Support for Facilities
Computing Loan Policies
The Department supports the lending of portable computing equipment for short term use (conferences, meeting, fieldtrips).
The policy statement ESE Computing Equipment Loan Policy defines the new loan procedure and the responsibilities of the borrower.
The policy covers the lending of:
- Portable hard drives
- Conference phone
Staff and students must agree to the terms in the policy by reading and signing a copy of the Computing Equipment Loan Agreement Form prior to their first loan and return it to the Departmental Computing Officer. The agreement form is valid for the current academic year and must be completed annually.
Please make all computing equipment loan arrangements through the Department. The contact for this service is:
- Name: Theo Papadopoulos (Departmental Computing Officer)
- E-mail Address: email@example.com
- Location: RSM 2.30
Information for those requiring engineering support for their research
For help and assistance with your research, please contact our mechanical technicians:
~ Graham Nash telephone number 47471 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can discuss potential work and ideas with either of them at the clinic sessions they hold between the hours of 14:00 and 16:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Their office is 2.30 which is located on the second floor of the RSM
Guest Computer Accounts Information
When you are expecting guests and would like them to be able to use our computing facilities (especially wireless) please make sure you plan for necessary guest accounts in advance.
NB: Guest accounts are temporary and do not receive any storage or an associated Imperial email address.
For very short term guests, you may create an immediate guest account valid for 8 hours using the online form at:
To use this feature you must be prepared to identify the person to whom the guest id has been given or take personal responsibility for its traffic.
For longer guest accounts, from 1 to 90 days you can use the form at:
For conferences and the creation of a large number of guest accounts please contact the Computing Manager directly giving at least 2 weeks notice.
Note also that visitors from other academic institutions will be able to use the Eduroam service if their institution has signed up for access. Likewise you will be to use your account details when visiting participating institutions. You can find further details on Eduroam at
A general introduction on the guest access systems can be found at: