Yes. Before you begin using Mediazone, as a registered student you will have to agree to the Mediazone rules & regulations. There is a lot of important information, and you can refer to them at all times.
All recorded video should be transferred/copied to your own personal external disk. All students are responsible for their own material/projects. All students must use their own external hard drive (preferably one that uses external power).
When the computer is shutdown, or restarts everything on the C:\ drive – or Desktop is erased. Unfortunately, there is no way of recovering these files. Always make sure you are saving to your own personal external drive. You are ultimately responsible for your material.
We encourage all students to use their own headsets – especially in class and the Digital Lab, (For health & Safety reasons). In the Audio & Radio facilities we include professional headsets.
The protocols have been created by the University of Nicosia in order to provide information and instructions on the measures that will be applied to the use of Mediazone in regards to practical courses with a view to safeguarding the safety, health and well-being of both students and employees as well as third-party visitors and site users, aiming to minimize the spread of SARS-Cov-2.
No. You are responsible for picking up and bringing back any equipment booked under your student ID number. Equipment must be thoroughly checked by the user, in this case only you the registered student are capable and authorized to do this – in both the check out and check in process. No one else, without exception.
Students are not allowed under any circumstances to take any Mediazone equipment outside of the Republic of Cyprus and transport it for any reason to any other area or country. Doing so constitutes a penalty and will affect the student / borrowers record. Mediazone reserves the right to limit or deny the use of equipment depending on their borrowing history.
• Loss / Stolen
• No show
Mediazone is located in the Main University campus building, -1 floor, with entrances from the left of the outside amphitheater and from below Coffeeology. Once inside, the orange colored hallway is located to your left from Cinestudio.
Mediazone has a contact us function on the website; this email goes out to all staff, and we ensure you get a reply.
Apart from the Lab assistant on duty, Mediazone has a Broadcast Engineer and IT Technician, a Technical Facilities Support Coordinator, and an Administrative assistant who are ready to help. Find all of the relevant contact numbers, and email form on the website, or drop by to speak to us.
You should have your Student ID available for everything you do in Mediazone. It is very important to show your Student ID every time – as part of the Mediazone Rules and Regulations. If you do happen to forget your Student ID – the Lab Assistant will accept an official Government issued photo ID as an alternative. No ID means no service.
Do I need to reserve the Television Production Studio, Radio Studio and / or Audio Production Studio?
Yes, the above mentioned facilities are available for reservations online. Come in and get familiar with the equipment before you need to use them. Ask your Lab Assistant to show you what is available.
No. Equipment and facility use is dependent on being a registered student in a Communications department or Design & Multimedia practical course – for the current semester. It also depends on what the instructor has requested for her or his class, as in some classes students get to use equipment during the class only.
Penalties exist to help regulate our limited resources. Penalties are incurred when you violate Mediazone rules and regulations. Examples include: Loss, or damage, reserving facilities and not showing up and bringing in equipment later than you were supposed to. Please make sure your read all of the rules.
I am experiencing difficulties in logging on to the Mediazone website to make my reservation. What should I do now?
Try the following:
• Ask your instructor if he has requested access to Mediazone for this course.
• Ensure you are registered student in a practical course in the Communications or the Design & Multimedia Department.
• Check the web address you are using. Make sure that you are currently logged on to the Mediazone website and not through the student intranet.
• Ensure you are using your student ID and intranet password.
• Please speak to your Lab Assistant or staff for assistance.
All equipment is on a five (5) day maximum lending system per calendar week one day is defined by Mediazone from 10am until 8:45pm. Equipment can be reserved one – two – three – four or five days.
All students will be borrowing equipment based on the above.
No you cannot. Cancellations are made by you the student via the Reservation system. You have up to 8 hours prior to your reservation to make a cancellation. For further information see rules & regulations.
No they cannot. Reservations or cancellations cannot be made by a Lab Assistant or from any of the Mediazone computers.
Reserving is not mandatory as we can accommodate individuals on a first come first serve basis. Without a reservation we cannot guarantee that equipment will be available. Even if you are not reserving equipment before your arrival to Mediazone, an online reservation will be required if equipment is available for online tracking purposes.
All facilities are available online in the Reservation system under Facilities and can be reserved for student use. This applies to all of our facilities including the Photography studio, Tv Studio Production space, the Easy Audio Recording booth and the Audio / Radio facilities and The Digital lab. NO reservations can be made over the phone. Time allocated for each project is limited but enough to enable you to finish on time. Make sure you use your time effectively.
All equipment reservations are online except for a select number of peripherals. Please ask your Lab Assistant if you require items you may not see on our website. Examples are:
• Power cables
Can I borrow/lend or checkout any equipment during extended periods/days of any official public holidays or University of Nicosia campus closures?
Students will not be allowed to borrow/lend or checkout any equipment during extended periods/days of any official public holidays or University of Nicosia campus closures. The online notice for last day for equipment check in prior to University closures will be upheld, without exception.
Examples are Christmas break and Spring Easter break periods. This applies inclusively and not exclusively as Mediazone reserves the right to make changes in accordance to calendar year public holidays, and as per any University closures.
There are unforeseen circumstances when Mediazone will close outside of public holidays. Notice will be placed on our website and with your instructor.
Mediazone cannot extend your reservation time in case you are late and certainly cannot allocate new time for you in case you do not show up. Time allocated for your class per week is determined with the cooperation of the instructor & not solely by Mediazone. Our current online system cannot accommodate any exceptions. Do not ask for more time.
Access to Mediazone
My course is in the Communications and/or Design and Multimedia Departments, but I have no access to equipment that I may want to use for a project. What do I do?
Speak to your instructor and have them contact us via email to see if we can assist, and grant you the specific type of access you need. They need to approve such as request first.
Your instructor should be able to outline this for you, but you can always refer to your dashboard upon logging into the reservation area to see available equipment for courses you are taking. Your Lab Assistant will also be able to show you anytime you like what is available in the way of equipment and facilities. Just ask!