October 25, 2004

Why is there always a queue in Open Access?

Has anyone else noticed that nine times out of ten, when you go into Open Access, you have to queue up for a while to get a computer? I'm sure it wasn't anywhere near as bad last year, so what's going on? Are there suddenly so many more students that Open Access can no longer cope? Did the number of computers decrease when the shiny new flatscreens were put in? It's quite irritating if you have thirty minutes between lectures if you have to spend five or ten waiting for a computer to become available.

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  1. That’s why I love doing maths – 3 computer rooms in one place, and there’s almost always a free one somewhere. Often there are classes in one or other of the rooms, but I don’t mind using linux so I can use any room I choose (within reason. I mean, I don’t particularly want lecturers saying “What are you doing in my office?”). Go maths block with annoying blippy things that don’t always work right!!

    25 Oct 2004, 17:22

  2. I think its mostly freshers who have only just discovered the computing facilities.

    In all seriousness, though, the use of those workareas are disproportionate. Even at peak times, a very short walk over onto the science concourse yields quite a few free computers. The learning grid too is often near-empty.

    25 Oct 2004, 17:48

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