Computer Laboratory

Course pages 2013–14

Registration

Principal lecturer: Dr Robert Harle
Taken by: Part IA CST, Part IA NST, Part I PBS

Timing and Location

The registration session is compulsory for all students taking Computer Science in IA (this includes CST, NST and PBST students). It is run at 14.00 in Lecture Theatre 1 of the Computer Laboratory in the William Gates Building

Slides from the Registration Talk

Practical Group Allocations

The group allocations can be downloaded here (this list will be updated regularly).

  • Group A has ML/Java practicals 4-6pm on Thursdays starting 17 October
  • Group B has ML/Java practicals 2-4pm on Thursdays starting 17 October

CST students also have hardware practicals every second week, starting in week 3 (October 24). These are arranged in subgroups of A and B base don whether the week number is odd or even:

  • Group AO (A, odd) Hardware practicals 1.30-4pm on Thursdays of weeks 3,5,7
  • Group AE (A, even) Hardware practicals 1.30-4pm on Thursdays of weeks 4,6,8
  • Group BO (B, odd) Hardware practicals 10.30-1pm on Thursdays of weeks 3,5,7
  • Group BE (B, even) Hardware practicals 10.30-1pm on Thursdays of weeks 4,6,8

For absolute clarity, here are the dates:

  • Week 1: October 10
  • Week 2: October 17 [ML practicals start]
  • Week 3: October 24 [Hardware practicals start]
  • Week 4: October 31
  • Week 5: November 7
  • Week 6: November 14
  • Week 7: November 21
  • Week 8: November 28

Useful links

Professional Bodies

You are eligible to join one or both of the UK's professional bodies covering Computer Science. These are the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the British Computing Society (BCS). Both of these entities have provided brief slides to introduce themselves, and both offer highly reduced fees for students