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1 Dr Afsie Sabokbar Director of Graduate Studies MSc Programme Director Senior Research Fellow

2 Welcome to the oldest University in the English-speaking world- Established 1167

3 “Oxford” Terminology Academic Terms Subfusc Matriculation Summative/formative Proctors

4 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!!

5 “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.

6 Happy Subfusc!

7 Matriculation Ceremony at which new students are entered into the register of the university (Latin for Matricula) Cambridge, Durham and Bristol

8 Matriculation old and new!

9 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)

10 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

11 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”. Screening by software “Turnitin”

12 PRS status and “Transferring” What is PRS?- Probationary Research Student Status MSc and DPhil Transfer of status Director of Graduate Studies (DGS)

13 Role of DGS Transfer status Complaints GSS- Graduate Supervision System Change of supervisor or programme Freezing “suspending” status College advisor

14 Other useful contacts pervision/graduates/contacts/

15 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

16 Balancing work ! Enjoy this “life-time” opportunity Balance your work !! Visit historic sites and learn more about Britain!!!

17 Good luck!


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