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How to print from the MCS

General info

MCS computers can only print to MCS printers, of which the CMS has four - each of the MCS rooms contains one colour and one black and white printer. These printers have names beginning with "Maths" e.g. "Maths_Pav-B_BW".

There is a charge for printing to MCS computers - however students on taught courses and conference delegates are given free print credit which should be sufficient for their needs.

Printer credit

Maths ia, ib, ii, Part3 and CompBio MPhil students are given an amount of free print credit at the start of each academic year that can ONLY be used to print to the two printers in GL.04 and to the two printers in the Part3 room in the basement of Pav B. The amount given to each part is different and is calculated each year using logs from the previous year as well as the expected printout requirements for each course. The amount given is set at a generous level and should not require topping up during the year. If for any reason students should run out of credit, students need to print out and complete a form, applications are then reviewed and if successful, credit added.

The two printers in GL.04 are also part of the Computing Service Common Balance scheme which means that students who do not receive free Maths print credit can use their prepaid printer balance to print to either the B+W or the colour laser printer.