Rules and Guidelines
You must be familiar with the University's security policies relating to information security, acceptable use of computer resources, use of computer systems and data protection >>> more.
- DO NOT disclose your password. Any misuse from your account is your responsibility. Your password provides access to your personal data, your documents, .....
- Remember to log out when you are finished - otherwise, other people can see and use your files and access your personal information.
- You are expected to regularly check and use your Queen’s email account. The University (tutors and other staff) will communicate with you by email, to your student email address. Find out more about the student email service.
The Student Computer Areas (SCAs) are placed strategically around the Campus in order to provide students with facilities to assist them in their academic studies.
The SCAs are located within buildings which offer areas where students can partake of refreshments and the SCAs should not be used for this purpose.
Students are entitled to work in a pleasant and quiet environment and YOU can help by following some simple guidelines.
While in the Student Computer Area:
- DO NOT SMOKE (smoking is prohibited in all University Buildings)
- DO NOT EAT (use the areas provided)
- DO NOT DRINK (use the areas provided)
- DO NOT LINGER (the facilities are provided for academic use and someone may be waiting to finish important coursework)
These are busy study areas and all users must do their bit to keep noise levels to a minimum and keep the areas tidy so:
- DO SWITCH OFF MOBILE PHONES [Keep floppy disks away from your mobile phone - radiation from a mobile phone can corrupt your data.
- DO KEEP TALKING TO A MINIMUM
- DO DEPOSIT LITTER IN THE BINS PROVIDED
- DO NOT PLAY GAMES on THE COMPUTERS
- DO NOT VIST INAPPROPRIATE WEBSITES
Students are not permitted to install software on the PCs in the SCAs. If software is necessary for your course/module, your lecturer can make a case for it to be installed on the server.
Remember that the Student Computer Areas are provided for the benefit of ALL students. This is about consideration for others and treating the facilities in a way that supports you and other users.