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    More Specialist PCs in CL Tech room

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    Hello people I study 3D Animation and Modelling. This year the room containing the PCs with specialist software was moved from behind the cafe to the main (ground?) floor into a much bigger room. I presumed this would mean more computers so I didn't mind massively, however it is just more spaced out and half full of macs, which we can't use. This room is consistently full (three years of students in my dept probs needing that software, plus the other techy courses) and the other day there were about 15 of us waiting for a computer to be free. Some went to Dehav on the off chance any there were free and some resolved to come back later in the evening, but we all have a lot of deadlines and most of those people will stay at those PCs throughout most of the night or all night until it's light outside, such is the nature of our course! ///// Suggestions: 1.Add computers into all those empty gaps between the computers! 2. Keep FMM open later!! Midnight would be nice...
Amy Wright
3:11am on 9 Dec 18 3D Animation student rep here. Just to add onto this, there are around 25 PCs in the Technology Suite, but ~300 students studying the Animation degree in total. With our workload, that is absolutely not enough PCs, not to mention students from the likes of Architecture, Engineering, etc. who also require the software in this room. In my opinion, the spacious room layout itself is quite nice to work in, although some might disagree with me on that, too. With all that being said, this issue would actually be solved if the FMM (Film, Music, Media) building were open for longer hours/during weekends - you are giving our 300-strong degree (not including Film and Music) a much more suitable place to work, freeing the Technology suite for other students, and would be a much easier solution to implement.
William Medcalf
11:49am on 9 Dec 18 Yes this needs to happen, there just aren't enough at the moment people are always waiting to use a pc around deadline time because the software cost so much people can't get it at home. So some people have to hand in late or can't get work done because there isn't a pc free.
Quinn Thompson
2:34pm on 9 Dec 18 This is a major problem that needs to be dealt with quickly. Any time after lunch (especially on weekends) the workstations in this room are entirely occupied, and I have no other way to get my work done because I do not have my own workstation on campus. I expect this problem to get worse as deadlines for bigger projects approach.
Adam Souster
9:13pm on 9 Dec 18 It was only a few days ago when the labs were fully packed with people all night, either at the pc desks, or on laptops trying to work. Space isn't the issue, we just need more computers to ensure everybody gets a fair chance to do the best work they can
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