Digital and Technology Services

Policies and usage

Use of Computer Rooms 



Important notice - access to PCs

We have now reopened some computer rooms on campuses with limited availability to meet University Covid-secure standards and social distancing guidelines.

Cleaning is a key part of Covid-19 control and everyone is asked to clean workstations, shared equipment and devices before and after use, including the desk, arm rests on chairs, keyboard and mouse and anything else you have touched.Do not spray liquids directly onto electrical and computer equipment.

User guidance for cleaning of shared workstations



Accessing computer rooms

check_circle   Open to all members of the University 

check_circle   Access outside core hours is by University Card only

check_circle   It is important that you do not allow unauthorised people to enter computer rooms (i.e. by holding the door open for them when you have used your card to gain access)

check_circle   You must be prepared to identify yourself (with your University Card) to Security staff if necessary



Using the computers

check_circle   Remember to clean PC equipment before and after use

check_circle   Students and staff will need a valid University username and password to log into a computer

check_circle   Remember to save data onto your OneDrive

check_circle   Never save data onto the local computers Desktop or Documents and Downloads folders

check_circle   Remember to log off when leaving the computer and take your personal belongings

Note: In line with the University’s environmental policy, if a PC is inactive for twenty minutes the machine will log out. If the PC is still inactive after ten minutes, the machine will hibernate.

Read the University's regulations governing the use of library and computer room facilities and services:

Library and computer room regulations



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