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Bookable facilities

A range of bookable facilities for staff and students including training rooms and the uCreate Makerspace.

Bookable IT training rooms at Argyle House

Room, equipment and booking information for the IT training facilities at Argyle House.

Room information

Each of the three fully accessible training rooms located on the ground floor (west wing) of Argyle House can be booked by staff and used by members of staff and students for non-curricular teaching and events, providing the perfect opportunity to enhance learning whilst taking in the stunning views of Edinburgh Castle.

Our training facilities are locally allocated and have the following attributes:

  • Media Hopper Replay enabled
  • Height adjustable presenter desk
  • Height adjustable attendee desk
  • 65" Interactive LCD presentation touch screen
  • Extron MLC control panel
  • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) mirroring, VGA/HDMI device connectivity
  • Document camera
  • Wireless keyboard, mouse and presentation pointer
  • Radio microphone and induction loop
  • Telephone

 

Argyle House - Annie Hutton Numbers training room (EW09)

The Annie Hutton Numbers training room is based on a more traditional training room layout, with rows of desks catering for 12 users. Each desk has two slimline monitors mounted on gas-assisted arms, allowing the user to view both their computer feed and the tutor’s feed simultaneously, or take control of both monitors. Mini PC cases are mounted underneath each desk, giving plenty of desk space for documents and portable devices. This room also has an electronically controlled height adjustable desk for both the presenter and one attendee.

Images of EW09 training room

 

Argyle House - Irene J. Young (EW10)

The Irene J. Young training room can accommodate up to 20 individuals and has been designed with a more collaborative working environment in mind. Instead of standard rows of desks, there are four small cluster group spaces; two seating four persons and two seating six. Groups have their own shared screen which can be used to provide a second feed from the presenter’s computer or showcase attendees' work to the rest of the room. The biggest difference between this room and the others are the flip-down multi-use work stations, allowing for the use of the built-in touchscreen computers, the user’s own mobile device or a clear desk space for writing. This flexibility provides the perfect environment for single user computer training, collaborative group work and presentations, or for a range of other activities. This room also has an electronically controlled height adjustable desk for both the presenter and one attendee.

Image of EW10 Argyle House

 

Argyle House - Marjorie Rackstraw (EW13)

Like the Annie Hutton Numbers room, the Marjorie Rackstraw training room is also based on a more traditional training room layout, with rows of desks catering for 16 users. Each desk has two slimline monitors mounted on gas-assisted arms, allowing the user to view both their computer feed and the tutor’s feed simultaneously. Mini PC cases are mounted underneath each desk, giving plenty of desk space for documents and portable devices.

This room also has an electronically controlled height adjustable desk for both the presenter and one attendee.

Image of EW13 Argyle House

Book a training room

 Book one of the Argyle House training rooms using the University's Web Room Booking system 

Bookable IT training room at the Main Library, George Square

Room, equipment and booking information for the IT training facility at the Main Library.

Room information

Located on the first floor of the Main Library, Training Room 1.08 can be booked by staff and used by members of staff and students for non-curricular teaching and events, providing the perfect opportunity to enhance learning whilst taking in the views of The Meadows.

The training facility is locally allocated and has the following attributes:

  • Desktop PC
  • Presentation Facilities
  • Wheelchair Accessible (PEEP required)
  • Writing surface
  • 5.1 *Presentation Facilities - Data Projector
  • 5.1 *Presentation Facilities - DVD
  • 5.1 *Presentation Facilities - Laptop VGA Connectivity
  • 5.1 *Writing surface - Whiteboard 

 

Main Library, George Square - Training Room 1.08

Training Room 1.08 is spacious with rows of desks catering for 15 users. Each desk has one slimline monitor . 

Training Room 1.08, Main Library

Book Training Room 1.08 using the University's Web Room Booking system

Bookable IT training room at James Clerk Maxwell Building

Room, equipment and booking information for the IT training facility at the James Clerk Maxwell Building, King's Buildings.

Room information

Located on the 3rd floor of the James Clerk Maxwell Building, the Xia Peisu Training Room (room 3315) can only be booked by staff via timetabling and can be used by members of staff and students for non-curricular teaching and events. When the room is not being used for non-curricular training it is a quiet study open access suite for student use. 

This training facility is locally allocated and has the following attributes:

  • Media Hopper Replay enabled
  • Height adjustable presenter desk (one half only)
  • Interactive LCD presentation touch screen
  • Document camera
  • Wireless keyboard, mouse and presentation pointer
  • Radio microphone and induction loop
  • Telephone
  • Desktop PC
  • Presentation Facilities
  • Wheelchair Accessible (PEEP required)
  • Writing surface
  • 5.1 *Presentation Facilities - Data Projector
  • 5.1 *Presentation Facilities - DVD
  • 5.1 *Presentation Facilities - Laptop VGA Connectivity
  • 5.1 *Writing surface - Whiteboard

James Clerk Maxwell Building - Xia Peisu (3315)

The Xia Peisu training room can accommodate up to 12 individuals and has been designed with a more collaborative working environment in mind. Instead of standard rows of desks, there are two small cluster group spaces; both seating six. Groups have their own shared screen which can be used to provide a second feed from the presenter’s computer. The desks are all flip-down multi-use work stations, allowing for the use of the built-in computers, the user’s own mobile device or a clear desk space for writing. This flexibility provides the perfect environment for single user computer training, collaborative group work and presentations, or for a range of other activities. This room also has a large electronically controlled height adjustable interactive presentation screen.

Xia Peisu Training Room

To book this training room please email the Digital Skills and Training team with details of your request. 

Email the Digital Skills and Training Team

 

uCreate Makerspace studio 

The uCreate studio is an educational makerspace based in the University's Main Library, George Square, offering equipment, advice, training and support to make almost anything.  This staff-led facility encourages interdisciplinary collaboration within the wider university community, aligning to pedagogies that support active and authentic learning; builds staff and student creative confidence and digital skills; and impacts directly and positively on the student experience. 

uCreate Makerspace

This bookable studio contains a wide range of equipment including 3D printers, 3D scanners, a milling machine, virtual and augmented reality equipment, and various electronics. 

 

Find out more and book the studio through the uCreate studio website: