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 Print & Resource 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        email:

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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

Connect2 'How To' Videos: Here

Which Risk Assessment Form do I need? (Blue or Green): Here


Bank Holiday Information

The University, including all media stores will be closed on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th of May 2023

Normal service will resume from Wednesday 31st May

Degree Show Equipment Requests:-

Download the Request form from Blackboard: Here

Please email this form to and make sure the subject line of your email is "Degree Show Equipment Request" plus your full name.

The Deadline Hand in Date for this form is 3rd May 2023 - Bookings will be created on connect 2 early the following week by the technical team and you should recieve an email confirmation.

The Creative Media Centre will contact you if there are any issues with your equipment bookings or if equipment is not available.

For all Degree Show bookings you must complete a Blue Risk Assessment ( and have your tutor agree, sign and email it to, putting your name as the Subject (The tutor emailing to this inbox from their email address will act as their digital signature).

We must have received their email sign-off prior to you collecting your booking.

Upon collection of the equipment you will need to provide:
*The name of the tutor who has sent in the risk assessment
*Your SHU card.

  The Creative Media Centre, Cantor and HPO: General Information

  • 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.