Big Welcome Weekend & Orientation Week 2019

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.

Graduate School Events Induction for ALL Postgraduates

Induction for Research Postgraduates

Monday 23rd September 2019

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

Time

Event

Location

13:00 - 17:00

All new Research Postgraduates

Edward Llwyd 0.01 Penglais Campus

13:00 - 17:00

Welsh Medium Induction for Research Postgraduates

CCC Room, IBERS 1.30, Penglais Campus

Friday 27th September 2019

Compulsory for all research postgraduates, (MPhil and PhD)

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.
 

Time

Event

Location

09.00 – 12.30

PGM9005

Edward Llwyd 0.01, Penglais - Compulsory

09.00 – 12.30

MOR9005 (Welsh Medium)

CCC Room, IBERS 1.30, Penglais  - Compulsory

Incorporating (optional sessions)

1pm – 4pm Graduate School Introduction to Teaching Programme (2019-20).

Title: ‘An Introduction to Assessment and Feedback’

Title: ‘Small-group Teaching’

Title: ‘Reflective Teaching’

Time

Event

Location

13.00 - 16.00

PGM9005

Edward Llwyd 0.26, Penglais - Optional

13.00 - 16.00

MOR9005 (Welsh Medium)

CCC Room, IBERS 1.30, Penglais - Optional

Induction for Taught Postgraduates

Tuesday 24th September 2019

Compulsory for all full-time taught postgraduates

Time

Department

Location

10:00 - 13:00

All taught postgraduates

MP 0.15 Penglais campus

10:00 – 13:00

All taught postgraduates: Welsh medium

Edward Llwyd, 1.16, Penglais Campus

In addition to the University’s induction activities, you will also have induction meetings within your academic department.

Registration for Research Postgraduates

In order to complete registration postgraduates need to first see their departments /supervisors, and then the Graduate School.

  • Departments will approve the student record and add any departmental modules. Supervisors are required to sign the module choice form.
  • The Graduate School will add RT modules and the student can then complete the registration process online.

The Graduate School will be based in the Penglais Postgraduate Centre, Llandinam on the following days:

  • Tuesday 24th September 1400-16-00.
  • Wednesday 25th September 1000-1200, 1300-1500.
  • Thursday 26th September 1000-1200, 1300-1500.
  • Friday 27th September 1300-1500

After this time students can visit the Graduate School offices in the Cledwyn building by appointment. (Please email jlb@aber.ac.uk to schedule an appointment).

General Information and Links

School of Art

Date

Time

Event

Location

Wednesday 25 September

 

 

12.00

Postgraduate welcome

All staff with new and existing Postgraduates 

Room 206

13.30

Postgraduate Registration  

JH & HH, AW/SW

Room 206/Departmental office

14.30

Postgraduate Induction

JH,HH

Room 206

Teaching starts on Monday, 30th September 2019

Business School

Date

Time

Event

Location

Monday 23 September

13:00-17:00

Central induction for new research postgrads

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

Edward Llwyd 0.01

Tuesday 24 September

10.00-13:00

Central induction for new postgrads studying taught programmes

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

MP 0.15

09:00-14:00

Drop in session 

Registration with Postgraduate Support Staff

Business School Reception – Hugh Own Building Level C

14:00-16:30

Business School Postgraduate Welcome Talk and Guide to Registration

- Welcome Talk: Prof Andrew Thomas

- PGT presentation: Dr Aloysius Igboekwu

- PGR presentation: Dr Shafiul Azam

- Student experience: Dr Sarah Lindop

C4 Hugh Owen

Wednesday 25 September

 

 

09:00-17:00

Drop in session

Registration with Postgraduate Support Staff

Business School Reception – Hugh Own Building Level C

10.30-12.30

Personal Tutor Session

MSc Finance

MSc International Finance

MSc International Business Management

MSc International Business and Marketing

MSc Management and Finance

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Students to meet their personal tutors in their offices

13:00-14:00

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

Business School Reception – Hugh Own Building Level C

Thursday 26 September

09:00-17:00

Drop in session

Registration with Postgraduate Support Staff

Business School Reception – Hugh Own Building Level C

Friday 27 September 

 

 

 

 

09:00-13:00

  

PGM9005 Ethics, Plagiarism and Academic Practice for Research Students Module

Edward Llwyd 0.01

09:00-16:00

 

Drop in session

Registration with Postgraduate Support Staff

Business School Reception – Hugh Own Building Level C

13:00-14:00

A Guide to the Library and Information Services

Anita Saycell

C4 Hugh Owen Building.

Please view https://libguides.aber.ac.uk/business prior to attendance

13:00-16:00

PGM9005 Ethics, Plagiarism & Academic Practice for Research Students

Edward Llwyd 0.26

14:30-15:30

Effective Communication

John Morgan, Study Practices Coordinator  

C4 Hugh Owen Building

 

Computer Science

Date

Time

Event

Location

Monday, 23 September

 10.00-12.00

Initial briefing session to follow the Faculty welcome to all new students

 TBC

Wednesday, 25 September

 10.00-12.00

Taught Postgraduate Induction

 TBC

 

English & Creative Writing

Postgraduate Induction and Registration Events for PhD/MA STUDENTS

Date

Students

Event

Time

Location

Monday 23 September

New Research Postgraduates

Compulsory

Aberystwyth University Induction

13:00-17:00

Edward Llwyd Building

Room 0.01

Tuesday 24 September

 

 

 

New Taught Postgraduates

Aberystwyth University Induction

10:00-13:00

Maths and Physics Building Room - 0.15

PhD and MPhil

Departmental Induction -  including discussion regarding Research Training modules options

English and Creative Writing

Dr Louise Marshall

14:30-15:30

Room D59 Hugh Owen Building,

MA – Taught Postgraduates

Departmental Induction

English and Creative Writing

Dr Louise Marshall

15:30-16:30

Room A14 Hugh Owen Building,

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.

17:00-18:30

Departmental Concourse,

D Floor, Hugh Owen Building

Wednesday 25 September

 

All new PhD students

Postgraduate Registration

PhD ONLY (Research Postgraduate Students)

10:00-11:00

Room D70

Departmental Administrator

(Sharon Evans)

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)

11:15-12:15
Literary Studies MA’s only

12:15-13:00
Creative Writing MA’s Only

Room D70

Departmental Administrator

(Sharon Evans)

Friday 27 September

 

Compulsory for all new Research Postgraduates

Aberystwyth University Year One Graduate Workshop (Module PGM9005)

(compulsory attendance for all 1st year RESEARCH Postgraduates)

9:00-13:00

Edward Llwyd Building, Room 0.01

Optional for any postgraduates planning to teach

Aberystwyth University Year One Graduate Workshop (Module PGM9005)

13:00-16:00

Edward Llwyd Building, Room 0.26 

 

Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences

Date

Time

Event

Location

Monday 23 September

09:00-16:00

Grad School: PGR Induction Day

Grad School

Includes Library/IT induction

 

Tuesday 24 September

09:00-16:00

Grad School: PGR Induction Day 

Grad School

Includes Library/IT induction

 

Wednesday 25 September

  

10:00-11:00

FELS Welcome

Introduction to research culture, practice and overview of research groups

Faculty PVC

ADR

LL-A6

11:00-13:00

IBERS Advice Session

DGES Advice Session 

IB-0.32

LL-G3 

11:15-16:00

Registration for all FELS PG Students

FELS Registry and Directors of PG for each department

 IBERS NB, Hub
Thursday 26 September          

11:00-12:00

Psych PGR meeting for new students

Psych Director of PG

0.61 P5

09:30-10:30

DGES PGR, years 2 and 3 meeting

DGES Director of PG

LL-B22 

11:00-12:00

DGES MA and MSc Degree Scheme Meetings

MA Practising Human Geography [L791]

MSC Environmental Change, Impact and Adaptation [F998]

MSC Remote Sensing and GIS [F994]

