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Enrolment Week 2015


Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Undergraduate Enrolment

Now that you have secured a place, we will have written to you with details of our degree programmes and your personal tutors will advise you further when you come to Cardiff during enrolment week.

Please note that before enrolment week you should read the essential information in the HUMSS Year One Enrolment Information 2015-2016 and relevant academic subject information on the Humanities Enrolment Information page.

Enrolling in the Department

When you come to enrol in the University on Tuesday 22nd September you will first of all attend a Welcome Talk in Birt Acres lecture theatre, Bute Building (map ref: 45) at 12noon – 1.00pm.

Here, all the worries and concerns you may have over enrolment will evaporate as we provide you with all the information you need. Next, you will meet your Personal Tutor who will be available from 2pm. Information on who your Personal Tutor is and their room number will have been made available to you in our welcome pack when you arrive. At this meeting with your tutor, you should discuss your subject / module options. They will help you select a suitable combination of subjects / modules.

Please do not enrol on any modules until after you have seen your Personal Tutor and have been accepted onto courses by the departments you wish to study in.

To make this process work better, before you see your Personal Tutor please take a little time to look at the Year One Enrolment Information 2015-2016 for possible subjects and check the subject timetable groups to ensure that these do not clash.

On Wednesday 23rd of September, actual enrolment takes place. You are required to make your way to the Humanities building to enrol for you degree subject and your additional subject(s)

School Enrolment: Humanities Building (location to be confirmed), on Wednesday 23rd September from 09:00 - 12:00tbc (Session 1 - Additional Subject Enrolment) and 13:00 - 16:00tbc (Session 2 - Honours Enrolment and online enrolment).

On Thursday 24th of September at 10am in the Bute Building students will attend a session with your Degree Pathway Programme Director.

  • Student studying the BA in Media, Journalism and Culture will meet with Dr John Jewell in room 0.14 of the Bute Building.
  • Student studying the BA in Media and Communications will meet with Dr Ross Garner in room 1.40 of the Bute Building.
  • Student studying the BA in Journalism and Communications will meet with Dr Inaki Garcia-Blanco in room 1.50 of the Bute Building.

Following the individual Degree Pathway sessions there will be a Library Induction and Welcome Party as below;

  • On Thursday the 24th of September students will be invited to attend a library induction session from 12noon – 1pm in the Birt Acres Lecture theatre.
  • A Year 1 Welcome Party will take place from 4pm – 5.30pm in the Bute Building Coffee Shop on Thursday the 24th, this will be an opportunity to meet further academic staff and other Year 1 students. A buffet and refreshments will be provided.

NB Year 1 - Subject Talk Friday 25th September 2015. This is for those students taking journalism, media and cultural studies modules as a first year additional subject only, a talk will take place on:

Friday 25 September 2015 : Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Bute Building, at 1.00 – 2.00pm

Online Central Enrolment: instructions are available on the University Registry Online Enrolment Information page.

Year three BA induction meeting:
Thursday 24th September: Room Birt Acres – 11 – 12noon

Year two BA induction meeting:
Thursday 24th September: room 0.53 – 1 – 2pm

Enrolment information for Study Abroad and Erasmus Exchange students Autumn semester 2015

Erasmus and study abroad students are invited to attend a welcome session held as below;
Thursday 24th September: room 0.05 - 1 – 3pm

If you have any queries regarding Erasmus/Study Abroad enrolment please email Dr Iñaki Garcia-Blanco at Garcia-BlancoI@cardiff.ac.uk tel: +44 02920 876077.

Degree Structure

Semesters, modules, credits
The BA in Media, Journalism and Cultural, BA in Media and Communications and BA in Journalism and Communications are three-year, full time, modular and semesterised schemes.

This means:

Your work is arranged in modules, or separate teaching and learning units for which you will normally receive 20 credits each, within two periods of time each year known as semesters.

Most modules comprise 12 weeks teaching. The rest of the semester is devoted to exams and other kinds of assessment, along with the lengthy processes of marking and exam boards.

