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1 Department of Computing Senior Tutor’s Introduction 2011

2 English Language Support Programme (ELSP) For information about English language teaching, see the ELSP website at: UG English Test and Registration Dates 2011 Sherfield Building Level 5 Pippard Lecture Theatre Thursday 6th October pm Monday 10th October pm Wednesday 12th October pm Wednesday 19th October pm If you have any doubts about your English, please attend one of these sessions SENIOR TUTOR - concerned with students' progress and welfare Margaret Cunningham Room 373 Huxley Building Tel (int.) (ext) Sickness: - telephone or if sick more than 2 days - bring medical note if absent over 1 week Other absence - you MUST see the Senior Tutor. Difficulties affecting your studies: eg. health, financial, personal, accommodation tell your personal tutor or the Senior Tutor they will know where to get help. Course transfers - need to see the Senior Tutor to leave or transfer. Professional Issues - behaviour towards each other - use of Computing facilities. - coursework integrity We have high standards and take action if they are not met. MEng Computing (International Programme) Requirement: at least GCSE Grade B in French, German, Spanish or Italian. Programme: take language option in years 1, 2, 3. (Levels 3, 4, 5 if starting with GCSE; Levels 4, 5, 6 from A level) MEng3 Industrial Placement, April to September..usually in the country of 4 th year studies MEng4 spent taking final year in Europe. Current partner Universities in France, Germany: Cost: NO tuition fee for year in Europe; + Erasmus grant + student benefits (eg. in France) Admissions – find out what you missed Try the test to see how you would have scored… The College is asking all first year students to take a sample test to help decide whether to introduce it for admissions. the test is: - online - anonymous (the Dept will not know your score – but you can find out) - on Tuesday 14 October in the Lab session more details from Lab organizers later this week REGISTRATION 1. with the College - online 2. with the Department - room 370 Huxley Building 3. with the Health Centre – ground floor, southside of Princes Gardens: you can register if you are living in N 1, 5, 6, 7, NW 1, 3, 5, 8, WC 1, 2, SW 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10 W 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14...in other areas you should register with a GP nearby but may attend the Health Centre during working hours. 4. Get a National Insurance number (ask at any Job Centre) How to Fail the year:1 Socialise late.. get up late.. miss the first lecture. Oversleep and miss the next lecture Decide having missed the lectures to miss the tutorial. Miss the maths or programming tutorial as you don't understand the work & won't be able to answer questions/contribute. How to Fail the Year: 2 Believe earlier advice that 'the hardest thing you will ever do is 3 A-levels' and so.. go out every night and/or get a part-time job which fills every night Assume any assignment can be done in the last evening before the submission date.....and when you find it can't….. submit work which is not your own - this can have catastrophic consequences Assume that having the lecture notes in your bag is as good as having read and understood them - or will be when you get round to it. Rely on last minute revision before the exams. How to Fail the Year 3 Ignore all offers of available help from tutors and lab staff. Ignore s from tutors or the Senior Tutor when they want to see you. Fail to report absence of over 2-3 days, or to provide a medical certificate after a week. Miss examinations without immediate medical certificate. How to Fail the Year 4 Believe what other students tell you about what you need to pass the year. Sign up for so many societies that your feet never touch the ground. Sign up for none, and spend all the time thinking about doing some work. Assume that as you are doing more work than X, that must be enough alternatively, much simpler... How to Pass the Year Attend lectures and tutorials Read lecture notes. Submit coursework and labs. Notify absence + medical cert. if ill Revise for Exams…and ASK FOR HELP IF YOU NEED IT

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4 SENIOR TUTOR - concerned with students' progress and welfare Margaret Cunningham Room 373 Huxley Building Tel (int.) (ext) Sickness: - telephone or if sick more than 2 days - bring medical note if absent more than 1 week Other absence - you MUST see the Senior Tutor.

5 Difficulties affecting your Studies eg. health, financial, personal, accommodation tell your personal tutor or the Senior Tutor they will know where to get help. Course transfers - need to see the Senior Tutor to leave or transfer. Professional Issues - behaviour towards each other - use of Computing facilities.  - coursework integrity: Read the Plagiarism advice on the First Year Noticeboard We have high standards and take action if they are not met.

6 MEng Computing (International Programme) Requirement: at least GCSE Grade B in French, German, Spanish or Italian. Programme: take language courses in years 1, 2, 3.  MEng3 Industrial Placement, April to September..usually in the country of 4 th year studies MEng4 spent taking final year in Europe. Current partner Universities in Paris, Grenoble (France), Karlesruhe, Aachen (Germany) Zurich (Switzerland) University of California (San Diego)- 3 rd year place Cost: NO tuition fee for year in Europe; + Erasmus grant + student benefits (eg. in France)

7 How to Fail the Year 1 Socialise late.. get up late.. miss the first lecture. Oversleep and miss the next lecture Decide having missed the lectures to miss the tutorial. Miss the maths or programming tutorial as you don't understand the work & won't be able to answer questions/contribute.

8 How to Fail the Year 2 Believe earlier advice that 'the hardest thing you will ever do is 3 A-levels' and so.. go out every night and/or get a part-time job which fills every night Assume any assignment can be done in the last evening before the submission date.....and when you find it can't….. submit work which is not your own - this can have catastrophic consequences Assume that having the lecture notes in your bag is as good as having read and understood them - or will be when you get round to it. Rely on last minute revision before the exams.

9 How to Fail the Year 3 Ignore all offers of available help from tutors and lab staff. Ignore s from tutors or the Senior Tutor when they want to see you. Fail to report absence of over 2-3 days, or to provide a medical certificate after a week. Miss examinations without immediate medical certificate.

10 How to Fail the Year 4 Believe what other students tell you about what you need to pass the year. Sign up for so many societies that your feet never touch the ground. Sign up for none, and spend all the time thinking about doing some work. Assume that as you are doing more work than X, that must be enough.

11 How to Pass the Year alternatively, much simpler… Attend lectures and tutorials Read lecture notes during lecture courses - “continuous revision” Submit coursework and labs. on time Notify absence + medical cert. if ill Revise for Exams…and ASK FOR HELP IF YOU NEED IT


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