Students can access general IT facilities through a number of computer rooms/areas conveniently located around the University campuses.

What do computer rooms offer?

  • PCs connected to the University’s data network
  • Usually a multifunctional device (MFD) offering colour and black and white printing, copying and scanning or a colour laser printer
  • May also contain wireless access and more specialised equipment such as plotters, Sports Analysis Equipment and audio visual equipment
  • Long opening hours with many of them open 24/7
  • In line with the University’s Green agenda, if a PC has not been used for ten minutes it will usually automatically shut down so you may need to turn the PC on.

Access to computer rooms

  • Open to all members of the University
  • Access outside core hours is by Student Card only and in some cases access is via the Porters
  • It is important that you do not allow other people to enter computer rooms/areas, or other limited access areas, by holding the door open for them when you have used your card to get access
  • You must be prepared to use your Student Card to identify yourself to University security staff when you are in a computer room/area during a limited access period. These areas are monitored by CCTV.

Laptop wireless access

Laptop wireless access is available at a number of University locations.

Advice on connecting your laptop to the wireless network is available on our wireless page.

Below is a list of accessible computer rooms and printer facilities. Please note, if the room is booked for use you are not allowed to use it.

Carmarthen Campus Locations
Location PCs Operating System Print/Copy/Scan Access hours May be booked
for teaching
Dewi 1 (D003) 20 Windows 7 Yes (opposite reception) 24/7 (after midnight via Porters) Yes
Dewi 2 (D004) 18

Dual Boot OSx/Win 7

Yes (opposite reception) 24/7 (after midnight via Porters) No
Cwad 20 Windows 7 Yes Library opening hours

No

Cwad Room 1 2 Windows 7 Yes (Cwad) Library opening hours

No

Cwad Room 3 1 Windows 7 Yes (Cwad) Library opening hours

No

Carmarthen Library 9 Windows 7 Yes Library opening hours No
Teaching & Learning 12 16 Mac OSx Yes No out of hours access Yes

 

Lampeter Campus Locations

Blue Room
17 Windows 7 Yes University card access out of hours Yes
UCS IT Lab
16 Windows 7 Yes No out of hours access Yes
Library 24 Windows 7 Yes Library opening hours No
Language Lab 12 Windows 7 In Blue Lab No out of hours access   Yes

 

London Campus Locations

IT Lab 20 Windows 7 Yes 08:30-17:00 Yes

 

A full list of software installed on all Open Access computers can be found here.

Information Technology & Systems offers support of several platforms in the University, recognising the diverse needs of the user community on both desktops and laptops.

Having a list of standards will help in the setup and compatibility with other systems and applications and the ongoing support requirements.

The following ideal standards are being promoted by Information Technology & Systems in the use of desktops and laptops. These are subject to change as we continue to meet the diverse needs of the University.

  Windows

MACs

Operating System Windows 10 MacOSX 10.4.x or greater
Web Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 Mozilla Firefox 3
Office Productivity Microsoft Office 2016 Microsoft Office 2016
Workstation anti-virus Endpoint Protection Endpoint Protection 2012
PDF viewer Adobe Reader Adobe Reader
PDF creation Adobe Acrobat Adobe Acrobat
DVD writing Nero Built in (as part of the Finder)