Year One
Year One consists of four compulsory 20 credit modules:

Autumn Semester

  1. History of Mass Communication and Culture
  2. Media Scholarship

Spring Semester

  1. Representations
  2. Understanding Journalism Studies

All single honours students must take modules to the value of 120 credits in Year One. This means that along with your 80 credits from JOMEC, you must choose a additional subject (such as English, History or Communication Studies) to the value of 40 credits. Please consult Year One Enrolment Information 2015-2016 for further information.

Joint Honours Degrees

We currently run three joint degree programmes with Welsh, Sociology and with English Literature. If you study on one of these joint honours degrees, after the first year you will divide your time equally between the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies and the other school. Details of the structure of your first year are given below.

Important Information for First Year Joint Honours Students.

In the case of Joint Honours students with English Literature, you must enrol on a third subject (40 credits) in addition to the two Honours subjects for which they have already been accepted. You must only enrol at JOMEC and English Literature for 40 credits each.

For Joint Honours students with Sociology you are required to enrol for 60 credits with both departments. You do not therefore have to enrol for an additional subject.

For Joint Honours students with Welsh you are required to enrol for 60 credits with both departments. You do not therefore have to enrol for an additional subject.

REMEMBER

Consult us when you are unsure and never be afraid to ask questions. We look forward to meeting you all.

Keep checking this page for updates as rooms and times can often change.

For more information contact Cerys Thomas.


PhD/MPhil Enrolment

PhD Induction will be on Tuesday 22nd September at 12noon – 2pm in room 0.05, this will be followed by a Welcome party for new PhD students at 4pm in room 0.05.


Diploma/MA in Journalism Enrolment

(Shorthand classes held daily at 9.00am, commencing Tuesday, 22nd September, Room 1.20)

**Your attendance at all events in Enrolment week is compulsory**

Introduction and Welcome by Professor Richard Sambrook
Monday, 21 September 2015: Bute Building, Room 0.14, 10.00am – 11.00am

Meet the Staff team
Monday, 21 September 2015: Bute Building, Room 0.14, 11.00am – 12noon

Welcome to your Programme
Monday, 21 September 2015: Bute Building, Individual Teaching Room (0.15/0.17/0.20), 12.15pm

What is News?
Monday, 21 September 2015: Bute Building, Room 0.14, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Library Induction Session
Tuesday, 22 September 2015: Bute Building, Room 0.14, 11.00am – 12noon

How to be a Journalist
Tuesday, 22 September 2015: Bute Building, Birt Acres, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Introduction to Law
Wednesday, 23 September 2015: Bute Building, Room 0.14, 11.30am – 12.30pm

Introduction to Pathway Software
Wednesday, 23 September 2015: Bute Building, Individual Teaching Room (0.15/0.17/0.20), 2.00pm

Introduction to Public Administration
Thursday, 24 September 2015: Bute Building, Room 0.14, 11.30am – 12.30pm

Knowing your Audience
Thursday, 24 September 2015: Bute Building, Room 0.14, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Video across Platforms
Thursday, 24 September 2015: Bute Building, Room 0.14, 3.00pm

Reporters and the Reported: Keynote lecture followed by a Question and Answer session
Friday, 25 September 2015: Bute Building, Birt Acres, 12noon - 1.00pm

Welcome Lunch
Friday 25 September 2015: Room 0.52 from 1.00pm

MSc Computational Journalism

Introductory Lecture
Tuesday, September 22, Birt Acres, 1pm

Introduction to the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
Wednesday, 23 September, 0.05, 10.00 - 11.00am

Guided transfer to School of Computer Science and Informatics
Wednesday, 23 September, in COMSC, 11.00am

Introduction to COMSC facilities
Wednesday, 23 September, in COMSC, 11.30am

Formal welcome to COMSC
Thursday, 24 September, (C/2.07), 9.30am - 10.45am

Introduction to COMSC degree programmes
Thursday, 24 September, (C/2.07), 11.00am - 12.30pm

Informal lunch with Staff and Students
Thursday, 24 September, 12.30pm - 1.00pm

COMSC Module Talks
Thursday, 24 September, (C/2.07), 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Commencement Speech
Friday, 25 September, Birt Acres, 10:30am - 12.30pm

Welcome Lunch
Friday, 25 September, 0.52, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

