difficulties you may have when you start at university.
Print services provide a variety of services such as printing, photocopying, document and dissertation binding, laminating and scanning. You will also find a selection of stationery at competitive prices along with items such as USB sticks and iPhone accessories all accessible at the Service Desk in Fountains. Print services also manage the large printing, photocopying and scanning machines available across campus which provide both black and white and colour printing.