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Using Study Spaces at the Centre for Health Sciences - Covid 19: Booking your space

Guide to booking study spaces at CfHS and outline of protocols and safety measures

Booking Computer Study Space at the Centre for Health Sciences

PCs are available for advanced bookings only to users. Currently, we are able to offer PC’s for use between 09:00 – 16:45 Monday to Fridays 

Please bear in mind if you do not log in within a certain amount of time from the start of your booking, the PC will be released and you will lose your booking.

You have 10 minutes grace to arrive for your booking.

You can lock your PC for 15 minutes at a time to take breaks

You must scan the QR Code on arrival to register yourself for Test and Protect when entering the rooms. If you do not have a QR scanner on your phone, paper registration slips are available within the room to place into a box on the wall.  

Test and Protect details are kept for 3 weeks in a secure location.

Please read the following before making your booking

Booking Policy - This may be amended depending on use patterns, time of year, etc

We are keen to provide study spaces for those with no alternative, suitable place to study. As with all organisations at this time, the requirement to keep our users and our staff safe is paramount. We have, therefore, only a very limited number of spaces and have had to restrict the amount of time that can be booked to allow slots to as many users as possible.

  • PCs are available for advanced bookings only to users. Currently, we are able to offer PC’s for use between 09:00 – 16:45 Monday to Fridays 
  • Time slots of between 30 minutes to 3 hours per day 
  • 1 session per day per user 
  • No return on the same day 
  • Bookings can be made up to 3 days ahead

You should have watched the following video prior to accessing the building CFHS Video online  

Please use this link to email us with any feedback on these policies.

Priority Access 

Due to the currently restricted access and social distancing, the following rooms are intended for the following users:-

Computer Lab 1 (Directly registered UHI Students) – 
  • Nursing 
  • Midwifery 
  • Optometry 
  • Oral Health 
Computer Lab 2 (External Users)  – 
  • ScotGEM 
  • NHS Highland Medical Education
  • NHS Highland staff
  • University of Aberdeen (Stand alone devices, not bookable) 

Main Library Area

The IT and study spaces in the Library space itself are still currently closed to all users. Forms for our Click and Collect and Postal Services enable users to request books from the library's print collections.     

To book a computer station, please visit  

http://bit.ly/UHIMyPC

And enter your UHI login details - without using the @uhi.ac.uk suffix eg 

(External Users should use the EX number on their library card and the password for logging on to UHI computers.)

screenshot of Login box for library booking             Select MyPC  from top left of the screen    Screenshot from PC Booking software select arrow pointing to  MyPC

Next, Select Location CFHS - (stands for Centre for Health Sciences)

Screenshot for booking software - selecting CfHS

Select the day and time of your booking, ensure you click 'Self' and then Save.

Screenshot for booking software - Booking Properties

Once you arrive at the Centre

Reception staff can direct you to the Study Rooms. You must scan the QR Code on arrival to register yourself for Test and Protect when entering the rooms. If you do not have a QR scanner on your phone, paper registration slips are available within the room to place into a box on the wall.  Trace and Protect details are kept for 3 weeks in secure locations.

Image of Study room doors with QR codes

At the PC

Your PC will be identified with a banner which looks like the following -please bear in mind if you do not log in within a certain amount of time from the start of your booking, the PC will be released and you will lose your booking.

You have 10 minutes grace to arrive for your booking.

You can lock your PC for 15 minutes at a time to take breaks

Screenshot of booked PC showing who has booked

 

Please be aware that if you want to print, charges will apply see 

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/lis/printing/