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Monday 7 October 2019 Registration Day

  • All new M.Phil and Part III students should come to Room SW01 in the William Gates Building on 7 October 2019 to register with the Graduate Education Team. There will be three queues, MPhil's Surnames A-M, MPhil's Surnames N-Z, and Part III's.
  1. Registration 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. Students will receive a Department login and passwords for machines used on the course and will be asked to sign that they have read the UCS ISSS and plagiarism guidelines (see Preparation). Please bring your University Card or some other form of identification with you.
  2. Induction talk 11:00 a.m., Lecture Theatre 2: the Course Director will give a brief introduction to the course.
  3. Researcher Development 11:45 a.m.: the Researcher Development Coordinator will give an introduction to the department's Researcher Development Programme.
  4. Tour 12:00 noon. The Graduate Education Team will take new students on a tour of the facilities. Students arriving late should report to the Reception Desk and wait for the tour groups to return.
  5. Lunch 13:00 Light lunch in the cafe
  6. Course Advisers 14:00 - 17:00 Some Course Advisers will have arranged to meet their advisees during the afternoon of 7 October 2019. Please check with your adviser for arrangements. This will an opportunity to discuss your module choices and make changes if necessary. Others will meet advisees later in the week or early the following week.

Tuesday 8 October 2019 Health and Safety Course

All new M.Phil students (including former Cambridge undergraduates) must attend a compulsory Health and Safety Course at the Babbage Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street. Further details can be found on the Safety office webpage . You should also receive an email from the Safety Office in September inviting you to sign up for one of the three sessions via Eventbrite. Part III students are exempt from this requirement. Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time (at least 10 minutes before the start) for your session, and take a pen as there will be a short test at the end of the course. You will be expected to return your answers along with your name, department and address/college in order to be credited with attendance.

Wednesday 9 October 2019 Researcher Development Core Units

This schedule is a work in progress.... A draft timetable follows:

Wednesday 9 October 2019 - Lecture Theatre 1

  • 9:00 Coffee
  • 9:30 CU1 Introduction to Academic Writing in Higher Education (Dr Karen Ottewell, CU Language Centre)
  • 11:30 Group activities (with current and new research students)
  • 12:30 Using Moodle and 'other things' (Graduate Education Team)
  • 13:00 Sandwich lunch with the Graduate Students Forum
  • 14:00 Computing Facilities in the William Gates Building, followed by short break
  • 15:00 Counselling Service presentation
  • 16:00 Postgraduate groups - class photos

Thursday 10 October 2019

  • 10:00 Module classes begin - see timetable

Friday 11 October 2019

  • 9:05 M.Phil students - Project briefing
  • 10:00 Module classes - see timetable
  • 17:30 Happy Hour, WGB 'Fishbowl'

Module conveners will explain the module structure and assessment criteria in the first class for each module. The timetable has been arranged as far as possible to avoid clashes in students' module choices. Please note that some, but not all, lectures at the University of Cambridge start on a Thursday and finish on a Wednesday.

Project Briefing

This is a session on projects, project proposals and project supervision presented by the Course Director. M.Phil students will have their briefing at 9:00 a.m. on Friday 11 October 2019 in LT1.  Part III students will have their briefing at 9:00 on Wednesday 16 October 2019 in SW01.

Welcome party

The Computer Laboratory's Happy Hour Team and the Graduate Students Forum will be hosting a welcome event on Friday 18 October 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. when you will have the opportunity to meet current and new research students, post-docs, lecturers and support staff. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Smart casual dress.