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Last updated: 18/10/2023 15:29

Enrolment and induction information for the Welsh School of Architecture.

You will need to complete online enrolment before you arrive in Cardiff.

Induction week involves a number of activities that aim to help you to:

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Welsh School of Architecture. Please find important induction information below:

Undergraduate students

The school induction programme begins on Monday 25 September 2023. It is important that you attend all listed sessions.

Any additional information will be sent to you via email, so please ensure you check your personal and Cardiff University email addresses regularly during September.

Monday, September 25 2023

Time

Session

Venue

Notes

10:00–12:00

Health & Safety Induction (Online)

Familiarisation of Intranet, Learning Central, CU Email Account, SIMS and online platforms

Collect Student ID Cards

N/A

This time is set aside for you to complete or review:

Health and Safety Induction (HSE General Induction 23-24 and Making in Studio 23-24) Welsh School of Architecture Health and Safety Induction

Review Intranet https://intranet.cardiff.ac.uk/

Student ID Cards – collect or arrange collection of student ID.

13.45– 14.00

Registration

LAW/2.27

 

14:00– 14:20

School Welcome Talk

LAW/2.27

Meet your Head of School, Professor Juliet Davis and Director of Undergraduate Teaching, Steve Coombs

14:20– 14:40

School Operations

LAW/2.27

Meet your School Operation Team and find out what support they can provide during your studies.

14:40– 15:00

Academic English Skills for International Students (AESIS)

LAW/2.27

Meet your Academic English Skills for International Students (AESIS) Team and find out what support they can provide during your studies.

15:00– 15:20

Introduction to Library

LAW/2.27

Meet the Architecture Librarian and find out what support they can provide during your studies.

15:20– 15:40

Students Union

LAW/2.27

Meet the Student’s Union Representative  and learn more about what they offer.

15:40– 16:00

Students Association Welsh School of Architecture (SAWSA)

LAW/2.27

Meet the SAWSA team and learn more about what they offer.

16:00– 16:15Student Mentoring SchemeLAW/2.27Find out more about the University Student Mentoring Scheme.

Tuesday September 26 2023

Time

Session

Venue

Notes

10:00– 15:00

Issue of Equipment and Student ID Activation

Bute/0.66

You will be allocated a 15minute slot to collect your studio equipment and have your student ID updated for Bute Rooms.

Please look out for more information via email.

Thursday September 28 2023

Time

Session

Venue

Notes

12:00-14:00

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Module with Introduction by Professor Mhairi McVicar

LAW/0.22

This is a mandatory session for all Year 1 students.

Friday September 29 2023

Time

Session

Venue

Notes

10:00–11:15

Introduction to BSc Year 1 and Architectural Design

LAW/2.27

Meet your degree scheme coordinator and learn more about your degree scheme.

11:30–13:00

14:00–17:00

Introduction to Sustainable Development Goals

LAW/2.27

Bute Building/

Cardiff University Campus/Cardiff (various locations)

Explore the SDGs through a range of practical, hands-on activities that will develop your understanding of sustainability and get to know Cardiff and each other.

The school induction programme begins on Wednesday, 27 September 2023. It is important that you attend all listed sessions.

Any additional information will be sent to you via email, so please ensure you check your personal and Cardiff University email addresses regularly during September.

Wednesday 27 September 2023

Time

Session

Venue

Notes

10:00– 12:00

Year Briefing

LAW/2.27

Meet your Year Chair and learn more about studio this year.

12:00– 12:20

School Operations

LAW/2.27

Meet your School Operation Team and find out what support they can provide during your studies.

12:20– 12:40

Library Introduction and Refresher

LAW/2.27

Meet the Architecture Librarian and find out what support they can provide during your studies.

12:40– 13:00

Students Union

LAW/2.27

Find out more about the Students Union  and what they offer.

The school induction programme begins on Tuesday, 26 September 2023. It is important that you attend all listed sessions.

Any additional information will be sent to you via email, so please ensure you check your personal and Cardiff University email addresses regularly during September.

Tuesday 26 September 2023

Time

Session

Venue

Notes

09:30– 10:00

Year Briefing

LAW/0.22

Meet your Year Chair and learn more about studio this year.

