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Computing Science and Mathematics
Divisional Labs

The Computing Science and Mathematics division operates six PC labs for the benefit of our Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate students:

Room PCs Capacity* Printer Users
4X2 19 15 Yes Maths UG and Maths Taught PG students only
4X4 14 10 Yes Maths UG and Maths Taught PG students only
4X5 38 29 Yes CS Honours UG and CS Taught PG students only
4X8 12 9 No CS Honours UG and CS Taught PG students only
4B89 18 12 Yes CS Honours UG and CS Taught PG students only
4B91 14 10 Yes CS Taught PG students only
4B128 8 15 No CS Honours UG Final Year Project students only

* Capacity is the number of PC stations available for in-person use, due to current Covid-19 guidance.

CS Honours UG and CS Taught PG students will need to use their CS domain account to login to departmental labs. Mathematics UG and Mathematics Taught PG students should use their central STUDENTS domain account.

Your account is for your use only.
Your account is for your use only, allowing others to use your account is in breach of the University's Information Security Policy and could lead to disciplinary action.

Covid-19 Lab Rules

In order to minimise the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) we have put together the following rules for everyone, which you should read carefully and follow. These rules are posted on each lab door and within each lab.

Lab Etiquette

No smoking, eating or drinking in the labs.

Please keep the labs tidy. Unwanted printout should be placed in the blue "Paper Only" recycling bins.

Please wear headphones when listening to music, and leave the lab when using your mobile phone.

When you have finished, log off and switch off the monitor. Please do not shut down the PC.

Printers and Paper

Printing facilities are provided in all departmental labs. Printing is currently free of charge.

Paper is available from 4B81. Please don't use your own paper or re-use old paper as this can cause jams and other printer failures.

Printing problems and paper jams should be reported to CSG.

Saving Work

When you login in a departmental PC lab, Windows drive H is a network connection to your home directory. All of your work should be saved in your home directory on drive H.

Files left anywhere else, such as on your desktop or on the PC's local disk, may be unsafe, inaccessible from elsewhere and not backed up. Files saved on H are backed up daily.

Files saved on your Desktop or under My Documents will slow down your login and logout times.

Lab Software

The installation of additional software by students is not permitted. If software you believe is necessary for coursework is missing you should consult your course director. If an item of general-purpose software appears to be missing, report it as a fault to CSG.

Fault Reporting

Many of the services provided in the labs are monitored remotely, but it is not a good idea to assume that we will know about any particular fault this way.

If you find a problem with any of the lab equipment please report it to CSG. Don't assume that someone else will have reported the problem already. If we don't know about a fault, we can't fix it!

Frequently Asked Questions

The CSG FAQ page is permanently under development.

Computing Support Group (CSG)

Student computing labs and services are managed by the Computing Support Group (CSG).


Telephone: 7443 or 7442

Visit: Cottrell, Room 4B81

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Division of Computing Science and Mathematics

Computing Science and Mathematics

Faculty of Natural Sciences
University of Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA
Scotland UK

+44 01786 467421
+44 01786 464551

Twitter: @csmstir
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