Big Welcome Weekend & Orientation Week 2017

‌‌‌‌‌The aim of University induction activities is to introduce you to the range of University services which are available to postgraduate students, as well as to provide you with essential information about registration. It is also an opportunity to meet your fellow students and some of the staff in the University with responsibility for postgraduate studies. In addition to offering you a warm welcome, we hope that induction will answer many of the questions that you may have about what you can expect, and what will be expected of you, as a postgraduate student here. In addition to the University’s induction activities, you will also have induction meetings within your academic department.

General Information and Links

Graduate School Events Induction for ALL Postgraduates

 

To download a PDF version of the timetable please click here

Induction for Research Postgraduates

Monday, 25 September 2017
 TimeEventLocation
1 - 5 p.m. All new Research Postgraduates Llandinam A6 Penglais Campus 
1 - 5 p.m. Welsh medium Induction for Research Postgraduates

Room S7, Cledwyn Building, Penglais Campus

 

Friday 29th September 2017

 

PGM9005 Ethics, Plagiarism and Academic Practice for Research Students 
MOR9005 Moeseg, Llenladrata ac Ymarfer Academaidd ar gyfer Myfyrwyr Ymchwil

This workshop will run at the start of Year One, will bring together the full Postgraduate research cohort, and focus on Research Ethics, Writing Issues and Teaching skills. This will include ethics, issues of plagiarism, confidentiality, copyright, data protection, freedom of information in the research and writing process.

Compulsory for all full-time research postgraduates, (MPhil and PhD)

 

TimeEventLocation
All day from 9 a.m. PGM9005 Medrus Mawr, Penbryn
All day from 9 a.m. MOR9005 [Welsh Medium] Room S7, 2nd Floor, Cledwyn Building
Incorporating (optional sessions)
Graduate School Introduction to Teaching Programme (2017-18)
Title: ‘An Introduction to Assessment and Feedback’
Title: ‘Small-group Teaching’

Induction for Taught Postgraduates

Compulsory for all full-time taught postgradues

Tuesday 26th September 2017
TimeEventLocation
10.00 - 11.30 a.m. Law, Information Studies, Management & Business Room T1,  Elystan Morgan Building , Llanbadarn Campus
11.30 - 1.00 p.m. Welsh Medium Induction for Taught Postgraduates Room S7, Cledwyn Building, Penglais Campus
11.30 - 1.00 p.m. Art, Education, English and Creative Writing, Modern Languages, History & Welsh History, IGES

Theatre, Film and Television Studies, International Politics, Computer Science, IBERS, Maths,

Physics

Room A12 Hugh Owen, Penglais Campus

School of Art

DateTimeEventLocation
Wednesday, 27th September 12.00 Postgraduate Luncheon
All staff with new and existing Postgraduates
Room 206
Wednesday, 27th September 2.00 p.m. - 2.45 p.m. Postgraduate Registration
[JH & CC]
Room 206
Wednesday, 27th September 3.15 p.m. Postgraduate Induction
[JH & CC]
Room 206

 

Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences

DateTimeEventLocation

MASTERS STUDENTS

Wednesday 27 September 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.

Registration for all postgraduate students

Room 
IB 1.3,1HUB, IBERS New Build
Thursday 28 September 9.00am-10.00am All MASTERS STUDENTS to meet with Course Co-ordinators
Dr Gordon Allison
Dr Mina Davies Morel
Dr Mike Rose
Dr John Scullion and
Dr Hazel Davey (Director of PGT Studies, IBERS)
Room 
EL 0.01
Thursday 28 September 10.15am-10.45am

Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Systems - MASTERS STUDENTS
Jane Richards (Deputy IBERS HSEQ Manager)