10:00– 13:00

Design Unit Presentations

LAW/0.22

Meet the Unit Leads and learn more about the Unit topics.

13:45– 14:30

Unit Q&A Clinics

Bute/2.20 (Hybrid)

This is your chance to put questions to Unit leads before you make your decision on chosen Design Unit options.

15:00– 15:20

School Operations

LAW/2.27

Meet your School Operation Team and find out what support they can provide during your studies.

15:20– 15:40

Library Introduction and Refresher

LAW/2.27

Meet the Architecture Librarian and find out what support they can provide during your studies.

15:40– 16:00

Students Union

LAW/2.27

Find out more about the Students Union  and what they offer.

Friday 29 September 2023

Time

Session

Venue

Notes

09:00–11:00

Introduction to Issues in Contemporary Architecture

Main/-1.64

Meet your Module Leader and learn more about the module.

he programme will commence online on 25 September 2023 and you will be required to begin engaging with course materials online in your own time from this date.

There will be an online welcome and important briefing session on Wednesday, 27 September 2023 at 1300 BST (link to be emailed to students directly).  During this week you will be allocated to a team of students with whom you will carry out a series of short introductory activities as part of the MArch1 induction and in preparation for the upcoming Short Course.

Short Courses

Short Courses are a compulsory component of the course, and you will be required to take leave from your placement and attend in person the whole week in Cardiff.

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Student Route Visa applicants

The following information is only for students who require a student route visa to remain in the UK this year.  The latest start date noted in your CAS is the 02 October 2023. If you have a Student Route Visa, this is the date you will need to enter the UK by.

The school induction programme begins on Monday 25 September 2023. It is important that you attend all listed sessions.

Any additional information will be sent to you via email, so please ensure you check your personal and Cardiff University email addresses regularly during September.

Monday 25 September 2023

SessionTimeVenueNotes

School Welcome

10:00–10:15

Bute/0.15

Meet your Head of School, Professor
Juliet Davis, Director of Undergraduate Teaching, Steve Coombs and Year Chair, Yasser Megahed

Design Thesis Introduction

10:15– 11.15

Bute/0.15

Meet your Year Chair and learn more about design this year.

Dissertation Introduction

11.30– 12.00

Bute/0.15

Meet your Module Leader and learn more about Dissertation module.

Practice Management and Ethics Introduction

12.00– 12.30

Bute/0.15

Meet your Module Leader and learn more about the Practice Management and Ethics module.

Unit Presentations

14:00– 15.30

Bute/0.15

Meet the Unit Leads and learn more about the Unit topics.

Unit Q&A Clinics

16:00– 17:00

Bute/0.15

This is your chance to put questions to Unit leads before you make your decision on chosen Design Unit options.

Unit Voting Opens

17:00

 

Online link released on Monday 25 September. Voting is NOT on a first come first served basis and we recommend waiting until after Personal Tutoring interviews to vote.

Tuesday 26 September 2023

SessionTimeVenueNotes

Personal Tutor Meetings

10:00– 12:00

Bute (various locations)

Introduction to Personal Tutoring

School Operations

13:00– 13:25

Bute/0.15

Meet your School Operation Team and find out what support they can provide during your studies.

Library Introduction
and Refresher

13:25– 13:45

Bute/0.15

Meet the Architecture Librarian and find
out what support they can provide during your studies.

Students Union

13:45– 14:00

Bute/0.15

Find out more about the Students Union and what they offer.

Wednesday 27 September 2023

SessionTimeVenueNotes

Personal Tutor Meetings

10:00– 12:00

Bute Building (Various locations)

Introduction to Personal Tutoring

Thursday 28 September 2023

SessionTimeVenueNotes

AR5001 Design Thesis Unit Voting Closes

15:00

Online

 

Friday 29 September 2023

You should also use this week to complete:

Postgraduate students

Welcome to the Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) Architectural Science Masters (ASM) Programmes, covering both MSc Sustainable Mega Buildings (SMB) and MSc Environment Design of Buildings. During the first two weeks after enrolment there is an induction programme for our postgraduate taught (PGT) students.

