External students

Information for students who are not on an Informatics degree programme but are taking an Informatics course as part of their studies.

In addition to the information below, you are expected to be familiar with the University's regulations, in particular:


In the first few weeks of Semesters 1 and 2 we'll update student cards so that they have access to our Informatics Space (Appleton Tower).  However, if your student card is not updated and you do not have access to Appleton Tower, please come and see us in the Informatics Teaching Organisation (Appleton Tower, 6.05).  We can then update your swipe permissions.

For information about registering a DICE account, our Computing Support Team will able to help. More information can be found here.  

New students' handbook

Calculators not provided at Informatics exams

From 1st September 2015, the School of Informatics no longer provides calculators at School of Informatics exams.  If the use of a calculator is permitted in an exam, it is your responsibility to bring your own calculator to the exam. 

Only a calculator from the approved list specified in Policy 4.1.3 of the College of Science and Engineering Policy and Procedure of the Use of Calculators in Examinations 2015-16 may be used in Informatics exams.

Please note: You are entirely responsible for the working order of your calculators and batteries.   You are warned that although electronic calculators have a high degree of reliability, you should check the correct entry of data and the credibility of results. The commonest form of malfunction is due to the run down of batteries. 

Invigilators will remove calculators not in the approved list; candidates may collect them at the end of the examination (Policy 4.3).

Other schools within the University may have different policies on providing calculators; please make sure you check this before any exams.  If in doubt, take an approved calculator with you to the exam, just in case.