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Opening hours


08.00 - 17.00


10.00 - 12.00;  14.00 - 15.00

Admin Suite

09.30 - 12.30;  14.30 - 16.00


09.00 - 13.00;  14.30 - 16.00


08.00 - 12.15;  14.30 - 16.00


10.00 - 12.30;  14.30 - 16.00

  • 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

  • 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  
  • 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