Big Welcome & Orientation Week

The aim of University welcome 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 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.

During Orientation Week you will also have induction meetings within your academic department.

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 22 September.

General Information and Links

School of Art

Time (24 hour clock)

Event

Type of event/Location

 

Central Induction for Research PGs

Online asynchronous

 

Central Induction for Taught PGs

Online asynchronous

Wednesday 23.9

13.00-15.00

Postgraduate welcome, registration and induction session

In Person

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

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 22nd September.

Teaching starts on Monday 28 September 2020

Business School

Time (24 hour clock)

Event

Activity Type/Location

 

Central Induction for Research PGs

Online asynchronous

 

Central Induction for Taught PGs

Online asynchronous

Tuesday 22.9

14.00-16.30

Compulsory:

Business School Postgraduate Welcome Talk and Guide to Registration

Online Synchronous (recorded)

Wednesday 23.9

10.00-11.00

Compulsory:

Personal Tutor Session

Online Synchronous

Wednesday 23.9

15.00-16.00

Compulsory:

Online quiz

Online Synchronous

Thursday 24.9

13.00-14.30

Compulsory:

Study Skills

Online Synchronous (recorded)

Thursday 24.9

14.30-17.00

Compulsory:

Personal profiling & team working activity

Online Synchronous (recorded)

Friday 25.9

13.00-14.00

Compulsory:

A Guide to the Library and Information Services

Online Synchronous (recorded)

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

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 22nd September.

Teaching starts on Monday 28 September 2020

Computer Science

Time (24 hour clock)

Event

Type of Event/Location

 

Central Induction for Research PGs

Online asynchronous

 

Central Induction for Taught PGs

Online asynchronous

Tuesday 22 September

10:00-11:30

Initial briefing and registration, compulsory

Online synchronous

Tuesday 22 September

14:00-16:00

Physically distanced guided walk showing routes to teaching rooms, computer rooms and other facilities.  Also to include pedestrian routes to and from Llanbadarn Campus, optional

In person

Wednesday  23 September

10:00-12:00

Taught postgraduate induction, compulsory

Online Synchronous

Wednesday  23 September

14:00-16:00

Physically distanced guided walk showing routes to teaching rooms, computer rooms and other facilities.  Also to include pedestrian routes to and from Llanbadarn Campus, optional

In person

Thursday 24 September

14:00-16:00

Physically distanced guided walk showing routes to teaching rooms, computer rooms and other facilities.  Also to include pedestrian routes to and from Llanbadarn Campus, optional

In person

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

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 22nd September.

Teaching starts on Monday 28 September 2020

School of Education

Time (24 hour clock)

Event

Type of event/Location

 

Central Induction for Research PGs

Online asynchronous

 

Central Induction for Taught PGs

Online asynchronous

Wednesday 23.9

10.00-11.00

Departmental Welcome Talk

Online synchronous

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

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 22nd September.

Teaching starts on Monday 28 September 2020

English & Creative Writing

Time (24 hour clock)

Event

Activity Type/Location

 

Central Induction for Research PGs

Online asynchronous

 

Central Induction for Taught PGs

Online asynchronous

Wednesday 23.9.20

14.00-15.00

PGT (New) PGT induction talk (compulsory for all MA students)

In person

Wednesday 23.9.20

15.00-16.00 

PGT (New) PGT Meet and Greet (all new MA students)

In person

Wednesday 23.9.20

15.00-16.00

PGR (New) PGR Induction talk (compulsory for all new PGR students)

In person

Wednesday 23.9.20

16.00-17.00 

PGR (New) PGR Meet and Greet (all new PGR students + current PGRs)

in person

Thursday 24.9.20

10.00-12.00

PGT Registration (see schedule)

online synchronous

Thursday 24.9.20

14.00-15.30

PGR Registration (see schedule)

online synchronous

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

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 22nd September.

