Psychology

Computing labs

Multi-seat computing labs

Appleton Tower

The Appleton Tower Teaching Lab contains 26 Apple iMacs facing forward in classroom style towards a whiteboard and dual data projector screens. Each iMac has headphones for sound output. One Imac at the front of the lab is designated the tutor's machine, it is connected to the data projectors and a set of loudspeakers which are distributed throughout the lab. The iMacs are dual-boot MacOS/Windows. The lab is primarily intended for teaching subjects such as signal analysis and statistical analysis, but is increasingly used in other subjects. When not in use for teaching, the lab is available to lab-registered users.

Available for use by All PPLS staff and postgraduates, and by undergraduates where specifically required for PPLS coursework.
Support
Location Room 4.02, Appleton Tower
Priority

1. LEL teaching

2. PPLS teaching

3. PPLS MSc studies

4. PPLS undergraduates with specific course requirements for work in the lab

Access

Swipe card.

Access for classes is initiated by the course organizer, who should contact the Undergraduate Teaching Office or Postgraduate Administrative Office with a list of students registered for the class via EUCLID

Access for other students requiring to use the lab in connection with their course work is initiated by the student’s supervisor, who should contact Sylvia Rennie

Access for PPLS MSc students for study space is managed by the Postgraduate Administrative Office

Staff requiring access should contact Sylvia Rennie.

Sylvia Rennie

Dugald Stewart Buiding

The basement teaching lab contains 18 PCs facing whiteboards and a data projector screen. There is also a tutor's machine connected to the data projector, which also has an optional laptop input. The PCs are mainly Windows machines, a few are dual boot Linux/Windows. All are equipped with headphones.

Available for use by: All PPLS staff and postgraduates, and by undergraduates where specifically required for PPLS coursework.
Support: See Helpline details above.
Location: Room B.04, Dugald Stewart Building
Priority:

1. LEL teaching

2. PPLS teaching

3. PPLS MSc studies

4. Other PPLS postgraduate studies

Access:

Swipe card

Access for classes is initiated by the course organizer, who should contact the Undergraduate Teaching Office or Postgraduate Administrative Office with a list of students registered for the class via EUCLID

Access for other students requiring to use the lab in connection with their course work is initiated by the student’s supervisor, who should contact Sylvia Rennie

Access for PPLS postgraduate students for study space is managed by the Postgraduate Administrative Office

Staff requiring access should contact Sylvia Rennie.

Sylvia Rennie

7 George Square

The Psychology Teaching Lab contains 63 Apple Macs distributed between the basement concourse and the 15 surrounding booths in the Psychology building. Some booths are unavailable outside working hours (8:00am to 5:30pm). The Macs are dual-boot MacOS/Windows. The lab is primarily intended for Psychology practical sessions and classes, but it is also available for teaching other subjects. When not in use for teaching, the lab is available to other users, with priority for specialist study and research use. Technical requirements for experimental use should be discussed with professional services staff prior to booking.

Available for use by All PPLS staff and postgraduates, all PPLS undergraduates on a degree programme involving Psychology, and other undergraduates where specifically required for PPLS coursework.
Support See Helpline details above.
Location Basement of 7 George Square
Priority

Scheduled classes, tutorials, and events

Individual work requiring the use of specialist software or hardware available in the lab (e-prime, matlab, and booths for running experiments)

Access

Access for classes is initiated by the course organiser, who should contact Avril Brooks with a list of non-Psychology students registered for the class via EUCLID.  Any technical requirements should be discussed with Stephen Boyd prior to making the booking.

Avril Brooks

Students without access who require the facility should ask their supervisors to make a request to Stephen Boyd.

Please note that undergraduate students will not normally have access to experimental cubicles outside normal working hours.

Booking and cubicle keys

Individuals are encouraged to book machines for use at particular times. Technical requirements should be discussed with Stephen Boyd prior to making the booking.

Booking system

Out of hours access to the cubicles for staff and authorised students via Sylvia Rennie.

Sylvia Rennie

Lab usage policy

  • Users must not in any way deliberately cause any form of damage to the University of Edinburgh’s open-access computers or software, or to any of the rooms which contain the computers.
  • Users must comply with any instructions or regulations displayed alongside computing facilities.
  • Eating and drinking (except bottled water) is not permitted in any of the open-access computing areas, with the exception of the cafes located in the Main Library, Appleton Tower and KB Centre.
  • Users must respect the rights of others and should conduct themselves in a quiet and orderly manner.
  • You must not occupy a computer workstation unless you are actively using it for learning, teaching and research. You are not permitted to leave your belongings at a workstation in an attempt to reserve the workstation while you are away for an extended period. Not only do you risk the theft of belongings, it is also preventing the use of the equipment by others.
  • The playing of unauthorised computer games not associated with learning, teaching and research purposes is not permitted.
  • No equipment should be moved from its designated place or be tampered with in any way.
  • Interference with or removal of print outs from a University printer which belong to another person is not permitted.