This post is the first in a series looking at the department as it is today.
In 2003 Computer Science moved into a new building – the Jack Cole building – but most student labs were kept in the John Honey building across the road. The pictures below show the building as it is now, and the various labs housed in it.
The John Honey building currently houses all undergraduate teaching labs along with a single tutorial/lecture room. Staff offices are situated across the road in the newly constructed Jack Cole Building.
The current first year lab has around 70 shuttle PCs which can boot into either Windows Vista or Linux (CentOS). The lab is used for lectures in the morning and practical sessions in the afternoon.
When the Jack Cole building was created the staff coffee area was moved away from here, but this space remains to allow students to relax away from the noise of the labs. In the background is the overspill lab, used mainly by second years. This is also the departments Mac lab.
The final photo shows the view out of the entrance of the John Honey Building. To the right is the School of Mathematics and Statistic, to the left the Computer Science Jack Cole Building, and in the middle the new Medical Sciences building, which has not yet officially opened.