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
 TimeEventLocation
1 - 5 p.m. All new Research Postgraduates Llandinam A6 Penglais Campus 
1 - 5 p.m. Welsh medium Induction for Research Postgraduates

S7, Cledwyn Building

 

Friday 28th September 2018

 PGM9005 Ethics, Plagiarism and Academic Practice for Research Students

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 research postgraduates, (MPhil and PhD)

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All day from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

[9 am - 1 pm compulsory for all]

[1 pm - 4 pm optional teaching workshops]

PGM9005 Edward Llwyd 0.01
All day from 9 a.m. MOR9005 [Welsh Medium] S7, Cledwyn Building
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 Main Physics 0.15, Penglais Campus

 

School of Art

DateTimeEventLocation

Wednesday

26 September

12.00 pm

Postgraduate welcome

All staff with new and existing Postgraduates 

Room 206
 

1.30 pm -

2.15 pm

Postgraduate Registration   

JH & HH, AW/SW

Room 206/Departmental office

 

  2.30 pm

Postgraduate Induction

JH,HH

Room 206  

 

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 Russ Morphew 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 (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 & Dr Russ Morphew

Room 3.34

Edward Llwyd Building

Thursday, 27 September   11.15am-11.45am

Course Introduction: Biotechnology

Masters Students: J701

Dr Hazel Davey & Dr Ana Winters

Room 0.30

Edward Llwyd Building

Thursday, 27 September    11.45am-12.15pm 

Course Introduction: MSc Environmental Management

Masters Students: C197

Dr John Scullion

Room 0.31

Edward Llwyd Building

Thursday, 27 September  12.15 pm  - 1.00 pm     

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

Masters Students: D310, D320, D391

Dr Mina Davies Morel and Dr Mike Rose

 

Room 0.31

Edward Llwyd Building

RESEARCH STUDENTS

Thursday, 27 September   11.30 am - 12.30 pm  

Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Systems

Jane Richards (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, Non Jones

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

 

Business School

DateTimeEventLocation

Monday

24 September

1.00 pm

5.00 pm

Induction for new research postgrads

(please note this is for those studying a PhD / MPhil)

A6 Llandinam Building

 

10.00 am

1.00 pm

Induction for new postgrads studying taught programmes

(please note this is for those studying a taught programme only)

MP 0.15

Tuesday

25 September

9.00 am

5.00 pm

Drop in session 

Registration with Postgraduate Support Staff

Business School Reception – Hugh Own Building Level C

 

2.00 pm

3.00pm

Business School Postgraduate Welcome Talk and Guide to Registration

(John, Aloysius, Hugh, Sarah)

C4 Hugh Owen

Wednesday

26 September

9.00 am

5.00 pm

Drop in session

Registration with Postgraduate Support Staff

Business School Reception – Hugh Own Building Level C

 

11.30 am

12.30pm

(Specialist Group) Personal Tutor Session and An Introduction to:

MSc International Finance

MSc International Finance and Banking

C4 Hugh Owen

 

11.30 am

12.30pm

(MBM Group) Personal Tutor Session and An Introduction to:

International Business Management Masters

Management Masters

Management and Finance Masters

Management and Marketing Masters

Master in Business Adminstration [MBA]

C43 Hugh Owen

 

12.30 pm 

1.00 pm 

Academic Integrity- Avoiding Plagiarism  

C4 Hugh Owen

 

1.00 pm

2.00 pm

Buffet Lunch for all new Postgraduate Students (PGT & PGR) and Staff

Business School Reception – Hugh Own Building Level C

Thursday

27 September

9.00 am

5.00 pm

Drop in session

Registration with Postgraduate Support Staff

Business School Reception – Hugh Own Building Level C

 

5.00 pm

Aberystwyth International Student Experience

 

C4 Hugh Owen

Friday

28 September 

9.00 am

4.00 pm  

PGM9005 Ethics, Plagiarism and Academic Practice for Research Students Module

(please note this is for those studying a PhD / MPhil only)  

Edward Llwyd 0.01

 

9.00 am

4.00 pm  

Drop in session

Registration with Postgraduate Support Staff

Business School Reception – Hugh Own Building Level C

 

11.00 am

12.00 pm

A Talk for International Students & Visa Compliance Information

 

C4 Hugh Owen Building

 

1.00 pm

2.00 pm 

A Guide to the Library and Information Services

Anita Saycell, Academic Services Librarian

C4 Hugh Owen Building

 

2.30 pm

3.30pm 

Effective Communication

John Morgan, Study Practices Coordinator  

C4 Hugh Owen Building

 

