Department of Computer Science

Academic Orientation Programme for the Department of Computer Science. 

Foundation Year Students

The Department of Copmuter Science is organising a number of sessions to introduce you to the department and its teaching.

Time 

Activity

Activity type / Location

26/09/2022

11:00 – 12:30

Registration advising talk

Compulsory

MP-3.03

(Physical Sciences Building)

Before you complete your online registration

Mathematics evaluation - 15 mins (take this if you achieved GCSE Mathematics grade B to A*)1

Online 

13:00 – 14:00

Meet your personal tutor

Compulsory 

In-person (rooms to be announced)

14:30- 15:00 - before you complete your online registration

Meeting for students repeating the foundation year (compulsory for those students repeating the year).

Online 

27/09/2022

09:00 – 17:00

Foundation year registration and advising 

Compulsory 

Online 

10:00 – 11:00
(for first half of the students)

Meet your personal tutor 

Compulsory 

In-person (rooms to be announced)

11:00 – 12:00
(for second half of the students)

Meet your personal tutor 

Compulsory 

In-person (rooms to be announced)

18:00 – 19:00

Social event: Pizza and Games

In-person: Medrus 1

28/09/2022

10:30 - 11:00

Meeting for female students

In-person: IB - 0.30

11:00 - 11:30

Meeting for overseas students

In-person: IB - 0.31

11:30 – 12:00

Meeting for mature students

In-person: LL - C26 

12:00 – 12:30

Meeting for Welsh-speaking students

In-person: IB - 031

 

13:00 – 13:30

Familiarisation session for foundation year students

Compulsory 

HO-A12

(Hugh Owen Library)

13:30 – 14:00

Extra-curricular activities talk

HO-A12

(Hugh Owen Library)

16:00-17:00

Online drop-in sessions: Q&A run by peer guides and staff

Online

29/09/2022

16:00-17:00

Online drop-in sessions: Q&A run by peer guides and staff

Online 

30/09/2022

13:00 – 16:00

Socially distanced walking trip around Aberystwyth – with plenty of stops.  Bring snacks and drinks.

In person if weather is good.

  1. You do not need to do the evaluation if you have AS or A level Mathematics. You must not register for CS10410 (The Mathematics Driving license) if you have A or AS level maths.
  2. You will only need to attend one session. You will be informed by email about which session to attend and in which room.

Clear instructions regarding how to access/join events will be provided at least 24 hours in advance.

Teaching starts on Monday 3rd October 2022.

Departmental contact: Emmanuel Isibor
Email:   / Telephone: 01970 623111 ext. 4113

First Year Students

The Department of Computer Science  is organising a number of sessions to introduce you to the department and its teaching.

Schedule for first year students (please see information for foundation year students below this schedule):

Time 

Activity

Activity type / Location

26/09/2022

11:30 – 13:00

Registration advising talk

Compulsory

In-person

MP-0.15

(Physical Sciences Building)

Before you complete your online registration

Mathematics evaluation - 15 mins (take this if you achieved GCSE Mathematics grade B to A*)1

Programming Self-Evaluation - 30 mins (Take if you are considering CS12510 - Functional Programming)

Online 

13:00 – 14:00

Meet your personal tutor

Compulsory 

In-person (rooms to be announced)

14:30- 15:00 - before you complete your online registration

Meeting for students repeating year 1 (compulsory for those students repeating the year).

Online

15:00 – 16:00

Registration advising talk (repeat session for those who missed the 11 – 12 session)

Compulsory

MP-0.10

27/09/2022

09:00 – 17:00

First year registration and advising 

Compulsory 

Online 

10:00 – 11:00 (for first half of the students)

Meet your personal tutor

Compulsory 

In-person (rooms to be announced)

11:00 – 12:00 (for second half of the students)

Meet your personal tutor2 

Compulsory 

In-person (rooms to be announced)

18:00 - 19:00

Social Event – Pizza and Games 

In Person: 

Medrus Mawr  

28/09/2022

10:30 - 11:00

Meeting for female students

In-person: IB - 0.30

11:00 - 11:30

Meeting for overseas students

In-person: IB - 0.31

11:30 – 12:00

Meeting for mature students

In-person: LL - C26

12:00 – 12:30

Meeting for Welsh-speaking students

In-person: IB - 0.31

12:00 – 12:30

Meeting for Foundation-year returners entering year 1

Compulsory

Online 

13:00 – 13:30

Familiarisation session for first year students3

Compulsory

HO-A12

(Hugh Owen Library) 

13:30 – 14:00

Extra-curricular activities talk

HO-A12

(Hugh Owen Library) 

16:00 – 17:00

Online drop-in sessions: Q&A run by peer guides and staff

Online 

29/09/2022

09:00 – 18:00 (45-minute sessions but staggered start times)

Introduction to programming for first year students4

Compulsory

In person

LL-B23

(Llandinam Building)

16:00 – 17:00

Online drop-in sessions: Q&A run by peer guides and staff

Online 

30/09/2022

16:00 – 17:00

Online drop-in sessions: Q&A run by peer guides and staff

Online

  1. You do not need to do the evaluation if you have AS or A level Mathematics. You must not register for CS10410 (The Mathematics Driving license) if you have A or AS level maths.
  2. You will only need to attend one session. You will be informed by email about which session to attend and in which room.
  3. Foundation year returnees do not need to attend this.