Room  
EL 0.01
Thursday 28 September 10.45am-11.15am  MASTERS STUDENTS C190 - Course Introduction
MRES
Dr Hazel Davey
Room  
EL 0.01 
Thursday 28 September 11.15am-11.45am MASTERS STUDENTS J701 - Course Introduction
Biotechnology
Dr Gordon Allison
Room  
EL 0.01
Thursday 28 September 11.45am – 12.15am  MASTERS STUDENTS C197 - Course Introduction
MSc Environmental Management
Dr John Scullion
Room  
EL 0.01 
Thursday 28 September 12.15pm – 1.00pm  MASTERS STUDENTS (D310, D320, D391)
Course Introduction
MSc Equine Science, Livestock Science; MSc Animal Science
Dr Mina Davies Morel and Dr Mike Rose
Room  
EL 0.01 
Thursday 28 September 2.00pm-3.00pm  IT/Library Services, Steve Smith Room 
EL 0.01

RESEARCH STUDENTS

Wednesday, 27 September 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. Registration for all postgraduate students Room 
IB 1.31, Hub, IBERS New Build
Thursday 28 September 11.30am-12.00pm  Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Systems
Jane Richards (Deputy IBERS HSEQ Manager)
Room
EL 1.16
Thursday 28 September 12.00pm-1.00pm Introduction to Research Postgraduates
Professor Paul Shaw (Director of PGR Studies, IBERS)
Room 
EL 1.16
Thursday 28 September 2.00pm-3.00pm           IT/Library Services, Steve Smith Room 
EL 0.01
Thursday 28 September  3.00pm-3.30pm  Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Graduate Office Room 
EL 0.01 
Friday 29th September 3.30pm – 5.00pm Departmental Tour and Demonstrating Workshop with Ian Scott Room 
EL 0.01

School of Business

All the activities noted below are compulsory
These activities are in addition to the University’s centrally organised induction activities
Activities are on Llanbadarn Campus unless otherwise stated
RB = Rheidol Building
EM = Elystan Morgan Building   
DateTimeRoomEvent
Tuesday 26 September 9am - 5pm RB Reception Drop in session - Registration with Postgraduate Support Staff
Tuesday 26 September 2pm -3.00pm

RB 0.23

Business School Postgraduate Welcome Talk and Guide to Registration

Wednesday 27 September 9am - 5pm  RB Reception  Drop in session - Registration with Postgraduate Support Staff 
Wednesday 27 September 9am -11am RB 0.60
RB 0.55

Business Simulation Skills Challenge

Wednesday 27 September 11.30am -12.30pm 

 

RB 0.60

 
(Specialist Group) Personal Tutor Session and An Introduction to
MSc International Finance
MSc International Finance and Banking
Wednesday 27 September 11.30am -12.30pm  RB 0.38 (MBM Group) Personal Tutor Session and An Introduction to
International Business Management Masters
Management Masters
Management and Finance Masters
Management and Marketing Masters
 

Thursday 28 September

 9am - 5pm RB Reception  Drop in session - Registration with Postgraduate Support Staff 
  5pm  Cwtch Padarn,
Padarn 
Aberystwyth International Student Experience
Rosa Soto, University International Student Adviser
 Friday 29 September 9am - 4pm  RB Reception  Drop in session - Registration with Postgraduate Support Staff 
 Friday 29 September 11am -12noon  EM - T1  A Talk for International Students & Visa Compliance Information
Katerina Stivasari-Jones, University Compliance Manager 
 Friday 29 September 1pm -2pm RB 0.23 A Guide to the Library and Information Services
Anita Saycell, Academic Services Librarian
 Friday 29 September 2.30pm - 3.30pm RB 0.23 Effective Communication
John Morgan,Study Practices Coordinator

Computer Science

DateTimeEventLocation
Monday, 25 September  10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. Initial briefing session to follow the Institute welcome to all new students  B57, Llandinam
Wednesday, 27 September

 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

Taught Postgraduate Induction  MP 0.10

 

Education

English & Creative Writing

Postgraduate Induction and Registration Events for PhD/MA Students

DateTimeEventLocation
Monday, 25th September 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Aberystwyth University Induction - New Research Postgraduates
Compulsory

Llandinam A6, Penglais Campus
Monday, 25th September

1.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Welsh medium Induction for Research Postgraduates Room S7, Cledwyn Building, Penglias Campus
Tuesday,26th September

