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1 Finding Your Way Anna Damer Transition Coordinator

2 9.30amCoffee & Registration 10.00amWelcome & Introduction 10.10am The Transition to university 10.20 Academic Success 10.40amThe Money Maze 11.00am Break 11.10amInformation Services 11.25am Virtual Learning Environment 11.35am USSA 11.50am Meet our Students 12.15pmCampus Tours 12.45pm Lunch 14.00pm Close Finding Your Way

3 The Cake


5 Student Experience


7 Finding Your Way Saturday 23rd August

8 Is your offer UF? What happens now? Administration Al Blackshaw

9 Once you are ‘UF’ you will be emailed registration details Use to keep you right! Your activities vary dependant upon your programme of study Freshers’ Week activities (run by USSA) Faculty Induction (get to know your programme) Welcome Week 22 – 26 Sept


11 Follow instructions on Start@Strath Research UoS more thoroughly – use our website as a starting point Research public transport – how long does it take you to get to campus? Does it take significantly longer at peak periods? Don’t panic buy! (e.g. remember we have a huge library!) …and if you need help, ask us. Between now and welcome week…

12 Finding Your Way Saturday 23rd August

13 Academic Success Alex Cuthbert

14 Alex Cuthbert (Study Skills Adviser)



17 Introduction to Effective Learning Workshop Freshers’ Week Event for Mature Students Wednesday 24 September 12-2pm & 2-4pm Mature Students Association, Level 2 Livingstone Tower, 26 Richmond Street Sign-up today or email

18 Online Booking System Click the down arrow

19 Study Skills Homepage





24 Dynamic Orientation Organisation Studying alongside Others Reflective Reading Writing Reviewing & editing



27 Peer learning & support ̶ + Many students can be wary of contributing to group talks Participants in group assignments may be awarded a joint mark Considered input is invaluable and encourages more productive discussions Group work provides learners the opportunity to learn from each other

28 Active reading –Choosing a reading style –Applying critical thinking –Less can be more Academic writing – Plan paragraphs – Keep it straightforward – State the obvious – Style guides Reviewing your work –Leave enough time –Make a checklist –Use MSWord proofing tools and assistive tech. options

29 Introduction to Effective Learning Workshop Freshers’ Week Event for Mature Students Wednesday 24 September 12-2pm & 2-4pm Mature Students’ Association, Level 2 Livingstone Tower, 26 Richmond Street Sign-up today or email

30 Finding Your Way Saturday 23rd August

31 The Money Maze Ian MacLellan Student Support and Wellbeing Manager

32 Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) The University Scholarships, Bursaries and Trusts Student Financial Support

33 Tuition Fees Student Loan Independent Students’ Bursary Young Students’ Bursary Supplementary Grants SAAS Funding (Scottish - domiciled Students)

34 Tuition fee : up to £9,000 per year. Students should apply through Student Finance England/Wales/Northern Ireland for payment of tuition fee loan, means tested loan and bursary. Bursaries for RUK Students Strathclyde Access Bursary – up to £4,250 per year where the income is £16,000 or less and works on a sliding scale up to £42,600 where a bursary of £1,000 will be awarded University of the Year Bursary – award of £1,000 for those who achieve AAB in A levels (or equivalent) Accommodation Bursary – £1,000 paid to all first year or new entrants who will be staying in University accommodation Rest of UK students (RUK Students)

35 Managing your money The Discretionary Fund The Childcare Fund Lone Parent Childcare Grant Emergency Aid Fund Finding a job The University

36 Scholarships Bursaries Trusts Scholarships, Bursaries and Trusts

37 Full time students are disregarded for Council Tax Most full time students cannot claim welfare benefits. Some exceptions: Single parents Couples with children Students with disabilities Students with caring responsibilities Students taking time out due to illness Student loan not usually counted for CTC Welfare benefits are usually unaffected by part-time study Other money and discounts

38 Further Information Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) Tel: 0300 555 0505 Web: Student Loans Company Tel: 0141 306 2000 Web: Student Finance England Tel: 0845 300 50 90 Student Finance Wales Tel: 0845 602 8845 Student Finance Northern Ireland Tel: 0845 600 0662 Welfare Benefits:

