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User Guidance

accessing the TRC

The TRC is located on the ground and first floors of the Humanities Building. The main entrance is at the back of the Humanities Building opposite the Modern Records Centre. Entrance and exit is by University card only. Access is restricted to staff and students from the Modern Languages Departments. For those users with mobility problems, there is an entrance point that can be reached via the Humanities corridor opposite Cafe Humanities. Students without current and active cards will be denied access. Faulty cards should be presented to the ID card Office located behind the University House reception desk between the hours of 10:00 am and 15:00 pm.

opening hours

Term Time Opening Hours:

Resources Room

Monday to Thursday 09.00 - 19.00, Friday 09.00 - 17.00

DVD Library, Cinema, Group Study Room

Monday to Friday 9.30 - 17.00

(The DVD Library closes between 13.00 and 14.00)

Please be ready to leave by closing time.

The TRC is closed during the vacation.

It is sometimes necessary to close certain areas off to students for essential maintenance; these times are kept to the bare minimum to avoid disappointment.

help and support

Help is available from the TRC Technician, Paul Savva-Andreou, during opening hours.


The TRC actively encourages group work in the form of discussion, problem solving, brainstorming and presentation activities. Talking is permitted. We do not have a silent study area or a silent study policy.

The consumption of cold drinks and cold food is permitted. Hot food items such as pizzas, burgers, indeed any hot take away food are not permitted. Hot food packaging in form of boxes or containers should not be taken into the TRC regardless of whether the contents are cold. Cafe Humanities is located across the main Humanities corridor from the TRC, and provides seating for TRC users to eat hot food.

We urge all our users to respect the area and others around them and dispose of food waste in a responsible manner.

The TRC aims to be an environmentally sustainable area. We ask all our users to dispose of paper waste in the recyling bins provided, and to switch off equipment where appropriate after use.

Users are not permitted to sleep in the TRC at any point.

Users who leave their work and or belongings in group areas or on computers unattended will be allowed 30 minutes maximum to return. Failure to do so will see their belongings removed, computers reset and TRC books returned to the shelving trolleys.

reference books and other print materials

All the TRC's book and newspaper or magazine stock is for reference only. Books may not be removed from the TRC. Please help us keep the stock easily available to all users by returning books and newspapers to the shelves or racks.


All the equipment featured in the TRC is accessed by simply dropping in and using it. Help and advice using the equipment can be sought at any time from the TRC staff. Basic user guidelines are also provided in printed form. Individuals and groups wishing to watch DVDs and videos, or to work on image and video capture, have priority over users using computers for word processing or general internet access. Students occupying equipment and not using it will be asked to relocate as and when the need arises.

The Cinema and Group Study Room can be booked by clicking on the Facilities link on the left-hand menu.

DVD library

Films are borrowed on a short loans basis, please see guidance and details of fines system at DVDLibrary

lost property

Any possessions left in the TRC will be taken to Lost Property in H088 - DVD Library - please enquire during opening hours.