12.00 pm – 1.00 pm

Aberystwyth University Induction - New Taught Postgraduates
(English and CW students only)
A12 Lecture Theatre,
Penglais Campus
Tuesday,26th September 12.00 pm – 1.30 pm Welsh Medium Induction for Taught Postgraduades S7, Cledwyn Building, Penglias Campus
Tuesday, 26 September 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
PhD & MPhil
Departmental Induction -  including discussion regarding Research Training modules options
English and Creative Writing
Dr Luke Thurston and Dr Louise Marshall
A14 Hugh Owen Building,
Penglais Campus
Tuesday, 26 September 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
MA – Taught Postgraduates
Departmental Induction
English and Creative Writing
Dr Beth Rodgers and Dr Luke Thurston

A14 Hugh Owen Building,

Tuesday, 26 September 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm Departmental Welcome Event
PhD, MPhil, MA and current part-time MA and all current PhD’s
Departmental Concourse, Hugh Owen Building
Wednesday 
27 September
10.00 am -  11.00 am  Postgraduate Registration
PhD ONLY (Research Postgraduate Students)
Room D70, Hugh Owen Building

Wednesday 
27 September
11.15 am –12.15 pm
Literary Studies MA’s only
12.15 pm – 1.00 pm
Creative Writing MA’s Only
1.00 pm – 1.30 pm
Q340 Literature and Creative Writing

Postgraduate Registration
MA ONLY (Taught Postgraduate Students)
All new MA students and returning part-time MA students in their second year
(i.e. part 1).

Room D70, Hugh Owen Building

Wednesday /Thursday
27 & 28 September

Anytime between
9.30 am – 4.30 pm

REGISTRATION for Central Research Training modules
New Research Postgraduates
PhD Students

Penglais Postgraduate Centre

Friday, 29th September 

9.00 am (All Day)

Aberystwyth University Year One Graduate Workshop (Module PGM9005)
(compulsory attendance for all 1st year RESEARCH Postgraduates)

Compulsory for all new Research Postgraduates

Medrus Mawr, Penbryn

Friday, 29th September

9.00 am (All Day) 

Aberystwyth University Year One Graduate Workshop (Module MOR9005) 
Welsh Medium
(compulsory attendance for all 1st year RESEARCH Postgraduates)

Compulsory for all new Research Postgraduates

S7, Cledwyn Building, Penglias Campus 

 

Geography & Earth Sciences

DateTimeEventLocation
Tuesday 
26 September

2 - 3 p.m.

Welcome meeting for all Postgraduate Students 

Introduction to courses and scheme structures. Steve Smith in attendance for last 15 minutes to give presentation on services provided by IS.

Room G3
Tuesday 
26 September 
3 - 4 p.m. Incoming PhD and MPhill students meeting with DGES director of Postgraduate studies Room B20, Llandinam
Tuesday 
26 September
3 p.m. onwards MA and MSc Degree Scheme meetings Scheme leaders will meet with their cohorts separately.  Rooms G3, G3a, E8, B22
Wednesday
27 September
9 - 11.30 a.m. Posgraduate Registration Great Hall, Arts Centre
Wednesday
27 September
2 - 3 p.m. Year 2 and year 3 PhD student meeting with DGES Director of Postgraduate Room G3a, Llandinam 
Thursday 
28 September
5 - 7 p.m.  Postgraduate Social Evening Arts Centre Bar

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Helen Stockley Jones:  01970 622606 or email hms@aber.ac.uk

History & Welsh History

DateTimeEventLocation
Monday, 25 September 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m Welcome reception, an open invite to all our new postgraduate students   History Concourse, Hugh Owen Building

MA students

Tuesday, 26 September  1.30 p.m.

Welcome, and Introduction to the MA programme
Dr Jessica Gibbs, Director of Postgraduate Studies

 Room C164, Hugh Owen Building
Tuesday, 26 September   2.30 p.m.

