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Opening hours


Temporarily located at East End through Sept 2022

08.00 - 17.00
Accounts 10.00 - 12.00;  14.00 - 15.00
Admin Suite 09.30 - 12.30;  14.30 - 16.00
Photography 09.00 - 13.00;  14.30 - 16.00
Reprographics 08.00 - 12.15;  14.30 - 16.00
Stores 10.00 - 12.30;  14.30 - 16.00
  • The Reception office will be temporarily re-located to the East end of the building (BMS Lecture Theatre side) during the foyer refurbishment, beginning 10 June 2022 through approximately the end of September. We apologise for any inconvenience.
  • Department core working hours are Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm; the main entrance doors are open Monday - Friday 7am to 6pm and Saturdays (during term time) 7am to 1pm. 
  • The department is closed over the Christmas/New Year period and Easter weekend.  You will get an email telling you the exact hours and days it is closed.  

Out of hours procedures

  • To leave the department outside regular hours, during the summer of 2022 please use the East entrance (BMS end).
  • Out of hours experimental work is only permitted as follows:
    • Monday - Friday, 5pm - midnight
    • Saturday - Sunday, 7am - midnight
    • Experimental research workers must never work alone in the lab.  There must be at least one other person within easy call in the event of a mishap.  
    • Enter through the East entrance (by the car park) using your mifare card.
    • You MUST sign the book on the table in the foyer if you enter or leave the department Monday - Friday after 7pm or any time on weekends, so that you can be found in the event of an emergency evacuation!


Security & Mifare cards

General admin

  • Car parking:  The department has extremely limited car parking availability, which MUST be booked in advance. To request a space, please email  Visitors to the department who have a space reserved must write their vehicle registration number on the white board next to reception.
  • Booking meeting rooms
  • Booking taxis:  Reception book all taxis - you will need an account code to charge.
  • Botanic garden passes:  Reception hold free entry tickets which you can borrow for up to a day (available Monday - Friday).
  • Catering
  • Cybercafé and beyond
  • Email, phones, Raven Authentication, network connections:  Computing and IT.
  • Personal data and data protection
  • Visitors:  Please sign all guests in and out of the department and request a temporary mifare card.  Notify Reception in advance if you have several guests arriving.

Useful information for administrators