Scheme Leaders

Rooms to be confirmed

11:00-12:00

DGES New PhD and MPhil students to meet with Director of PG

DGES Director of PG

J4 

10:15-10:45

Health, Safety, and Environment

IBERS HSE Adviser

MSc Students

EL-0.26 

10:45-11:30

Course Introduction: MRES Biosciences, MRES Parasite Control (C190, C111)

MSc Students and scheme leader

LL B20

10:45-11:30

Course Introduction: Biotechnology (J701)

MSc Students and scheme leader

VC-B.03

10:45-11:30

Course Introduction: MSc Environmental Management (C197)

MSc Students and scheme leader

LL-G3

10:45-11:30

Course Introduction

MSc Equine Science, Livestock Science (D310, D320, D391), Animal Science

MSc Students and scheme leader

EL-0.26 

11:00-11:30

Health, Safety  and Environment

IBERS HSE Adviser

PGR Students

LL-B.22 

11:30-12:30

Departmental Tour and Demonstrating Workshop with Ian Scott

Meet in IBERS New Building lobby

PGR Students

EL-0.26 

 

History & Welsh History

Date

Time

Event

Location

Tuesday 24 September

10:30-13:00

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

Steve Crichter Room, International Politics, History and Welsh History Building

Tuesday 24 September

14:00-16:00

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

Steve Crichter Room, International Politics, History and Welsh History Building

 

Department of Information Studies

Welcome and Induction Programme 2019

Information Studies Students

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

 

Tuesday 24th September Hugh Owen Building, Room D54

2:30 – 4:00pm Guide to registration   

 

Wednesday 25th September Hugh Owen Building, Room D54

11:30am-1pm Welcome

 

1-2:00pm

Buffet lunch for all new students and all staff

 

2-4pm

Introduction to your Master’s Programme

 

Thursday 26th September Hugh Owen Building, Room D54

1-2:00pm

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

 

2-4:00pm in staff offices in P5 Building, Top Floor

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

 

Friday 27th September Hugh Owen Building, Room D54

Time to be confirmed

Effective Communication, John Morgan, Study Practices Coordinator

SU Officer – SU Reps / Your Voice Matters

 

 

International Politics

Part One: PhD/MPhil and Masters Students

Date

Time

Event

Location

Monday 23 September

 

09:15

Arrival & welcome pack

Donia Richards, Academic Registry Officer

Main Hall

International Politics Building

 

09:30

Introduction and welcome 

Head of Department

Main Hall

International Politics Building

 

09:45

The Graduate School   

Dr Andrew Davenport, Director of Graduate Studies

Main Hall

International Politics Building

 

10:00

Research culture

Director of Research

Main Hall

International Politics Building

 

10:15

Information Services

Main Hall

International Politics Building

10:30

Tea and coffee

Main Hall

International Politics Building

Part Two: Masters Students

Date

Time

Event

Location

Monday

23 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

Dr Gillian McFadyen, Deputy Director of Graduate Studies

Main Hall

International Politics Building

 

Research Students

Date

Time

Event

Location

Monday

23 September

10:45-12:30
  • 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

 

Masters Advising And Postgraduate Registration

Date

Time

Event

Location

Tuesday 24 September

14:00-15:00

Master’s Advising and Postgraduate Registration

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

West Room

International Politics Building

 

Law & Criminology

Induction Week for PGT Students

Date

Time

Activity

Location

Monday 23rd  September

10:00

Welcome / Meet the PGT Teaching Team

A10 & A floor foyer, Hugh Owen

14:00

Module Information & Registration Session

P5 - 1.64

Tuesday 24th September

10:00-13:00

Induction for New PGT Students

(Compulsory - this session is offered by the Graduate School)

Main Physics - 0.15

14:30

Information Services Session

(followed by Library Tour)

C43, Hugh Owen

Wednesday 25th September

FREE TIME

Thursday 26th September

10:00

Meet your Personal Tutor/Director of  PGT Studies, Dr Nathan Gibbs

C43, Hugh Owen

Friday 27th September

10:00-12:00

&

13:00pm–15:00

Drop-in, non-compulsory meeting with Personal Tutor if any further guidance is required with regards to module choices etc.

A7, Hugh Owen