Research training in the MA degree

A: Research Methods and Professional Skills in History
B: The MA dissertation: some preliminary information 

 Room C164, Hugh Owen Building
Tuesday, 26 September  3.30 p.m. Coffee History Concourse, Hugh Owen Building
 Tuesday, 26 September  4.00 p.m. Meeting with MA Programme Convenor
MA Medieval Britain and Europe: 
Professor Björn Weiler
Room C42, Hugh Owen Building
 Tuesday, 26 September  4.00 p.m. Meeting with MA Programme Convenor
MA Modern History:
Dr Peter Lambert
Room C55, Hugh Owen Building
 Tuesday, 26 September  4.00 p.m. Meeting with MA Programme Convenor
MA History and Heritage: 
Dr Michael Roberts
Room C53, Hugh Owen Building
 Tuesday, 26 September  4.00 p.m. Meeting with MA Programme Convenor
MA History of Wales: 
Professor Paul O’Leary
Room B19, Hugh Owen Building
 Tuesday, 26 September 4.00 p.m. Meeting with MA Programme Convenor
MA Media History: 
Dr Siân Nicholas
Room C51, Hugh Owen Building

MPhil/PhD students

 Tuesday, 26 September 11.30 a.m.

MPhil/PhD students

Welcome, and Introduction to the MPhil/PhD programme
Dr Jessica Gibbs, Director of Postgraduate Studies
 Room C44, Hugh Owen Building
 Tuesday, 26 September  2.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Individual meetings with research supervisors
(times to be confirmed at 11.30am session) 
  Room C44, Hugh Owen Building

 

Information Studies

MA Information & Library Studies, MA Archives Administration

Drop in registration sessions with Information Studies Support Staff will be running 9am – 5pm Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th September in Information Studies Reception in the Rheidol Building
DateTimeEventLocation
Tuesday, 26 September 11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m

Welcome talk and guide to registration

Room 0.38, Rheidol Building, Llanbadarn Campus
Wednesday, 27 September 11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Introduction to your Master’s Programme

Room 2.20, Rheidol Building, Llanbadarn Campus
Wednesday, 27 September 1.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.

Buffet lunch for all new postgraduate students and all staff

Rheidol Building Main Concourse
Wednesday, 27 September 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Skills Induction Programme for all new Masters students

Rheidol Building, Llanbadarn Campus
Thursday, 28 September 12.00 p.m. - 1.00 p.m A guide to our Student Union Services and Activities, President of the Aberystwyth Students’ Union  Room 2.21, Rheidol Building
Thursday, 28 September 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Personal tutorials NB You will be informed about your Personal Tutor before this session. Please arrange to meet with your Personal Tutor by the end of the first week of teaching

Staff Offices, Rheidol Building, Llanbadarn Campus
Thursday, 28 September  5.00 p.m.

Aberystwyth International Student Experience Social event, Rosa Soto, University International Student Adviser

Cwtch Padarn, Padarn Building
Friday, 29 September 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

A talk for international students on visa compliance with Katerina Stivasari-Jones

Elystan Morgan T1 Main Lecture Theatre 
Friday, 29 September 1.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.

A guide to the library and Information Services followed by tours of the Thomas Parry Library

Room 0.23
Friday, 29 September 2.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m

Effective Communication, John Morgan, Study Practices Coordinator

Room 0.23 

 

International Politics

PART ONE

PhD and Masters Students

DateTimeEventLocation
Monday, 25th September 9.15 a.m. Arrival & welcome pack - Vicki Jones, Academic Operations Officer Main Hall, International Politics Building
Monday, 25th September 9.30 a.m. Introduction and welcome - Professor Richard Beardsworth, Head of Department Main Hall, International Politics Building
Monday, 25th September 9.45 a.m. The Graduate School - Dr Jenny Mathers, Director of Graduate Studies Main Hall, International Politics Building
Monday, 25th September 10.00 a.m Research Culture - Dr Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Director of Research Main Hall, International Politics Building
Monday, 25th September 10.15 a.m. Information Services Main Hall, International Politics Building
Monday, 25th September 10.30 a.m. Tea & Coffee Main Hall, International Politics Building

Part 2

Masters Students

DateTimeEventLocation
Monday, 25th September 10-45 - 12.30
  • Being a Masters student
  • Overview of Masters programmes:  S & RT Pathways
  • Advice and support available

The Year Ahead:

  • What to do before classes start
  • The Dissertation
  • Masters Dissertation Forum
  • Assessment
  • General question time

 

Main Hall, International Politics Building

 Research Students – West Room – Dr Jenny Mathers, Director of Graduate Studies

DateTimeEventLocation
Monday, 25th September 10-45 - 12.30
  • PhD students briefly introduce themselves
  • Departmental activities 
  • Supervision and Research Monitoring
  • The first year of a PhD
  • Research Training
  • General question time

 

West Room, International Politics Building

Wine Reception

DateTimeEventLocation
Monday, 25th September 6.00 - 7.00 p.m.

