Printing, photocopying and scanning

Dual-purpose self-service photocopiers/printers are available across the University and are available in libraries. Before you use the University printers you must activate your ID card for printing. See "Printing for the first time" below. Once a print job is sent, you can release it on any FollowMe printer in the University using your ID card or login to authenticate.

Print jobs remain active for only 24 hours after they are submitted.

Instructions on printing, photocopying and scanning are available in the user guides below. Problems with the photocopiers should be reported via the IT Self Service Portal.

When using the printing system for the first time you will need to associate your ID card with your account. To do this, simply swipe your ID card on one of the photocopiers and enter your University username and password.

Please remember to log out when print jobs are completed.

In the quick guides listed below, you will find instructions on how to get yourself printing and copying quickly.

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You have a print account which you need to top-up using the online Print credits system using a debit or credit card.

You will need your University username and password.

The minimum top-up amount is £1.00.

When using a mobile device to add credit, please log into then click on 'View in Desktop Mode' and all options will be available, including the option to add credit.

A4 mono (black and white)

  • single-sided: 5p
  • double-sided: 10p

A4 colour

  • single-sided: 25p
  • double-sided: 50p

A3 mono (black and white)

  • single-sided: 10p
  • double-sided: 20p

A3 colour

  • single-sided: 50p
  • double-sided: £1

You can print your documents from any mobile device via the web, email and cloud print. Upload your documents to print at Print Home Page.  Please access the PaperCut Printing Guide 2022 for further information.

Print history allows you to check your history by logging in.

UK Copyright law

Copyright law allows you to copy a limited amount of material without the permission of the copyright owner, but only for use in private study and you should not make more than one copy of a reasonable proportion of the material. Copyright statements are displayed by each machine.

For more information about photocopying, printing and scanning, please access the Copyright introduction.

Frequently asked questions

You can top-up your print account using the online Print credits system using a debit or credit card.

You will need your University username and password.

The minimum top-up amount is £1.00.


The University does not offer cash refunds for Print Credits.

However in certain circumstances we can give re-credits (eg if the printer jams and spoils your printing) or a refund for unused credits (over £10 only).  Please see the Student Print Credit Refund Policy for full information.

Yes. First, they need to create a guest account online. Click on "Sign up". Follow the onscreen instructions and the user will be given a unique username and password.

Then they need to top up the balance of their print account via the online Print Credits system. Log in using the username and password provided for the guest account. The minimum top-up amount is £1.00. Payments can be made using a debit or credit card.

To use the printers and photocopiers, log in on the printer's touch screen using the username and password of the guest account. Then follow the instructions on the printer screen or ask for support from a member of staff.

Remember to log out after use to prevent other people from using the account.

A4 mono (black and white) single sided: 5p
A4 mono double sided: 10p

A4 colour single sided: 25p
A4 colour double sided: 50p

A3 mono (black and white) single sided: 10p
A3 mono double sided: 20p

A3 colour single sided: 50p
A3 colour double sided: £1

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