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: 9am - 1pm / 1:35pm - 5pm

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

HPO Print & Resource 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

Christmas Booking Form

Connect2 Induction video

Download the Risk Assessment forms 

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

Risk Assessment Training Course (sign into Blackboard first): Here

HPO Media Centre Information 


Easter Holidays 2024

Harmer Creative Media Centre will remain open over the Easter period, apart from the bank holidays (29th March - 2nd April and the 3rd April for critical software updates for Connnect2).  

Students will still be able to borrow equipment for the usual 8 day loan period over Easter, however if you would like an extension to cover the full 2 week holiday, please ensure the dates are accurate on your Risk Assessment. 

Extended bookings must be returned between 8th and 12th of April.

Please leave adequate time (at least 3 working days) for academics to approve Risk Assessments.


Semester 2 2024

The Creative Media Centre would like to welcome all new and returning students.  We are now open as normal. Please see our Opening Hours section (above).


- The Creative Media Team

  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. 
  • The Creative Media Centre does not provide spare / extra memory cards (all cameras come with either 1 or 2 memory cards depending on make / model).
  • Students should back up their own files BEFORE returning equipment. The CMC cannot check in cameras without  memory cards
  • The Creative Media Centre does not format/erase memory cards. It is the student's responsibility to format/erase memory cards BEFORE using the equipment to ensure full capacity of data storage. 
  • Data left on memory cards is the responsibility of the user. The Creative Media Centre does not guarantee the confidentiality of data left on memory cards. To ensure the confidentiality of your data, you should format or erase the memory card before returning it to the CMC. Always make a backup of your data before formatting or erasing a memory card. This will help you to protect your data in case of accidental deletion or corruption.