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Access to the Department (Mifare Access Control System)

Access to the Department is via an Electronic Access Control System called Mifare and requires the use of your University Photo ID Card. The Mifare card also unlocks the gates to the cycle compound.

Admission is a privilege reserved for those registered and authorised personnel who hold a programmed University Photo ID Card. If you are followed through a Mifare controlled door, please check that the person following you is allowed through. If they are genuine, they will have their University Card with them.

The main entrance doors to the building are locked at night and at weekends. Access is via the main foyer between 7.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday, and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays during term-time. Access to the Department can be gained by authorised card-holders between 6pm and midnight Monday to Friday and between 7am and midnight at weekends via the West End front door.

Entry to offices and research laboratories may be either by key, number pad or card reader.

Normal working hours for technical, secretarial and cleaning staff (who operate on a flexible work system) are between 7.30am and 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.

The Department is closed Christmas Day.

Keys and cards must not be transferred from one person to another.

Lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately to Emma Graham, HR Administrator and Head of Reception, to be deactivated.

For access to areas other than those programmed on the Mifare card, contact