The School Induction Programme begins on Monday 25 September 2023. It is important that you attend all listed sessions. Please note for Distance Learners (DL) you are not expected to attend in person.  All sessions will be recorded and uploaded to Learning Central for you to view.

Any additional information will be sent to you via email, so please ensure you check your personal and Cardiff University email addresses regularly during September.

Please note that there are some activities that take place face to face with an instructor and some that you are expected to undertake on your own or in groups with your classmates.

The activities are broken down into two basic categories:

  • Synchronous, with indicated room and instructor: This activity is happening face-to-face  at the time indicated in the programme. If a Zoom link is provided, distance students (DL) can connect to the live session. All timings are in local UK time. Please note that this is British Summer Time (BST).
  • Asynchronous: This means that the activity is online, and an instructor will not be present  (links to pre-recorded / online material is provided). These activities should be completed in the day/ time indicated in the programme.

All referenced material will be available in Learning Central. Please follow the indicated route for each item.

Monday 25 September 2023

Session

Time

Venue

Notes

Registration

10.15– 11.00

BUTE/Foyer

 

School Welcome Talk

11:00– 11:15

BUTE/0.54

Meet your Head of School, Professor Juliet Davis

Introduction to Postgraduate Study

11:15– 11:45

BUTE/0.54

Meet your Director of Postgraduate Teaching, Dr Eleni Ampatzi

Architectural Science Masters Welcome

12:00– 12:30

BUTE/0.62

Meet your Programme Lead

Bute Building Tour

12:30– 13:00

Bute

A tour of Bute Building

BREAK

Academic English Skills for International Students (AESIS)

14:00– 14:20

BUTE/0.54

Meet your Academic English Skills for International Students (AESIS)  Team and find out what support they can provide during your studies.

Introduction to Library

14:20– 14:40

BUTE/0.54

Meet the Architecture Librarian and find out what support they can provide during your studies.

Students Union

14:40– 15:00

BUTE/0.54

Meet the Student’s Union Representative and learn more about what they offer.

Introduction to Academic Integrity

15:00– 15:15

BUTE/0.54

Meet the Academic Misconduct Lead

Introduction to School Operations

15:15– 15:45

BUTE/0.54

Meet the Schools Operations Teams

Thursday September 28 2023

Session

Time

Venue

Notes

ASM Programme Team Introduction

14:00– 16:00

BUTE/0.54

Meet the Architectural Science Programme Team

Introduction to Group working

Asynchronous. In Learning Central> Organisations> ARCHI ASM Central> Learning Materials> Induction2022/23> Study Skills – Working in groups

Friday September 29 2023

Session

Time

Notes

Ecological Footprint – Stage 1. Part 1: Questionnaire; and Part 2: Individual footprint

09:00– 11:00

Asynchronous. Read and follow instructions in the brief in: Learning Central> Organisations> ARCHI ASM Central> Learning Materials> Induction 2022-23> Ecological footprint> Ecological footprint exercise brief

By 12 noon

Ecological Footprint - Stage 1. Submissions of part 1 and 2.

Please note the two links for submissions of Stage 1: Part 1 and 2 in:

Learning Central> Organisations> ARCHI ASM Central> Learning Materials> Induction2022/23> Ecological footprint> Ecofootprint - Stage 1 Part 1 and Ecofootprint - Stage 1 Part 2

Maths

12:00– 13:00

Asynchronous. Go through the online self-assessment available in Learning Central: Organisations> ARCHI ASM Central> Learning Materials> Maths

Monday 2 October 2023

Session

Time

Venue

Notes

Environmental Design of Buildings

09:00–10:00

Bute/0.52

Meet your Programme Lead.

Learning Central Essentials

10:00– 10:45

Bute/0.52

Find out more about Learning Central.

Introduction to Ecological Footprint Exercise

11:00– 12:30

Bute/0.52

 

Students work in groups on the Ecological Footprint Exercise

13:30– 17:00

Bute/0.60

Students work in groups on the Ecological Footprint Exercise (Asynchronous)

Tuesday 3 October 2023

Session

Time

Venue

Notes

Climate Comfort and Energy (CCE)

09:00– 13:00

Bute/0.52

First teaching session for the module.

