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User Guidance

We provide a space for postgraduate taught and postgraduate research students to access support and resources dedicated to their needs. Postgraduate students can work and share experiences in the PG Hub in the broadest context of postgraduate life, not just study. More information about our plans for development of the PG Hub will be available in due course.

Please maintain respect for the environment, equipment and other users at all times.

Accessing the PG Hub

Entrance and exit is by University card only. PG students without current and active cards will be denied access. If you do not have access please enquire at the PG Hub Reception. The PG Hub is open from 9.00 – 00.00 Monday to Sunday. 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. It is sometimes necessary to close certain areas off to students for essential maintenance, these times are kept to the bare minimum to avoid any disappointment.

Feedback

We aim to provide the best possible service to our users. Your views are important to us and we welcome suggestions for improving our service. You may speak directly to a member of Staff or email us your comments using the Feedback Form

Ambience

  • The PG Hub actively encourages group work in the form of discussion, problem solving, brainstorming and presentation activities.
  • Talking is permitted. We are also mobile phone tolerant.
  • The consumption of hot and cold drinks and cold food is permitted. Hot food is not permitted. Hot food packaging in form of boxes or containers should not be taken into the PG Hub regardless of whether the contents are cold.
  • We urge all our users to respect the area and others around them and dispose of their food waste in a responsible manner.
  • Please close windows in bookable rooms before leaving, even if you are returning later.
  • Users are not permitted to stream live sports or music events through technologies within the PG Hub.
  • Users are not permitted to link computer game consoles through technologies within the PG Hub.
  • Users are not permitted to sleep in The PG Hub at any point.
  • Users are not permitted to bring in or utilise their own kettles or microwaves within The PG Hub.
  • 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 and computers reset.
  • There are approximately 30 lockers available for use in the PG Hub. These are available on a first-come first-served basis, one day at a time. The lockers automatically release after 10 hours and items will be removed if they are left in the lockers.

Technologies

Most of the equipment featured in The PG Hub is accessed by simply dropping in and using it. There is a screen and networked PC in each bookable room.

Help and advice using the equipment can be sought at any time from the PG Hub staff. Students occupying equipment but not using it will be asked to relocate if and when the need arises.

Library services

The PG Hub is a fundamental part of library service provision and is therefore subject to the same rules and regulations that bind the 2 areas. Details can be viewed here:

Terms and conditions of use for all PG Hub equipment

When using these facilities you must comply with the University of Warwick Acceptable Use policy. See:

You are bound by acts of parliament including the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and the Copyright and Patents Act 1988

Important information

  • When using video or audio materials of which you are not the originating author, you must assume that you cannot legally make copies or alter that material.
  • You cannot use “for educational use only” or “not for profit” as a defence in British copyright law. There is no “fair dealing” exemption allowing you to copy movies or music for private personal study.
  • Do not re-publish such material on the Internet (for example Warwick Blogs, Youtube, MySpace, Facebook etc) unless you are absolutely certain that you have the legal right to do so.
  • Do not reproduce in any media (CD, Video, DVD) materials for which you do not own the copyright.
  • You must not plagiarise.
  • There are limited exceptions to this, including the right to reproduce an insubstantial part of the whole production strictly for the purposes of criticism, review or news reporting.
  • If you do use material in this way, you must make sure that the source is adequately acknowledged in your work.

BE AWARE that infringement of copyright is an offence under law. In the event of copyright infringement resulting from the use of PG Hub equipment, the University will not accept responsibility where such infringement results from a failure of anyone using the equipment to understand and abide by these Terms & Conditions and their legal responsibilities.