Open hours

Normal Opening Hours:

Harmer Media Centre:

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00am - 5pm

Wednesday: 9.00am - 4pm

Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Cantor Media Centre:

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00am - 1pm / 1:35pm - 5pm

Wednesday & Friday: 9:00am - 1pm / 1:35pm - 4pm

HPO Media Centre:

Monday - Thursday: 9.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4.30pm
Friday: 9am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4pm


Contact us

Harmer Media Centre, Room 2406, Harmer Building          tel: 0114225 2659

Cantor Media Centre, Room 9213, Cantor Building          tel: 0114 225 6856                     

HPO Media Centre, Room 16.-1.14, HPO Building 

Printmaking, Room 16.-2.03, HPO Building                   email:

Digital Workshops, Room 16.-1.16, HPO Building            email:

AGC Performance,  tel: 0114 225 4468

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Useful links

Connect2 Induction video

HPO Media Centre Information

Download the new 'Risk Assessment' form fromNew Risk Assessment Forms (2022)

Download Equipment Guides from: Here

Pay Fines or Buy Paper: CMC SHU-Store

Pay Fines or Purchase Materials from the HPO Media Store: HPO SHU-Store

CMC Blackboard Site (sign in to BB before clicking link): Here

CMC Youtube Channel: Here


Christmas 2022

Cantor Media Centre and Specialist Technical Spaces and Harmer Creative Media Centre and Specialist Technical Spaces will be closed from 4pm Friday 16th December 2022 and will all re-open 9am Monday 9th January 2023.  

Open access spaces will remain open for as long as University buildings are open. 

In order for Students to have equipment over the Christmas holiday, they need to fill in the usual Blue Risk Assessment and an additional Christmas Holiday booking form.   

Students should only be borrowing equipment over the Christmas Holiday if it is needed for their course work. 

The Christmas Holiday Booking form is located with the Risk Assessment Forms.  You can access this from Connect 2 homepage: - Download the new 'Risk Assessment' form from: New Risk Assessment Forms (2022)  

Please make sure you have sent both the Blue Risk Assessment AND the Christmas Holiday Booking form to your lecturer.  Once they have signed of both of these forms, your lecturer should forward BOTH the completed Christmas Booking form and the Risk Assessment on in the usual way to ! Creative Media Risk Assessment inbox, putting the Students name as the title and cc’ing in the student. 

Equipment can be collected from stores from 12th December until 16th December and needs to be returned between 9th and 20th of January.    

Connect2 won’t allow this length of booking, so please select the latest return date that you are able to.  When you come to the Creative media desk to collect your booking you can agree a return date with the CMC technicians. 

  The Creative Media Centre, Cantor and HPO are open for equipment bookings.

  • Equipment loans will remain bookable up to a week in advance and you can now keep equipment for up to 8 days at a time.

 Some changes have been introduced:

  • All specialist spaces will be kept locked whilst not in use.  Please ask at the Creative Media Centre to gain entry.
  • Late night access to Computer suites: Monday – Friday 9am-9pm. (Please note the flextight will not be available after 4:30pm)
  • Late night access to the Workstation and Photo studios is available: Monday to Thursday 9am-9pm. You must book your slot on Connect 2 and will need a Risk Assessment in order to use the Workstation or Photography studios after 4:30.


For all information about keeping safe on campus

Research Equipment has moved to another department

All Research kit is now bookable via the Norfolk Connect2 site and must be collected from Norfolk Building. 

Connect2 Site: Here

Room 408, Norfolk Building

Tel: 0114 225 5835 / 0114 225 4730



Take care, stay safe

The Creative Media Team



  • All Students must show their Student ID card when collecting equipment
  • Students will not be able to collect their booking without Student ID
  • All bookings require a Risk Assessment: For Low Risk Activites you may use the pre-filled Green Form
  • Please read the Green Risk Assessment and decide if this covers your activities (see useful links above) - no further action required
  • For any activities that fall outside the Green RA form you must fill out a Blue Risk Assessment form (see useful links)
  • Blue Risk Assessments must be sent to an academic staff member for approval. Once approved, the academic will send the form to:
  • Please leave 3 days for academic sign off
  • Students will not be able to collect equipment without an approved Risk Assessment (if the activity is not covered by the Green RA form)
  • It is the borrowers responsibility to check the equipment upon checkout to ensure all required resources have been provided, including batteries, cables and memory cards where necessary.
  • Equipment loaned from the service must not be used for commercial gain.
  • Any faults with the equipment should be reported to the CMC at time of discovery (by email or phone if appropriate)
  • Users must not loan the equipment to third parties or other students/staff 
  • You have 30 MINUTES to collect your equipment booking from your initial collection time. Failure to collect will result in your booking being cancelled.