Buying a staff computer
- Choose a computer or tablet from the recommendations below which have been selected from the University's contracted suppliers
- Ensure you have written agreement from your Head of School/Department and include this in your request as we must have an auditable trail of this authorisation.
If you have specific requirements and feel none of the recommended machines listed are suitable, please contact the Helpdesk on 8111 for further advice.
The majority of staff computers are set up with the same basic software and are maintained and managed by IT Services, they are often referred to as 'University Managed Desktops'
Full details of the Personal Computer Supply Management Policy is available for download.
Buying Computer Consumables and Accessories
Computer consumables and accessories, e.g. cables, keyboards, mice etc. can all be purchased online with a purchasing card from the NWUPC (North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium) recommended list of suppliers below:
You will need to log-in to the following websites or create an account if you haven't registered in order to get the educational discount:
Computer Support, Maintenance and Repair
All university desktop computers have an on-site 5 year warranty and laptops a 3 year warranty - any problems please contact the helpdesk
If your computer has been purchased from a research grant - please check with your department for warranty conditions.