The Barnes Wallis Student Hub has a large computer cluster available, consisting of 105 computers. This is a quiet study space. We ask that students do not eat in the cluster out of consideration for other users, but rather utilise the café or the breakout area.
EEE students have an exclusive computer cluster on the third floor – this cluster is accessible via swipe card access only. All EEE students should have this access on their ID card. If you require swipe card access, please contact your programme administrator.
Group study rooms
There are 7 group study rooms available for students to book out. The study rooms have an occupancy ranging from 4-8 people. The Barnes Wallis team do not have access to these bookings. To book one of these rooms, please follow the standard procedure for booking a study room on MyManchester. For more information on how to book a study room see our FAQ. If you wish to use one of the group study rooms outside of the bookable hours, the rooms will operate on a first come first served basis.
There are 2 large group study spaces located by the entrance to the building; these provide space for quiet study and group study without computers. These rooms are bookable for large groups/societies/events via our e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your e-mail the type of event you intend to hold, the amount of people expected to attend and how long you require the space for.
The Barnes Wallis has a breakout area with comfortable seating and a selection of games available for students to use. Our foosball table is one of our most popular attractions! We welcome all suggestions in regards to how we can improve this area for you. If you have any game suggestion or general feedback about how to optimise the space, you can e-mail email@example.com or if you would prefer to remain anonymous, there is a suggestion box located on the front desk.
Café North is located next to the ground floor computer cluster and is open from 08:00-16:00 during term time and 09:00-15:00 over the summer break. Café North offers a selection of hot drinks, sandwiches, soups and snacks and is part of the University’s Food on Campus, so students and staff can make use of the Food in Advance Offer. To find out more about this offer, visit the Food in Advance website. There is a water dispenser located next to the till in Café North that students can use to refil waterbottles.