On the All Saints campus there are a wide range of catering outlets, incorporating large restaurants, smaller café operations and grab and go coffee bars. Located in the Mabel Tylecote and John Dalton Buildings are two large restaurants offering fundamentally a fresh food approach. Traditional hot food offers, including Balti curries; Cumberland sausage and cheddar cheese mash with onion gravy; chilli con carne; and fresh pasta with authentic Italian sauces. Snacks such as home made pizza; fajitas; jacket potatoes with hot fillings are also available. A wide selection of deli made to order sandwiches are on offer, along with a large selection of grab and go snacks and refreshing hot and cold beverages to choose from.
There is a take away snack outlet* located on the ground floor of the Chatham Building serving home made soup; hot savouries; and a “create your own sandwich” offer. There is a Bistro Style cafe* located in the Geoffrey Manton Building serving home made cakes; grab and go salads; wraps; with a wide selection of hot and cold beverages.
In Sandra Burslem Building there is a coffee bar located in the Atrium* serving breakfast snacks; speciality coffee and teas; with a mouth-watering selection of freshly made baguettes; and home made pastries and cakes to compliment. There is an identical coffee bar concept located in the All Saints Building on the Ground Floor.
All areas offer a wide range of British, European and Continental Cuisine styles, with an emphasis on quality, fresh products, choice, and value for money.
* Indicates Term Time only.
Computing facilities within the Faculty are located on the first floor of the Geoffrey Manton Building within the Languages resource area in the Mabel Tylecote Building and on the first floor of the All Saints West Building. There are suites of teaching rooms and three drop-in labs. All of the PCs use the latest software including Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Office XP. All PCs are connected to the University network to provide Internet and email access. Printing facilities are available in all areas using the GPAS charging mechanism (details of how to use this system are given in the Information Systems handbook issued to students).
All new students have an induction programme available to them, plus online resources to help them get started. Departments also offer further tuition of varying degrees based on the programme followed.
The local Information Systems Team runs two Helpdesks, which is situated in the main drop-in centres (Geoffrey Manton and All Saints West). The team will give assistance with logging in, password related problems and any technical problems with the software. Any programme-related queries should be referred to your tutor – Information Systems staff are not members of teaching staff. Students should read the Computing Resource Guide together with any notices, displays and electronic warnings in the drop-in lab and fully understand the rules and regulations before using the facilities.
A purpose-built drop-in language centre is situated in the Department of Languages based in the Mabel Tylecote Building. It contains satellite and video viewing areas, and a computer laboratory with multi-media facilities. A large collection of audio, DVD, and computer material for individual study at all levels in Arabic, Chinese, English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish is available all day for private use.