Presentation on theme: "School of Mathematics & Statistics Stage 2 Induction 24 th September 2013 I am... Dr Peter Avery I am... Single Honours Degree Programme Director (Student."— Presentation transcript:
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
Contact Details Dr Peter Avery Room 3.04 P.J.Avery@ncl.ac.uk
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
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).
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.
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.
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 e-mailed 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
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.
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.
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.
Sources of Information The School website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/mathshttp://www.ncl.ac.uk/math Degree Programme Handbook : Stages 2, 3, 4 PEC form DPD form NESS: https://ness.ncl.ac.ukhttps://ness.ncl.ac.uk Blackboard: http://bb.ncl.ac.uk/http://bb.ncl.ac.uk/
Communication You can use email to contact your tutor or lecturers. Tell your tutor if you have personal/ health problems that affect your academic work. Please use your University email address to contact us, not a private email address (you might not get a reply). Please don’t expect a running email conversation or ask for detailed mathematical explanations. Check your University email regularly – this is how we communicate important information.
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.
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.
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?