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Monday 2 October 2017 Registration Day

  • All new M.Phil and Part III students should come to Room SW01 in the William Gates Building on 2 October 2017 to register with the Graduate Education Team. There will be three queues, MPhil's Surnames A-K, MPhil's Surnames L-Z, and Part III's.
  1. Registration 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. Students will receive a Computer Laboratory login and passwords for machines used on the course and will be asked to sign that they have read the UCS ISSS rules above. 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. 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.
  4. Course Advisers 14:00 - 17:00 Some Course Advisers will have arranged to meet their advisees during the afternoon of 2 October 2017. 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 3 October 2017 Health and Safety Course

All new M.Phil students (including former Cambridge undergraduates) must attend a compulsory Health and Safety Course. Further details will be sent to students once arrangements have been confirmed. Part III students are exempt from this requirement.

Thursday 5 October 2017 Lectures start

Lectures will start on Thursday 5 October from 9:00 a.m. Module conveners will explain the module structure and assessment criteria in the first class for each module.

The timetable is still being constructed and is arranged as far as possible to avoid clashes in students' module choices but a draft has been posted at Please note that lectures at the University of Cambridge start on a Thursday and finish on a Wednesday.

All M.Phil students must attend the Research Skills Programme on Thursday 5 October at 14:00 in Lecture Theatre 2. Likewise, Part III students who would like the opportunity to pick this up should attend the first session at least.

Friday 6 October 2017 Welcome party

17:30 Friday 6 October, The Street, William Gates Building

Come and meet your module lecturers, new and current research students (many of whom are M.Phil and Part III graduates), and your classmates. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided by the Graduate Students' Forum/Happy Hour Team. Dress code: neat casual

Project Briefing

This is a session on projects, project proposals and project supervision presented by the Course Director. All students must attend the relevant session:

  • Part III Students   Monday 9 October 2017 10:00     FW26, William Gates Building
  • M.Phil Students     Wednesday 11 October 2017 10:00   FW26,William Gates Building