Big Welcome Weekend & Orientation Week 2018

‌‌‌‌‌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

 Induction for Research Postgraduates

Monday, 24 September 2018
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1 - 5 p.m. All new Research Postgraduates Llandinam A6 Penglais Campus 
1 - 5 p.m. Welsh medium Induction for Research Postgraduates

TBC

 

Friday 28th September 2018

 

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)

 

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All day from 9 a.m. PGM9005 TBC
All day from 9 a.m. MOR9005 [Welsh Medium] TBC
Incorporating (optional sessions)
Graduate School Introduction to Teaching Programme (2018-19)
Title: ‘An Introduction to Assessment and Feedback’
Title: ‘Small-group Teaching’

Induction for Taught Postgraduates

Compulsory for all full-time taught postgradues

Tuesday 25th September 2018
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10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. Induction for Taught Postgraduates MP 0.15, Penglais Campus

School of Art

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  • Big Welcome Weekend and Orientation Week
  • General Activities

Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences

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MASTERS STUDENTS

Wednesday, 26 September 

1.30 p.m. -

3.00 p.m.

Registration for all Postgraduate Students Room 1.31, Hub, IBERS New Build
Thursday, 27 September  9.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.

All Master Students to meet with Course Co-ordinators Dr Mina Davies Morel, Dr Mike Rose, Dr John Scullion, Dr Iain Chalmers and Dr Hazel Davey (Director of PGT Studies, IBERS)

Room 0.01

Edward Llwyd Building

Thursday, 27 September   10.15 am - 10.45 am

Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Systems

Jane Richards (Deputy IBERS HSEQ Manager)

Room 0.01

Edward Llwyd Building

Thursday, 27 September   10.45 am - 11.15 am

Course Introduction: MRES Biosciences, MRES Parasite Control

Masters Students: C190, C111

Dr Hazel Davey

Room 0.01

Edward Llwyd Building

Thursday, 27 September   11.15am-11.45am

Course Introduction: Biotechnology

Masters Students: J701

Dr Hazel Davey

Room 0.01

Edward Llwyd Building

Thursday, 27 September    11.15am-11.45am 

Course Introduction: MSc Environmental Management

Masters Students: C197

Dr John Scullion

Room 0.01

Edward Llwyd Building

Thursday, 27 September  11.45am – 12.15am        

Course Introduction, MSc Equine Science, Livestock Science, Animal Science

Masters Students: D310, D320, D391

Dr Mina Davies Morel and Dr Mike Rose

 

Room 0.01

Edward Llwyd Building

RESEARCH STUDENTS

Thursday, 27 September   11.30 am - 12.30 pm  

Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Systems

Jane Richards (Deputy IBERS HSEQ Manager)

 

1.16

Edward Llwyd Building

Thursday, 27 September   

12.00 pm -

1.00 pm 

Introduction to Research Postgraduates      

Professor Paul Shaw (Director of PGR Studies, IBERS)

                  

Room 1.16

Edward Llwyd Building

Thursday, 27 September     2.00pm - 3.00pm   IT/Library Services, Steve Smith 

Room EL 0.01

Edward Llwyd Building

Thursday, 27 September      3.00pm - 3.30pm  Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Graduate Office

Room EL 0.01

Edward Llwyd Building 

Thursday, 27 September  3.30pm-4.00pm  TIER 4 Students, Katerina Stivasari-Jones                    

Room EL 0.01

Edward Llwyd Building 

Friday 28th September  4.00 pm - 5.30 pm 

Departmental Tour and Demonstrating Workshop with Ian Scott

 

Room 0.01

Edward Llwyd

 

  • Big Welcome Weekend and Orientation Week
  • General Activities

School of Business

All the activities noted below are compulsory
These activities are in addition to the University’s centrally organised induction activities
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  • Big Welcome Weekend and Orientation Week
  • General Activities

 

Computer Science

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Monday, 24 September  10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. Initial briefing session to follow the Institute welcome to all new students  TBC
Wednesday, 26 September

