Published: 14 October 2016

Printing costs reduced for students

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The Computing Services Department (CSD) at the University has secured a reduction in the cost of printing services for students at the University following discussions with our print service provider.

This work is a response to feedback from students received in the 2016 National Student Survey and the CSD Student Survey, which indicated that students felt printing costs were too high.

The new pricing marks a significant reduction in costs, up to almost 50% on previous rates. Additional reductions have also been put in place for double-sided printing to encourage students to support the University’s sustainability agenda.

The new printing costs, which apply from 1st September 2016, are:

 

Printout Size New Cost Old cost
Black & White Laser A4 3.5p (6p double-sided)   5p (8p double-sided)
Black & White Laser A3 4p (6p double-sided)   7p (11p double-sided)
Colour Laser A4 7p (12p double-sided)   10p (16p double-sided)
Colour Laser A3 8p (14p double-sided)   15p (24p double-sided)

This news follows other recent service improvements that CSD has implemented, including a comprehensive upgrade of Wi-Fi at Carnatic Halls of Residence and the completion of the roll out of the Stream Capture technology (which enables lectures and teaching sessions to be recorded using video, audio and desktop displays) to all teaching rooms on campus with a capacity above 30.

Commenting on the improvements, Director of CSD John Cartwright, said: “Aligning the Computing Services that we provide for our students and staff with their needs and expectations is essential if we are to provide truly excellent services.

“Feedback from students is essential in helping us to make the right improvements in the right places. I hope these changes will make printing services at the University more affordable for users, as well as making a big contribution to the University’s overall sustainability targets.”

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