39 Any Questions?

40 Student Financial Support Team Advice Centre Level 1 McCance Building 16 Richmond Street Glasgow G1 1XQ Telephone: 0141-548-2753 Email: Web: Contact details

41 Finding Your Way Saturday 23 rd August

42 An overview of Library and IT Support Elaine Blair, Science Faculty Librarian

43 Welcome to the Library This is a brief introduction to the Andersonian Library

44 What does the Library offer? Open 7 days of the week during term time Weekday early morning and late night opening (7am-midnight) and 24/7 for exams Renew and reserve books online Access databases, ejournals, ebooks & exam papers from anywhere (IT password) Different work environments – group and silent study space

45 How do I find information? SUPrimo search Easy way to search our collections It’s just like Google. Type in some words A lot of books and journals are now available electronically

46 SUPrimo search

47 PC area – Level 3

48 Group discussion rooms – Level 2

49 Group discussion pods – Level 2

50 Silent Study – Level 1

51 How do I start using the Library? Don’t worry – the Library offers detailed and subject specific training which you can attend after you have settled into your course

52 How do I get help? Email: Twitter: @UniStrathLib@UniStrathLib Tel: 0141 548 4444 Main Enquiry Desk on Level 3 IT Helpdesk on Level 3 Subject enquiry desks on 4 and 5 Website: FAQs:

53 Out of Hours Support Term TimeMonday – Friday21:00 – 09:00hrs Saturday17:00 – 12:00hrs (Sun) Sunday17:00 – 09:00hrs (Mon) Vacation TimeMonday – Friday17:00 – 09:00hrs Saturday12:00 – 09:00hrs (Mon) Dedicated out of hours IT and Library support is available to all customers. To access this service please contact: e: t: 0844 463 2574

54 University Services Email –MSOffice365 WebDrive – Home Directories Pegasus – Timetable / Exam Results /Personal Details (mPegasus App) VLE – Unified Virtual Learning Environment (MyPlace) Wireless – Access to University Services using wifi

55 e: t: (0141) 548 3569 Library Shop and Graphics Services Library Level 2

56 Central Teaching Rooms Over 1200 campus PCs for our users 600 available within the Library. B/W and Colour Printing available in all PC Teaching Rooms. A4, A3 printing and scanning available around Library. 25 PC Teaching Rooms located around the campus

57 Wireless Access The University wireless network is eduroam. Configuration and authentication information is available at ess/

58 Student Residences Wireless Network has been deployed in the social areas within Residences. Each bedroom has an network point allowing access to LAN Network/Ethernet cable is required and can be purchased from Library Shop and Graphic Services, cost £2

59 Student Email Office365 Mail Environment Features of Office365 50GB of space to store email Exchange 2010 services, including calendar, tasks, contact details Access to email and calendars available from your PC, Mac, web browser and internet-enabled mobile devices Email address format – Mailbox can be accessed using a web browser at the following url: Login using your DS and password

60 Software Catalogue University Recommended Software Detailed list of recommended software available All site licensed software available for download

61 Software Available to Fully Registered students Ms Office 365 ProPlus Office365 ProPlus is a service available to registered students with an Office365 email account enabling them to use the latest full version of Microsoft Office either on or off campus and on their own PCs/laptops DreamsPark This service is offered by Microsoft, primarily aimed at registered students within the Faculties of Science and Engineering, providing software design and development tools

62 Password Reset Know your password but want to change it? Login to PEGASUS and select the ‘Change password’ link in the 'Services' section on the left hand navigation panel.PEGASUS Don't know Your DS username and password? Go to And follow Reset Password link

63 IT@Strathclyde My Online Resources A list of quick links to useful online resources used within the University of Strathclyde by students and staff

64 Software Support ALL IT TRAINING SERVICES ARE FREE Development and Training Resource Centre: resourcecentre/Pages/Home.aspx resourcecentre/Pages/Home.aspx IT Training Services: Tutor led classes, 1:1 appointments, group training Contact:

65 Useful Login / Authentication Information: Logon to PCs around the campus with your DS username / Password (ras98156 / password) Logon to MSOffice365 email with your DS and password ( / password) Authenticate to EduRoam with your DS / password ( / password)

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