4. Facilities for postgraduate research students
4.1 Postgraduate research student offices
All postgraduate research students in the School are allocated a desk in a shared office. You will receive your key for your office when you register in the School. At the end of your programme you will need to remove your personal belongings from your office and return your to key to the Teaching & Learning Office. You are responsible for keeping your office tidy.
Bins are not provided in any offices in the School. You should use the recycling stations located throughout the building.
4.2 Access to the building
The Alan Turing Building is normally open from 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday, except when the University is closed.
Postgraduate research students can access the building outside working hours using their University card. If your card is not working then please contact the Teaching & Learning Office (email@example.com). Research students who are working very late or at weekends are advised to notify the Security Office (ext. 52728).
Out-of-hours access is a privilege and not a right. You must not allow people who are not registered research students in mathematics access to the building. You must use any facilities in the building (such as the kitchen and Atrium Bridge Common room) responsibly. If out-of-hours access is found to be abused then it will be withdrawn.
The vicinity of the buildings should not be considered completely safe at night.
In accordance with University policy, smoking is prohibited throughout the buildings, within any door entrance or access ramp.
4.3 Computing facilities
All postgraduate research students in the School have access to an individual PC in their office. There are two computer networks available to research students within Mathematics: the University Windows system and the School Linux system.
You will receive an email from the University IT Services with your University email address and log-in details prior to your registration.
The School of Mathematics also maintains its own Linux-based network providing access to various specialist mathematical packages. There is an introductory class on this during the first week of Semester 1, and all students are strongly recommended to attend.
If you are using your own device then you can connect to the internet via WiFi. There are two WiFi networks available across the University campus: the University of Manchester network and Eduroam. It is recommended that you use the Eduroam network. You can register for Eduroam here: http://www.itservices.manchester.ac.uk/wireless/eduroam.
IT Services provides most of the campus IT services for staff and students of the University of Manchester. For information on how to get started, help and support please visit their website at: http://www.itservices.manchester.ac.uk/.
You should quickly become familiar with the electronic mail (email)system because all important information is sent in this way, and it will be assumed that your read email sent to your university email address on a regular basis.
The majority of electronic resources available within the University can be found by logging in to http://my.manchester.ac.uk with your University username.
You can also access Blackboard – the University's eLearning environment – from My.Manchester. Various learning materials are provided via Blackboard.
PURE is a service for researchers, which will allow you to create a public-facing profile on the University website.
You can access PURE here – https://pure.manchester.ac.uk – using your University username and password.
PURE has a huge range of things you can add in and discuss, including research papers, prizes, conferences, media events, as well as ample free-text space where you can add in your research interests, an overview of your career so far, and discuss your plans for the future. You can also add papers on which you feature (either as a main/co-author) as well as projects and funding achievements.
It’s a great opportunity to consolidate and promote your work. Moreover, a UoM-linked profile would (we hope) appeal to prospective employers and assist the process of establishing yourself as a scientist. PURE has a handy CV creator that allows you to export the content of your profile as a nifty word document, saving you a heap of time in the future. Please take up the opportunity and begin building your profiles straight away.
There is lots of useful information on PURE here:
Your supervisor may also have a PURE profile which you can view.
4.7 Printing and photocopying
Postgraduate research students may use School printers for work and research purposes. Please note that use of printing facilities is monitored by the School. Excessive use of printing, or printing of non-academic materials, will result in you being charged for the costs and possibly banned from using the School's printers.
Photocopiers are available in the Alan Turing for teaching and research purposes only. You will need to use your student card to access this facilty
If you require colour printing then you should contact Sue Tizini (firstname.lastname@example.org) in room AT 1.205.
You should collect your mail from room 1.209, 1st Floor, Alan Turing Building. Mail (delivered once a day in the morning), circulars from staff, telephone messages, etc will all be put into the pigeon holes. You are advised to check the pigeon hole corresponding to the first letter of your surname at least once daily.
4.9 Telephone calls
Telephones in postgraduate research student offices in the Alan Turing Building are for internal calls only.
4.10 The Atrium Bridge common room
Postgraduate research students can use the Atrium Bridge Common Room and kitchen on the 1st floor of the Alan Turing Building.
Coffee is available (free of charge) from 10:30am. The postgraduate students organise a rota to make coffee each morning. Milk is delivered to the School each day and is only to be used for tea and coffee.
Research students and academic staff are responsible for keeping the kitchen in the common room clean and tidy. If you use any cutlery you should either wash it or place it in the dishwasher. You should wipe down surfaces in the kitchen if you have spilled anything. If you use the microwave then you should make sure that it is clean inside after use. Small items of food can be left in the fridges during the day provided that your name is clearly marked on them. You should keep the fridges clean.