UWE offers a chargeable student printing system called Pharos. This is created automatically as part of your student computer account. Once you have credited your Pharos account, you can print from any student computer in UWE.

To credit your account visit

For guidance on how to print and use your Pharos account please see the short video guide (No.9 Printing, and your Pharos account) at

Log on to a computer, open your document and go to print. Where you would normally see the name of the printer there are two print queues.  Select ‘bwprinting‘ for black and white or ‘colourprinting’ for colour printing. Then select ‘Print’.

Log on to a printer, select the job you wish to print and select ‘Print’.

Printing from your own device

It is possible to print from your own device by visiting

Log in with your normal UWE ITS username and password and upload your document. When it says ‘Awaiting Release’ you can select a print queue, either ‘bwprinting‘ for black and white or ‘colourprinting’ for colour printing. Once a queue is selected you can log on to a printer and select the job to be printed by pressing ‘Print’.

All print jobs will be removed from the Pharos server if they have not printed after 6 hours.

Supported documents include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc), pdf, jpg, gif, png, tif and bmp. Image files will only print to A4. Other files will print to the page size of the document.

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