Study advice in relation to IT

These are a few tips where IT at UWE can help with in your studies:-

IT Security

Saving your work

  • Save your work regularly and in a secure location.
  • If you are in a Computer Lab, always use the Save As function or you will lose your work.
  • When working on an email attachment, make sure you save your work regularly using the Save As function - and not the Save function, or you will lose your work.
  • Back up your work and your assignments. For that, check our tips on Saving your work.
  • Further tips on how to avoid losing work.

Hand in your assignment


  • Plan where and how you are going to print your assignment well in advance of handing time.
  • Ensure that your Pharos printing account is in credit.

Online Assessment

Computer Labs

  • Be mindful of others in Computer Labs.
  • Respect the IT premises at all times, even when working late at night. Please do not leave your rubbish behind! If you witness something untowards in a Computer Lab, please contact the Security team.
  • Please sit at your desk in front of your computer with good posture.

Getting further help

You may want to consult the IT Facilities web page in conjunction with this page.

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