DEP: 3.13 Psychology Department Computing Services

Psychology Department Computer Services

Postgraduate computer needs are met in a variety of ways according to principles agreed by Policy & Resources Committee. The Academic Unit has a large Interactive Research Laboratory seating 70 people, equipped with 70 computers. These machines are equipped with advanced teaching and experimental packages to support research methods teaching and all practical classes. They are integrated with a multimedia audio-visual suite. Although prioritised to teaching, these computers are available to undergraduate and postgraduate students on a walk-in basis at other times. Whilst being used on a walk-in basis they are configured to work in an identical manner to the public machines (see below). There are two further public clusters in the Shackleton Building (rooms 1061 and 1063) which are accessible via the North side of the building and not the main entrance).

The iSolutions website details them all: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions

The Academic Unit of Psychology has also opened an informal learning environment called i-Zone which is designed to foster team and collaborative learning and to also provide a structure which helps staff-student interaction. It provides a comfortable work environment, facilities for refreshments, and a wireless ‘hot-spot’.