Laboratory AccessThe Part I Computer Laboratories (R-block and S-block Ground floor) are available to enrolled students Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm. A schedule of the laboratory hours of use are posted on the laboratory doors.
Prior to 8am, after 9pm and at weekends, a Cardax 'Swipe' card will be required for access. Students found in the laboratory at these times without a valid card will be removed.
The 'Swipe' is an individual electronic key which uses a magnetic strip to activate the lock. One card is issued to each student eligible for after-hours access, and can be authorised for all those areas which a student is entitled to use. Instructions for card use are on the Cardax locked doors. The card should not be viewed as a 'ticket to enter'. In the past groups of students have allowed one person to swipe while the rest of the group entered. Although it may be tedious for a group of students to swipe in one at a time it is important that each individual does so. In the case of fire, the swipe record will provide the fire service information on how many people are in the building. Remember - swiping is to your benefit.
First and second year students are able to obtain 'Swipe' card application forms from the tutors when signing up for laboratory times. Other students will need to obtain application forms from the departmental administrators. For this you will need your Student ID card. The forms should then be taken to Facilities Management for the 'Swipe' cards to be issued, if necessary, and processed.
The card is issued for your use only and allowing others to use your card, or gain access with your card will result in your access being disabled and disciplinary action taken. The card is renewable from year to year, so please retain it at the end of the year for future use.
Please note that the University is not obliged to supply after hours access. This is provided in response to student request, on the basis that machine availability cannot be guaranteed. There is no callout provision in the event of server, printer, or machine failure.