In collaboration with the University Estates Department, ICT Services have been working hard over the summer to install and upgrade technology in the Alfred Tennyson building (formerly Media, Humanities, and Technology) and the new student accommodation at Viking House.
Alfred Tennyson Building
During the refurbishment of the Alfred Tennyson Building, we helped to implement:
- A new Learning Lounge on the 3rd floor – specially-designed booths to allow for quiet breakout meetings, as well as AV technology compatible with a wide range of devices – so you can display your work and collaborate effectively on group projects.
- A completely refurbished PG study space with individual study rooms and meeting rooms.
- A big screen in the main foyer – for marketing materials, news and announcements.
- New screens in lecture rooms – to allow for better visibility and usability.
Our team have put many hours into installing new AV equipment across the campus and are still working to improve the student and staff experience even further – so keep your eyes open for more improvements in the near future!
The building program for Viking House was estimated at one year’s duration but was accelerated into roughly 14 weeks! It was so accelerated in fact, that BT couldn’t keep up with us and we installed our own radio connection on the top of Cygnet Wharf so residents had internet service for when they moved in. A 1G/s connection back to the University network is now installed and fully operational.
We have 40 enterprise-grade wireless access points in Viking House supporting the latest wireless standards and speeds and we will be installing more once the extension is finished. We’ve also installed 11 enterprise-class network switches and 2 firewalls to support the residents of the building.
We hope all new residents have now settled in and are enjoying their high-speed Wi-Fi!