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School of Mathematics & Statistics Stage 2 Induction 24 th September 2013 I am... Dr Peter Avery I am... Single Honours Degree Programme Director (Student.

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1 School of Mathematics & Statistics Stage 2 Induction 24 th September 2013 I am... Dr Peter Avery I am... Single Honours Degree Programme Director (Student Welfare and Progression) Stage 2 DPD: Dr Alina Vdovina; JH Advisor: Prof. Anvar Shukurov

2 Contact Details Dr Peter Avery Room 3.04

3 MAS modules  You will take 60 credits of compulsory Mathematics & Statistics modules in Stage 2.  In Semester 1 you take:  MAS2104 Introduction to Vector Calculus  MAS2241 Number Systems  MAS2304 Foundations of Probability  In Semester 2 you take:  MAS2105 Methods of Solving Differential Equations  MAS2242 The Foundations of Analysis  MAS2316 Introduction to Regression and Modelling

4 Entering Stage 2 - Timetable  Please check your timetable for both Semesters carefully. Contact DPDs if there is a clash.  Three timetabled hours per module. Normally 2 lectures and one problems class/drop-in session. Lecturer will tell you which is the Problems class/drop- in session at the first timetabled hour. There may be 3 lectures in the 1 st week.  About half the modules have problems classes in even weeks and half in odd weeks in order to spread the assessments.  Modules can be changed in first 2 – 3 weeks of each semester (DPD Form).

5 Coursework  As the material gets more difficult, it gets progressively more difficult to teach yourself from the lecture material.  Thus it is crucially important to attend lectures and other classes and to attempt all the set work in order to do well.  Expect 4 or 5 written assignments in a 10 credit module Assignment set a few days before … Problem class, one week before … Drop-in class, a few days before submission  CBAs will also be used.  There will be a revision CBA0 for most modules. It will be in practice mode this week and exam mode next week.  Deadlines are 4.00pm for coursework and midnight for CBAs, except for Stage 2 versions of Stage 1 modules  Late work not accepted.

6 Coursework continued  Do not take marks on assignments as a guide to exam performance (particularly CBAs). Assignments are designed to help you learn and to give you confidence.  If ill etc. and unable to complete a piece of work, complete a PEC Form and take to the JH DPD.  Extensions possible for major projects (>5% of module) – submit a PEC form in advance of the deadline and take to the JH DPD.  PEC form if circumstances affect exam performance – need evidence.  Tell your tutor if you have personal/ health problems that affect your academic work.

7  All coursework submission sheets will be available to print from NESS at the beginning of each Semester.  All coursework must be submitted using the correct personalised Header Sheet.  All coursework must be submitted in the Homework Hand-in letterboxes before 16:00 on the due date.  Individual Coursework/Project-work: Staple the correct personalised Header Sheet to the top left hand corner of the coursework.  Please do not submit coursework in plastic folders/covers.  Acknowledgement of receipt will be ed to students within one working day of the deadline. NESS will also indicate that a piece of coursework has been submitted.  It is the responsibility of the student to check submission receipts and notify any anomalies to the General Office within 24 hours of the submission deadline. Submission of Coursework

8 Passing Stage 2  Aim to pass all your Stage 2 modules in January/June  Your first attempt will be the mark that counts unless it is less than 40. Passes at resit count as 40  You must pass Stage 2 in order to proceed to Stage 3  You can carry up to 20 failed credits into Stage 3.  In BSc degrees, Stages 2 and 3 are weighted 1:2 in calculating the final average.

9 Passing Stage 2 ctd  Resits are in August  Don’t book a holiday in August  Submit PEC/Concession, if appropriate – with evidence  Repeating a year setting aside the first attempt is only allowed if there are very exceptional personal circumstances, e.g. major illness.

10 Feedback  Feedback on coursework: indications where things have gone wrong some general feedback access to correct solutions Drop-in class, where you can ask questions.  Feedback on exams: General feedback is given: mark distribution, scaling, Individual feedback on your scripts is available on request.

11 Sources of Information  The School website: Degree Programme Handbook : Stages 2, 3, 4 PEC form DPD form  NESS: https://ness.ncl.ac.ukhttps://ness.ncl.ac.uk  Blackboard:

12 Communication  You can use to contact your tutor or lecturers. Tell your tutor if you have personal/ health problems that affect your academic work.  Please use your University address to contact us, not a private address (you might not get a reply).  Please don’t expect a running conversation or ask for detailed mathematical explanations.  Check your University regularly – this is how we communicate important information.

13 Attendance – University Regulations The University wishes to support student completion on their programme of study. Monitoring student attendance is a key method of support and applies to all students on all programmes of study.

14 Monitoring attendance  Some classes are monitored.  Registers will be sent around lectures and MUST be returned at the end of the lectures.  If you do not manage to sign an attendance register, please sign the form at the front of the lecture theatre at the end of the class.

15 Staff-Student Committee  Meets about twice a Semester to discuss any issue affecting undergraduate students. For example proposals to change degree programmes or problems with a specific module.  Usually meets at 1.00pm on a Wednesday. Lunch is provided.  Good thing to put on your CV.  Volunteers?


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