Information Services

Computer Labs

Computer labs provide access to 00s of PCs and audio-visual facilities for both teaching purposes; plus learning (Student Computing Areas and Group Study Rooms). The computer labs and their facilities are highlighted below. Labs for teaching can be booked through the University's Central Timetabling and Room Booking System via Queen's Online then select the Timetabling and Room Booking link. For information on the use of interactive technology for teaching and lecture recording services, check out the Interactive Leacture Theatre information on the Audio Visual pages and Lecture Recording services.

Student Computer PCs - List of Applications (2-page PDF available only to QOL users)

Each year Information Services reviews the list of applications on the common student desktop and seeks the cooperation of Schools in this exercise. The image for the subsequent academic year is built in early July. Teaching colleagues need to be aware of the protocol:

  • Requests for software inclusion must be received by 1 July (and signed off by your Director of Education)
  • Installation is subject to the licence being available and paid for.
  • Installation requires testing and frequently the involvement of the requesting member of staff over the summer period.



List of Centrally bookable Computer Labs (plus list of computer areas in different buildings

Peter Froggatt Centre (Quadrangle) offers:
  • Two IT teaching labs - 03/028 (32 PCs) and 03/030 (45 PCs)
  • Flexible teaching space with technologies such as wireless tablet PCs and PRS
  • Video Conferencing facilities available. Email
 Medical Biology Centre (Listburn Road) offers:
  • 1 student computing area (Anatomy Wing ground floor)
  • 5 large IT teaching labs (which are for student use outside of teaching time)
    Teaching Room 1, Anatomy Wing (64)
    Teaching Room 0G/105 (25) | Teaching Room 0G/121 (28)
    Teaching Room 01/110 (85) | Teaching Room 01/114 (76)
 The McClay Library offers:
  • Student Computing Areas throughout, with printing and photocopying facilities
  • 23 group study areas each with PC and Plasma
  • IT teaching and Language lab 
 Medical Library RVH (Mulhouse Building) offers:
  • Student Computing Areas with printing, photocopying facilities
  • Large and small IT teaching labs with data projection facilites