Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the School of Computer Science"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to the School of Computer Science Dr. Timothy BrailsfordUniversity of NottinghamSchool of Computer Science
2 School of Computer Science (UNMC) SCS at UNMCFounded in 200012 academic staffAbout 130 studentsLeading Malaysian research schoolVery closely integrated with SCS in Nottingham UK
3 School of Computer Science (UK) SCS in UKFounded in 198643 academic staff & 32 research fellowsAbout 700 studentsLeading UK research school2008 RAE - top 10% UK institutions100% research international quality80% world leadingHead of School Professor Uwe Aickelin
4 SCS Staff Dr. Tim Brailsford (Head of School) Mr. Ho Sooi Hock (Deputy Head of School)Mr. K.R. Selvaraj (Senior Tutor)Dr. ZhiYuan ChenMr. Sze-Ker ChewDr. Siang Yew ChongMr. Michael ChungDr. Tomas MaulMr. Hani Parhizkar (Teaching Assistant)Mr. Ben Phear (Teaching Assistant)Dr. Abdur RakibDr. Christopher RoadknightDr. Iman LiaoDr. Marina Ng (Research Fellow)Professor Graham Kendall (Vice Provost)
9 Study Abroad Programme Spend a full year (or a single semester) in UKSecond year - must return to UNMCMalaysia fees still applySo far only UG only (maybe MSc for Semester 2)Not Computer Science with AI
10 Courses, Credits and Modules Courses lead to a degree (e.g. BSc in Computer Science)Credits are a notional unit of study timeModules are teaching unitsCompulsory or optionalCompensatable or non-compensatablepre or co-requisitesModules are worth creditsMostly 10, some 20, projects may be 40 or 60BSc (honours) credits per yearBSc ordinary credits per yearMSc credits per yearModules activitiesLectures / E-learningLabsTutorials
11 Online Information Moodle http://moodle.nottingham.ac.uk Module CatalogueQuality ManualSupplementary Regulations
12 Support School Staff open door policy University Personal tutor Senior tutor (Selveraj)Learning Community Forum (student representatives)Coursework and exam feedback (module convenors)Deputy director (Mr. Ho)Director (Tim Brailsford)Disability support officer (Mr. Ho)Staff open door policyUniversityCounselling serviceCareers Advisory Office
13 Problems and Issues Changing Optional Modules Changing Courses Must be done in the first two weeks of the semesterYour responsibility to make up missed lecturesChanging CoursesDo it as early as possibleTalk to your personal tutor and/or course directorIf other schools are involved talk to both schoolsUniversityCounseling ServiceCareers Advisory OfficeAccommodation OfficeStudent Services
14 Illness and Other Problems Extenuating CircumstancesIllness or other circumstances outside of your controlTELL US!Tutor and module convenors of affected modulesIf appropriate talk to disability support officerIf appropriate talk to trained counsellors
15 Tips to do well (1)Expect your course to be tough and plan accordinglyTurn up to lectures and labsBe punctual for lecturesCheck your dailyDon’t leave things until the last minute
16 Tips to do well (2)Plan your time according to the number of credits a piece of work is worthIf you don’t understand something in a module - ask the module convenorIf you are feeling generally lost - talk to your tutorGet to know the staff and students in other years and on other courses
17 Tips to do well (3) Take advantage of University facilities Cultivate a sensible work/life balanceHave fun!
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