Frequently asked questions
List of questions
Yes, please bring a laptop. This must be electrically safe.
Yes. The detailed requirements for all the courses vary. Please check out what is required to install for your particular courses from the web pages that link from http://ngcm.soton.ac.uk/summer-academy/ (you can either use the links in the navigation bar on the left or the links in the middle of the page within the "Training Courses" section).
We will provide wireless Internet access: if you have an eduroam account at your university in the UK or Europe, this will (or should) just work.
If you are from outside Europe or not from a university, please let us know at the registration or IT helpdesk, and we can arrange individual Internet access for you.
Note that VTK/Mayavi and Optimising Scientific Software will be running in parallel. Please only choose one of these courses during the registration process.
On the Boldrewood Campus of the University of Southampton.
To get to the workshop rooms, you need to enter through building 176, even though the rooms themselves are labelled to be in building 176L. Follow the orange arrow on the map below to find the entrance.
The NGCM Summer Academy does not provide any accommodation. If you need accommodation then it is recommended you book well in advance; this could include hotels or B&B hotels (Bed and Breakfast hotels). There are a number of hotels in and around Southampton from the low cost Novotel, Ibis and Etap to luxury hotels such as the Hilton and the Grand Harbour. Many of the hotels are located within the city centre, which is about a 15 minute journey by car to the University (a number of bus services cover the route). More options can be found on hotel booking websites such as Laterooms Expedia, Trivago, Kayak and Booking.com.
Several hotels and B&Bs within walking distance or a bus ride away from Boldrewood campus are, e.g.,
The University currently has agreed rates for Highfield House Hotel (£72.00 per night) and Elizabeth House Hotel (£69.95 per night) for a standard room with breakfast. You should mention that you are expecting the University set rate when booking (but also check any deals available at the time, as these may be better).
Alternatively, you may be able to book a room in University accommodation by contacting the University's accommodation service.
All courses are relevant to computational research, but depending on your particular research project some may be more relevant to your own studies, or of more long term value than others. We have tried to provide some rough guidance here, ordered by the workshops available: