How do I...?


...add something to this list?

If there is something which you know how to do and think other people should know too, please contact a member of the team.



...log a Cartographic work request?

Please ensure that you give us as much notice as possible, preferably 2 weeks minimum. For all jobs, complete and submit the Cartographic work form. You will need to use your UoL log in details. This will then be sent to the Cartographic unit and will be officially recorded on the work log and prioritised as appropriate.

To allow us to process your work request, ensure you include as many details as possible in your request (e.g., poster size, quantity, location of printing, colour/black and white etc.)

For design jobs requiring University branding, we will need additional time for University level approval (5 working days) and printing (5 working days).



...update details on the website?

Please ensure you include the web address of the page in your email.

Text changes – copy current text from web, alter as required and send to
Image changes – send original image in .jpg or similar format and attach to email, send to

Alternatively, please arrange a mutually convenient time to discuss your needs with us.



...order business cards/compliment slips/letterheads?

Business cards or compliments slips can be ordered directly via the Print Services Stationery request form. The minimum amount required to place an order is x100. A charge code will be needed to place your order.



...order name badges?

Please email Claire Franks with your required name and title.



...laminate a document?

A laminator (up to and including A2 size) is available to use in the Cartographic office, G21, ground floor. You may need a charge code, depending on the nature of the work. For any documents larger than A2 please contact Design Services (3 working days notice minimum).



...bind a document?

Binding machines, combs and covers are available to use, please contact the General Office (G90) if supplies run low.

Instructions for use are attached to the binding machines and are also available to download.

Download binding machine instructions (.pdf)

View Binding machine demonstration videos on YouTube:

Video 1

Video 2



...print a large format poster?

Providing at least 3 working days notice please complete and submit the Cartographic work request form.



...print in A3 colour?

When printing your document select 'Colour1Sided on staff-printer' or 'Colour2Sided on staff printer' depending on relevance then you can collect your printing using your swipe card or ITS login from Any A3 colour MFD printer in the University. Bennett building device is located in G31 Printer/Post Room.



...access the stock image resources?

Stock image resources available are:

University Assetbank - registration/login required

Shutterstock - Note down image reference number/s and contact us.

School images are available on the X drive under GGE or contact us.



...find stationery supplies?

Stationery supplies can be found in the stationery cupboard housed in G31 post/printer room. If you can't find what you need, please contact Claire Franks via the geogadmin/geoladmin email.


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Cartographic Unit
School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
University of Leicester
Bennett G21
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH

T: 0116 252 3855