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1 Advising for next year April 2014 Lynda Thomas

2 All students

3 Who and Why? Who? Who? Lynda Thomas: advisor Lynda Thomas: advisor Patricia Shaw: advisor Patricia Shaw: advisor Why? Why? So you can skip the madness in the Arts Centre So you can skip the madness in the Arts Centre Timetabling Timetabling

4 The procedure: You will be advised on your student record what to do. Your record will be automatically filled in with the core modules for your scheme You will be advised on your student record what to do. Your record will be automatically filled in with the core modules for your scheme This week is mostly for consultation This week is mostly for consultation From Thursday? you can preregister on-line by filling in your other choices – MUST BE DONE BY APRIL 11 From Thursday? you can preregister on-line by filling in your other choices – MUST BE DONE BY APRIL 11 It will either: It will either: Be Approved, or Be Approved, or You will get an with why not You will get an with why not I will have office hours so you can get advice and immediate feedback (B62) I will have office hours so you can get advice and immediate feedback (B62)

5 Lets look at the handout Possible things to note (bugs) that I have found so far: CC394 vs CS394?? CC394 vs CS394?? CS237 and CS264 both require CS211 OR CC211 CS237 and CS264 both require CS211 OR CC211 CS241 requires CS105 or CS204 CS241 requires CS105 or CS204 People who didnt do year 1 with us (missing prereq) People who didnt do year 1 with us (missing prereq) Let me know of others …… Let me know of others ……

6 Remember: You can always change things up at the Arts Centre in September! You can always change things up at the Arts Centre in September! Or over summer Or over summer Or in first 3 weeks of semester Or in first 3 weeks of semester

7 What if I want to change scheme? See the advisor, who will approve your change and update your record See the advisor, who will approve your change and update your record Then different core modules will appear Then different core modules will appear

8 If you are not sure Pick the most hard and restrictive modules/scheme and attend MORE things for a week or so Pick the most hard and restrictive modules/scheme and attend MORE things for a week or so So, not sure if CS or Internet Computing? So, not sure if CS or Internet Computing? Stay with CS Stay with CS pick modules for IC as far as you can pick modules for IC as far as you can Attend the extra modules that IC would need Attend the extra modules that IC would need If you decide CS211 is not your thing you can easily slip into IC after 2 weeks – you have 3 weeks If you decide CS211 is not your thing you can easily slip into IC after 2 weeks – you have 3 weeks

9 Warning! When they ask you if you are taking a YES placement say NO This is not the same as our industrial year – the system can tell whether you are having an industrial year from your scheme. This is mainly for people in other departments.

10 What happens in September? You will access your registration once on campus and either: You will access your registration once on campus and either: Confirm it is correct Confirm it is correct Decide to make changes, in which case you either: Decide to make changes, in which case you either: Go through the Arts Centre process OR Go through the Arts Centre process OR See advisor in first 3 weeks and fix on paper See advisor in first 3 weeks and fix on paper If you are going into year 2 you will obtain your group project allocation in the department If you are going into year 2 you will obtain your group project allocation in the department If you are going into year 3 you will be separately advised about your final year project. If you are going into year 3 you will be separately advised about your final year project.

11 How do I decide on my options? This talk and its handout This talk and its handout Talk to the advisor Talk to the advisor

12 Dates You will not be able to access your record until Thursday?? You will not be able to access your record until Thursday?? You must have this all done by April 11th You must have this all done by April 11th Advisors (ltt in B62 AND phs in Physics 115) will be available most of the time this week and next Advisors (ltt in B62 AND phs in Physics 115) will be available most of the time this week and next

13 What if I dont do it? You will probably get lots and lots of reminders You will probably get lots and lots of reminders Better to just do something and FIX at start of year Better to just do something and FIX at start of year You can go through the Arts Centre process as a last resort You can go through the Arts Centre process as a last resort

14 Year 1 students

15 Your marks will be on your student record Your marks will be on your student record Overall average of 40% Overall average of 40% remember credit weightings remember credit weightings you need an average over 12 "marks" you need an average over 12 "marks" Must pass 100 credits of the 120 credits you take Must pass 100 credits of the 120 credits you take Passing the year

16 What if I dont pass 100 credits? If you fail between 30 and 60 credits If you fail between 30 and 60 credits Summer resits – next slide Summer resits – next slide If you fail more than 60 credits If you fail more than 60 credits Must resit the year – consider seriously if CS is for you Must resit the year – consider seriously if CS is for you

17 Resits are Monday 18/08/14 - Friday 29/08/14 Resits are Monday 18/08/14 - Friday 29/08/14 We do not know exactly when until quite close to the time – so you must keep the WHOLE period free We do not know exactly when until quite close to the time – so you must keep the WHOLE period free We send you an of advice about what you need to do when results come out. We send you an of advice about what you need to do when results come out. Wait until you get that to contact us. (But if nothing comes in a few days then cs-exam-advice ) Wait until you get that to contact us. (But if nothing comes in a few days then cs-exam-advice ) This also tells you about resit assignments. This also tells you about resit assignments. Keep your address and phone up to date, BTW Keep your address and phone up to date, BTW Resits

