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Use your own computer at Sussex

Many staff and students have their own computers which they use in addition to equipment provided by the University. This page has suggestions and useful links for using your own laptop at Sussex.

Buying a computer

These sites offer discounts to Sussex students when buying new Toshiba or Dell computers:

Staff and students can also get discounts on Apple products:

Computer repairs

The IT Services helpdesk in Shawcross can give help and advice on using services provided by the University, but we don't have facilities to make hardware repairs. If your computer is faulty, you will need to take it to a specialist repair service. There are a number of laptop repair shops in Brighton. We can't make recommendations, but here is a list of some local services: 

PC repairs

PC World     
214 Old Shoreham Road, Hove, BN3 7EG Tel: 0844 561 1234 Website

Diamond Hardware 
36 New England Road, Brighton, BN1 4GG. Tel: 01273 625 032 
9-11 Albert Mews, Hove, BN3 2PP 
Tel: 01273 711503 Website: Email:

The Business Connection, 145 Islingword Rd, Brighton, BN2 9SH Tel: 01273 906699 Website:

Laptop Doctor
122 Queen's Road, Brighton, BN1 3WB Tel: 01273 357662 Website:

Mac repairs

Apple Store 
Upper Mall, Churchill Square, Brighton, BN1 2TE, Tel: 01273 740 500, Website: (Churchill Square)

Solutions Inc 
The Joinery, 255 Old Shoreham Road, Brighton, BN3 7ED Tel: 01273 889 020 Website: Email:

Robert Harding Computers 
The Basement, 65a Sackville Rd, Hove, BN3 3WE Tel: 01273 728 827

The Mac Man

46 Quebec Street, Brighton, BN2 9UZ Tel: 01273 806 939 Website: Email: 




If you have a Windows PC, it's essential to make sure it has some antivirus protection. Mac owners should make sure that their devices are kept up to date using the App store. See our security page for more details.


If you're using your own computer to store University information or research data, you should ensure it's encrypted.

Kensington Locks

Kensington are a company that provide locks that are suitable for most laptops and let you secure your laptop to a desk or other immovable object. See the Kensington website for more details.

created on 2010-01-01 by Chris Limb
last updated on 2017-03-02 by Rich Byrom-Colburn