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King's Buildings

Here is a helpful summary of the facilities at King's Buildings

James Clerk Maxwell Building

Virtually all teaching takes place in the James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB). Your right to be
in the building and means of access are as follows

  • 08:00-18:00 Monday-Friday: No restriction on access
  • 18:00-21:00 Monday-Friday and 09:00-17:00 Saturday and Sunday: You are allowed in the building and your student card will give you access.
  • At all other times you are not permitted to be in the building and your student card (even with the PIN) should not give you access.

If you are found in the building when you are not permitted to be then you must leave when asked to do so. In particular, you may not sleep in the building!

University library

The University has excellent library facilities. The libraries which are most likely to be relevant for
this programme are:

MSc Lecture and Computing rooms

The MSc Lecture room is 1501. When OR MSc classes are not taking place in 1501 this room is available as a workroom. Near 1501 is a pantry with a sink, fridge, cupboards and kettle for the use of all occupants of the "15" corridor. The School's MSc Hub is 6310 and keys for its lockers will be issued for a deposit of £5 from the Programme Secretary.

Careers Service

The University of Edinburgh Careers Service offers advice, information and practical help in all matters relating to the development of students' future work or study plans.

Computer facilities

All students have a University email address that allows them to be contacted from anywhere in the world. Students are required to check regularly for email sent to this address, since this is the formal means of communication with students.
MSc students should use the School computing lab (5205). An introduction to computing facilities will be provided during Induction Week when the full range of facilities will be explained. Any general hardware/software problems should be reported to

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