Academic Terms The year is divided into three eight week terms Michaelmas- October to December Hilary- January to March Trinity- May to June LONG SUMMER Vacations!!
“Subfusc” Subfusc comes from the Latin for "of a dark/dusky colour", and refers to the clothes worn with full academic dress in Oxford. For men: Dark suit, black socks and shoes, white shirt and collar, white bow tie. For women: White blouse, black tie, black skirt or trousers, black stockings or tights, black shoes.
Summative/formative Summative assessment is characterised as assessment of learning (summarizing the development of learners) Formative assessment characterised as assessment for learning (determines the students ’ attainment)
Proctors Proctors play an important role in the conduct of University Examinations (distinct from colleges). Course conduct Late submission Complaints Special arrangements Jury service Plagiarism
Plagiarism- "the wrongful appropriation, close imitation and publication of another author's language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions and the representation of them as one's own original work”. www.admin.ox.ac.uk/epsc/plagiarism Screening by software “Turnitin”
PRS status and “Transferring” What is PRS?- Probationary Research Student Status MSc and DPhil Transfer of status Director of Graduate Studies (DGS)
Role of DGS Transfer status Complaints GSS- Graduate Supervision System Change of supervisor or programme Freezing “suspending” status College advisor
Other useful contacts www.ox.ac.uk/students/course_guidance_su pervision/graduates/contacts/
Divisional Contacts Humanities- Mr Padraig O'Connor Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences- Mrs Helen Beauchamp MSD- Miss Tessa Finlayson (except for Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics) Social Sciences- Dr Andrew Garlick
Balancing work ! Enjoy this “life-time” opportunity Balance your work !! Visit historic sites and learn more about Britain!!!