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Monday 5 October 2020 Registration/Induction Day

  • 09:45 - 10:45: All M.Phil and Part III students will be sent a link to a virtual session to register with the Graduate Education Team. There will be three 'rooms', MPhil's Surnames A-M, MPhil's Surnames N-Z, and Part III's. The Graduate Education Team will send everyone a link just before the start of term.
  1. Induction talk 11:00 a.m., Streamed: the Director of Postgraduate Education will give a brief introduction to the course.
  2. Researcher Development 11:45 a.m.: the Researcher Development Coordinator will give an introduction to the department's Researcher Development Programme.
  3. Tour 12:00 noon. This is when, under normal circumstances, we would give you a tour of the William Gates Building. The Graduate Education Team is very sorry to say that we cannot conduct tours this Michaelmas. So let's have lunch instead. 
  4. Lunch 12:30: go and make yourself a sandwich and join everyone back online for a chat.
  5. Course Advisers 14:00 - 17:00 Some Course Advisers will have arranged to meet their advisees online during the afternoon of 5 October 2020. Please check with your adviser for arrangements. This will an opportunity to discuss your module choices and make last-minute changes if necessary. Others will meet advisees later in the week or early the following week.

Tuesday 6 October 2020 Health and Safety Course

All new M.Phil students (including former Cambridge undergraduates) must attend a compulsory, and online, Health and Safety Course. We are waiting for the full details to be pucblished and will let you know as soon as we know. 

Wednesday 7 October 2020 - Online

  • 9:00 Coffee - get yourself some coffee
  • 10:00 MPhil Students' Project Briefing (Director of Postgraduate Education) (link to follow)
  • 11:00 CU1 Introduction to Academic Writing in Higher Education (Dr Karen Ottewell, CU Language Centre, link to follow)
  • 12:30 Using Moodle and 'other things', FAQs (Graduate Education Team)

Thursday 8 October 2020

  • 9:00 Part III Project Briefing with the Director of Postgraduate Education
  • 10:00 Module classes begin - see the timetable

Friday 9 October 2020

  • 9:00 Module classes - see the timetable
  • 17:30 Happy Hour, WGB 'Fishbowl' - more information about Happy Hour to follow

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.