 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

Taught Postgraduate Induction  TBC

 

  • Big Welcome Weekend and Orientation Week
  • General Activities

Education

  • Big Welcome Weekend and Orientation Week
  • General Activities

English & Creative Writing

Postgraduate Induction and Registration Events for PhD/MA Students

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Monday, 24th September 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Aberystwyth University Induction - New Research Postgraduates
Compulsory

Llandinam A6, Penglais Campus
Tuesday, 25 September 10.00 am - 1.00 pm

Aberystwyth University Induction - Taugh Postgraduates

Maths and Physics Building Room - 0.15
  2.30 pm – 3.30 pm 

PhD and MPhil

Departmental Induction -  including discussion regarding Research Training modules options

Dr Louise Marshall 

D59 Hugh Owen Building,

Penglais Campus

(room to be confirmed) 
  3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

MA – Taught Postgraduates

Departmental Induction

English and Creative Writing

Dr Louise Marshall

A14 Hugh Owen Building,

Penglais Campus

(room to be confirmed) 
  5.00 pm – 6.30 pm 

PhD, MPhil, MA and current part-time MA and all current PhD’s

Departmental Welcome Event      

English and Creative Writing

Buffet and Refreshments – an opportunity to meet current Postgraduate Students and staff/supervisors. 
Departmental Concourse, Hugh Owen Building 
Wednesday, 26 September 

10.00 am -  11.00 am

 

All new PhD students  

Postgraduate Registration

PhD ONLY (Research Postgraduate Students)

Room D70

Departmental Administrator

(Julie Roberts)

 
   

All new MA students and returning part-time MA students in their second year (i.e. part 1)

Postgraduate Registration

MA ONLY (Taught Postgraduate Students)

Room D70

Departmental Administrator

(Julie Roberts)

 
Thursday, 27 September

12.00 – 1.00 pm

 

All New Tier 4 Postgraduate Students MA/PhD included

Visa Compliance

C22 Hugh Owen Building, Penglais Campus

 
Friday, 28 September 9.00 – 1.00 pm 

Compulsory for all new Research Postgraduates

Aberystwyth University Year One Graduate Workshop (Module PGM9005)

(compulsory attendance for all 1st year RESEARCH Postgraduates)

 
TBA
  1.00 pm – 4.00 pm 

Optional Teaching Workshops

 
 TBA

 

  • Big Welcome Weekend and Orientation Week
  • General Activities

Geography & Earth Sciences

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

 

  • Big Welcome Weekend and Orientation Week
  • General Activities

History & Welsh History

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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 Management, Libraries and Archive Studies

Information Management, Libraries and Archive Students

(MA Information & Library Studies, MA Archives Administration & MSc Digital Curation)

All sessions are in the Hugh Owen Building, Room D54 on the Penglais Campus unless stated otherwise

 

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Tuesday 25th September11:00am -12:30 pmWelcome talk and guide to registration   
Wednesday 26th September11:30am-1.00 pmIntroduction to your Master’s Programme and the Skills Induction Programme 
 1:00-2:00pm Buffet lunch for all new postgraduate students and all staff 
 2:00-4:00pm Getting started   
Thursday 27th September 1:00-2:00pm A guide to the library and Information Services followed by tours of the Hugh Owen Library 
 2:00-4:00pmPersonal 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 in staff offices in P5 Building, Top Floor
Friday 28th September 10:30am -11:00amA talk for international students on what is required for Tier 4 visa compliance with Katerina Stivasari-Jones 
 11:00 -12:00Effective Communication, John Morgan, Study Practices Coordinator (to be confirmed) 

International Politics

PART ONE

PhD and Masters Students

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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

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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

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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

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

 

Wine reception

 

Main Hall, International Politics Building

MASTERS ADVISING AND POSTGRADUATE REGISTRATION 

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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
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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

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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

 

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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

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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 Induction

Welsh & Celtic Studies

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