Earth & Society (E&S)

14:00– 17:30

Bute/0.52

First teaching session for the module.

Introduction to Ecological Footprint (EDB DL students)

In your own time

Watch recording session in: Learning Central> Organisations> ARCHI ASM Central> Learning Materials> Induction2023/24> Ecological footprint> Ecofootprint – Session on 4/10 recording.

Wednesday 4 October 2023

Session

Time

Venue

Notes

Ecological Footprint Exercise

10:00–19:00

Bute/0.60

Students work in groups to complete Ecological Footprint Exercise

By 22:00

Submission of Ecological Footprint Exercise

 

Online in Learning Central > Organisations> ARCHI ASM Central >Learning Materials>Induction 2023-24> Ecological footprint> Ecofootprint - Stage 2. Group submission

Thursday 5 October 2023

Session

Time

Venue

Notes

Context Module

09:00– 13:00

Bute/2.04

First teaching session for the module.

MEGA Formation Meeting

11:30– 12:30

Bute/0.55

MEGA Students meet your Programme Lead.

Ecological Footprint Group Presentations

14:00– 17:00

Bute/0.52

Students present their group work. Zoom link for distance students to follow.

     

Friday 6 October 2023 – Field Trip to St Fagans Museum

9:15

Board bus outside Bute building

Departure at 9:30 am sharp

ASM lecturers

10:00

Arrival at St Fagans Museum and introduction to the day

Please review in advance and print brief for the day on: Learning Centra l> Organisations > ARCHI ASM Central > Induction 2022-23 > St Fagans fieldtrip. Activity brief

10:30 – 12:45

Historic Building Observation

See brief for details

13:00

Board bus to return to Cardiff city centre

13:30 – 14:15

Lunch break

14:15 – 17:00

Reflection on the day, group presentations and plenary discussion

Room 0.15 in Bute

The school induction programme begins on Monday, 25 September 2023. It is important that you attend all listed sessions.

Any additional information will be sent to you via email, so please ensure you check your personal and Cardiff University email addresses regularly during September.

Monday 25 September 2023

Session

Time

Venue

Notes

Registration

10.15– 11.00

BUTE/Foyer

 

School Welcome Talk

11:00– 11:15

BUTE/0.54

Meet your Head of School, Professor Juliet Davis

Introduction to Postgraduate Study

11:15– 11:45

BUTE/0.54

Meet your Director of Postgraduate Teaching, Dr Eleni Ampatzi

Computational Methods in Architecture (CMA) Welcome

12:00– 12:30

BUTE/0.52

Meet your Programme Lead.

Bute Building Tour

12:30– 13:00

Bute

A tour of Bute Building

BREAK

Academic English Skills for International Students (AESIS)

14:00– 14:20

BUTE/0.54

Meet your Academic English Skills for International Students (AESIS)

Team and find out what support they can provide during your studies.

Introduction to Library

14:20– 14:40

BUTE/0.54

Meet the Architecture Librarian and find out what support they can provide during your studies.

Students Union

14:40– 15:00

BUTE/0.54

Meet the Student’s Union Representative  and learn more about what they offer.

Introduction to Academic Integrity

15:00– 15:15

Bute/0.54

Meet the Academic Misconduct Lead

Introduction to School Operations

15:15– 15:45

Bute/0.54

Meet the Schools Operations Teams

You should also use this week to complete:

  • A mandatory College of Physical Sciences Equality Diversity and Inclusion Module (more information will follow)
  • WSA workshop and Digital lab training modules at Learning Central / Organisations / ARCHI-ORG-SCHOOL / Modelmaking Facilities, to enable you to access the modelmaking facilities

The school induction programme begins on Monday, 25 September 2023. It is important that full-time students attend all listed sessions. Part-time students are welcome to join all sessions, however only Friday 29th September is compulsory.

Any additional information will be sent to you via email, so please ensure you check your personal and Cardiff University email addresses regularly during September.

