The Photo Services Unit

The Photo Services Unit (located on the second floor) is a resource that is available to everyone in the school of art. It is run by the technical team from the Photography department.

The unit consists of a photographic studio, copy room, darkroom and equipment loan centre (where a variety of specialist still and moving image equipment may be borrowed).



Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, 9.30am – 5pm
  • Friday, 9.30am – 4pm.

Equipment Loans (room 241 hatch):(Equipment List)

Equipment loans are made by registering for the SISO bookings system.  Click on the following link and follow the instructions on the page to register an account

Loan collections and returns are from the hatch in Room 241 at the following times:

Monday, 11.00am – 12.00am and 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Wednesdays 11.00am – 12.00am and 3.00pm – 4.00

Thursdays 11.00am – 12.00am and 3.00pm – 4.00

Bookings are made on a first come first served basis. Student’s can book equipment in advance for 1-7 days or over the weekend.
There are no loans over the summer.


Studio and Copy Bench:

Photography Studios need an induction before they can be used. Dates for inductions can be found on our website here

Once inducted bookings can be made via SISO. All studios come fully equipped with dedicated lighting and camera equipment .

Students can book a full day or a half day at a time. Studio slots are 10.00am – 4.00pm or 10.00am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Technical help with lighting and camera settings is provided. Please provide as much detail as possible about the shoot in the booking notes

Black & White Film Processing Service:

We process B&W film for free every Thursday for non-photography students.
Films dropped off before 10.30am on a Thursday will be processed the same day and ready to collect after 2pm.


Black & White Darkroom:

Student’s have to be inducted before they can use this facility.

Check inductions dates here:

Consumables For Sale:

See this section of our website for current prices and ways to buy:

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