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1 Welcome to Aberdeen Welcome to Computing Science

2 College Structure College of Physical Science (CoPS) Head of College: Professor Bryan MacGregor School of Geosciences School of Natural & Computing Science School of Engineering

3 Useful links: Student Support Needing Advice? We are here to help you with confidential, independent and non-judgemental advice and support. Student Advice and Support Office International Student Advisers – Support and confidential advice for international students. Disability Advisers – Support and confidential advice for disabled students including students with medical conditions and specific learning difficulties. Student Support Advisers – Support, information and confidential advice on financial, personal, university issues, etc. Telephone 01224 273935 or visit the Ground Floor of the Hub, Elphinstone Road, Aberdeen

4 Tutorials: how to sign up Only if more than 1 session

5 MyAberdeen is the University’s virtual learning environment. This is where you will find learning materials and resources associated with the courses you are studying. Login at: You can find more information and support for using MyAberdeen at:

6 Where is Computing Science? Everything is on the Web pages, deadlines, regulations, etc. Meston Building CSD: 2 nd Floor

7 People Head of Computing Science: George Coghill Director (undergraduate studies): Bruce Scharlau Level 2 tutor: Kees Van Deemter Level 3 tutor: Azam Amirshakarami Level 1+4 tutor: Frank Guerin You: Need to elect 2 year reps! Two staff/student meetings per year (in week 5)

8 Level 1 and Level 4 Tutor Frank Guerin Office: Meston 227 Teaches Level 1 Course CS10 Grand Challenges of Artificial Intelligence/Computing

9 Portal Is your study aim (degree) correct? Check via student portal. Are you registered for the correct courses? Check via student portal. If wrong, fix it FN until 4 today… You may have problems graduating next Summer unless you get your course choices right now! Timetables also outside G01

10 Attendance Good attendance => Good exam results Past years show a strong correlation Miss 2 Classes – could be kicked out Miss one coursework Have to sign-in for practicals Registry still send C5, C6 “warning” letters etc… See on-line CSD Handbook for rules…

11 Absences & Medical Notes Will be sent an e-mail about attendance monitoring. Off sick: first day of absence log it in myaberdeen Scan in doctor’s note to myaberdeen Notify Course Organiser via myaberdeen if you miss a deadline due to illness (before deadline) Only Level Coordinators (for HoD) can grant “extensions” to deadlines But illness can be taken into account…

12 Assessment & Progression Examination & Continuous Assessment Feedback from CAs should help you measure how well you’re doing… Assignment boxes are located in the Meston foyer before you go upstairs unless told otherwise. Typically: exam 50% + continuous 50% Passes in CS1022 and CS1520 are required for entry to Level 2 Computing Resits – August (best to avoid!)

13 Level 3: Honours Regulations IMPORTANT: Only your first attempt at a honours assessment counts towards the final honours degree classification. Resits gain credits but do not improve mark for degree classification! If are awarded a “ No Paper ” for any course – counts as CAS of 0

14 Progression Regulations Entry into Senior Honours (Level 4) is not automatic: Students who have been accepted unconditionally onto an Honours programme will be eligible automatically to progress to the final year if they: 1.pass a minimum of 90 credits of the prescribed Level 3 courses for their intended degree programme AND 2. Satisfy any additional conditions imposed by Degree Regulations

15 Keys HoD permission

16 Plagiarism Very serious issue! In simple English: cheating, copying, etc. With computers, plagiarism is easy! With the Internet, plagiarism is increasing! Staff obliged to report suspected plagiarism Penalties: Zero for assignment … zero for course!!

17 Software detection tools may be used Boss/Sherlock: Moss: Always acknowledge your sources: Acknowledge contributions of others Properly cite source - i.e. full URL or reference Writing “ got this from the Web ” isn’t enough! If in doubt, ask your lecturer! Avoid Plagiarism

18 Plagiarism – How to Avoid Read assignment instructions carefully Usually, this means do the work on your own Note: it is OK to discuss assignments in general terms with your colleagues… Read the undergraduate handbook! Leave plenty of time for assignments Most copying happens the night before the deadline

19 The Graduate Attributes site

20 Important Info Societies (BCS, ACM, Computer Society)

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