IT and Computers: General Information

The School has two clusters of computers available for undergraduate use. These are in the 2nd floor laboratory and The Hive, which is on the 1st floor. These may be used any time the laboratory and The Hive are open except when required for a teaching course or other event.

Games and non-academic use of the network are not permitted. Students using the computers for work or physics courses have priority.

Student PC's for general use are also located in the following areas, among others:

College Library (Ground and 103)

Monday to Friday 09.00 - 23.45, Saturday 10.00 - 15.45, Sunday 13.00 - 18.45

Francis Bancroft Building (1.15a)

Monday to Friday 0900 - 1700

Learning Resource Centre (Walter Besant Building, LRC1, 2 and 3)

Monday to Friday 08.00 - 24.00, weekends 10.00 - 20.00

Queens' Building PC Laboratory (W207)

Monday to Friday 08.00 - 24.00, weekends 10.00 - 24.00

Cafe Amici and Internet Cafe (Catering building, ground and first floors)

Monday to Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Macintosh Laboratory (Arts Building G35)

Monday to Friday 10.00 - 17.00

The above times are for term time. A full list of locations and details of vacation opening is given at and in the College Student Guide.

You will be given a user account and e-mail address to access the College student network when you first register at the College. All official communication will be sent to your College e-mail address. You are required to read your e-mail at least once per week. During the induction period before teaching begins for the first semester there will be a lecture on the details of the computer provision and use followed by a hands-on practice session. Amongst other things this will teach basic use of Microsoft applications and the location of other useful applications, such as LaTex, Maple and Mathematica. Mr Peter Crew should be informed of any failures with the computer clusters and printers located within the Physics Building. Students are normally charged for printing on the College network but those doing physics projects may have their reports printed by Peter Crew. For security reasons student accounts may be frozen during the summer vacation.

Juno Champion

The school holds Juno Champion status, the highest award of this IoP scheme to recognise and reward departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men.