 

Wine reception

 

Main Hall, International Politics Building

MASTERS ADVISING AND POSTGRADUATE REGISTRATION 

DateTimeEventLocation
Tuesday, 26th September 2.00 - 4.00 p.m.

  Master’s advising and Postgraduate registration

 

Main Hall, International Politics Building

 

 

Aberystwyth Law School

All the activities noted below are compulsory
These activities are in addition to the University’s centrally organised induction activities
Activities are on Llanbadarn Campus unless otherwise stated
RB = Rheidol Building
EM = Elystan Morgan Building
DateTimeEventLocation

Tuesday 26 September

2.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.  
Postgraduate Welcome Talk and Guide to Registration
Joint session for BS and LS students

RB 0.23

Wednesday 27 September

10.00 a.m. -12.00 p.m.

Departmental Registration for all Postgraduate Students

Great Hall

Wednesday 27 September

2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Academic Induction for Taught Postgraduate Students – Law Part 1
Study Skills (Uta Kohl )
Research and Study Environment (Chris Harding)

EM 1.20

Thursday 28 September

9.00 a.m. -12.00 p.m.

Academic Induction for Taught Postgraduate Students – Law Part 2
Introduction to the Common Law Legal System Part 1 (Kerry Lewis)
Coffee Break
Introduction to the Common Law Legal System Part 2 (Ruth Atkins)
EM 1.20 

Thursday 28 September

5.00 p.m.

Aberystwyth International Student Experience 
Rosa Soto, University International Student Adviser
Cwtch Padarn,
Padarn
Friday, 29th September 11.00 a.m. -12.00 p.m. A Talk for International Students & Visa Compliance Information
Katerina Stivasari-Jones, University Compliance Manager
EM - T1 
Friday, 29th September 1.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. A Guide to the Library and Information Services
Anita Saycell, Academic Services Librarian
RB 0.23
Friday, 29th September  2.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. Effective Communication 
John Morgan,Study Practices Coordinator
RB 0.23 

Mathematics

DateTimeEventLocation
Monday, 25 September  10.30 - 12.00 Initial briefing session to follow the Institute welcome to all new students  B57, Llandinam
Wednesday, 27 September

 10.00 - 12.00

Taught Postgraduate Induction  MP 0.10

Modern Languages

Physics

 

DateTimeEventLocation
Monday, 25 September  10.30 - 12.00 Initial briefing session to follow the Institute welcome to all new students  B57, Llandinam
Wednesday, 27 September

 10.00 - 12.00

Taught Postgraduate Induction  MP 0.10

Psychology

Theatre, Film & Television Studies

Date TimeEventLocation
Tuesday, 26 September 1.00 p.m. - 1.45 p.m. Welcome and Introductions [ALL STUDENTS] Seminar Room, Parry Williams Building
Tuesday, 26 September 1.45 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.

MA Students

Course Leaders to meet with students for discussion about the degree scheme, module choices and to distribute scheme handbooks.

Seminar Room, Parry Williams Building
Tuesday, 26 September 1.45 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.

PhD STUDENTS

PGR Coordinator, Supervisors and PhD Mentors to meet with new PhD students

Seminar Room, Parry Williams Building
Tuesday, 26 September  7.00 p.m. - 12.00 p.m.  
TFTS Postgraduate Social and Quiz Night - All welcome!
                            
TBC
Wednesday, 27 September 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.

Departmental Registration [ALL STUDENTS]

All students to see Ceris Medhurst-Jones to make module choices and activate on-line registration.

PhD students must also register for their research training modules with Ceris and with the Graduate School.

Administration Office,  1st Floor Parry-Williams Building

*Please ensure that you also attend the compulsory central induction events listed here

Welsh & Celtic Studies

DateTimeEventLocation
Thursday, 28 September 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Postgraduate Reception TBC