Catalyst has over 100 laptops that you can borrow, as well as over 350 fixed PCs that are accessible 24/7 during term time. All have access to the University network and online file storage, including most software available from the University.
Laptops are self issued using your library account and can be found in the lockers on the ground floor of the Catalyst building. You will need your Unicard to issue or return a laptop.
|Types of loan available:|
|Overnight loans:||For use on campus only. These machines are not issued with a charger and will not work off campus.|
|Two week loans:||For use on and off campus. You will need to pick up a charger and bag from the Catalyst Helpdesk.|
Please note: Laptops will not renew and must be returned on, or before, their due date. Once you return a laptop you can pick another up straight away, subject to availability.
Longer Laptop Loans
We understand that there are lots of circumstances where the overnight and two week loans will not be sufficient. In these cases you can apply for a long term loan from the University. This is normally issued for a semester, but could potentially be renewed dependant on availability and maintenance schedules.
You must have completed Stage 1 Enrolment to request a long loan.
Due to demand we cannot guarantee availability of a long loan laptop if your request is urgent or temporary (such as while your own laptop is repaired, or if you are waiting for student funding) In these circumstances you should use the two week or overnight loans available in Catalyst.
If you do not have access to your own equipment and would benefit from a long loan laptop, please complete the form below and we will be in touch.