The main IT Services user area and adjacent IT Suites in Shawcross were thoroughly refurbished and redecorated during the summer vacation.
The heavily used black and white printers were replaced with brand new machines and the number of scanners in the area was increased to seven.
As well as thorough cleaning, the replacement of the carpets and the redecoration of the walls, a new improved layout was introduced which makes better use of the space and allows for more computers to be made available.
Another noticable change is the positioning of the printers, an arrangement designed to help ease congestion during busy periods close to submission deadlines when printing is in high demand.
The extra space in this area also proved invaluable during Freshers’ arrivals and at the beginning of term. The temporary addition of rows of chairs gave students waiting for assistance with connecting to the campus network somewhere comfortable and convenient to wait without blocking access.
We will continue to enforce the same “bottled water only” rule as the Library - computers and keyboards are easily damaged by sticky drinks and food fragments. In addition, spillages can damage the furniture and carpet which is expensive for both us and you.
Updated on 30 October 2012