The Commerce research wing is a world-class research facility designed to offer you the best environment in which to pursue and complete your studies. It boasts the most sophisticated IT, superior individual workspaces, seminar and presentation facilities, and research resources.
Please take care of it and ensure it remains a functional, productive and comfortable work environment. Please refer to the Research Wing guidelines for more details.
The research wing has been designed specifically for Commerce PhD and Masters by Research students, as well as assigned Research Assistants, Dean’s Scholars and Honours students.
Full-time PhD students are issued with a swipe card for access through the front door of the building. This allows the faculty to record student movement in order to allocate workspaces. A surveillance camera at the entrance provides extra security.
Please do not lend your swipe card to other students. If you do, your access to the building will be suspended.
If you use the research wing at least 70 hours a month, you will be assigned a workspace and computer. If you use the wing less than 70 hours a month, you will have access to computers and desks on a 'hot-desk' basis. Usage is monitored to ensure you are assigned your own space if your usage increases to more than 70 hours per month.
If you are going on holiday, deferring or visiting research collaborators overseas, please inform Research Officer Phil Luskan so allowances can be made.
New HDR students are assigned a hot-desk for their first three months before being allocated a permanent space if the regularity of their usage permits.
All computer workstations in the Faculty of Commerce are part of a three-year lifecycle plan, and are connected to printers, photocopiers and the internet. Access to your computer is via your student email username and password.
Please note that computer workstations are not backed up on the University's networks. You must ensure your files in 'My Documents' are regularly backed up on to a portable media device (CD or memory stick). Please consult ITS Support for assistance.
Please respect the quiet environment of the research wing. For discussions and meetings, please use the G81 meeting room on the bottom floor, or one of the 'break-out' offices located on each floor.
If a student is persistently noisy, politely ask them to respect the need for a quiet environment. If they continue, report the problem to the Research Officer Phil Luskan.
Tutoring should be undertaken only in the tutor rooms provided within each school. If tutoring consultation occurs in the research wing, a warning will be issued, followed by suspended access.
A designated eating area is located near the kitchen on the ground floor. All food must be prepared and eaten in this area, however drinks are permitted at individual workstations. Please keep the eating area tidy and use only your supplies.
Selected staff members have been trained in first aid, and some research students may be able to assist in an emergency. The University's security staff are also trained in first aid and should be contacted for out-of-hours problems.
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