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Welcome to the student wiki for Computer Science at the University of Manchester. This site is a student run learning resource which is meant to build on the success of previous years' use of Google Docs to collaborate on revision material (See the site's history for more details). For the course notes, see the Module Index, also in the quick links box below.

The site's main aims are:

  • To provide a source of revision material during exam times
  • To act as a complete guide, covering each module from a student perspective

To see a more complete explanation of the site's aims, see the core project page, which explains what is still needed to accomplish the core aims of the site. If you wish to make more than minor edits, please read the editing guide first, as accomplishing the above goals efficiently requires that you keep a few things in mind, especially when creating new pages.

Please ensure that you are familiar with the Site Rules before continuing.

Ignorance of the rules will not be considered an acceptable excuse. There are only five rules and they are well explained.

If you're new and don't know what to do, check out I'm new, what do I do?

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Important Editing Note

Do not copy material from any handouts.

Some of the handouts include material which is only licensed for academic use, and exposing this on a publicly viewable wiki would be a breach of copyright. Also, the authors of said handouts may not wish for their materials to become accessible to the public or usable by other universities. Respect their wishes and ensure that the material on this wiki is written from scratch, or constitutes Fair Use.

Since the wiki is meant to act as an alternative source of information and be worded from a student perspective, copying material from the handouts would also be counter to the goals of the core project.

Note that this does not forbid you from using the structure of the university materials to structure content on the wiki, after all, the wiki is intended to act as an aid to the courses and it is logical for the material to follow a similar route.

At the moment, the wiki is publicly viewable as a convenience, so you don't have to log in to view the notes and also so that the contents of the wiki may remain a valuable resource to students even after they have finished their courses. Please help keep it that way by keeping the material original.

Other Sites

The SoCS also runs a staff/student wiki, referred to as the SoCS Wiki (You can also access it via the link in the sites sub-menu to the left). Any material that could be useful to both staff and students should be directed to that wiki.

Material suitable for the SoCS wiki includes (but is not limited to):

  • FAQs
  • Howto guides covering the usage of software and lab equipment (e.g. a Linux 'cheat sheet')

In general, if it is likely to be of benefit to staff too, put it in the SoCS wiki. If it's a student concern it should go here.


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