MA Digital Media and Society

**Your attendance at all events in Enrolment week is compulsory**

School Introductory Lecture
Tuesday 22 September 2015: Bute Building, Birt Acres, 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Introduction to the Library
Wednesday 23 September 2015: Bute Building, Birt Acres, 3.00pm

English Language Testing
(All International and EU students whose first language is not English):
Thursday 24 September 2015: Bute Building, Rooms 0.52, 0.31a, 0.05, 10.00 am – 12noon

Student Development, Technology and Skills Overview
Thursday 24 September 2015: Bute Building, Birt Acres, 12noon – 1pm

Programme Specific Welcome Talk
Friday 25 September 2015: Bute Building, Room 1.20, 3.00pm

Postgraduate Welcome Reception
Friday 25 September 2015: Aberdare Hall from 5.00pm

MA International Journalism

**Your attendance at all events in Enrolment week is compulsory**

School Introductory Lecture
Tuesday 22 September 2015: Bute Building, Birt Acres, 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Introduction to the Library
Wednesday 23 September 2015: Bute Building, Room 0.53, 2.00pm – 3.00pm

English Language Testing
(All International and EU students whose first language is not English):
Thursday 24 September 2015: Bute Building, Rooms 0.52, 0.31a, 0.05, 10.00am – 12noon

Student Development, Technology and Skills Overview
Thursday 24 September 2015: Bute Building, 0.53, 12noon – 1.00pm

Programme Specific Welcome Talk
Friday 25 September 2015: Bute Building, Room 0.14, 11.00am – 1.00pm

Postgraduate Welcome Reception
Friday 25 September 2015: Aberdare Hall from 5.00pm

MA International Public Relations and Global Communications Management

**Your attendance at all events in Enrolment week is compulsory**

School Introductory Lecture
Tuesday 22 September 2015: Bute Building, Birt Acres, 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Introduction to the Library
Wednesday 23 September 2015: Bute Building, Room 0.53, 3.00pm – 4.00pm

English Language Testing
(All International and EU students whose first language is not English): 
Thursday 24 September 2015: Bute Building, Rooms 0.52, 0.05, 0.31a , 10.00am – 12noon

Student Development, Technology and Skills Overview
Thursday 24 September 2015: Bute Building, Room 0.53, 12noon – 1pm

Programme Specific Welcome Talk
Friday 25 September 2014: Bute Building, Room 0.53, 12noon

Postgraduate Welcome Reception
Friday 25 September 2014: Aberdare Hall from 5.00pm

MA Journalism, Media and Communications

**Your attendance at all events in Enrolment week is compulsory**

School Introductory Lecture
Tuesday 22 September 2015: Bute Building, Birt Acres, 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Introduction to the Library
Wednesday 23 September 2015: Bute Building, Birt Acres, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

English Language Testing
(All International and EU students whose first language is not English): 
Thursday 24 September 2015: Bute Building, Rooms 0.52, 0.31a and 0.05 , 10.00am – 12noon

Student Development, Technology and Skills Overview
Thursday 24 September 2015: Bute Building, Room 0.53, 12noon – 1pm

Programme Specific Welcome Talk
Friday 25 September 2015: Bute Building, Room 1.20, 2.00pm

Postgraduate Welcome Reception
Friday 25 September 2015: Aberdare Hall from 5.00pm

MA Political Communication

**Your attendance at all events in Enrolment week is compulsory**

School Introductory Lecture
Tuesday 22 September 2015: Bute Building, Birt Acres, 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Introduction to the Library
Wednesday 23 September 2015: Bute Building, Birt Acres, 3.00pm – 4.00pm

English Language Testing
(All International and EU students whose first language is not English) 
Thursday 24 September 2015: Bute Building, Rooms 0.52, 0.31a and 0.05 , 10.00am – 12noon

Student Development, Technology and Skills Overview
Thursday 24 September 2015: Bute Building, Room 0.53, 12noon – 1pm

Programme Specific Welcome Talk
Friday 25 September 2015: Bute Building, Room 1.20, 1.00pm

Postgraduate Welcome Reception
Friday 25 September 2015: Aberdare Hall from 5.00pm

Enrolment queries

For Diploma and MA enrolment queries or questions please contact Mr Huw Rhys Thomas
email: ThomasH6@cardiff.ac.uk or telephone +44(0)29 208 74786.