Teaching starts on Monday 28 September 2020

Geography & Earth Sciences

Time (24-hour clock)

Activity

Activity type

 

Central Induction for Research PGs

Online asynchronous

 

Central Induction for Taught PGs

Online asynchronous

Wednesday 23 September

from 9am

FELS Welcome talk for all new PG students (Prof Neil Glasser)

online synchronous

Wednesday 23 September

from 9am

2nd and 3rd Year returning PhD students Talk (Dr Andy Mitchell)

online synchronous

Wednesday 23 September

10.00-11.00

DGES Welcome and Advice Session for NEW PhD and MPhil students (Dr Gareth Hoskins)

online synchronous

Wednesday 23 September

11.00-12.00

MA and MSc Degree Scheme meetings:

L791 Practising Human Geography (Dr Liz Gagen)

F998 Environmental Change, Impact and Adaptation (Dr Stephen Tooth)

F994 Remote Sensing & GIS (Dr Pete Bunting)

online asynchronous

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

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 22nd September.

Teaching starts on Monday 28 September 2020

History & Welsh History

Time (24 hour clock)

Event

Type of event/Location

 

Central Induction for Research PGs

Online asynchronous

 

Central Induction for Taught PGs

Online asynchronous

Wednesday 23.9

10.00-12.00

MA Induction (compulsory all new MA students)

In person

Thursday 24.9

09.00-17.00

MA registration (individual appointments via Teams)

Online

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

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 22nd September.

Teaching starts on Monday 28 September 2020

IBERS

Time (24 hour clock)

Event

Type of event/Location

 

Central Induction for Research PGs

Online asynchronous

 

Central Induction for Taught PGs

Online asynchronous

Wednesday 23.9

FELS Welcome and Registration Day

 

Wednesday 23.9

10:00-11:00

10-11: FELS PG Welcome

Introduction to research culture, practice and overview of research groups

tbc

Wednesday 23.9

11:00-11:30

Welcome for new IBERS PhD and MPhil students

In person

Wednesday 23.9

11:30-12:00

IBERS PGR Advice session

In Person

Wednesday 23.9

13:15-16:00

Registration for all FELS PG Students

In Person

Thursday 24.9

09:45-10:15

IBERS PGT Welcome Session

In Person

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

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 22nd September.

Teaching starts on Monday 28 September 2020

Information Studies

Time (24 hour clock)

Event

Type of Event/Location

 

Central Induction for Research PGs

Online asynchronous

 

Central Induction for Taught PGs

Online asynchronous

Tuesday 22.9

14:30-16:00

Guide to registration

Optional - Should you need further information regarding Option modules and how to register for them, staff will be available via Teams to assist

Online synchronous

 

Wednesday 23.9

11:30-13:00

Welcome

Optional

In person

Wednesday 23.9

13:00-14:00

Lunch

Optional

In person

Wednesday 23.9

15:00-17:00

Introduction to your Master’s Programme

Compulsory - Synchronous meeting via Teams with PG Coordinator, Dr Pauline Rafferty

Online synchronous 

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

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 22nd September.

Teaching starts on Monday 28 September 2020

International Politics

Time (24 hour clock)

Event

Type of Event/Location

 

Central Induction for Research PGs

Online asynchronous

 

Central Induction for Taught PGs

Online asynchronous

Tuesday 22.9

09.15 – 10.15

General welcome for all new PG students

Compulsory for all new MA and PhD students 

Online synchronous

 

Tuesday 22.9

10.30 – 12.00 

Induction session for new MA students

Compulsory for all new MA students 

Online synchronous

 

Tuesday 22.9

10.30 – 12.00

Induction session for new PhD students

Compulsory for all new PhD students

Online synchronous

 

Wednesday 23.9

14.00 – 16.00

Module Registration

Compulsory for all new MA and PhD students

Online synchronous

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

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 22nd September.

Teaching starts on Monday 28 September 2020

Law & Criminology

Time (24 hour clock)

Event

Activity Type/Location

 

Central Induction for Research PGs

Online asynchronous

 

Central Induction for Taught PGs

Online asynchronous

Tuesday 22 September

14.30

Welcome and Module Registration Information Session for Law Students (Compulsory if not already completed module registration)

Online asynchronous

Thursday 24 September

10.00

Meeting with Personal Tutor

Online Synchronous

Friday 25 September

10.00-12.00

Online Availability with Personal Tutor

Non-Compulsory 

Online by appointment

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

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 22nd September.