Computer Science

DateTimeEventLocation
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

 

Education

English & Creative Writing

POSTGRADUATE INDUCTION AND REGISTRATION EVENTS FOR PhD/MA STUDENTS

DateStudentsEventTimeLocation

Monday

24 September

New Research Postgraduates

Compulsory

Aberystwyth University Induction 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Llandinam A6

Penglais Campus

Tuesday

25 September

New Taught Postgraduates Aberystwyth University Induction

10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Maths and Physics Building Room - 0.15

Tuesday

25 September

PhD and MPhil

Departmental Induction -  including discussion regarding Research Training modules options

English and Creative Writing

Dr Louise Marshall
2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

D59 Hugh Owen Building,

Penglais Campus

Tuesday

25   September

MA – Taught Postgraduates

Departmental Induction

English and Creative Writing

Dr Louise Marshall
3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

C22 Hugh Owen Building,

Penglais Campus

Tuesday

25   September

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.
5.00 pm – 6.30 pm Departmental Concourse, Hugh Owen Building

Wednesday

26 September

All new PhD students

Postgraduate Registration

PhD ONLY (Research Postgraduate Students)

10.00 am -  11.00 am

Room D70

Departmental Administrator

(Julie Roberts)

Wednesday

26 September

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)

11.15 am –12.15 pm

Literary Studies MA’s only

12.15 pm – 1.00 pm

Creative Writing MA’s Only

Room D70

Departmental Administrator

(Julie Roberts)
Thursday 27 September

All New Tier 4 Postgraduate Students

MA/PhD included

Visa Compliance

12.00 – 1.00 pm

C22 Hugh Owen Building, Penglais Campus

Friday 28 September Compulsory for all new Research Postgraduates

Aberystwyth University Year One Graduate Workshop (Module PGM9005)

(compulsory attendance for all 1st year RESEARCH Postgraduates)

9.00 – 1.00 pm Edward Llwyd 0.01
   

Optional Teaching Workshops

1.00 pm – 4.00 pm  Edward Llwyd 0.01 

 

Geography & Earth Sciences

DateTimeEventLocation

Monday
24 September

1.00 pm

5.00 p.m

Induction for new Postgraduate Research (PhD and MPhil) students Llandinam A6

Tuesday

25 September

10.00 pam

1.00 pm

Induction for new Postgraduate Taught (MA and MSc) students Main Physics 0.15
 

2.00 pm

3.00 pm

Welcome meeting for all DGES Postgraduate Students. Introduction to courses and scheme structures. Steve Smith in attendance for last 15 minutes to give presentation on services provided by Information Services (IS).

Dr Sarah Davies
Llandinam B20
 

3.00 pm -

4.00 pm

Incoming PhD and MPhil students meeting with DGES Director of Postgraduate Studies Llandinam B20
 

3:00 pm -

4:00 pm

MA and MSc Degree Scheme meetings. Scheme leaders will meet with their cohorts separately.

L791 Practising Human Geography - Dr Liz Gagen

F998 Environmental Change, Impact and Adaptation - Prof Andrew Thomas 

F994 Remote Sensing and GIS - Dr Andy Hardy

 

Llandinam B22

Llandinam G3

Llandinam G3a

Wednesday

26 September

9.00 am -

11.30 am

Postgraduate Registration Great Hall
 

2.00 pm -

3.00 pm

Year 2 and 3 PhD student meeting with DGES Director of Postgraduate Studies Llandinam G3

Thursday

27 September

5.00 pm -

7.00 pm

Postgraduate Social Evening Art Centre Theatre Bar

Friday

28 September

9.00 am -

4.00 pm

PGM9005 – Compulsory for all full-time research postgraduates, (MPhil and PhD)

Medrus Mawr, Penbryn

 

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

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Tuesday

25 September

10.30 am

-

1.00 pm

Plenary session for new Research Postgraduate students followed by meetings with supervisors  

Tuesday

25 September

2.00 pm

-

4.00 pm

Plenary session for new Taught Postgraduate Students followed by meetings with Scheme Convenors  

 

Day-to-day Activities

Departmental Activities

Information Management, Libraries and Archive Studies

Welcome and Induction Programme 2018

Information Management, Libraries and Archive Students

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

All sessions are in the HUGH OWEN Building in room D54 on the Penglais Campus unless stated otherwise

 

Date

Time

Activity

Location

Tuesday

25 September

10:00 am -

1:00 pm

Central induction for new postgraduates

Main Physics Lecture Theatre

 

