SIT Computers

SIT Computers

SIT Computers

Overview of Student IT Centres

Several large computer labs are available to all UCC registered students. These labs are maintained by the IT Services Department. Open times and locations are listed below. Before you can use any of these labs you will need to set up your Student IT Account

Open Times and Locations

IT Centre LocationOpening Hours:
In Term
Opening Hours:
Out of Term
Printing AvailableAccessibility Desks
Boole Basement,
near lecture theatre
M-F: 08:30 - 22:00
S-S: 09:00 - 21:00
M-F: 08:30 - 22:00
S-S: 09:00 - 21:00
Yes  Yes
Kane Building
3rd Floor
As per opening
of building
As per opening
of building
Yes  Yes
Boole Library
Q, Q+1, Q+2, Q+3
As per opening
of building
As per opening
of building
Yes  No
Old Pres
Connolly Building
Western Rd.
M-F: 08:30 - 18:00
S-S: Closed
M-S: Closed Yes  No
Enterprise Centre, Unit 23 As per opening
of building
As per opening
of building
Yes  No
Mercy Hospital As per opening
of building
As per opening
of building
Yes  No
Brookfield Health Sciences Library M-F: 09:00 - 17:00
S-S: Closed
M-F: 09:00 - 17:00
S-S: Closed
Yes  Yes
Western Gateway Building G.23 As per opening
of building
As per opening
of building
Yes  Yes

Logging on to the Student IT Centre PCs

To log on to the PCs - press Ctrl-Alt-Del at the log on screen. 

User Name: Enter your student number

Password: Enter your Student IT Account password.


Logging off the Computers

It is very important that after you are finished using the computer that you log-off.

To do this, you can either,

  • Press Ctrl-Alt-Del, and chose Log Out
  • Go to the start button in the bottom left hand side of the screen, and choose Log Out

Releasing A Print Job

Once you have sent a file to the printer you will need to release it from a Card Reader next to the printer.

  • Go to one of the Card Readers next to the printer
  • Insert your UCC Student ID card into the Card Reader and this message will appear: Press OK to Print or Stop to Copy. To select the Print Service press OK.
  • Each Job on your print list is displayed one at a time
  • Press OK to print the displayed job or press STOP to move to the next job
  • Continue to review your print list, selecting files to print
  • Press STOP
  • Wait for ready signal before removing your Student ID Card
  • Your print job should now start printing.

Software installed in all Student IT Centres

  • Internet Explorer
  • Chrome
  • Microsoft Office
    • Word
    • Access
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • SPSS
  • Read and Write
  • Endnote
  • Minitab
  • Audio Note Taker
  • Inspiration

Department Specific Software

So departments maintain their own computer labs. These labs may have different software installed. View department spcific software here

General Rules for the Student IT Centres

  • Strictly no Eating or Drinking in the Student IT Centres
  • Noise levels are to be kept to a minimum
  • No playing games or similar non-academic work
  • If you leave your seat for more than 15 minutes, your seat may be given to the next waiting student

Acceptable Usage Policy


Providing an efficient and reliable computing and networking service depends on the cooperation of all users. It is therefore important that you are aware of your responsibilities to other users and to the providers of services.

You must use the resources in a responsible manner and you must respect the integrity of computer systems, networks and data to which you have access, and follow any rules and regulations governing their use.


In particular you are not permitted to:

  1. engage in activities which waste resources (people, networks, computers);
  2. engage in activities which are liable to cause a disruption or denial of service to other users;
  3. use computer or network resources to access or distribute offensive, obscene, abusive, or threatening material;
  4. use computer or network resources for any activities which contravene the laws of the State, or of the destination country in the case of data being transmitted abroad;
  5. use computer or network resources for commercial activities which are not a part of your work in UCC;
  6. infringe copyright or the proprietary rights of software;
  7. share userIDs or usernames, transfer them to other users, or divulge your passwords to other users;
  8. access, modify, or interfere with computer material, data, displays, or storage media belonging to the University or another user, except with their permission.
  9. connect unauthorised equipment to the campus network or public data networks.


  1. While network traffic is not normally monitored, it may be necessary if there is reason to suspect that this Acceptable Use Policy is being breached, or for the purposes of backup or problem-solving. You must therefore be aware that such monitoring may occur.
  2. Where you knowingly access chargeable services (eg commercial online databases) you and/or your department will be liable for any charges incurred.
  3. If you keep (or intend keeping) personal data about others on a computer, you may need to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act, 1988, and any subsequent legislation.
  4. All undergraduate userIDs will be removed after the Autumn examinations each year.
  5. This Acceptable Use Policy is reviewed from time to time and any new regulations must be observed by all users. Failure to comply with these regulations will result in the service being withdrawn.
  6. The attention of all network users is drawn to the fact that attempts at `hacking' across networks may result in criminal prosecution here or elsewhere.
  7. The sending of SPAM (unsolicited bulk emails) is a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy.

Student IT Services

Boole Basement, University College Cork, College Rd.