Teaching starts on Monday 28 September 2020

Mathematics

Time (24 hour clock)

Event

Type of event/Location

 

Central Induction for Research PGs

Online asynchronous

 

Central Induction for Taught PGs

Online asynchronous

Monday 21.9

16:00-17:00

Mathematics Social Event for all new students

In Person

Wednesday 23.9

10:00-12:00

PGT Induction

Online 

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

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 22nd September.

Teaching starts on Monday 28 September 2020

Physics

Time (24 hour clock)

Event

Type of event/Location

 

Central Induction for Research PGs

Online asynchronous

 

Central Induction for Taught PGs

Online asynchronous

Wednesday 23.9

10:00

Physics Welcome & information session

In person

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

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 22nd September.

Teaching starts on Monday 28 September 2020

Psychology

Time (24-hour clock)

Activity 

Activity type/Location

 

Central Induction for Research PGs

Online asynchronous

 

Central Induction for Taught PGs

Online asynchronous

Thursday 24 September

10:00

Welcome from head of PG

Online

(synchronous) 

Thursday 24 September

10:30

Meet PG peer mentors

Online 

(synchronous)

Thursday 24 September

11:00

Individual meetings with supervisors

In Person or online

 

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

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 22nd September.

Teaching starts on Monday 28 September 2020

Theatre, Film & Television Studies

Time (24 hour clock)

Event

Activity Type/Location

 

Central Induction for Research PGs

Online asynchronous

 

Central Induction for Taught PGs

Online asynchronous

Thursday 24.9

Recorded

Head of Department - welcome to PGT students

Online asynchronous

Thursday 24.9

10:00 – 11:00

MA Meet your personal Tutor

COMPULSORY

Online Synchronous

Thursday 24.9

11.30 - 12.30

MA Documentary: Landscape & Ecology Curriculum Talk.

COMPULSORY 

Online Synchronous 

Thursday 24.9

11.30 - 12.30

MA Film Producing Curriculum Talk.

COMPULSORY 

Online Synchronous 

Thursday 24.9

11.30 - 12.30

MA Theatre Practice: Performance and Scenography Curriculum Talk.

COMPULSORY 

Online Synchronous 

Friday 25.9

11:00 – 13:00

MA: Live Help desk: TBC

In Person

Friday 25.9

14:00 – 16.00

Face to face group MA meeting:

OPTIONAL

In Person

Departmental staff and the TFTS office will be available to answer any queries on the days leading up to the induction and orientation days. 

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

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 22nd September.

Teaching starts on Monday 28 September 2020

Welsh & Celtic Studies

Time (24 hour clock)

Event

Type of event/Location

 

Central Induction for Research PGs

Online asynchronous

 

Central Induction for Taught PGs

Online asynchronous

Tuesday 22.9

Welcome to the Department: video and PP presentation from the Head of Department. (Welsh & English for PGTs/PGRs).

Online asynchronous (Panopto, Blackboard)

mandatory

Wednesday 23.9

10.00–11.00

Postgraduate Online Consultation

Online; synchronous (Teams) optional

Wednesday 23.9

Walking tour around Aberystwyth town for new students in the company of Departmental staff (group activity).

In person

Time tbc

optional

Thursday 24.9

10.00–11.00

Induction (Welsh PGT & PGR)

Available subsequently as Panopto recording

Online synchronous (Teams)

optional

Friday 25.9

10.00–11.00

Induction (English PGT)

Online synchronous (Teams)

optional

Friday 25.9

13.00-14.00

Welcome to the Department. Video/presentation by the Head of Department, Cathryn Charnell-White)

Video/presentation by Lecturer responsible for Professional Translation Studies, Mandi Morse)

 Online synchronous

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

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 22nd September.

Teaching starts on Monday 28 September 2020