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PG Induction Timetable 2012

Matriculation & Student Card collection

Your first task is to register formally with the University, full information is available on the Registry website.  Please be aware that registration takes place ahead of your arrival in Edinburgh, if you have not already received your matriculation card you can collect it from Card Services at Adam House on the following dates, outside these dates, Card Services is based in the Main Library at George Square:

Monday 10th September 2012: 12.30 - 16.30

Thursday 13th September 2012: 9.15 - 12.30

Monday 17th - Thursday 20th September 2012: 9.15 - 16.30

Register with the School of Informatics

Students are also required to register with the School of Informatics Student Services team to complete matriculation and collect your Induction packs from Monday 10th September:

Postgraduate Taught (PGT) Appleton Tower, Room 4.02

Postgraduate Research (PGR) Appleton Tower, Room 4.02

Neuroinformatics Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) Appleton Tower, Room 4.02 on Wednesday 12th September 2012 from 13:00 - 16:30

Postgraduate Research students (PGR and DTC) will also be given their office key, please note that a £10.00 key deposit is required.

Welcome Programme for PG Students- Download as .PDF

The following programme of events is relevant to incoming Informatics postgraduate students, events are intended for Taught students (Masters), Research students (Masters, PhD) or both, as indicated on the schedule.  

Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th September 2012

We advise that you spend the first couple of days of induction week taking care of your Registration with the University and School of Informatics and familiarising yourself with Edinburgh and the University campus.  Please follow the University wide calendar of induction events specific to new taught and research postgraduate students, including campus tours and a series of events intended for international students.

The University of Edinburgh's Student Association (EUSA) also hold events for postgraduate students during Induction Week.

Wednesday 12th September 2012

Time

Venue    

Event

09.30 - 10.00
Informatics Forum Room G07

Welcome to Informatics - Taught Masters Students

Dave Robertson, Informatics Head of School, Ian Stark, Informatics Director of Teaching
10.00 - 10.30

Informatics Forum Room G07

Introduction to Taught Masters (MSc)

Iain Murray, MSc Year Organiser, Personal Tutors:  Subramanian Ramamoorthy, Don Sannella, Mark Van Rossum, .
10.30 - 12.30
Informatics Forum Room G07

MSc Specialist Areas - Presentation Schedule

An introduction to each of the specialist areas available within the taught masters programme, these specialist areas help you choose a cohesive group of courses within your degree programme.  Please attend the introductions for specialist areas relevant to your taught Masters degree.

14.00 - 14.50
[Surname A - L]
OR
15.00 - 15.50
[Surname M - Z]
Hugh Robson Lecture Theatre

Test of English at Matriculation (TEAM) for non-UK Taught MSc Students

Tony Lynch - IALS [English for Academic Purposes]
An optional event intended to help diagnose whether you may benefit from ELTT English courses or materials, offered free of charge to non-native speakers on PG programmes. Students with an English test score below 7.0 IELTS, or equivalent must take TEAM, see:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/english-language-teaching/courses/academic-purposes/in-session/team-test

Recommended for non-UK MSc students, there are further sessions on Friday 14th and during week 1 and 2 of semester.

Thursday 13 September 2012

Time

Venue

Event                                                                                                              

09.30 - 10.00
Informatics Forum Room G07

Welcome to Informatics - Research Students

Dave Robertson, Informatics Head of School, Barbara Webb, Director of Graduate School, Alex Lascarides, Deputy Director of Graduate School, Research Tutors Johanna Moore and Leonid Libkin

10.00 - 10.45
Informatics Forum Room G07

Introduction to DICE Computing

Roger Burroughes, Informatics Computing Officer
All Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research students welcome

10.45 - 11.00
Informatics Forum Room G07

Library Information Session Download as PDF

Angela Nicholson - Informatics Library Representative
All Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research students welcome

11.00 - 11.30
Informatics Forum Atrium
 Coffee
11.30 - 13.00
Informatics Forum Room G07

Careers Information Session and opportunity for Q&A- Download as Powerpoint Slide

Carol MacDonald, University Careers Service (11.30 - 12.30)

Work Visas for International Students- Download as Powerpoint Slide

David Levinson, University Careers Service (12.30 - 13.00)
All Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research students welcome
13.00 - 14.00
Informatics Forum Room G07 and Atrium

Tutor/Demonstrator Recruitment - including lunch

Information on the wide range of part-time tutoring, demonstrating, marking and teaching assistant posts available to postgraduate students in the School of informatics.
All postgraduate students welcome, refreshments will be provided.
14.00 - 16.00
Informatics Forum, Room 2.33

Neuroinformatics Doctoral Training Centre Welcome & Introduction

Jim Bednar & Peggy Series
DTC MSc by Research Students Only
 16.00 - 18.00  Informatics Forum, Mini Forum 2

Welcome to Language at Edinburgh

Simon King
A welcome reception for postgraduate students in the areas that make up Speech and Language, including Informatics, Linguistics and English Language.  Research students are warmly invited to attend

 

Friday 14 September 2012

Time

Venue

Event                                                                                                                   

11.30 - 14.00
Informatics Forum, Room 1.15
 

Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science (LFCS)

Welcome event,for all new LFCS Research Students.
11.30 - 12.30 - Informal Talks
12.30 - 14.00 - Pizza lunch (Mini Forum 1)
13.00
Informatics Forum, Atrium (Cafe)

Institute for Computing Systems Architecture (ICSA)

Welcome event,for all new ICSA Research Students.
14.00 - 14.50
[Surname A - L]
OR
15.00 - 15.50
[Surname M - Z]
Hugh Robson Lecture Theatre

Test of English at Matriculation (TEAM) for non-UK Taught MSc Students

Tony Lynch - IALS [English for Academic Purposes]
An optional event intended to help diagnose whether you may benefit from ELTT English courses or materials, offered free of charge to non-native speakers on PG programmes. Students with an English test score below 7.0 IELTS, or equivalent must take TEAM, see:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/english-language-teaching/courses/academic-purposes/in-session/team-test

Recommended for non-UK MSc students
15.00 - 16.00
 Informatics Forum Room 4.02

Institute of Language Cognition and Computation (ILCC)

Welcome event, including tour of facilities, for all new ILCC Research Students.

 16.00  Informatics Forum, Mini Forum 1 (2.31)  

Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour (IPAB)

Welcome event for all new IPAB Research Students.
16.30 - 18.30
 Informatics Forum G.07 & Atrium
 

Global Environment and Society Academy (GESA)

Introduction to GESA and what it offers, with refreshments.  For all Postgraduate Taught students. 

Programme at http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/global-environment-society/news-events/postgraduate-welcome-event 

Register at http://global-environment-society-reception.eventbrite.co.uk/.


 Monday 17 September 2012

Time

Venue

Event

14:00 - 16.00
  Appleton Tower
Level 4 Open Area

Tutor/ Demonstrator Training

 

Tuesday 18 September 2012

Time

Venue

Event

09:45 - 19.00
Informatics Forum
Room G07 and Atrium

Neuroinformatics DTC Day

Presentations by current students, alumni, internal and external speakers.
All DTC Students with some open session presentations for all.
Schedule to be circulated by email.