18 Entering Part 2 (years 2 and 3) Assuming you progress, everything from September on counts towards your degree Assuming you progress, everything from September on counts towards your degree Rules for getting a degree – must pass 220 of the 240 credits in Part 2 Rules for getting a degree – must pass 220 of the 240 credits in Part 2

19 Dont forget this! You cannot raise F modules above 40% You cannot raise F modules above 40% You only have one resit opportunity You only have one resit opportunity (In Part 1 the rules are different)

20 Good Luck on your exams! Any questions cs-exam-advice Any questions cs-exam-advice

21 Year 2 students

22 A few people who may have problems People who took a year in US People who took a year in US People who are 2 nd year direct entry People who are 2 nd year direct entry A couple of people who talked their way out of CS204 due to previously being in Maths dept A couple of people who talked their way out of CS204 due to previously being in Maths dept YOUR SUBMITTING MAY FAIL SAVE your choices SAVE your choices Contact me (in person is best) Contact me (in person is best) Ill try and push through manually Ill try and push through manually

23 What if I am going on industrial year? You need not do anything this year because your record will automatically be filled in – but pay attention now! You need not do anything this year because your record will automatically be filled in – but pay attention now! While you are out you will be told to pre-register for 2015 and you will be able to do it on-line While you are out you will be told to pre-register for 2015 and you will be able to do it on-lineor Wait until September (I dont advise this) Wait until September (I dont advise this) Better to just do something and FIX at start of year

24 Warning! When they ask you if you are taking a YES placement say NO This is not the same as our industrial year – the system can tell whether you are having an industrial year from your scheme. This is mainly for people in other departments.

25 What about passing/failing/resits? You must pass 220 of the 240 credits in Part 2 You must pass 220 of the 240 credits in Part 2 You must take at least 120 credits at the level of the award i.e. level 3 for BSc and BEng, level M for MEng. You must take at least 120 credits at the level of the award i.e. level 3 for BSc and BEng, level M for MEng. First point is new this year – ignore gossip from 3 rd years First point is new this year – ignore gossip from 3 rd years

26 What does that mean for this year? If you fail nothing, great! If you fail nothing, great! If you fail 20 credits or less, you can go into the 3 rd or industrial year but you should resit: If you fail 20 credits or less, you can go into the 3 rd or industrial year but you should resit: in the summer, or possibly in the summer, or possibly when you come back but I would not advise that, or when you come back but I would not advise that, or Next summer – but you will have to and organise that (it is not an automatice s from Academic office) Next summer – but you will have to and organise that (it is not an automatice s from Academic office) If you fail credits you cannot progress until you being the number down. Probably resit in the summer, but you COULD take a year to do them. If you fail credits you cannot progress until you being the number down. Probably resit in the summer, but you COULD take a year to do them. If you fail > than 60 credits you MUST resit the year If you fail > than 60 credits you MUST resit the year We will you – if you dont get an get in touch

27 Decisions about resits H resits should always be done – uncapped and if done during summer no charge > H resits should always be done – uncapped and if done during summer no charge > It is possible to resit: It is possible to resit: In the summer In the summer During the next year while a student or Sandwich student During the next year while a student or Sandwich student Taking an extra year Taking an extra year There are 2 forms of resit: There are 2 forms of resit: externally (just do assessments) or externally (just do assessments) or internally (lectures etc. may make substitutions for non-core modules) internally (lectures etc. may make substitutions for non-core modules)

28 Resits are Monday 18/08/14 - Friday 29/08/14 Resits are Monday 18/08/14 - Friday 29/08/14 We do not know exactly when until quite close to the time – so you must keep the WHOLE period free We do not know exactly when until quite close to the time – so you must keep the WHOLE period free The we send will tell you about resit assignments – most modules you resit just the bits you failed – but check The we send will tell you about resit assignments – most modules you resit just the bits you failed – but check Keep your address and phone up to date, BTW Keep your address and phone up to date, BTW Resits

29 Help? We send all students an in July We send all students an in You can also phone or us – please use general not specific lecturers ones You can also phone or us – please use general not specific lecturers ones or phone ( and ask for AQRO) is the final word on all this or phone ( and ask for AQRO) is the final word on all this

30 Dont forget! You cannot raise F modules above 40% You cannot raise F modules above 40% You only have one resit opportunity You only have one resit opportunity In theory it may be possible to throw away your second year and redo it, but that is mainly for people who have been on the wrong scheme. If you think that you want to do this you would have to convince Chris Price. In theory it may be possible to throw away your second year and redo it, but that is mainly for people who have been on the wrong scheme. If you think that you want to do this you would have to convince Chris Price.

31 Good Luck on your exams! Any questions cs-exam-advice Any questions cs-exam-advice

32 Not even Here Yet Students Look in repos Lynda! Look in repos Lynda! /Advising/first_years/ /Advising/first_years/


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