Clear instructions regarding how to access/join events will be provided at least 24 hours in advance.

Teaching starts on Monday 3rd October 2022.

Departmental contact: Richard Shipman
Email:  / Telephone:  2450

Information for second year students

Orientation talks are in the afternoon of Wednesday 28th, while workshops and associated talks are on Friday 30th.

  • Students studying Space Science and Robotics do not need to attend a workshop.
  • Business Information Technology (BIT) and Web Development (WD) students should attend the Web Development workshop. This will be held in-person, in computer room LL-C56 (the Delphinium).
  • All other CS students should attend the Java talk and workshops.

Date

Time

Event

Location

 

9.00 - 13.00

Part 2 Registration for those who have not completed Pre-Registration                       

Room: LL-C56

 

13.00 - 14.00

Registration advising talk for students repeating Year 2                                                  

Room: MP-0.10

28/09/2022

 

[All students]

14:00 - 16:00

 Year 2 Orientation Talks

In person: MP-0.15 (Physical Sciences Building)

14:00 - 14:05

Welcome to the 2nd year!

14:05 - 14:30

What is the 2nd year all about?

14:30 - 15:00

Getting your career off to a flying start (Industrial Year)

15:00 - 15:30

Not cheating at University: What is Unacceptable Academic Practice?

15:30 - 16:00

How to pass the second year

30/09/2022

 

[for non-BIT/WD students]

10:00 - 11:00

Java Workshop talk

In person: MP-0.15

11:30 - 13:30

Java Workshop 1

In person: LL-B23 (Llandinam)

14:30 - 16:30

Java Workshop 2

Friday 30 September
[BIT/WD students]

14:30 - 16:30

Web Development Workshop

LL-C56 (Delphinium)

Information for third year students

The 3rd year events are being held in-person. Further information will be distributed to students in mid-September.

 

Date

Time 

Event

Event Information

Location
(Online or physical location)

28/09/2022

9.00 - 13.00

Part 2 Registration for those who have not completed Pre-Registration                       

Room: LL-C56

 

29/09/2022

 

 

 

 

11:00 – 12:30

Welcome back for 3rd years

This is a chance for us to discuss information about the 3rd year of study and answer questions you might have.

 

This is for all students in the 3rd year.

MP 0.15 (Physical Sciences Building)

 

14:00 – 16:00

Major and Minor Projects

This session is about the Major and Minor Projects that you will take in Semester 2.

 

If you are taking CS39440 (Major Project), CC39440 (Prosiect Hir), CS39620 (Minor Project) or CC39620 (Prosiect Fyr), come to this session.

We will explain how the projects are organised and how we will arrange the project topics.

Note: If you are on Business IT or Web Development degree schemes, please see the information for Web-based Major Projects.


The session will take about 1 hour, but we have allowed extra time for questions.

MP 0.15 (Physical Sciences Building)

 

14:00 – 16:00

Web-based Major Projects

If you are taking CS39930 Web-based Major Project, come to this session.

 

We will explain how the projects are organised and how we will arrange the project topics.

 

This session is for all students who are on the Business IT and Web Development degree schemes.

 

Note: If you are not on Business IT or Web Development, go to the other session running at the same time.

The session will take about 1 hour, but we have allowed extra time for questions.

LL-A6 (Llandinam Building)

30/09/2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13:00 – 14:00

Are you interested in Postgraduate Study?

 

This session is for anyone considering further study after finishing their undergraduate degree. This will discuss Masters and PhDs.

EL-0.26 (Edward Llwyd Building)

14:30 – 16:00

Mapping your next steps

 

In this session, we will look at the next steps you need to consider for your career journey, from choosing a career and building your plan to finding graduate jobs and identifying the resources available. It will also give you a brief reminder of how the careers service can support you during the remainder of your time in University and beyond. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. Morwenna Jeffery, from the Careers office, will lead the session.

EL-0.26 (Edward Llwyd Building)

 

Information for postgraduate students

Date

Time

Event

Event Information

Location (Online or physical location)

26/09/2022

11:00 – 12:00

Departmental PGT Welcome

Computer Science Welcome for new PGT students

LL-C64 (Llandinam)

26/09/2022

13:00 - 15:00

Graduate School Welcome for PGR Students (Welsh medium session)

 

Coleg Cymraeg Teaching Room (1.30), IBERS (in person)

26/09/2022

13:00 - 15:00

Graduate School Welcome for PGR Students (English medium session)

 

Llandinam – A6

27 September 2022

10.00 - 12.00

Graduate School Welcome for PGT Students (Welsh medium session)

 

Coleg Cymraeg Teaching Room (1.30), IBERS (in person)

27 September 2022

10.00-12.00

Graduate School Welcome for PGT Students (English medium session)

 

Hugh Owen  – A12

27/09/2022

18:00 - 20:00

AberSU Postgraduate meet & greet.

A cheese & wine evening to give students the opportunity to meet other like-minded postgraduate students.

Main Room, Students' Union.