7 Contacting me

You can get in touch with me, my digital doppelgängers, and my colleagues using the details below, which include my contact details, directions to the Kilburn Buidling and parking information.

Paying homage to Alan Turing at a mural on the Princess Parkway by tankpetrol.com. According to Jonathan Swinton, Turing is the “patron saint of Manchester” (Swinton 2019). As a Manchester icon, he is commemorated locally by the Alan Turing building, the Alan Turing Memorial, some blue plaques and the Alan Turing Way (Cooksey 2013)

Figure 7.1: Paying homage to Alan Turing at a mural on the Princess Parkway by tankpetrol.com. According to Jonathan Swinton, Turing is the “patron saint of Manchester” (Swinton 2019). As a Manchester icon, he is commemorated locally by the Alan Turing building, the Alan Turing Memorial, some blue plaques and the Alan Turing Way (Cooksey 2013)

7.1 Please Try Reading The Friendly Manual First

If you’re a student, please make sure you’ve Read The Friendly Manual (RTFM), before asking me or my colleagues. There’s a good chance your question will already be answered there, in particular:

7.2 Student Support

If you can’t find an answer to your question in section 7.1, then get in touch. Bear in mind, I might not be the best person to talk to, depending on what you want. If you’re a student, you might be better off contacting student support in person by the neon signs in the engineering building, see figure 7.2.

The Student Support Office (SSO) on the first floor of the engineering building are here to help you, they should be your first port of call. If you have something more specific about a personal, academic or employment issue I may be able to help you.

Figure 7.2: The Student Support Office (SSO) on the first floor of the engineering building are here to help you, they should be your first port of call. If you have something more specific about a personal, academic or employment issue I may be able to help you.

You can contact student support using the emails below:

Query contact
General UG & PGT Queries
Appeals and Conduct
Assessment and Progression
Attendance Queries and Issues
Programme Changes
Course Unit Changes
Mitigating Circumstances, support and Welfare
Placements
Timetabling
Student Data
Student Support Hub
Student Experience2
Visas
Any Other Business (AOB)

If you provide the following information in your email, they will be able to respond to your query more efficiently:

  • Name of Department e.g. Computer Science
  • Student ID Number
  • Programme of Study e.g. BSc Computer Science
  • Brief description of how we can assist you

7.3 Office in the Kilburn Building

My office is on the Lower First floor, Room LF25 of the Kilburn building shown in figure 7.3. From the Byte cafe on the lower first floor, go through the double doors on the South side of the building and down the ramp. LF25 is at the bottom of the ramp on the right, see bit.ly/Kilburn-lower-first-floor.

  • 🏢 Room LF25, Kilburn Building
  • ☎️ telephone: +44 161 275 6186

Details of my office hours can be found in the Wednesday Waggle. 🐝

A panoramic picture of the Kilburn building taken from the Oxford Road. The building stands next to University Place, shown in the right of the picture here, which looks a bit like a giant tin of baked beans.

Figure 7.3: A panoramic picture of the Kilburn building taken from the Oxford Road. The building stands next to University Place, shown in the right of the picture here, which looks a bit like a giant tin of baked beans.

7.4 Postal Address

Send post by carrier pigeon or snail mail to: 🐌

Dr. Duncan Hull
Senior Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
Kilburn Building
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL
Lancashire 🌹

A panoramic picture of the South entrance of the Kilburn building with the Oxford Road on the left hand side of the picture.

Figure 7.4: A panoramic picture of the South entrance of the Kilburn building with the Oxford Road on the left hand side of the picture.

7.5 Kilburn Building Directions

The Kilburn building shown in figure 7.3 is about 20 minutes walk from either Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) or ten minutes from Manchester Oxford Road (MCO). Our official postcode (M13 9PL) takes you to University Place (which looks like a giant tin of baked beans) next door, so you’re better of using the what3words locations (Leatherdale 2019) below which are more accurate:

A panoramic picture of the North entrance of the Kilburn building with the Oxford Road on the right hand side of the picture.

Figure 7.5: A panoramic picture of the North entrance of the Kilburn building with the Oxford Road on the right hand side of the picture.

7.6 Parking at the Kilburn Building

If you are driving, the nearest car parks are:

7.7 Duncan’s Digital Doppelgängers

You can connect online with my digital doppelgängers on t’internet at:

Besides Zoom/Teams, I can also use most other video conferencing software including3: Amazon Chime, Bluejeans, Cisco Webex, Discord, Google Hangouts, Jitsi, Skype, Skype for business and Slack.

Posing outside the Googleplex at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View, California. Thanks to Andrew Lang for taking this picture during Science Foo Camp back in the more optimistic days of “Don’t be evil” (Brin, Page, and Buchheit 2004; Hull 2007, 2009) and before the unfortunate enshittification of the internet. (Doctorow 2023)

Figure 7.6: Posing outside the Googleplex at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View, California. Thanks to Andrew Lang for taking this picture during Science Foo Camp back in the more optimistic days of “Don’t be evil(Brin, Page, and Buchheit 2004; Hull 2007, 2009) and before the unfortunate enshittification of the internet. (Doctorow 2023)