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Dissertation and research project success

Dissertation printing and media equipment

How to access specialist equipment or media and print your dissertation.

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Some departments require you to submit a printed version of your dissertation. Others will need you to access specialist data recording equipment, or read from different media, when you are carrying out your research.

You can access these services through University departments.

Print Services

You can request jobs from the Print Services team at the Information Services desk in the Library.

The team provide printing, photocopying, print credits, document binding, laminating, and scanning. You can also purchase a selection of stationery items from their vending machine in the Fountains building.

Dissertation printing binding can be done to your course's specifications. Email a PDF of your dissertation to the team on, and they will do the rest for you. Alternatively, they can bind the document if you would prefer to print it out yourself.

Check the team's minimum service teams to allow yourself enough time for your dissertation to be printed and bound.

Print services

Media equipment

You may require extra equipment to collect data for your research, for example a camera for recording interviews.

You can access a range of cameras, audio visual recorders, and tablets through our Media Booking service. You can ask at the Information Services desk for more information, or email

Reading from microfilm, microfiche and other media

The Library and Learning Services team have a U-Scan universal film scanner set up in the Library. The scanner can be used with:

  • Microfilm
  • Microfiche
  • Aperture cards
  • Microcards
  • Photographic slides and negatives

The scanner allows you to read, scan, print and save material from any of these formats. Scans can be saved to USB sticks or to your own My Documents area.

To use the scanner, ask at the Information Services desk, or email

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