Using computer rooms

The University has 21 computer teaching rooms around campus ranging in size from a 180 seat space at North Campus down to a 16 seat room at the Medical School.

Computer rooms are different from other teaching spaces in that they are frequently used for different activities including:

  • Teaching
  • Examinations
  • Student private study

When not booked for teaching or other activities these rooms may be used by students for individual private study.  

If a computer room is booked for class teaching you may be asked to leave the room or else not be able to use that room whilst the class is taking place.  Whether you are able to remain in the room is at the discretion of the lecturer taking that class; some will be happy for individual students to remain in the room working quietly so long as there is no disruption to their teaching.  Others may ask you to leave during their teaching, if you are asked to leave a computer room for a teaching session then you should either return after the class has finished or else find a space in another computer room.

The University also has a large number of student study PCs in the library, Information Commons and the Diamond.

You can check where PCs are available by using

Find a PC

web page which also indicates when the room is booked for teaching. 

If a computer room is booked for an examination you must leave the room and should only enter if you are a candidate in the exam taking place in the room.