2:30 pm -

4:00 pm

Welcome talk and guide to registration

Hugh Owen Building room D5 

Wednesday

26 September

11:30 am

1.00 pm

Introduction to your Master’s Programme and the Skills Induction Programme

Hugh Owen room D54 
 

1.00 pm

2:00 pm

Buffet lunch for all new postgraduate students and all staff

Following lunch, students free to finalise registration

MEDRUS 1

Thursday

27 September

12:30 pm

1:00pm

Introduction to the Student Union by Megan Hatfield

Student Union Academic Affairs Officer
 

1.00 pm

2:00 pm

A guide to the library and Information Services followed by tours of the Hugh Owen Library

Hugh Owen room D54 
 

2.00 pm

4:00 pm

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, Top Floor

Penbryn 5 Building

Friday

28 September

10:30 am

11:00am

A talk for international students on what is required for Tier 4 visa compliance with Katerina Stivasari-Jones

 Hugh Owen room D54

 

11:00 am

12:00 pm

Effective Communication, John Morgan, Study Practices Coordinator

Hugh Owen room D54 

 

International Politics

PART ONE: PhD/MPhil and Masters Students

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Monday

24 September

9.15 am

Arrival & welcome pack

Vicki Jones, Academic Operations Officer

Main Hall

International Politics Building

 

Monday

24 September

 
9.30  am

Introduction and welcome 

Professor Richard Beardsworth, Head of Department

Main Hall

International Politics Building

 

Monday

24 September

 
9.45 am

The Graduate School   

Dr Andrew Davenport, Director of Graduate Studies

Main Hall

International Politics Building

 

Monday

24 September

 
10.00 am

Research culture

Dr Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Director of Research

Main Hall

International Politics Building

 

Monday

24 September

 
10.15 am Information Services

Main Hall

International Politics Building

Monday

24 September

 
10.30 am Tea and coffee

Main Hall

International Politics Building

PART TWO: Masters Students

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Monday

24 September

10.45 am

-

12.30 pm

  • 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

Dr Gillian McFadyen, Deputy Director of Graduate Studies

Main Hall

International Politics Building

 

RESEARCH STUDENTS

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Monday

24 September

10.45 am

-

12.30 pm

  • PhD/MPhil students briefly introduce themselves
  • Departmental activities
  • Supervision and Research Monitoring
  • The first year of a PhD/MPhil
  • Finance, Health and Safety
  • Research Training
  • General question time

Dr Andrew Davenport, Director of Graduate Studies

West Room

International Politics Building

 

Wine Reception

DateTimeEventLocation

Monday

24 September

6.00pm

-

7.00 p.m

Wine reception

An opportunity to meet members of staff and current PhD students in the Department

Main Hall

International Politics Building

 

MASTERS ADVISING AND POSTGRADUATE REGISTRATION

DateTimeEventLocation

Tuesday

25 September

2.00pm

-

4.00 p.m.

Master’s Advising and Postgraduate Registration

An opportunity to discuss Master’s modules and degree schemes and register

West Room

International Politics Building

 

 

 

Aberystwyth Law School

Date

Time

Activity

Location

Monday 24th September

9.30am

Welcome Talk

Hugh Own Building Level A, A9

Coffee and Meet the Staff

Hugh Own Building Level A, A9

Tuesday 25th September

10am-1pm

Induction for New Postgrads Studying Taught Programmes

Main Physics .15

2pm-3pm

Drop in session - Registration with Postgraduate Support Staff

Hugh Own Building Level B, B16

Wednesday 26th September

10.30am

Meeting Your Personal Tutor

Hugh Own Building Level A, A9

12.30pm-1pm

Academic Integrity- Avoiding Plagiarism

Hugh Own Building Level C, C4

1pm-2pm

Buffet Lunch for all new Postgraduate Students and Staff

Business School Reception – Hugh Own Building Level C

Thursday 27th September

5pm

Aberystwyth International Student Experience

Rosa Soto, University International Student Adviser

Hugh Own Building Level C, C4

Friday 28th September

9:30am-10:30am

Meet Our Law Librarian and Library Tour

Hugh Owen Library Entrance

11:30am-12pm

A Talk for International Students & Visa Compliance Information

Katerina Stivasari-Jones, University Compliance Manager

Hugh Own Building Level C, C4

1pm-2pm

A Guide to the Library and Information Services

Anita Saycell, Academic Services Librarian

Hugh Own Building Level C, C4

2:00pm-2:30pm

Effective Communication

John Morgan, Study Practices Coordinator

Hugh Own Building Level C, C22

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

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

 

Welsh & Celtic Studies