The CST Research Commons and Facilities

CST has its own research commons where staff and students can collaborate and interact. The access-controlled facilities at The Stables include staff offices, the research commons, a boardroom and lounge area. It is equipped with workstations, a boardroom for meetings and a lounge area for discussion and relaxation with a mini in-house library.

The main aim of the CST Research Commons is to enhance the CST’s contribution to postgraduate through-put and research output by providing a conducive environment for researchers, which directly support research endeavours of postgraduate students and researchers.

Research Commons

  • Seating for 14 Postdoc / PhD / Masters students
  • 14 carousel computer workstations (Hot spot / First-come-first-serve)
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning room
  • Wireless internet connection/ LAN Cable connection
  • 14 Workstation Lockers
  • Water dispenser

Boardroom

  • Table with seating for 10
  • CST Research Group meetings
  • Conducting small workshops
  • Conducting small group training sessions
  • Conducting small group seminars
  • 2 writing boards / flip charts with paper, pens and eraser
  • CST overhead projector (available on request)
  • Meeting facility for Senior Management of CST
  • Hours of availability: Monday-Thursday 08:00 – 17:00
    * Arrangements can be made for use of the facility outside of specified hours
  • Maximum period of booking: Full working day

For CST Boardroom bookings please contact: cstenquiries@sun.ac.za

Lounge Area

The lounge area is used for drinking CST supplied coffee and tea. It is a space for discussion and relaxation.

  • Kitchenette with Coffee / Tea bar
  • Coffee, tea drinking / eating area
  • Wireless internet connection/ LAN Cable connection
  • Mini in-house library (no books can leave the lounge area)
  • Courtyard with garden