Monday 25 September 2023

Session

Time

Venue

Notes

Registration

10.15– 11.00

BUTE/Foyer

 

School Welcome Talk

11:00– 11:15

BUTE/0.54

Meet your Head of School, Professor Juliet Davis

Introduction to Postgraduate Study

11:15– 11:45

BUTE/0.54

Meet your Director of Postgraduate Teaching, Dr Eleni Ampatzi

Sustainable Building Conservation Welcome

12:00– 12:30

BUTE/0.55

Meet your Programme Lead

Bute Building Tour

12:30– 13:00

BUTE/Foyer

A tour of Bute Building

BREAK

Academic English Skills for International Students (AESIS)

14:00– 14:20

BUTE/0.54

Meet your Academic English Skills for International Students (AESIS)

Team and find out what support they can provide during your studies.

Introduction to Library

14:20– 14:40

BUTE/0.54

Meet the Architecture Librarian and find out what support they can provide during your studies.

Students Union

14:40– 15:00

BUTE/0.54

Meet the Student’s Union Representative and learn more about what they offer.

Introduction to Academic Integrity

15:00– 15:15

BUTE/0.54

Meet the Academic Misconduct Lead

Introduction to School Operations

15:15– 15:45

BUTE/0.54

Meet the Schools Operations Teams

Thursday 28 September 2023

Session

Time

Venue

Notes

MSc Sustainable Building Conservation 10th anniversary celebrations.

16:30–18:00

Bute Building Entrance Hall

Join us and alumni to celebrate 10 years of the course.

Friday 29 September 2023

Session

Time

Venue

Notes

Programme Induction

10:00-11:30

Bute/0.55

Meet your Programme Team, find out more about the programme and introduction to the first module.

Course Specific Library Induction

11:30-13:00

Bute Library

Find out about the library resources specific to the course and academic referencing methods.

Site Visit

14:00-16:30

Meet outside Bute Building

We will begin to discuss the key themes of the course during a visit to a local heritage site.

All Students will be expected to complete the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Module during Induction Week. More information will follow.

The school induction programme begins on Monday, 25 September 2023. It is important that you attend all listed sessions.

Any additional information will be sent to you via email, so please ensure you check your personal and Cardiff University email addresses regularly during September.

Monday September 25 2023

Session

Time

Venue

Notes

Registration

10.15– 11.00

BUTE/Foyer

 

School Welcome Talk

11:00– 11:15

BUTE/0.54

Meet your Head of School, Professor Juliet Davis

Introduction to Postgraduate Study

11:15– 11:45

BUTE/0.54

Meet your Director of Postgraduate Teaching, Dr Eleni Ampatzi

MA Architectural Design Welcome

12:00– 12:30

BUTE/0.54

Meet your Programme Lead

Bute Building Tour

12:30– 13:00

Bute

A tour of Bute Building

BREAK

Academic English Skills for International Students (AESIS)

14:00– 14:20

BUTE/0.54

Meet your Academic English Skills for International Students (AESIS)

Team and find out what support they can provide during your studies.

Introduction to Library

14:20– 14:40

BUTE/0.54

Meet the Architecture Librarian and find out what support they can provide during your studies.

Students Union

14:40– 15:00

BUTE/0.54

Meet the Student’s Union Representative  and learn more about what they offer.

Introduction to Academic Integrity

15:00– 15:15

Bute/0.54

Meet the Academic Misconduct Lead

Introduction to School Operations

15:15– 15:45

Bute/0.54

Meet the Schools Operations Teams

Tuesday 26 September 2023

Session

Time

Venue

Notes

MA Architectural Design Optional Module Presentations

10:00–13:00

Bute/0.52

Meet the Module Leaders and find out more about the different modules on offer.

MA Architectural Design Students to opt for preferred Optional Modules

14:00– 15:00

Online

Students to complete online form – deadline 3pm.

Wednesday 27 September 2023

Session

Time

Venue

Notes

Introduction to Design Research

10:00–11:00

Bute/0.52

Meet your Module Lead and find out more about this module.

Introduction to Analysis of Precedents

11:00– 11:30

Bute/0.52

Meet your Module Lead and find out more about this module.

You should also use this week to complete:

  • A mandatory College of Physical Sciences Equality Diversity and Inclusion Module (more information will follow)
  • WSA workshop and Digital lab training modules at Learning Central / Organisations / ARCHI-ORG-SCHOOL / Modelmaking Facilities, to enable you to access the modelmaking facilities