skip to primary navigation skip to content

Department of Geography


Audio Visual Aid provision in the Department of Geography

Audio Visual Aid provision in the Department of Geography

This short guide explains the availability of audio-visual equipment in the Department, how to make use of it and who to contact in the event of difficulties.

Equipment available for your presentation

  • Full HD Projector
  • Desktop PC
  • Kensington Wireless Presenter
  • Cables for connecting a laptop or MacBook
  • Carousel slide projector (Large Lecture Theatre only)

Guidance for each room

Details for each room are available on the Intranet:

Further details about the desktop computers

  • The Operating System on each computer is Windows 10 Pro.
  • Microsoft Office 2016 is installed. Material created in older versions should work on this.
  • A CD/DVD drive is present on each machine.
  • As a precaution it may be useful to bring presentations on more than one media type.
  • The machines are connected to the Internet, via the Department's network.

Other software:

If your presentation is particularly large or complex using software packages not listed above, then it is probably best that you bring your own laptop (see below).

If you find the machine switched off when you arrive:

The desktop computers are checked each morning that they are switched on and booted up. However it is possible that the machine will be turned off when you arrive for your lecture. If the machine is off, please:

  1. Switch on the computer. After a minute or so it will have booted up.
  2. Log on to the machine, by pressing the Control+Alt+Delete keys altogether. If you are a member of staff then you will already have an account on GEOG enabling you to logon. If you are a Visiting Lecturer you will require a userid and password, available from the General Office, the Undergraduate Office Administrator or the Computing Staff in the Main Geography Building.
  3. You can then select the software you require from the Start menu.

This process takes about three minutes.

Laptop and MacBook users

Cables for connecting a laptop or MacBook to the AV Equipment are available in each room. Further details are available within the specific room instructions. MacBook Thunderbolt to HDMI or VGA adapters are available from the General Office (to be returned after use).

Who to contact - Who does what?

If you have any further enquiries, please contact the computing staff:

  • E-mail: or
  • Telephone: 01223 (3)33390

Technical issues and advice

The computing staff will be happy to help with any technical issues that may arise, although we do ask that you avoid leaving things until the last minute.

Likewise, the computing staff can advise you, in advance of giving your presentation, on whether it will run on the Department's equipment.

If you encounter problems during a presentation, please kindly contact us as above, so that a list of the most frequently encountered problems - and what do to - can be developed.

Ensuring the equipment is present

We try to ensure that equipment is available during all timetabled slots in the appropriate room.

If you need equipment you think will not be automatically available or you need equipment for an ad-hoc seminar/presentation, you must let us know as far in advance as possible.