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Information Services has student computer suites available at each of the main campuses.
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Edinburgh Napier University students have access to over 1,250 PCs across all campuses.

Find out about the opening hours and equipment at:

The Jack Kilby Computing Centre (JKCC) at Merchiston is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and has user support for over 70 hours per week during Trimesters 1 and 2. Please have a look at our layout

Current_JKCClayout.pdf.

 

In addition to the computers available on campus, Information Services offers the following services and equipment:

 

The Desktop Service

 

All fixed student PCs run a centralised desktop image which is regularly revised and updated to maintain performance and functionality.

 

The main features of the Desktop Service include:

  • User Authentication
  • Locally installed applications
  • Up to two hundred centrally delivered applications including Microsoft Office
  • Centrally controlled anti-virus scanning
  • A personal network data area (your H drive)
  • Shared network data spaces
  • Shared network printers
  • Free internet access using Internet Explorer
 

Information Services regularly performs security updates on the network. You should not attempt to patch a University PC yourself.

 

Windows 7

All student PCs run a desktop based on the Windows 7 operating system.
Information about the Windows 7 image can be found in this document: Your New Windows 7 Desktop - Quick Guide

Macs

There are Macs available in different areas of the University including the JKCC, Merchiston Library and Sighthill LRC.
Additional Macs will be made available in other areas, including  Craiglockhart, as the service continues to be rolled out. More information about the Mac Service can be found in the Mac Quick Start Guide.
 

 

Rules and Regulations

You will need your matriculation card to access some of the computer suites; you must carry your matriculation card with you at all times.
 
Before using the computer suites, you should read our Information Security Policy and our Computer Suites Acceptable Use Policy.
 
 

Computer Suite Helpdesks

 
Support staff are available to answer queries and help with any problems at the computer suite helpdesks. If you have any questions about our services and equipment, please contact us.
 

Additional Needs

 

If you require this type of support you should contact the Disability & Inclusion team for information at the earliest opportunity. Send email to disabilityandinclusion@napier.ac.uk or visit their myNapier pages.

 

 

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