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Forum User Guide


The address of the Informatics Forum is: 

Informatics Forum
10 Crichton Street

Access to the Forum

The main entrance is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with exception of Monday 16 June when the main entrance will open at 10.30 a.m.).

All entrances will be swipecard operated. Additionally, there is a reception desk at the main entrance for visitors to the building or staff members that have forgotten their swipecards.  Entry to the staircases and lifts is also swipecard protected. Any visitors will therefore have to be collected from the atrium.

The emergency team is not available after normal working hours, but the emergency telephone number (2222) is still effective. Since it alerts security staff who are on radio call but may be remote from this building, it must be understood there may be some delay in getting help. When working alone in the department after normal hours, in the interest of your own safety, you should sign in and out at the reception.

Coffee and Tea

Coffee and tea can be obtained all day. There are several coffee points and pantries throughout the building. They have separate taps for cooled and near boiling water, a coffee filter machine and in the pantries a microwave oven.


In case of emergency call 2222. Give your location (room number) and the nature of the accident.

First aid

There is a first aid room on the Ground floor (G.11). Additionally, there are first aid kits in a drawer in every coffee point.

Health and Safety

Everyone will find the updated Health and Safety Information for the Forum on their desk when moving into the Forum.

Heating and Ventilation

See the manual from the architects: Forum User Guide

Our heating is standard on from 8.00am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

After hours and in the weekend the heating can be switched on for an hour per time by pressing the "heating system 1hr timed extension" switches that can be found on every floor in the corridors. There is one in the corridor leading from the atrium coffee point to the offices in the NW corner and one in the SE corner on every floor. For an image of the switch, see the manual from the architects above.


The morning after your belonging have been moved into the Forum, you can pick up your office key at the reception desk in the Forum.

“Library” / Book store

There is one book store in the Forum (room 4.34). The room is left open at all times and books in this room can be used by all staff and PGRs housed in the building. The room doubles up as a small meeting room, which can be booked out via our room booking system (


See the manual from the architects: Forum User Guide.

Phones (in progress)

As the printed phone manual is not very helpful I have started our own manual. If you have questions regarding the use of the phone in your office, please let me know (mvugts@inf) and I will find out how it works and update the manual.

Printers and Photocopiers

There are two printer rooms per floor on levels 1-5. One is the south-west corner and one next to the scenic lifts on the north side of the building. 

The one in the south-west corner has an A3 black and white printer.
The northern one has an A4 black and white printer and a MFD (Multi Function Device) with build-in fax and colour printing facility.

The following manuals are available for the multifunction Canon copier/printer/scanner machines in the Informatics Forum copy rooms):

Reporting issues and requesting items

The migration team will have a system to report any issues or problems, request items etc. This system will be operational from Monday 16 June pm onwards. After that just email if you have any issues or requests.


Stationery and other office supplies are available from the Printer rooms on levels 1-5.

Task chair

Please see the operating instructions from the supplier: Instruction manual.


Transport from and to the Forum

 See the information supplied by the University transport office.

Water: cooled and (near) boiling

See the manual from the architects: Forum User Guide.


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