IT facilities at Stratford

Students at University Square Stratford (USS) can access all of the computing and IT facilities they need to succeed in their studies.  


You can scan your Birkbeck ID card at the turnstiles to access the USS building, while your ITS username and password will give you access to computing facilities. 


  • Birkbeck staff and students can use any one of 150 open-access desktop computers available at USS. Each computer offers a standard Windows environment, with all of the associated software for everyday computing. 
  • Just log in to ccsacademic with your Birkbeck username and password. Select the standard student USS desktop if you are given a list of options. 


  • Birkbeck students with disabilities and dyslexia can access a range of specialist software and IT facilities at Stratford. 
  • The computers in the Weston Learning Centre have the following software installed: 
    • ClaroRead: text-to-speech and conversion of PDF files into text
    • MindView: mind-mapping. 
  • Laptops are available for use at the Weston Learning Centre with the following software installed (please contact the learning advisers in the Centre to borrow a laptop): 
    • ClaroRead, text-to-speech and conversion of PDF files into text 
    • Dragon: speech-to-text for dictation 
    • JAWS: screen-reading  
    • MindView: mind-mapping 
    • ZoomText: screen magnification. 
  • Please contact the Disability and Dyslexia Service for specialist help and support at Stratford. 


  • Printing is charged in the usual way. When you select to print, select from any of the available queues. 
  • Your printing won't appear until you visit and log in to the printer: select Birkbeck on the print and hold your Birkbeck ID card against the touch panel display. You can then select what you want to print. 
  • If you have problems accessing printing facilities, please 
  • Students can add credit to their printer account via the print account recharging system, which will credit your account within 15 minutes. 



  • There is an IT service desk, operated by the University of East London (UEL), which can provide practical, face-to-face support and advice. 
  • For other IT queries, please  at Birkbeck.