Resources For Taught Students
There are four teaching labs within the School that provide the computing facilities for taught students. We have a mixture of WhiteBox Linux and Windows XP machines. The table below describes the facilities available in each lab and whether the lab is for general use.
|Lab Name||Room Number||Computers||General Use?|
|First Year Lab||UG04||PCs running Linux||Yes|
|PC Lab||LG04||PCs running Windows||Yes|
|Final Year Lab||LG34||PCs running Linux
PCs running Windows
|No - Final Year and MSc students only|
|Robotics Lab||LG40||PCs running Linux||No - Students working on robotics projects only|
Each teaching lab contains two black and white A4 laser printers. The locations of the printers are listed below:
|Lab Name||Room Number||Printers|
|First Year Lab||UG04||picasso
|Final Year Lab||LG34||matisse
Access to Labs
Students may use the labs at any time except when they are booked for practical classes, these times are shown on the doors to the lab. During these times the people timetabled to use each lab have priority and may ask others to give up their computer.
Out of hours access
The labs are always locked and you are required to swipe your ID card through the reader to unlock the door. Outside office hours you will also need to do this to gain entry to the building.
Rules and Regulations
The basic rules in the labs are dictated by common sense, but more specifically the following apply.
- No food or drink is allowed anywhere in the labs. As the School policy states, if you are found with food or drink in the lab, your account can be barred.
- Loud conversations or mobile phone calls should not be conducted in the labs.
Occasionally, a PC may have a specialised piece of software installed for use by specific groups or individuals. These machines are generally given additional labelling to indicate their special status. Users are requested to give up these computers to the special user/groups if requested.
Student Resource PC
A resource PC is available in the library that provides the following facilities:
- Colour Printer
- CD Writer
- A4 Flatbed Scanner
Further information about the resource PC can be found here.