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Induction information for the Welsh School of Architecture.

Before you arrive

Before coming to Cardiff in September, all students must complete online enrolment.

Online enrolment

Sign in using the Cardiff University username and password you have been provided and follow the instructions to complete your enrolment and confirm your programme of study. Once you have confirmed your programme of study you will be able to access Learning Central for your online induction (see below). Please complete enrolment by 17:00 on Sunday 23 September.

Online induction

Your online induction will introduce you to our virtual learning environment (Learning Central), as well as other systems and services you will use during your time with us. Sign in using the Cardiff University username and password you have been provided and select the module “ARCHI – Welsh School of Architecture”, under the “modules” tab at the top. Please complete your online induction by 17:00 on Sunday 23 September.

Monday 24 September 2018

TimeActivity
13:30-14:00Registration
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building
Register and collect your welcome pack
14:00-14:45Welcome to the Welsh School of Architectre (WSA)
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building
School welcome from Head of School, Chris Tweed, Year Chair, Dr Shibu Raman and Deputy Year Chair, Dr Sam Clark
14:45-15:30Introduction to School Services and Support
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building
An introduction to WSA operations, the Student Association at the Welsh School of Architecture (SAWSA) and additional school support such as library services and English Language support
15:30-16:30Meet your Mentor
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building 

Wednesday 26 September 2018

TimeActivity
10:00-11:30University Services induction
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building
Inductions to the Students' Union and the Student Voice; study exchange opportunities and language options; and the Architecture Library
11:30-12:30English Language Support Test (international students only)
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building
If your first language is not English, please attend this short session to check your eligibility for free additional support

Friday 28 September 2018

TimeActivity
10:30-12:00Design Studio induction
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building 
12:00-13:30Lunch
Free time
13:30-15:00Activity in First Year Studio
Room 2.10, Bute Building
16:00SAWSA BBQ
Meet outside the Bute Building at 16:00 

Monday 1 October 2018

TimeActivity
10:00Classes begin
Please see 'MyTimetable' on the student intranet 
12:00-15:00Issue of equipment packs
Room 2.03, Bute Building

Registration

Sign in to SIMS online using the Cardiff University username and password you have been provided and follow the instructions to confirm your programme of study. Once you have confirmed your programme of study you will be able to access Learning Central for your online induction. Please complete registration by 17:00 on Sunday 23 September.

Online induction

Your online induction will introduce you to our virtual learning environment (Learning Central), as well as other systems and services you will use during your time with us. Sign in using the Cardiff University username and password you have been provided and select the module “ARCHI – Welsh School of Architecture”, under the “modules” tab at the top. Then select “induction” from the menu on the left. Please complete induction by 17:00 on Sunday 23 September.

Monday 24 September 2018

TimeActivityTeam
10:30-11:15Registration
Crit Room, 2nd Floor, Bute Building
Architecture staff
11:15-11:35Welcome to the Welsh School of Architecture
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building 
Professor Chris Tweed - Head of School
11:35-12:00An introduction to postgraduate study and research
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building 
Dr Juliet Davis - Postgraduate Taught (PGT) Director
12:00-13:00Lunch break 
13:00-13:30IT induction
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building
Nick Russell
13:30-13:45SAWSA (Student Association at the Welsh School of Architecture) welcome to new students
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building
Phoebe Harris
13:45-15:45Programme team introduction and School tour
Bute Building, North Road and Friary House
Programme teams

Wednesday 25 September 2018

TimeActivityTeam
10:00-10:30Student voice
Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Room 1.123, Main Building
Jake Smith
10:30-11:00Health, safety and environment
Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Room 1.123, Main Building 
Kathryn Franklin
11:00-11:30Library induction
Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Room 1.123, Main Building
Sarah Nicholas
11:30-12:00English language support (International)
Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Room 1.123, Main Building
Stephen Bush

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Please use this day to deal with personal administration – register with a GP, organise a bank account, get to know the city and your peers.

Thursday 27 September 2018

TimeActivityTeam
10:00-10:30Academic integrity
4th floor, Friary House, Greyfriars Road
Dr Oriel Prizeman
10:30-16:00Dissertation writing workshop
4th floor, Friary House, Greyfriars Road
Dr Clarice Bleil de Souza

Friday 28 September 2018

TimeActivityTeam
09:30-17:30St Fagan's field trip
4th floor, Friary House, Greyfriars Road
ASM students

Monday 24 September 2018

TimeActivityTeam
10:30-11:15Registration and collection of handbook
Crit Room, 2nd Floor, Bute Building
Katrina Lewis - Research Manager
Helen Jones - Research Officer
11:15-11:35Welcome to the Welsh School of Architecture
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building
Professor Chris Tweed - Head of School
11:35-12:00An introduction to Postgraduate Study and Research
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building 
Dr Juliet Davis - PGT Director
Dr Oriel Prizeman - PGR Director
12:00-13:00Lunch break 
13:00-13:30IT induction
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building
Nick Russell - University IT department
13:30-13:45SAWSA welcomes new students
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building 
SAWSA (Student Association at the Welsh School of Architecture)

Tuesday 25 September 2018

TimeActivityTeam
10:00-10:30Student Voice
Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Room 1.123, Main Building
Jake Smith - Students' Union
10:30-11:00Health, Safety and Environment
Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Room 1.123, Main Building
Kathryn Franklin - WSA Health and Safety Officer
11:00-11:30Library induction
Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Room 1.123, Main Building
Sarah Nicholas - Bute Library
11:30-12:00English Language Support (for international students)
Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Room 1.123, Main Building 
Stephen Bush - University English Language Programmes

Thursday 27 September 2018

TimeActivityTeam
10:00-10:30Academic integrity
Fourth Floor, Friary House, Greyfriars Road 
Dr Oriel Prizeman - PGR Director
10:30-16:00Thesis writing workshop
Fourth Floor, Friary House, Greyfriars Road
Dr Clarice Bleil de Souza - WSA Senior Lecturer

Starting Out: Induction event for new researchers

All students should attend this enjoyable opportunity to meet other doctoral students and begin to develop those important personal and professional networks. It provides an introduction to research at Cardiff University including rights, responsibilities and research integrity, the facilities and services offered by the University, the Doctoral Academy and presentations by existing students on starting and enjoying your research programme.

Importantly, the event will introduce the wider training and learning opportunities at Cardiff University and enable you to begin planning your skills and personal development. Starting Out is designed to complement, not duplicate, your School induction. The mid-year sessions include additional topics, as most Schools do not have in-house, mid-year inductions.

By the end of this event you will have:

  • met many other new research students
  • gained a better understanding of the nature of the research degree
  • become familiar with relevant University regulations and systems
  • received information to help you make the most of learning opportunities at The Doctoral Academy
  • developed awareness of many sources of help and support for your student experience
  • understood the importance of managing your personal and professional development.

Schedule

DateTime
Tuesday 2 October 201810:00-15:45
Thursday 4 October 201810:00-15:45
Tuesday 9 October 201810:00-15:45
Tuesday 6 November 201809:45-16:15
Thursday 17 January 201909:45-16:15
Tuesday 9 April 201909:45-16:15
Tuesday 10 July 201909:45-16:15

How to book

All students should attend Doctoral Academy’s ‘Starting Out: Induction event for new researchers’. Once enrolled you will have access to book your place. Simply log-on and search for ‘Starting Out’, if you have any difficulties contact the team at doctoral-academy@cardiff.ac.uk.